Friend, fellow blogger, and extraordinarily talented upholsterer, Shelly Lear (aka ModHomeEc Teacher) may describe her pallet turned ottoman as 'jaw-dropping' to grab our attention, but the expression is so very apt, I had to use it too. Yes, she used one of the actual pallets on the pile pictured above and turned it into the item below. Most of the materials she used to make it were free (she had the foam on hand), and the fabric was a remnant she spotted at JoAnn's for which she paid $5.99 a yard. She says that even if we'd have to buy everything retail to bust one out, it wouldn't set us back over $100. I spotted the project on Shelly's website, but she has posted the entire 'how-to' at Houzz. Click here to see it.