Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pallet Creations

Nothing, in my book, is better than free.

Recently we purchased some concrete pavers for our back patio area and they were delivered on one of these free beauties......

 (Picture via Florida Pallet LLC)

I have seen some pretty creative projects that have been born from these very rustic, rough beauties.

Here we see a lovely wall created from broken down pallets.

(via Pinterest-original source unknown)

Here is an awesome industrial style coffee table with beautiful rusty old wheels. furniture


Here is a lovely little potting bench . station made from pallet-- I love the idea of using pallets for furniture
(via designsponge)

So now that I have a free pallet I just had to put it to good use.  So one morning after body combat, I came home and started hacking on my little friend.  It was a double workout for sure!

When we moved into our house, 9 years ago, we brought with us an old aquarium stand that belonged to my husband before we started dating.  I was growing weary of looking at this poor little stand and felt like it could use a little love too.

I decided that it would be an excellent table base for our new outdoor console.  I cut all of my pallet pieces to the size that would fit the base.

I then stained each of the boards with a stain that I happened to have on hand. 

Here is what the boards looked like after the staining process. 

 I then chose colors that would coordinate with my patio color pallet and dry brushed a coat of paint on. The dry brushing let some of the dark wood peak through, for a vintage rustic feel.

 I took some power grab and glued them to my stand.

Here is the finished product.  I will note that the power grab did come loose in the hot weather.  I will be drilling holes and screwing these in, but that sounds like a good winter projects.  For now I will just keep on enjoying it.  

So, do you have any pallets hanging around?  

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  1. Love it! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)!

    1. Thanks Becca. I will be sure to stop by to share.

  2. I love it! The colors are great.

    1. Thanks Maureen. I love those fun summer colors too.

  3. Oooo!! this is beautiful, I've been wanting to do some pallet furniture but just haven't got around to it.
    Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks Molly. I highly recommend trying something. You really have nothing to lose!

    2. how GORGEOUS !!!!
      I love working with pallets - ( home depot gives there's away for free - just so you know !!! )
      this turned out incredible - love love love !!!
      I did something similar on a little outdoor table I have - could you ship that down to me - it's such
      a beautiful match and would make a perfect " set " lol

    3. suzan,
      I didn't know that Home Depot gave theirs away, but i will keep that in mind for any future pallet creations! I am not quite ready to part with
      this little guy yet, but will look into shipping when I am:)

  4. I love what you did. I mean I really LOVE what you did! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy Friday. Visit us at
    We can't wait to see you!

  5. Beautiful Job! love everything about this piece!

  6. Love love this pallet shelf! Thanks for sharing it at Tickled Pink Times Two! I am excited to be sharing it on my FB page today as well. I hope you will have a minute to stop by :)
    Make it a PINK day!

    1. Thanks so much, Meegan! I will be sure to stop by and check it out!

  7. Hi Rachel,
    What a gorgeous job you did on this pallet shelf, The colors are stunning! I really love your work! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster award! I would love for you to stop by and accept!

    1. Thanks Brenda, I am honored. I will hop on over and check it out!

  8. So pretty and functional too! Love the color combination!

    1. Thanks Sharon. I love the fun color combo too. Just a little summertime pop!

  9. I love this table! You used a great group of colors on it!

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  11. How cool - and all for free! I love the blue colours.

    We are sharing pallet ideas at Empty Your Archive this week and I would absolutely love for you to link up - Alice @ Mums Make Lists

  12. You did a great job! So glad to find you, I'm your newest follower!

    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for following!

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