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DIY, recycled pallet house with IKEA-style assembly instructions

DIY, recycled pallet house with IKEA-style assembly instructions

Funky Junk Interiors: Pallet wood walkway all prettied up again My pallet wood walkway in the garden has kept me busy today. I’m starting to think that bloggers just shouldn’t have gardens. Actually, let me rephrase that… maybe we should just blog about them more so they’re kept up. Back in the day I had a real green thumb. I just couldn’t walk by my beloved pallet boards one more time in this condition… so I started here. I wasn’t worried though. Each board was completely remove and replaced. And then I got on a roll. I pulled out my beloved saddle blanket for my knees, (from my riding days) and started getting serious with those ferocious weeds. That’s a light beam in the photo. I really loved how this plant just took over and ran with it. Sigh… I just love me some rustic wood! And no post would be complete without a bit of junk, right? It’s back! The little pallet walkway has been a trooper. A little photography trick? My kitty cat’s drinking fountain even got a deep clean. In case you noticed, she got a haircut from the vet. Related posts you may enjoy:

Pallet Wood Floating Shelves For the past six months or so, I've been reading about a lot of pallet wood projects. I loved the unique look and feel that the pallets brought to each and every room! When my friend mentioned that her husband's engineering plant discarded dozens of pallets every week, I knew that I had to take advantage of such a great opportunity for rustic (and free) lumber. I wanted to incorporate the pallets into my master bathroom makeover, but wasn't quite sure how. After an embarrassing and feeble attempt to pry off the boards from the pallet with a hammer (I may or may not have bent the hammer in half), I puppy-faced my husband into helping me out. I then went to town sanding the heck out of all of the boards with a random orbital sander. This was my first time building anything on my own, so I had fun with it! I used a thin line of wood glue and our brad nailer and air compressor to piece the boards together. As you can tell from the picture below, my measurements weren't exact. Time to stain!

504 Main by Holly Lefevre: How to Age Wood with Apple Cider Vinegar I have become the wood sign lady in town. But I cannot be content with just plain old signs! I suppose it is my fashion background - changing styles every season I have to find new ways to make the signs unique. So I am using a combination of paint and stains these days. My favorite and CHEAP wood stain is vinegar! I have heard about this method for years and years (way before I even knew what a blog was). I even have an old newspaper clipping about it. Finally I decided to try it! WHOLLY MOLEY - IT I TOO EASY!!!! Supplies(Real) Steel Wool (I used 0000 grade)1 Gallon Apple Cider vinegarBig bucketGlovesPaint brush ( it does not have to be a good one)NOTE: I am using Apple Cider Vinegar. Enjoy your cheap, yet GORGEOUS wood stain! I really want to try the balsamic vinegar stain, but that costs a bit more...but you know I will have to try! Stay tuned to check out some of the new projects using this stain! Have you ever tried this? This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

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