There are so many ways to save money when remodeling or decorating your home by upcycling.
One of the easiest ways to upcycle and save a ton of money on wood is by using pallets for your projects.
Many companies use pallets for shipping and dispose of them when they become slightly broken or weak. If you do not know where to find them, my best suggestion is to hop on Craigslist for your area. I see pallets regularly posted for free in my area. Or, if you are a bit more adventurous (I DO NOT recommend this!!), grab them off the freeway. No joke, a few weeks ago I was sitting in rush hour traffic when I see a car swerve really quickly into the emergency lane…then I see the driver hop out of his car and start running towards a pallet that was off to the side of the road! I guess he had a good project in mind !
So what kind of projects can you use pallets for around the house? Well, lucky for you I compiled a list of Great Ideas, like this amazing patio table set shown above by Bridgman. Just promise me you won’t collect your pallets on the freeway!
Purchasing fruit crates can be Way Expensive. Make them free with pallets, and you can even paint and decorate to look like the real thing if you wish! Visit the End of Ordinary link above for details on how to make these crates!
Why not upcycle to create a whole wall of awesome? I love how each piece of wood is a different color – what a natural and beautiful look. For directions on how to complete this project, visit the Bower Power Blog link above.