Sunday, June 23

Decorating With Shipping Pallets

Turning a basic wood pallet into a dreamy, colorful piece of furniture may not be as hard as you might believe. You need to think outside the box and don’t look at it only as firewood, because pallet furniture IS cool. More and more people buy it or construct it themselves because of the design statement it makes. It’s become quite THE trend.
There are plenty of ways you can use shipping pallets. From coffee tables, to stunning kitchen islands, as sofas, desks or shelves. Below are a few of my favorite examples of pallets turned into inspired home furnishings. ENJOY!

Pallet Coffee Tables

White Pallet Table
Have some white paint in your garage or basement and a couple of pallets down the street? You could turn that into a stylish piece of furniture either for the indoors or outdoors. It can turn out to look something like this. Nice.

Glass Pallet Coffee Table
For some of us, decorating is all about putting pieces together to create something you can’t find anywhere else. And this pallet coffee table with glass on top is just that. Looks ugly at first but if you look at the wood closer, then you can see it's true style. Love it!

Green Coffee Table
While it looks too good to be true, I assure you this table is made from reclaimed shipping pallets. It’s just that it’s extremely well sanded. And those nails are well hidden with putty and paint. Looks nothing short of cool, I must say.

Rustic Inspired
Not too modern, not too stylish. If that’s what you’re looking for, how about some rustic feel for an outdoor pallet table? Perfect to sit in your backyard.

Pallet Beds 

Jackson Headboard
Isn't this stinking cute? I think so and it is a great way of using old pallets for furniture. EXTREMELY easy to accomplish, transfer any design that strikes your fancy and attach it to the wall!

Pallet Bed Frame
So it looks like it’s not only bed platforms that you can use a pallet for. With a bit of creativity you can throw it on the wall as a headboard. Use a bit of paint and you've got yourself a conversation piece. I really love this.

Country Romantic
Stack'em 2 high and deep, add a mattress and you've created a very humble country look. Simplicity at it's best.

Padded Headboard
Quick and easy does it with this inexpensive padded headboard. What a great headboard for a dorm room. So easy to put together, you can afford the time and money for a new look every semester. 

Pallet Sofas

Cozy Pallet Sofa
Some DIY projects require special materials. Like this cozy sofa made from a pallet. It’s a plastic pallet cut in half, with stainless steel plates and legs added for stability. The cushion is amazing, and the powerful blue is exactly what it needs to stand out. 

Outdoor Pallet Couch
Although I think it was designed for outdoors, this couch has what it takes to make it into any interior. I totally adore the pipes on the sides and caster wheels underneath. Certainly adds to its uniqueness and mobility.

Outdoor Stylish Little Sofa
Looks comfortable and probably feels comfortable as well, but the most interesting thing about this little outdoor couch is the modern aspect. It shouldn’t be too expensive to build, but keep in mind it needs to be sanded very well so that you don’t have any problems with it.

Sofa with Matching Coffee Table
If you’re not sure how to decorate your living room or your patio, here’s some inspiration.  The pallet base is similar with the other ideas shown here so make it all about the cushions.  A variety of heights could be very interesting. The addition of wheels on the coffee table allows you to move it to different locations as needed. I love this cute idea for a young couple or singles starting out.

Pallet Shelving & Storage

There’s no such thing as having too many books. Except if you have no space to store them all. So how about a bookshelf that is made from wooden pallets? They look sleek and a bit doctor office-ish, right?

Storage Carts
Vegetable bins look to be the inspiration for these inventive storage carts. Too many toys cluttering your home? Add caster wheels to a simple DIY storage box and the kids can go room by room collecting their toys.

Bike Rack
Because of their structure, pallets can be easily used to create shelves and racks. You don’t even have to make a lot of modifications. Just place the pallet along the wall, secure it and maybe add some shelves here and there and you’re done. Paint it in a vibrant color if you want and you’re ready to add your books or bikes.

Pallet Outdoor Furniture

Pallet Hanging Bed
Shipping pallets are right at home in the great outdoors. Make a simple hanging bed using pallets and a twin or full-sized mattress. Hang them from a large sturdy tree or on an old fashioned sleeping porch. I want one!

Pallet Outdoor Swing
Nothing says relaxation like an outdoor swing. Simply attach two pallets together with hinges and 2X4's, add cushions and heavy chains and you have an inexpensive porch swing.

Patio Potting Bench
If you like flowers, here’s an original idea for a new garden accessory. This cute bench was made of two pallets. It’s only an example of how it could look. Of course, you can come up with your own design, maybe a bit more elaborate or one that would accommodate even more plants. You can also paint it or leave it as is.

Pallets That Make A Statement

Pallet Sign Art
Dry brush a bit of color to your pallet and paint out a favorite quote or message. An inexpensive way to make a simple statement in a very impressive way!

There are some amazing decor ideas floating around out there on the Internet made with these few humble items.  From shelves to beds to patio furniture, the possibilities are endless AND inexpensive. If you want a nice weekend project look no further than They have many ideas, pictures and instructions on how to construct just what you have in mind. 



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