For the Love of Pallets

I have discovered pallets, and have become a little obsessed! I drive around in search of them, I make my hubs dumpster dive for them, and now I'm officially a hoarder of them.  Not sure exactly what or how I'll ever use them all, but this is what I started with!

My shelves!  I have a wall in the boy's "playroom" that has bothered me since the day we moved in.  Just never looked right.
So this is what the pallet I started with looked like before I transformed it:

And this is what I ended up with after I sawed, hammered, painted, sanded, and glazed

I was able to make 4 shelves out of the pallet.  One problem I ran into was when I went to decorate it, realized that there was no actual "shelf" in which items could be placed on.  My intention for these shelves were to hold pictures, so I used easels to hold them, and it worked perfectly, and looks pretty cute too!

My wall, however, was still missing something!  So I grabbed another pallet and tore this one completely apart for this next project:

 I have seen so many variations of this "house rules" type thing and knew I wanted one for the boys.  So I just took my pallet and sawed pieces of the wood into different lengths, then nailed them all together using the vertical pieces.  Easy Peasy! Then I followed the tutorial that I found here to do the lettering.  I thought this would be the best, cheapest way to do it.  It was harder than it looked.  I barely got a shadow of the ink to transfer, so I had to go back with a sharpie and color in all of it, but it worked.  Plus, once I sanded over the words, it gave it the perfect look I was going for.

So this is the final "Wall" that I can now say no longer bothers me! YAY!

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  1. Very simple and looks very very nice! I love pallet projects! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  2. Love this! Thanks for linking this up at the DIY Sunday SHowcase! You are part of our featured post this morning! Jen @PinkWhen


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