I got this idea in my head one day to build some sort of table to put beside the pantry. I knew I wanted to move our clutter out of the dining room and create a pretty command center, but I also wanted just the right sized table to put pens and paper and other stuff on. This space is seriously tight, so building a small table was the only option. Being rather thrifty, I opted to use the pallet wood we had sitting outside. It fits in the space perfectly and looks cute too!
After trying to explain to the hubs just what I had in mind (and drawing a few pictures) He decided a trip to the Home Depot was needed. We found these “legs” for around $2 each. (Please ignore the nasty baseboard! Yikes!)
After we got home, Adam started pulling pallets apart. (His favorite pastime) Actually he hates it! And let me just tell you, he’s pulled many a pallet apart for me.
He then started putting all the pieces together. It was really easy once all the pallets were cut the right size.
After the top was attached, we then screwed on the bottom pieces to make a little shelf.
I tested it out in its new home before I took it outside for some stain. Oh, and some sanding. Those pallets are very rough. (Please excuse the terrible, dark photo. This was the only picture I had of the table built, before stain)
After he was all sanded and I stained, I brought him in for the fun part. Decorating!!! (Yes, he’s a he. He’s much too rough and rustic to be a lady)
The whole space looks so much better! And now I have a nice organized command center. Complete with succulents and all! This little project ran us about $10 and a couple of hours from start to finish.
I’ll be sharing more about how I built the command center and how I made the metal containers in a future post.
What could you build for your home using pallets???
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