Do-it-Yourself Furniture

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23 Jul, 2014 10:46 AM

When people are looking to make upgrades to their home furniture is usually on top of their list as far as what needs to be upgraded. Unfortunately, furniture can be one of the most costly parts of remodeling. It is easy to walk into any furniture store and pick out your favorite pieces, but the prices are most often a deal breaker when it comes to actually purchasing those pieces. Thanks to popular sites such as Pinterest and other do-it-yourself sites, people are becoming more creative when it comes to upgrading furniture. Vintage pieces found at thrift stores can easily be turned into some of the most beautiful pieces in the home. With a little motivation and effort, it is easy to furnish and entire home without breaking the bank!

Be creative with wooden pallets

We live in a world where much goes to waste, but many people are starting to live by the phrase, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” and recycling old materials to their benefit. One popular material right now is wooden pallets. The great thing about wooden pallets is they are so versatile. They can be turned into anything from a table to a wine rack to a headboard. All it takes is a little creativity! According to Snappy Pixels, no item has been used more creatively than wooden pallets.

A simple Pinterest search pulls up hundreds of ideas about how to put wooden pallets to use. The best part about wooden pallets is you can almost always find them for free! Retail and grocery stores are constantly throwing out pallets, and most of the time all it takes is a phone call to those stores and you’ve got yourself a hefty supply of wooden pallets to do with what you want! Often times the worse the condition of the pallets the better, so do not panic if they are broken or worn out. Pallets can be turned into some of the most useful home items and beautiful décor. Turning them into coat racks, bookshelves, or end tables is a great way to put them to use for storage purposes. If you are really looking to wow your guests, turn wooden pallets into bathroom cabinets or a wet bar with stools.

Need a desk for your office? Wooden pallets also serve as great tabletops! All you have to do is add the lets and you have yourself a full functional desk or dinner table. Another great thing about wooden pallet furniture is you can dress it up or wear it out as much as you would like. A paint job can make a world of difference as far as making wooden pallet furniture look expensive, but if you are in to the vintage trend worn out wooden pallets are perfect for that type of furniture. There are hundreds of ways to up-cycle wooden pallets into beautiful furniture, you just have to be creative!

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