From Off the Bed Onto the Walls

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When Manda and her Mom refinished this gorgeous old bed frame, they ran into a little glitch: modern day mattresses are a little bigger than the ones this bed was made for. To solve that dilemma, they pulled out the old frame and slats and attached the headboard and footboard to a modern, metal frame. Manda was left with some aged wood and shared the way she repurposed some of it at Lost in the Found.

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Making Seashells Into Art

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If you’ve ever come home from the beach with buckets full of seashells, then you can understand the dilemma of the beach comber: you don’t want to throw away the shells you were so delighted to find, but what on earth can you do with all of them? Well, lucky for you Kathy of Petticoat Junktion has an idea!

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Finding Love: a Trail Sign

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Amy shared this craft at Stow & Tell U for Valentine’s Day. Her version of this is definitely geared for that holiday, but this is a concept that you could adapt for any holiday or event–it would be super cute at a wedding, actually. Amy crafted her version using scraps of pallet wood.

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Pallet Wood Wall with Floating Shelves

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At Ellery Designs, Michelle was trying to convince her husband that they needed some floating shelves on their dining room wall when he said he thought those shelves would look better against a background of rustic wood. “I have to admit I wasn’t totally sold on the idea,” Michelle admits, “but let him run with it and now I can say I’m totally obsessed!” For this project, her husband used wood pallets that they already had.

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Snowflakes from Pallets

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Here’s a pallet project perfect for your winter decor! Made by DeDe of Designed Decor, she has a bunch of these pallet snowflakes hanging outside her shop, where they are selling like hotcakes!

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Decorative Shutters Made from Pallet Wood

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At Prodigal Pieces, Larissa scored some weather shipping pallets for free, thanks to Craigslist.  She decided to use some of her pallet wood to make some shutters for one of her windows. After dismantling one of the pallets, she cut the boards to the sizes she needed for this project.  Each shutter was make of several {…Read More…}

Beautiful Tray from Reclaimed Wood

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“Early in the summer my mom and I tore down the playhouse my dad had built for me as a child,” says Jamie at Anderson + Grant. “Even though the wood foundation was no longer in a condition to hold up the walls, the wood pickets that boarded the outside were still in great condition. We saved many of the boards to use for various projects.” Here is one of those projects.

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Beachy Pallet Project

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“My sweet and amazing husband surprised me with some pallets out in our garage,” says Courtney fondly at Crafts By Courtney. “Who needs flowers when you get a pile of pallets to craft with!” Who indeed? Courtney’s first project was to add a little bit of the beach to her Florida home.

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