Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pallet Love!

Stephen and I have been on a DIY kick recently, moving from room to room updating things that we can easily and cost-effectively. 

When we moved into our house, we had to buy everything brand new (furniture, tv's, electronics, cars, etc) since we sold everything off for our move to Belgium.  In an effort to save some moolah, we purchased a sofa/chair set that included this faux-leather ottoman.

It wasn't bad, and honestly was a pretty nice addition with a crawling baby and wobbly toddler with it's soft edges.  But it needed to go.  

I've been eyeing some rustic pieces in catalogs and on the internet, but all were pretty pricey.  Enter Pinterest.  I'd pinned a picture almost a year ago of a pallet coffee table.  Of course I figured it was too difficult to do, but I casually mentioned it to Stephen and showed him the picture.

While sipping coffee Saturday morning, Stephen just as casually mentioned that there was a man giving away free pallets in Lewisville.  After a few emails and a thirty minute drive, we were the proud owners of 5 free pallets.

Now, what to do with them.

We found one picture we liked, and tried to mimic it.  It took a little more elbow grease and problem solving (they were all rusted and split), but we did it.

And I'm obsessed!

And Knox does, too!  He's already claimed the antlers.

Since we had five, I grabbed the smaller one and updated our dining room decor.

Don't try and be sneaky and see the family pics...just wait for our Christmas card :)


  1. You have such a beautiful home.

  2. aaaaaaand, y'all are awesome! That is all. Young House Love: Dotson Style! Now, gimme a pallet. ;)

    1. Ha, Jamie. Ironic thing is I have their book on the table between the chairs. And I also have an extra's yours for the taking :)