Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pallet Love

Update: Be sure to check out the finished product here! Finally...

I'm slightly obsessed with pallets.

But what's not to love? They're not only awesome looking, they're free! So when I passed by a dumpster and saw a pallet hanging over the edge, I couldn't help myself. Ignoring the weird stares passers-by were giving me, I managed to get it out and cart it home. I tried climbing up the side of the dumpster to rescue a second pallet, but couldn't reach it. The dumpster's gone now and I'm still a little sad about the pallet left behind.

I've been pinning a few ideas for projects using pallets and am so excited to actually have a pallet to use now!

I'm in love with this hanging shelf, but my pallet is configured differently, so this one's out. For now...

This bookshelf is amazing, but also out. I'm going to need to find bigger pallets and gain the ability to use power tools before I can pull that one off.

And we have a winner.

I've finally decided to turn my pallet into a headboard. My poor bed is currently nothing more than a mattress set on a metal bed frame, so this is the perfect solution. The colors of my room are similar to this picture and I love the natural look of the pallet with them. I'm so excited!

This is definitely a DIY project I can actually accomplish. Now it's simply a matter of waiting for the temperature in the garage to go below 110ยบ so I can start sanding!

Update: Be sure to check out the finished product here!

So keep your eyes on the dumpsters. You never know what inspiration you might find!


  1. I also love pallet projects! Hope it turns out great, be sure to post some pictures when it's finished!!
    Angela@ First COmes Baby...

  2. This is such a cool project! Good luck! Can't wait too see it when it's done!


  3. What a cute headboard! I love that idea!

  4. Hello I am visiting from Not So Moody Monday. I am a new GFC follower. Please visit and follow me back at My 2 Cents

    Thank you. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Hey there! I'm a new follower from Not so Moody Monday blog hop. I'd love it if you'd stop by and follow me back. I've never seen pallets used this way. Very awesome idea!

  6. Love all the great ideas you have here! Have you tried to go to warehouses/grocery stores/big box stores to find out what they do with their old pallets???? Hope you can score some!

    I found you over at Makobi Scribe's Moody Monday and glad I did! Have a great week!

  7. I stopped by from the blog hop and am now a new follower of your blog thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get a chance. Thanks for your help and have a great week!


  8. wow!!! I've never seen this done before!! I'm totally going to show this to my friend! She would be all over it. Love it :)

    Notes She Wrote

  9. I lOVE the headboard, and all the pallet ideas. I made a compost bin with pallets this summer. I reaaaallllyyyy want that bookshelf!

    Found you on pinterest.

  10. Oh, I love this idea! My hubs would never go for it, he believes pallets are only good for firewood *sigh* he's such a BOY! I can't wait to see it done!

  11. please be careful people - these are treated with pesticides, and they are not "free" behind buildings - they are reused.

  12. have fun...I just finished my first pallet project making a window planter box which I filled with imitation plants from IKEA. It looks so good! It was actually quite a challenge taking the pallet apart. I would also recommend you sand it with an orbital sander.
    I need to still post pics on my blog.

    If you're into repurposing, you might like to have a look at a cool repurposed cable reel table that I made.

  13. I've been wanting to do this for a while... getting closer I think. Haha.


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