Pallets are a home-style trend that just won’t quit. That’s because with a few nails and a little imagination, these blank canvases can be turned into beautiful wall art, bookshelves and even bed frames! The wooden crates (used to support goods while being moved by a forklift) are versatile, cheap and easy to find! To find free pallets, call your local garden supply store or any shop that carries large equipment. Be creative – one user found pallet gold at the Harley Davidson shop!
Photo: Pamela Joyce Designs
But, before you fall in love, be aware that there are some serious health and safety hazards associated with using pallets in the home. Here are a few posts that discuss the dangers and how to mitigate them if you’re determined to make the most of this pallet trend.
Some pretty pallet options:
1. Wall Art. If you can’t find or don’t want to shell out the dough for a large art piece, repurpose an old pallet! You can control your colors, words and patterns.
2. Hanging Garden. If you’re short on space, grow flowers on a repurposed pallet. All you need is an old pallet, screws, clamps and pots. Visit Kelly Moore Bag for a step-by-step. Note: The safest use for pallets is outdoors as a compost bin, a non-food garden or a bike rack.
3. Animal Bed. Instead of your pet snoozing on a large, unsightly pillow streamline their bed into your décor with pallets. Tip: Sand down the sharp edges.
4. Bookshelves. For every pallet you salvage you can make at least two bookshelves! Display photographs, art pieces and book covers. Visit S.A.S. Interiors for a step-by-step.
5. Furniture. From a shabby chic headboard to a modern coffee table, pallets are popping up all over the interior design-o-sphere.
Check out these sites for more pallet projects: