Monday, March 18, 2013

Pallet Chest

Hubsters decided to try his hand at building something from pallet wood.  While I was at work one day, dear daughter showed him how to get on Pinterest and find things.  He found a trunk from Instructables and decided that was the project he would tackle.  He didn't use the exact plan at all (which is shocking because he is a man who likes an exact plan).  I was thrilled with the results.
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I painted it in fun colorful layers,
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stained the inside,
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and added handles.
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This piece is pretty big and used loads of screws--I think hubby is going to keep it simple in the future, but he had fun and thinks I am a little less crazy now for being a pallet princess.
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21 comments:

  1. Wow! Great job Mr. Picket Fence! Now you can step back Becky and just be the painter....
    Susan

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  2. OMG - that is just incredible - and what a gorgeous paint makeover you gave it - those colors are perfect -
    Beauitful job done by the Mr and Mrs - ( what a team ! )
    XOX

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  3. He did a great job! You better watch out...he's going to want a blog of his own soon! At least now he'll happily drag home pallets without prompting I bet!

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  4. Your hubby did a great job! Do we see a future venture? It could be called "Designs by Mr. & Mrs. Picket Fence"!

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  5. Once again (or should I say "as usual") and awesome project! I love that it's functional as most of your projects are. The colors are so great. I would fall to the floor if I came home and found out that not only had my husband been on pinterest...but that he was inspired by it and made something incredible. Now that I think about it...maybe I should teach him how to use it.

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  6. What a great stroage/decor piece. I'm loving these pallet projects.

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  7. Awesome! How fun that he decided to share in your obsession ;-)

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  8. I love this . . . the color, the idea of using pallet wood, the hardware. Everything about it is perfect! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  9. What a neat piece. I love the colors. GORGEOUS.
    Candy
    PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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  10. I love these colors and everything about this! Especially those handels! They're awesome! :)

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  11. You both did a great job! Love the size and the colors!!
    Susan

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  12. This is just awesome! You husband did a great job building and of course you painted it to perfection!!! You are amazing! The handles are so so perfect!

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  13. LOVE the color scheme and the whole piece in general! Also, I agree with the above poster - Handles are a great choice.

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  14. so happy y'all share the love now! :) I love the design of this chest and you know I always love your fun colors.

    way to go gang!

    gail

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  15. So fun!! Glad he caught the "bug"...will you have to share your tools now? ;) Still LOVE your layers of colors...

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  16. I love it. You inspire me all the time with your beautiful creations. I loved your bench from a few days ago so much that I just had to try my hand at building one too. Unfortunately it's still a little too chilly here in Seattle & I didn't have any pallet wood so I built one in miniature dollhouse scale. It came out adorable if I do say so myself. I stained the top & painted the rest of it wildflowers yellow. Then I distressed it. Thank you for sharing & congrats to you & your hubby for an awesome piece! Keep on building!!

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  17. This turned out SO cool!! Love the layering of colors!!

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  18. How do you do the painting by layers?

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  19. How do you do the painting by layers?

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  20. I love this trunk and the colors in it. I have recently started looking on Pinterest for pallet ideas and I can't wait for my boyfriend and I to make a trunk like this one. Its absolutely beautiful!

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  21. This is amazing. The turquoise is the exact color I have been looking for - can you tell me what it is? Thanks!

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