Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started - don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire...
The 'to use or not to use indoors' pallet discussion may continue to rage on, but that doesn't me we're still not keeping our eyes peeled for cool DIY projects using them. In this case, the pallet seen above was sanded and
Okay, here's the deal, a blogger by the name of Nick went on a rant a few months back about why we should absolutely NOT be using rescued pallets in our interiors. His argument is compelling indeed and has made me re-think all those 'pallet projects' I've promoted over the years.
First he points out the history of rescued pallets.
- They are "exposed to water, all manner of vermin and insects" and bird droppings.
Then he brings up E. coli &
A couple of pallets stacked on top of each other, some throws, a bunch of pillows and cushions and Nina had herself a pretty sofa. Perfect for a porch (sleeping or otherwise), or, in Nina's
So clever and yet so simple, this rolling outdoor table was made using 2 - 4' x 4' wood pallets, 1 - 4"x4", 4 caster
Not only do these pallets have a new life, but they ADD life to this living space. The orange 'frame' is a perfect touch too. The installation on the left
Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just
Ashley rescued a couple of forlorn wood pallets and turned them into a very cool daybed. Looks like she connected them together and then added some casters. The perfect touch is the old door headboard.