Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pallet Block

I have been suffering from pallet block for nearly 6 months.  You see, I was obsessed with doing a pallet project so I talked a friend into giving me one.  It was brand new so I set it outside to let it weather and then it sat there…for 6 months {needless to say I achieved my goal of getting the weathered look}.  I didn’t forget about it…I just couldn’t decide what to do with it.  I kept seeing pallet furniture all over Pinterest {like here and here} but I didn’t want to build furniture.  I knew it would involve paint {shocker, right?} but I just couldn’t get inspired.  Then {finally} I had my husband drag it into the garage on Saturday and saw the back off of it.  I know he thought I was losing it but he’s learned to just go with it at this point!  I then pulled out all of my cans of chalk paint and just started mixing colors and painting and this is what I ended up with…

I know it may not be everyone’s taste but it is right up my alley and I could’ve done cartwheels in the yard {luckily I do have self-control}.  The plan was to hang it in our living room to match some new curtains that my sweet MIL made.  We have vaulted ceilings so we need something BIG and this was perfect.  So, what did I do?  I sent a text to the owners of ReFresh Home to see if they thought it might sell and, long story short, it ended up there and sold in 2 days!  I guess suffering from pallet block for 6 months was worth it in the end.  Now, I just have to make one for my living room {and some more for the shop}!



Have you completed any pallet projects?  Share, please….


  1. Hey! I just posted my pallet projects today. I have another pallet I might try painting. I like what you did. Congrats on selling it. I don't know about your pallet, but mine weighed about a million pounds. I love the weathered look.

    1. Love the plate rack! We cut the back off the pallet and that helped a little with the weight but still heavy!!

  2. that is so cool, cindy! i love the element it adds!

  3. found you at Prim and Proper! i love it. i wish we could have seen in on your wall! there's a party at my place if you feel like sharing!