June 23, 2011

Easiest Pallet Table EVER and some 4th of July Bling

I have been dying over all the fabulous pallet projects I've seen the past few months.
I've been hoarding pallets for at least a year now...and had big plans for them.

But I just kept drooling over all the pictures and projects everyone else did instead.
I think I was rather intimidated by working with such a big and heavy thing.

Intimidated no more.

I don't have any pictures of the process because, to be honest, I didn't think it would actually turn out.
But it really was the easiest thing ever.

Are you dying to see????

*Pallet in decent shape- our floor guy let me keep the one our wood came on- it was perfect!
*a solid 4x4 (we got one off the side of the road)
*strong wood screws
*nail gun (for a little extra support)
It was as easy as cutting the 4x4 with our miter saw into four legs the same height and then screwing them into the corners of the pallet.
After they were screwed in, we punched a couple of nails in each leg for extra security.
But this thing isn't going anywhere :)

I adore the stamping on the wood.
What is it about distressed wood that makes me feel all happy inside?

And to top it all off...
I had these stools sitting around in the garage waiting for a debut.

They were found...on the side of the road.

So pretty much this was all a free, yes, FREE project.

You could take apart two pallets to nail slats closer together...
but since this is an outdoor table and not going to be used all the time,
I liked the natural spacing.

I made a way easy cabinet door tray by painting it white and adding some handles I got off an old dresser.

The cute bucket is from Hobby Lobby with rocks and a candle inside.
The painted rocks were the results of art time with little man.

I love having a place to sit closer to the trampoline and fort while little man plays.

I just completely adore pallets.
I know the look isn't for everyone but it sure is for me!!
And you can't beat the piles of free ones you find everywhere you look.

( that I totally love them, they are everywhere!)
I have about four more stacked in the back yard.

And how about those cute little lanterns bringing some fourth of July bling??

They started as little orange things from the Target Dollar Bin...

The orange just wasn't cutting it...

So they got spray painted.
The glass windows pop right out
and I was completely drawn to the beautiful red, white and blue color scheme.

The candlesticks were random leftover ones I had from little man's puppy party last year.
I popped some tea lights in and they were ready to bring some patriotic sparkle to the new table!!

Need more in depth instructions?

Worry no more :)

Sound good?
Super easy for super patriotic sparkle :)

So tell me,
do pallets and lanterns do it for you?

Don't forget to check back in for a free Fourth of July printable tomorrow!!!


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  1. I found several weathered pallets in the barn of the house we are renting. I literally lost my breath- then I realized how many nails they have. GULP- no taking these babies apart- your table is brilliant. Did you get your lanterns recently? LOVE the quick makeover.

  2. Ooh I love the table! We've been needing an outdoor table...hmmmm...

    Saw you at A Little Knick Knack and wanted to stop by.

    Have a good weekend!

  3. I love love it! I love anything pallets and the stools are perfect as well. I'm hoarding pallets myself. I'm planing on a outdoor couch for my deck its just been raining here so much I'm wondering if it will ever be sunny again.

  4. What a fun table, perfect for outdoors and the 4th! Found you at TT&J!


  5. CUUUTEE!! My husband can always get pallets through his work, and I've been wanting to do something with one. Great Inspiration!!

  6. Cool Table! My husband was sitting beside me and said "wow, is that a heavy duty table. Two thumbs up from us for the table and laterns!

  7. Very cute.
    Now, just gotta go back and get that humongo pallet off the side of the road I've been eyeing the last few days.

  8. Great table! I love it! The lanterns are pretty darn cute as well. I would love to make something with a pallet, but I can't seem to find them anywhere! I need to be more on the lookout! Great job, Kelsey!

  9. I am totally getting the hubs to make me one of these. Thanks for showing off yours.

  10. I like the way you think. Your table looks fabulous...what a great recycling project. The cabinet door (aka tray) is a great bonus. Very nice!

  11. Kelsey -
    Very cool - love those pallets! I want to use some as well to make some things - love yours!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. Awesome pallet table! so perfect for outdoors!
    happy crafting,

  13. Yay! Great idea for the pallet. Now I'm going to have to start my own collection. I'm definitely saving this to my favorites file.



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