DIY Furniture & Home Accessories Made with Wood Pallets

Having a very limited decorating budget can sometimes work to your advantage – it forces you to get creative and think about reusing or repurposing items in ways that you otherwise never would have considered. Wood shipping pallets are a great example of an item that you can get your hands on for free (or at least very cheap) and that can be inexpensively repurposed into furniture and accessories.  You’ll be blown away with design inspiration after you check out these amazing DIY projects in which ugly wood pallets were transformed into beautiful home décor pieces!

Angela and Debbie from Trés Chére used a discarded wood pallet and some leftover paint to create this beautiful Union Jack coffee table. You can probably guess from my previous post on Union Jack home décor that this project is right up my alley – totally L-O-V-E it!  And the best part? Including the casters that Angela and Debbie bought to attach to the bottom of the table, the total cost for this project was a mere $14! 

{Trés Chére}

Diana from Our Vintage Home Love scored some free pallets and she and her husband made this little lovely rustic pallet bench without spending a dime!

{Our Vintage Home Love}

Another unbelievable furniture piece made with wood pallets is this great Outdoor Sofa by Funky Junk Interiors. Who would have thought that you could create something so cozy and inviting with wood pallets?  

{Funky Junk Interiors}

Wood pallets can also make great shelves!  Check out this unique pallet shelving that Amanda from Amanda Carver Designs created from a discarded pallet: 

{Amanda Carver Designs}

Designer Katrin Arens used a similar approach to create this attractive wood pallet plate rack:


I’ve seen several very cool headboards make from wood pallets but my favorite by far is this gorgeous wood pallet headboard made by Nina at Stylizimo Blog: 

{Stylizimo Blog}

I also love this Doggy Pallet Bed made by Helen of Seaside Interiors (and “Dozer” seems to also approve!):

{Seaside Interiors}

Wood pallets can also dress up your floors, walls, and ceilings! Iceland-based company Arctic Plank makes gorgeous flooring from upcycled pallet wood, laying it out in herringbone and parquet patterns:

{Jetson Green}

Monica from East Coast Creative got creative with wood pallets in doing an amazing room makeover for her son. Check out the unique wooden pallet accent wall she created in his room!:

{East Coast Creative}

Don’t want to mess with your walls? How about the ceiling? Mitch, resident hubby from Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees, installed this eye-catching wood pallet ceiling in his son’s bedroom:

{Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees}

Wood pallets are ideal for outdoor projects, as Fern from Life on a Balcony shows us by turning a pallet into a vertical garden:

{Life on The Balcony}

Kelly Moore created an outdoor pallet planter in a totally different but equally creative way – she attached terra-cotta pots to an old pallet using inexpensive hose clamps!:  

{Kelly Moore}

Donna from Funky Junk Interiors is the wood pallet diva – in addition to building the amazing outdoor couch shown earlier in this post, she has used wood pallets to create a desk, tool box, tv stand, among other cool projects. If you’re thinking about embarking on a project using wood pallets, her post “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Pallet Wood” should be your next stop.  You can see pics from more of her fabulous wood pallet projects and read her important safety tips about working with pallet wood. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!


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      These home accessories made with wood pallets would be perfect to add some rustic charm to a farmhouse or family room. They also lend themselves to creating functional wall accessories, giving your home a shabby chic or industrial look, depending on the surrounding decor. Thanks a lot.

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