My pallet project: Pinterest knock off

by La-Dee-Da Crafter on September 4, 2011 · 25 comments

One day, I looked on the side of my house

and what did my wondering eyes did I see,

This pallet:

It was about 5 years old and beat up.

But I saw potential and I started thinking how I could transform it into a great decorative piece in my home.

I love to display my seasonal dishes but in my new home I did not have a place for my hutch that I had in my kitchen before. Now, it is in my craft room. So, my dishes were in a cabinet with no hope of seeing the light of day.

Sad…..until I found this pallet.

Hope was restored!

I had seen this pallet shelving on Pinterest and loved it.

Is there such a thing as Pinterest knock offs?

If so, that is what I did.

I took my pallet and asked Mr. La-Dee-Da to beat out some parts of it leaving me with 2 shelves.

But I needed it to look good in my house and the old wood look was not working.

I went to Home Depot and bought wood stain.

I did not buy Red Oak but something similar.

I paid almost $5 for it.

I then stained my pallet.

I was so happy with it and soon Mr. La-Dee-Da was busy hanging it.

Wall before!

Look how handy he is!!!

After it was hung, I quickly pulled out my fall dishes and gave them a HOME!!!!

I have a thing for pumpkins when fall rolls around.

My pumpkin dishes and tea pot were all birthday gifts a few years back.

That is what happens when you have a fall birthday. You get fall gifts but I love them all.

I will never complain about getting them.

I love my pallet shelves and I can’t wait to decorate them for all seasons with my seasonal dishes.

I can also put picture frames on there, books….so many possibilities.

While we are in the dining room, I want to show you the table runner I made.

Sticking with my love of pumpkins, I used an old strip of burlap and added pumpkin fabric that I ruffled and used hot glue.

Easy and so simple.

I have more fall projects to show you but I wanted to give you a sneak peek.

I have my lantle(not a mantle, not a shelf, it is a ledge SO it’s a my Lantle) and front porch to show you soon.

But for now, I couldn’t wait to show you my pallet upcycle.

What do you think of pallet projects?

I am loving mine!!!

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You can win your very own birthday plaque

grateful sunday    Grateful Sunday!!!

So Fall fantastic, So upcycled and SO La-Dee-Da!!!


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Kara September 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm

ooooooooooooooooooooooooo (I actually did this sound out loud)!!! I love this project. I have been wanting to do a pallet project (i have one waiting for me in the garage) but havent decided exactly what I want to do. This is a GREAT idea. Turned out perfectly.


Mary Bearden September 5, 2011 at 1:02 am

That was very creative for you to think of! I would have never thought to use a pallet of all things! I am a new follower from the blog hop and I am following you thru GFC, RSS Feed and Twitter. I cannot follow thru FB right now and its a long story so please check out my post dated August 20th on the Weekend Blog Hops. As soon as they take care of it I can follow. I will leave it up to you if you want to follow me now or wait until I can follow you first. Either way I understand. Follow what you can and I will be happy! Thanks so much and have a great day!



Jenny Hull September 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

So creative! New follower from MBM! Would love for you to visit and follow back!
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Sarah September 5, 2011 at 7:39 am

Super project, so creative & it looks beautiful!
New follower form Alderberry Hill. Please visit too and follow back!
Have a good week.


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Pamela September 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

This is such a great idea. I love plate racks and I love that you have recycled something.


Claire aka, CanadianBlonde September 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

While driving in the country last weekend, (and ironically after telling my husband to keep his eye out for some) we drove by a nursery with a tonnes of pallettes out in front with a “Free Pallettes” sign on it, we picked up only 3 (which at the time I thought was too many). We need them for storing stuff beside our garage off the dirt, but since last week, I have thought of 4 great craft projects for them! I may have to go back to pick up a bunch more!


Beki September 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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Jennifer September 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

This looks amazing – I love the pallet as a wall hanging – when I look on the side of my house all I find is grass :) it will be so fun to decorate for holidays – birthdays could be fun with it too


Kelly September 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I have a pallet laying out back now – this is such a great idea for it!


danielle September 7, 2011 at 5:11 am

I pinned the same project and found a pallet but it has been sitting in the garage for weeks. Im scared to hang it because it’s so heavy – how did you guys hang yours?


tammy September 7, 2011 at 6:17 am

love it! looks amazing. i love pallets, this is the best idea i’ve seen with them yet! thanks for sharing this at my party!


simona September 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

great idea! unfortunately i don’t have any palettes but next time i have a chance to pick one up i’ll remember your post!


Lucy September 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

Brilliant idea! It looks great…:)


Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy September 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

it just blows me away that you can make something so great out of pallets! Great job, you are one talented gal!


Carol ( Answer Is Chocolate) September 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

Perfect! I have seen such great pallet ideas that I’m going to have to go in search of a pallet soon!


Steph @ Crafting in the Rain September 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

Love the shelf! Great job!


Kim @ Cheap Chic Home September 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

This turned out so cute. I like that you painted it and gave it a more upscale look. This blog had a Pineterest Copying party in August. I don’t know if you has it regularly.


Kim @ Cheap Chic Home September 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm

“she” not “you”


Kate September 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

Very pretty – A different twist on a shelf; a lot more character!


marty baker January 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Very cleverly made and creative. What concerns me is where the pallets came from and what they were previously used for.


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