From Dean Dowd on April 16, 2010 in Green Remodeling
Wouldnt you agree that the best home accessories are those that come free of charge? If your budget is tighter than tight, perhaps you should start looking for ways to turn those dumpster-doomed items into one-of-a-kind treasures. You can begin with these fabulous DIY ideas for wood pallets. Dont have any? Just visit your local tile retailer. If youre anything like me, you have a trillion pairs of shoes to find homes for. This wooden pallet magically became a shoe stand just by standing it upright. Creative and extremely simple, too. Or bring the wood pallets back into the outdoors with these DIY garden projects from Garden Evolution. They can house plants, supplies or even act as a garden gate. Its not unusual to have a special bond with your dishes so special, in fact, that you fashion a display shelf just to show them off. I love this idea for pallet dish shelves, especially in kitchens that already have a rustic-country feel. The idea for this whimsical pallet shelf was thought up by designer Claire Terry from New Zealands Madame Fancy Pants. With a little bit of planning, minor reconstruction, and an eye for what works in your room, you could build your own free pallet shelf. And if you have some pallets left over after your DIY adventures, turn them into a sled for next winter season. Itll require more tools than the other projects, but youll forget all about it when youre whipping down the sledding hill faster than your own kids!