You have all seen them. Stacked on the back of a truck going down the highway, painted blue in cubes behind Walmart, or the occasional one tossed on the side of the ride. Pallets are everywhere! And that is exactly why I decided to use this free material as part of my Halloween decorations this year. However, the more I collected, the more ideas I had about how to use them. So here’s a look at what others have accomplished with pallets as well as my masterpiece. Hope you enjoy it!
Pallets as Shelves and Room dividers. A very simple and cost effective concept that would actually give your room so personality. Now I will say that you need to make sure the wood is not rotting or full of bugs. So those pallets sitting in a field for the last 2 years may not be a good idea for these projects. However, a newer pallet with a fresh coat of paint or stain would be perfect!
This has to be one of the more unique options I have found. By simply stacking the pallets, hinging them together, adding a colored glass top, and lights inside…you have a very interesting conversation piece for very little money.
These two are great examples of using pallets for the bedroom. The headboard comes across as very rustic and country themed, whereas the stacked and painted pallets are perfect for a twin bed in a college apartment or vacation cottage.
What I love most about these two is the simplicity behind them. The bookshelves allow you to utilize what might have been wasted space and the wall planked with pallet wood gives the space some depth. Now most pallets do not come in turquoise so I imagine a light coat of paint or colored sealer was used to establish this effect.
Here are some great uses for those pallets that may not be in the best of shape. 1) Fencing around an air conditioning unit. 2) The base for a raised garden. 3) Upcycled outdoor benches. Or 4) A rolling outdoor coffee table.
And this is my masterpiece for the year. A sixty foot wide, eight foot tall pirate ship made from pallet wood. Add the cannons, ladders, railing, and forty-two foot masts and yes sir, you’ve got yourself a pirate ship!