Monday, August 13, 2012

Pallets, pallets, pallets!

As Chuck and I have started to decorate our new place, we have discovered that our 500 dollar decoration budget isn't going to go very far when you need (okay, okay...want) to furnish, paint and decorate. We have only spent about 200 dollars of that budget so far on our photo wall (coming soon!), Jackson's nursery decor and paint, an antique trunk for the entry way and other miscellaneous Michael's and Hobby Lobby purchases. However, my mind is bursting with decorating ideas that our budget just doesn't have room for.

Solution? FREE THINGS. Kind of a no brainer, right? Thanks to my mom, dad and Leah our whole place is pretty much already furnished (super duper blessed). However, we are seriously lacking in the book case/storage area and wall art. 

Solution? FREE THINGS. Duh. So, I've been checking the craiglist "free" section almost daily for wood. Any type of wood. I have been seeing tons of awesome pallet and reclaimed wood projects all over pinterest and wanted to try my hand at some of them. 

So during Jackson's morning nap, I went to peruse craigslist. BAM. There was a post not an hour earlier listing TONS of pallets sitting in a parking lot a whole THREE miles from our house. Joy. So, I gathered all of my things, called my dad to borrow his truck and waited rather impatiently for Jackson to wake up. Eventually we made it and they were still there!

I am now 9 pallets richer. I would have grabbed more if they would have fit. Thank you, craigslist for making my life happier, yet again.

Here are some of my ideas:

An awesome farm table of some kind. I have a few different ideas floating around in my head for this one.
Bookshelves for Jack's room.
Bookshelves for the office area or living room.

An awesome reclaimed wood mirror.

Storage crates! To replace our ugly tupperware box that is currently holding our blankets.

More storage/bookshelf ideas.

Which one is your favorite? Or do you guys have any better ideas? Please share!

1 comment:

  1. What a great find! There is so much you can do with pallets. I did a post on some of my favorite pallet ideas a while back: I can't wait to see what you do with yours!


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