Nina from Everyday Enchanting had always wanted a rustic painted wood American flag. With Memorial Day so close and a lot of pallet wood lying around, there was no time like the present. Nina gathered her materials from around the house and only had to purchase was a cast-off clearance paint sample for the blue. That brought her project cost to a grand total of $3. She says, “I am so excited to finally have a patriotic accent in my summer decor!
Now that the presents have all been unwrapped are you wondering where you are going to store them all??? Desiree from Camelot Art Creations made this rolling storage bin to corral all the toys that threaten to take over her living area each day. The beauty of this piece is that it allows her children to be accountable for cleaning up themselves since it requires simply throwing the toys into the crate. Desiree built her crate for free using pallet wood, but if building’s not your thing, you could also doctor up an unfinished crate from the craft store.
When Valerie of The Caldwell Project saw a bird coat rack from West Elm that she loved but was terribly expensive and out of stock, her “DIY mentality” came into play. What really appealed to Valerie about the inspiration coat rack was the use of birds in place of ordinary old hooks. She kept a lookout at her favorite secondhand hangouts until she stumbled upon a set of wood monkeys that were perfect. With a fresh coat of paint, Valerie attached the monkeys to a piece of pallet wood to complete her unique new coat rack.
As shared on Infarrantly Creative, I gave my own little nod to Valentine’s Day by creating a piece of wall décor appropriate for the holiday but also versatile enough to claim a permanent home on my wall. I love the combination of the rustic pallet wood look and bright yellow ruffles. It’s completely unexpected and makes me smile every time I see it!
Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After couldn’t have been more elated to receive this amazing factory cart table for her eight year wedding anniversary. Her sweet husband built the entire thing from scratch using reclaimed wood, antique rail cart wheels, and other supplies from the local hardware store. Jennifer says, “I am in LOVE with the way this table turned out and it is the perfect additional to our cottage industrial style family room.”
Less than $20 for a wooden Halloween sign from Pottery Barn Kids may not seem so bad. However, if you consider buying two or three signs to display together, the dollars start adding up. And if you consider that you could make the signs for free like Amie from Pinkapotamus, well, that seems like a no-brainer! All Amie needed was some scrap pallet wood from her stash and paint to deck out her porch with a trio of festive signs.