I just got a new batch of pallets and I am happily and busily planning and plotting what to do with them. The possibilities are truly endless. Right now I am working with them as the whole pallet like I did with this project that I am reposting because "she", yes my potting bench is a she, and she is in a beauty contest right now and she needs your help.
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Tune in this evening for the Vintage Inspiration Party!
I am still in my pallet paradise mode--loving the beauty and creative possibility of free wood. Now, free wood does not mean less work, quite the contrary. Pallet building is not for the faint. It is hard work making that free wood useable. But, I love discovering the different kinds of woods, dreaming up new ways to use the various parts of the pallet. Using half a pallet, I built a potting table that is ready for spring (or late May in Montana).
Old window sash pieces worked for legs and some found tongue and groove boards for the bottom shelf. I added a little chalkboard I made from an old lace shutter frame I found in an alley and a few fun things to hang tools from.
Even with the bottom shelf, she was still a little unsteady on her feet so I added a cross piece in the back which stabilized the table beautifully.
Mother Nature, bring on some planting weather!
Find more great ideas at Miss Mustard Seed's Friday Furniture Feature and Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.