Thursday, May 26, 2016

1 Pallet=2 Stools

I know for those of you who know me and my blog, that you know that I love a good pallet, ya know?
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I haven't done as much with pallets since my book (BUY IT HERE!) came out.  Not that I fell out of love with pallets, I was just up to eyeballs in pallet parts and with moving and all that entails, I ignored pallets for awhile.  But, I had the pallet itch the other day so we picked up 6 nice pallets over the weekend and I have been happily building this week.

From one pallet I made two cute stools.
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I made each one differently.
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The bottom one was made using the pallet 2"x 4" for legs.  See a similar tutorial HERE!
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I painted it tan, yellow, a little green, and red.  When the red was almost dry I used a small piece of pallet to scrape the red paint and reveal the other colors.
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I made the top stool to look more like a vintage stool that was made in a barn somewhere.  I used the jigsaw to notch out the sides for the cross wood piece.
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  I painted it bright green and teal and then sanded it heavily.
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I used dark walnut stain on each stool.  
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I am going to make one more stool and then take the trio to my booth to sell. Thank you FREE pallet wood, I have missed you!


  1. they look so cute together :) wonderful work on layering the colors.

    1. Thank you, I have so much fun building little things like this. Quick and always a chance to play with paint.

  2. I love them. I love making stools too. You've given me the itch...again!

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    1. Thanks Christine, I am not sure what I will build to complete the trio.

  4. I love them, Becky! I wish I had your skill.


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