We live next door to a high end furniture store. I always stare longingly at the furniture on my way to the gym, but I know it’s far beyond my budget. Recently, I realized that their dumpster is also right next to my house… and their dumpster is filled daily with pallets. I wish it was filled with slightly scratched upscale furniture, but alas it is not. Back to the pallets. I have never really jumped on the pallet upcycle trend…until I bought a house and had a plethora of free pallets next door.
I didn’t think much of it until I remembered that I had a shortage of furniture on my patio. I have been searching for a bar, vertical planter, and wall art for the patio… and guess what! Pinterest has provided me with all of those things made of PALLETS!
Now, I just have to decide how to use my free pallets. Here are the ideas I’ve found so far.
I’m leaning towards a combination of the vertical planter with the candles, and I’d love to make a series of them like numbers 4 and 5 to hang all along the brick wall of the patio. My husband, however, is favoring a pallet bar to go along the wall, as shown in numbers 1 and 6. On our front patio, we also need a storage solution for firewood. I love the firewood box shown in number 8. I’ve also been considering a sliding barn door (number 3) outside to hide brooms, extra lumber, and tools behind. I was considering building storage along the wooden fence on the patio and a sliding barn door in front of it to hide the ugliness.
Who knows?! Maybe I’ll become a Master Pallet Builder (I’m inventing a certificate for that) and build everything!