Pallets, Who Knew?

Thursday, November 15, 2012







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I'm sure, like me, you see pallets almost on a daily basis: the back of trucks, grocery stores and other places such as these. Sometime I see a sad little pile of discarded ones and I often think, I bet that could be used to make something. But my creative brain has never gone beyond the fact that there was a possibility in these little wooden structures - but obviously others have thought of many creative ideas to reuse them. These photos are just a mere sample. I have also seen coffee tables, chandeliers, and bike racks to name a few more.

I have to admit I love things that can be upcycled and repurposed. But I also have to admit that while I love all of these pallets-turned-furniture, the germaphobe in me would be a little nervous in taking on pallet projects, especially after reading this. But I do really like the shelving and the vertical garden which would be so great for someone with limited garden space and it's just really cute. I just probably wouldn't grow anything edible in it! What do you think about all this pallet goodness? 

Oh and lest I forget, here is a little link for Erin & Yelle - ever the lovers of Paris - Paris in Black and White - via Little Brown Pen

19 comments:

  1. I've been wanting a pallet bed for years! Recently I finally got 3 pallets and when I get the fourth one, I'm getting rid of my current bed and I'm making a pallet one :)

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  2. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A DECOR CRUSH (LIKE ME), YOUR BLOG IS A "MUST FOLLLOW" ONE! :)
    THANKS FOR SUCH INSPIRATION

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  3. My mom who is always, always ahead of her time (she was into yoga, among other things, well before it was cool) has long wanted a pallet bed. I think she'd have it made though, rather than pull one off the back of a truck!

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    1. i DO love the beds though I am afraid I would be destined that it would forever look like I just put paletts under my bed. my bedroom is the place i really fail in the decorating department.

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  4. Oh Christine I LOVE all the repurposed pallet uses!! I am SO loving that spice rack though!! The bed idea would make cute toddler to kid beds I think!!

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  5. I'm a lover of the repurposed pallets too! But... having worked with them on events, I see all the odd nails that stick out randomly and it makes me worried to even bring them into my home! I had never heard of all those germs and fungi that were in them!

    Also, le sigh about that Paris link. Paris in B+W is really a beautiful thing. Maybe I'll dig up my 400+ photos of Paris and see if I have any gems to turn into B+Ws. And, one of the photos is of the Réaumur-Sébastopol metro, which is the metro that my apartment was next to. Pardon me while I go spend the rest of my day dreaming of Paris.

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  6. I love the idea of palates, but aside from the scary chemical-and-bird-poop exposure that article mentioned, I'd be too worried about splinters! I fall in and out of bed constantly, stumbling to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and I'm sure I'd knick my shin and end up with more than a dozen splinters. I like the planter idea and the kitchen wall-storage. But again, what about all those alleged germs and dirty stuff sitting so close to where you prep food?! Gah! I'm very neurotic, haha.

    And thank you for that link & for thinking of me & Yelle! We Paris lovers are slowly seeping in to everyone's sub-conscious, haha. I have my own opinions about Little Brown Pen and the caliber of her work (needless to say I am not a fan), but it's still hard not to love anything to do with Paris!! You're so sweet for linking :) xoxo

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  7. I've seen these pallet ideas before and I love them. They add the perfect amount of rustic. As a kid with a dad who owned his own manufacturing business, we always had pallets around. I used them in my tree forts but never thought of bringing them indoors. And now I want to make all my furniture out of pallets.

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  8. Oh I am so with you on the whole germs thing ::shudder::

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  9. I want to do in my house as a vertical garden that shows you. I love the pallets!!!!!

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  10. I’m still amazed that somebody once saw a discarded pallet and thought it would make a beautiful headboard! Now every time I see them behind my local grocery store or in the street I have to resist the urge to collect them!

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    1. yes, i am glad i haven't been able to fit them in my car (or house) i am afraid i would have had a stack by now!

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  11. Oh my! Germs! gross. Otherwise I think they're super super cool - would the germs go away with a bit of sand and varnish?

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    1. ha, i am sure it would! i would imagine if you had the skills to safely repurpose one it wouldn't be a big deal at all! i just never thought of how - uh, yucky they would be if you happen to bring one home and stick it behind your pillows for a headboard. i am sure all the people who made these wonderful creations did their sanding : )

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  12. I was just thinking that some of the ones you show above are rather clean. :) It's always fun and cool to see how people repurpose/upcycle items, and this idea is no exception.

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  13. I love your roundup! I made some coffee tables out of free pallet wood and then sold them for good $'s! Next we want to make chairs out of them!!

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  14. I really like the kitchen shelf. I've never seen that before. But I had NO idea about the possible 'dangers'!

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