Simple Restorations of the Home and Heart
So my newest creative interest involves a real ‘trash to treasure’ material: Pallets! These things are SUPER COOL! I’ve been reading and watching youtube videos on how these miscellaneous pieces of wood can be repurposed into fantastic pieces of furniture. So of course I thought, “I can do that!” I always say this…even if I have no clue what I’m doing! LOL! Ask my hubby. Let me tell it, I could build our next dream home out of pallets. 🙂
It doesn’t hurt that I’m an editor at a publishing house where there are hundreds of pallets in the warehouse. Free materials?! Uhh YEAH! Anyhoo…my first project is a small bench for our front porch. While we have a nice size porch and some cool rattan chairs on it, if more than two people want to hang out with us…well, we’d be in trouble. A bench will serve as great secondary seating (or another piece my 20-month old can climb up on to launch herself into the sky-lol).
So here’s the pallet I’m starting with…
I hate to leave you hanging…but that’s all I’ve done so far. LOL! My next step is to attach some legs, sand down the wood, paint or stain–I haven’t decided which yet, and create cushions for the top. Can’t wait to show you the final product!