Howdy there everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Yesterday I had quite a nice little surprise while shopping at the Walmart. I stopped at the Magazine section and picked up Woman’s World, and low and behold there I was! It was my pallet shelf project I had done back a few years ago. Back when Woman’s world featured my Rooster drop cloth no sew pillow they were asking for this project as well. I completely forgot they were going to use this feature in the upcoming months. So needless to say, it was a pleasant little surprise.
How about a little history lesson all about the pallet.
Did you know since the 1940’s, the pallet has played a significant role in modern material handling? Pallets, combined with the forklift, have had the greatest influence on the way materials are handled, stored and shipped. In the 1930’s, a boxcar with 13,000 cases of canned goods would take about 3 days to completely unload; these same canned goods loaded onto pallets took a mere 4 hours to unload.
In today’s modern, rustic form of decorating Pallets are all the rage. You probably have seen them all over homes and decor.
Let me start with the pallet project painted with Rit dye I did, the one that was featured in Woman’s World.
It was a free Pallet from Lowe’s or Home depot, I forget now because I have scored free ones from both places several times.
My patriotic pallet was a lot of fun to make. Again, free from our local home improvement stores. Just simply ask, and they usually say sure. You can even go around the back of the store and check. Just don’t be all sneaky about it, if there is someone out there, ask them if you can take a few. I always make sure before the pallet is brought it the house that is is thouroghyly clean. I usually use bleach or ammonia and spray them down and let completely dry before I start my project.
This here pallet was my very first Pallet project I picked up and made over. I was not so confident back then, but in the end I was so happy I did it. This pallet resided in our kitchen for quite a few years.
Boy, our kitchen sure has changed a lot since 2011.
This is what that area looks like today 4 years later.
Country French Rustic kitchen.
The last pallet project I will share with you is one of my favorites. It was a garden pallet.
Thanks for stopping over today. If you would like to see some more Pallet projects
you may check out my Pallet gallery of ideas.
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and I love a good Dollar tree craft project
It’s my birthday this weekend so, I will see you back next week. Taking a few days off to celebrate.
Way to go my friend!! I love all your pallet projects and I LOVE your kitchens new look!!
Congrats on the magazine feature, I can’t believe they didn’t ask you first though.
They did..I just forgot about it!
Congrats Debbie! You were once the queen of spray paint, then the queen of Mod Podge, now I think you’re the queen of the pallet! 🙂
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Lots of fun projects, Debbie! Congratulations again on the great magazine feature! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
HappY birthday! I love the garden pallet.
Happy Birthday Debbie… Hope you have a nice one… Mine’s the 20th… Just found your site about a month ago and love it!!… You have such good ideas…
Thank you Janet! Happy early Birthday to you! xo
Yay on the magazine feature! You are rockin’ it girl. 🙂
I am loving the pallets post. I really want to make a platform style bed for our master out of pallets but I just can’t fit them in my car….lol….I have to find someone to deliver them to me:) Awesome post though! Take care!
I pinned your pallet project painted with rit dye, last year (I did pin it from your website) since then I have had 734 repins & 69 likes on Pinterest. Just about every notification I get from Pinterest at least one person or more has re-pinned it. Thanks for such a great project!!
Oh WOW Penny, very cool! THank you.
Happy Birthday!!!! My husband made me a pallet garden bench, I love it!!!! You have so many good ideas!!!!
Thank you so much Cheryl!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this project. Home depot or Lowe’s will give these pallets to you for free???? Wow, that is great, I think I will give it a try.
Love what you have done with them.
Would love to know how Cheryl’s husband made a garden bench of the pallet.
Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you give to all of us.
You are welcome! I bet if you google garden pallet bench something will come up.
Like the pallet projects a lot.