Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pallets

        I know that pallets have been a big thing lately but I am just discovering them for myself. I have a lot of upcoming projects that have to do with them, I'm having so much fun coming up with ideas. One of my favorite things about them is that they are free. Wood can be costly and it's always nice to be able to save when you can. Most of my pallets came from Craigslist or from my Dad. I also love the rustic feel they have. 


             The first idea I had was to make some toy boxes for my boys. I'm redecorating their room and I thought it would be nice for them to have their own toy box. Luckily for me my dad offered to make them. Somehow I thought I would be able to do it on my own, I like to think big! After watching my dad I know that it would have been a little more...okay a lot more than I could have done. I did serve as his assistant though and I learned a lot from watching him.


          I won't reveal the finished product yet, I'll wait until I'm done with the boys room. Pallet wood makes a big appearance in there :)

          I did give woodwork a try, I needed a small table to put between the boys beds.  It had to be narrow since there was not a lot of space between them.  



         I am pleased with the way it turned out and it was a lot of fun to build! I used a vinegar and steel wool stain. (Place steel wool in a glass jar with vinegar and let sit overnight and you get a beautiful aged stain for wood) Next time I will try maybe a larger project for myself. 

        Soon I will have the boys room ready as well as a few other spaces I have been working on in my home. Until next time...  

Leslie

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