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God Save The Pallet! Reclaimed Pallets Revamped

God Save The Pallet! Reclaimed Pallets Revamped
Used in the shipping industry, wood pallets are typically a low end commodity. Usually, pallets will get reused a few times and then they will either be scrapped as trash or used as firewood. Most often made from inexpensive junk species of lumber (whatever is most widely available), wood pallets are the perfect candidate for upcycling. DIY garden pallet fence (above and below) from Camelot Art CreationsA great way to hide trash cans or air conditioning units! Painted wood wall art by Inspired by Charm Pallet headboard Wonderful wine storage in the kitchen pallet stairs lead to loft On a final note: A word about safety and wood pallets Be advised that some pallets are chemically treated and could actually be hazardous to your health. What's your favorite pallet upcycle? Pin this post! Enjoy your day! Love, Laura Related:  Inexpensive fixes and ideas

Pallet Hacks - ScrapHacker Cheap’n'Chic Pallet Sofa Posted by on juli 13, 2012 · 12 Comments Been busy hacking around the house the last couple of days! Among other things, I’ve hacked the crap out of yet another discarded pallet, now enjoying a blissful afterlife as a neat little sofa in my kitchen with some equally neat magic storage, check it out: The project is really an easy-peasy D.I.Y, and hope [...] Pallet Hack 2.0? Posted by on januari 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment These hacks might not be the most D.I.Y friendly ones, but I´m thinking they could plant some small seeds of inspiration… Featured above here is the art by Vancouver based artist Aaron Moran (born 1986) who has a trademark hacky, and amazingly cool style (scroll down for some more glorious creations of his). Top 20: D.I.Y Spool Hacks Posted by on december 21, 2011 · 6 Comments Top 15 Pallet Bed Hacks Posted by on november 24, 2011 · 5 Comments Top-15 Pallet Sofa Ideas ScrapHacks @ the office

Two Ways to Create Custom Ceramic Tiles - Hello Brit - Living We've been seeing custom tiles pop up all over the place. Whether you're looking to create a modular piece of wall art, a set of coasters, playful Instagram-ish magnets, or a creative kitchen backsplash, ceramic tiles are there for you. So today, we're please to bring you custom tiles two ways: the DIY method and the online design-and-order method. First, the DIY method. Materials: - magazines, catalogs or print-outs of your choice - Mod Podge - Spray Shellac - Xacto knife Thumb through your latest pile of magazines and catalogs and pick out some images you like. Cut out your image. After 5 or 10 minutes, take your tile out from under the pile and place on a mat cutting board (or piece of cardboard). Take your tile outside, and seal the deal with a coat (or three) of Spray Shellac. If you want them to be waterproof, lacquer or varnish will do the trick. Voila! Secondly, we have the Design-and-Order Method. ImageSnap creates similar photo tiles… in a snap!

Institut de formation Croix-Rouge - Aquitaine - IRFSS Aquitaine Darkroom and Dearly: Interior Design One household problem that has plagued me constantly for a long time is finding a way to effectively organize electronics cables. These days everything we own seems to have its own charger: phones, cameras, e-readers, game consoles, computers, tablets, etc, etc. Pretty soon we're drowning in cords and cables, and since they're constantly in use, they're constantly in the way. I've tried pretty much every Pinterest-inspired tip for how to organize these blasted things. But you know what happens when you use chargers on a daily basis? UGH. It took me a while to find it, but I think I may have found (nearly) the perfect solution. {diy cable box} Supplies: Shoe box(es) Wrapping paper (or any kind of decorative paper) Heavy cardboard pieces (cut from a shipping box or old shoe box) Tape/glue Ruler Labels Hundreds of untamed cords/cables/chargers First gather your supplies: Choose a shoe box and wrap it up with pretty wrapping paper or decorative paper. See? ...and it sort of looks way better.

DIY Lego Key Holder By Kate on June 11, 2012 I‘m always losing my keys so I was super-thrilled to find this idea at technabob over the weekend. I couldn’t bring myself to drill through a lego piece (!) but after raiding my sons lego box I found the perfect bit to attach the key to (lego part number 3176). (I’ve just ordered six more of these bits through ebay so my sons and I can make a key holder for my hubby for fathers day ^_^). You can have fun customising this keyholder in any way you want. Happy Monday! Standard Pallets Reused Free pallets are wanted here, just your standard, everyday pallet is fine. You can see I'm using two free pallets as a raised surface for our small backyard container garden of mostly tomatoes and Japanese cucumbers. This system works great cause all we have to do is run the mower along the edges of the wooden pallets and not worry about knocking over any veggies. (And the slats in the pallets were perfect for sliding the legs of the tomato cages through to the ground.) Anyway, I thought I was so smart and clever until doing a search on the Internet this morning....I found a lot of VERY ingenious uses for a standard pallet. Here are just a few: You can find more info about this functional DIY coffee table project here. How cool is this shoe holder I found on Malama 'aina blog? Treehugger showcases this really cool chair built from recycled wood pallets. Artisan Ana White made some reclaimed wood shelves from a standard pallet freebie.

How To Refinish Formica Cabinets + Unique Chalk Paint Recipe - Do-It-Yourself Fun Ideas Hi All! I’m excited to share my latest DIY. I just finished (finally) refinishing an old formica cabinet at my parents house (that I had left hanging for a little while). First, I apologize for the quality of the before pictures. I started this project in February, before I started blogging — yes, it’s only been a little over 2 months since I started the site — so I wasn’t planning on anyone seeing the pictures but me, so the photos were taken with my crappy cell phone. There are three things I did to refinish the ugly formica cabinet: 1) paint, 2) add trim to the doors, and 3) add crown molding. Let’s start with the paint. . Jenise’s Chalk Paint Recipe: 2 TBSP unsanded grout ~ 1-2 TBSP water 1 cup latex paint with Floetrol mixed in at a ratio of 1 cup Floetrol per gallon of paint Dissolve the unsanded grout in about a tablespoon of water. Before you start painting, make sure to thoroughly clean your cabinet. Painted doors & new trim Cut your wood trim to length Painted trim Clamped corner

Hemnes hack. One of my New Year's resolutions from last year was to finish the house. It's not even close to done. Fail. I really wanted to get rid of my Hemnes and pick up a vintage piece with some interesting details, but anyone that owns a Hemnes knows they are pretty solid pieces of furniture (for Ikea furniture, I mean), so I decided to hold onto it and add some details myself. My Hemnes before: I didn't take any progress pictures, because I was l-a-z-y. So, I completely took apart the dresser because the inside has super cute yellow striped drawer liners, see: and I didn't want to chance messing them up at all. I used a coat of Zinsser Cover Stain. Here's a side by side: We want to find some wood appliques for the top drawers that mimic the pattern in the wallpaper but as of now I'm pretty stoked about it.

DIY Pallet Serving Tray Another simple and functional pallet project. Remember my Pallet Planter Box? Well, I wanted to put that pallet to use again and I thought some of it might make a fabulous pallet serving tray. I had a complicated one in mind with a small lip around the entire tray; however, my handy dandy hubby sketched this out out for me and I thought — PERFECTION! . The first thing you’ll want to do is cut three bottom pieces. Can you see all the drips of sweat from my ever so helpful hubby? Once everything is lined up and even — you’ll want to flip the pieces over, so you can screw the bottom boards into the braces. Flip the tray over (again), grab your hardware and attach. That’s it!

HOW TO REMOVE POPCORN CEILINGS IN 30 MINUTES It all started with a great big hole in the ceiling caused by a drain line back up in the central air conditioning system. Not a pretty sight. Luckily, the damage was covered by the AC warranty. So I didn’t have to roll up my sleeves for that one. I did hate the existing popcorn ceiling. I’m really glad I did that. I do recommend that if your home was build before the 80’s, have the popcorn checked for asbestos before tackling the job. Anyway, there are three things you’ll need to make this job quick and easy: Pre-taped Plastic Sheeting – This stuff is AWESOME! So, let’s get on with the tutorial… Removing popcorn ceilings can make a heck of a mess! Step 1 ) My repair guy started by covering all the walls and the floor with the pre-taped plastic sheeting. You can see where the taped edge is along the ceiling. Step 2) Once you get your plastic up, you need to wet the ceiling. filled with water. , but you can use any kind of sprayer. Step 3) My repair guy used a 6″ putty knife Enjoy! Jenise

Everything I know about Spray Paint! This post contains affiliate links {just keeping it real folks}. I get quite a few questions about spray paint, and I thought the most useful way for all of my readers would be to answer those questions publicly. So here it goes. Why do you use spray paint!?! I choose to use spray paint because I want my furniture to look like I bought it from a store instead of a refinishing project gone awry. I have learned this the hard way. Sidenote: If I had a super nice paint sprayer…I would definitely try using gallon paint, but brushing paint onto projects is long in my past. It is “thrifty-er” (is that even a word? What brands do you suggest? I love several brands of spray paint. I use Krylon at times too, sometimes the brand that I use is solely determined by the color that I’m looking for. Have I used other brands? But, you have to have a “play it by ear” attitude when dealing with other brands. What sheen of spray paint should I buy? This depends on what I’m spray painting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.