The internet has been home to plenty of DIY projects that involve pallets. In fact, we've featured quite a few here on Curbly as well. I don't think I've ever seen one used to create a playhouse for the kiddos though. Until now. Check out this clever way to build a cozy fort-like oasis for kids.
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don’t you think? While Rachel from Smile and Wave used pallets as the support for her vertical garden, you could easily use scrap wood from other sources if you’re concerned about the safety of pallets. One element I really love is the colorful patches of weathered paint throughout! Check out how to build one of these vertical garden walls over on A Beautiful Mess.
Remember my DIY paver stone patio and walkway project from the summer? Well, those paver stones came to us stacked on (what else?) wood shipping pallets … 'lotsodem. For a couple months, those pallets sat out behind our garage while I mulled over what to do with them. Neighborhood bonfire? Wild turkey shelter (yes, we have dozens of wild turkeys around)? Skate ramp (wait, I don't skateboard)?
Instead of the run-of-the-mill baby nurseries that are in every catalog out there, this mom-to-be wanted her little guy's nursery to have something extra that would stand out and grow up with the baby. That called for something a little more masculine than Winnie the Pooh.
Using untreated pallet lumber and a good deal of problem solving, this nursery on the Bower Power Blog has a rustic and awesome accent wall. Because the wood was free and they had a gift card on hand, it was a whopping $15! Continue Reading
Now that you've got your vertical pallet garden up and growing, it's time to sit back and soak in some rays from the comfort of a super cool pallet lounger!
DIY extraordinaire Titti of the blog Shoestring Pavilion created these hip garden loungers from a pile of discarded pallets and 2x4s. Oh, and some bright red paint, of course! If you're looking for a new outdoor project to kick off the summer season, this is it! Continue Reading
My friend Rebecca got handy this weekend, and whipped up an awesome room centerpiece and focal point from an upcycled shipping pallet. Though it’s large, the inclusion of honeycomb mirrors (IKEAhack!) allows the piece to reflect light and color, making the small room seem bigger.
Pretty cool, huh? Also, nice job on the photos, Rebecca. There’s no reflection of you anywhere!
Vertical gardens are all the rage these days, but buying everything you need for a decent looking setup can get quite expensive. Fortunately, where there's a will there's a way (and a cost-effective DIY version): a space-saving vertical garden is as easy as finding a pallet!
Fern Richardson of the blog Life on the Balcony shares this tutorial for making your own vertical garden from discarded pallets*. It's a pretty simple project that would be a great thing to tackle on one of these fine Spring weekends! Continue Reading