This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” You can read through all the posts in this series here.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that I discovered the possibilities of pallets.
Yes, I am talking about wood shipping pallets you see stacked up behind Home Depot and department stores and in the trash heap on the side of the road. After reading this post, you won’t look at them the same way again!
When I started browsing home décor blogs and pinning projects on Pinterest (post coming soon all about the wonderful world of Pinterest!), I started seeing these amazing projects made of …
you guessed it…
FREE pallets or pallet wood!
So now my turn to inspire you – here are some amazing projects made from used pallets:
I LOVE this pallet swing! If I had the porch for it, I would be firing up the saw this weekend.
See I told you, you wouldn’t think of pallets the same way again!
For more inspiration check out this board on Pinterest.
I drove past this HUGE pile of pallet and pallet wood the other day at a recycling center and had to stop and drool a little over the endless possibilities!
But don’t worry, we had wood for our deck delivered this past summer and guess what it came on?? A pallet! So I have one that is getting all “weathered” and ready for me to use. Now the hard decision, what should I make?
So the next time, you see a pile of trash pallets on the side of the road, stop and ask if you can haul it off for them and take it home and create something amazing!
(By the way, you might want to ask at Wal-mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s – I have heard that they sometimes give pallets away for free! )
Have you ever created anything with a pallet or pallet wood?
What project is your favorite?