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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pallet Jack

There are so many things you can do with pallets! 

We found the perfect pallet on the side of the road. It was already a nice blue color which was perfect for the Union Jack coffee table we had in mind.

We used chalk to map out the flag and added a color code to use as a guide. The coffee table was painted with left over Red, White and Blue paint we had in the garage. Once the paint dried we used an old wash rag to apply a Burnt Umber glaze to give it a more worn look.

Then we installed four casters to the bottom of the table. Luckily we found a pack of four casters on clearance at Home Depot for $14.00. Sweet!

Now we have more storage for our magazines and books! Keeps clutter off the table and it stays neat and tidy!

The overall cost of this project was only $14.00 for the casters we purchased at Home Depot. Everything else we had on hand. Not too shabby!

I think our English Bulldog, Roxie approves. What do you think?

Or does she? Hmmmm....LOL

If you are on a budget, don't be shy...go Curbside shopping. Style it up to make it super chic. Have fun with it. You never know what you will end up with. :-)

Until next time.....

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Angela said...

VERY cool!!! Love it!

beckyp said...

This is a great idea. There is an old man who lives down the block who has a bunch of pallets in his yard There has got to be at least 50. Wonder what he does with them? maybe he is making coffee tables?

Diann said...

What a fun idea! I love pallets. there are just s many creative things to do with them. And this is a great example! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Julie said...

Very cool & unique!

Kahli said...

I love the coffee table! Great job and very unique!

Pamela said...

That is such a fantastic idea. I love the pallet re-purpose. Genius.

Good Time Charlie said...

I love you more than I can say, this is just too much! I have been wanting to do a Coffee Table Pallet table. I have a lovely collection on the side of my house. I love the Union Jack. This is the best! Great work. Link up, link up!

Madison said...

Very, very cool! I love your little dog. British bull dogs are so cute. They always have the "been there, done that" look about them.

Madison xxx

Anonymous said...

I don't know which I like better, your project or Roxie! Both are beautiful!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

your pup doesn't look as thrilled as you are about the new table...but i love it! thanks for linking it up to fridays unfolded!


Anonymous said...

that is a fabulous idea. I have to show this to my daughter who is currently collecting furniture for her new home and on a budget. So cool

Michele @ {Primp} said...

Love it! The combintion of the pallet with union jack is awesome. I just finished a union jack project too, I love them. If you have time I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party this week.

Sherrie said...

Such a creative idea! Thank you for sharing this!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...


Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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At The Picket Fence said...

Fantastic!! Love the Union Jack theme and you did such a great job on this piece. Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

awesome table. love it!!! would love to have you link it up at our Sister Sunday Link Party starting tonight.

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

awesome coffee table! love it.
cheryl xox.

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

What a great idea i love it. A very handle coffee table & practical too theres even a space for all my magazines. I have a give away to celebrate Finishing Touch Interiors 1st birthday id love you to pop on over

{nifty thrifty things} said...

That is such a fun idea and turned out fabulous!!
I would love it if you shared this at {nifty thrifty sunday}!
Hope to see you there!
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I love this! I keep eyeing pallets laying around, not sure if I should take one home - hubby would roll his eyes! I need to show him this!

Grandma Bonnie said...

That is one nice coffee table. New follower from the Show and Tell Saturday Hop. Hope you stop by for a visit. http://grandmabonniesweeclassroom.blogspot.com/

The DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous! Roxie is adorable too! Super rescue and great job! ;)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This looks amazing! Union Jacks always seem to so cool, no matter what the application. Love your repurposed table. Great job!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh.. this is simply gorgeous.. What a beautiful coffee table.. and such a stunning transformation.. wow!! I'm following you now!! and am hoping you'll come join the party at mine *smiles*.. http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com

Some time ago.. I made a little seating out of two pallets.. and left over paint.. Do have a look.. http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com/2010/01/paint-leftover.html

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Very cool! I'm working on a pallet project myself right now! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Donene said...

This turned out great! Love the old wood!

greenbean said...

love this!...best pallet project i've seen!...

CarrieCae said...

Love it! My husband threw away a pallet I had been saving. Grrrr.


michele said...

love love love this! and so loving the image you included of the chalked up pallet--i find it quite artful.

come visit anytime.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so very cool- love the rustic vibe!

Holy Craft said...

Such an amazing trash to treasure. I love it!


Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Love love love pallet projects! And I love how you made your unique with the Union Jack- awesome!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

This is the cooles thing I've ever seen made /w a pallet. Love all the ready-made cubbies to stick magazines etc.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love this! Great job and what a cute little pup you have :)

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

So freakin' awesome. This coffee table is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

Fishtail Cottage said...

I just love this table ~ what a fabulous piece you created! xoox

Meliss @ Shabby LOCO! said...

Seriously. R u joking?! This friggin' ROCKS! I tooolld you, You two were Awesome! Gosh it feels good to be RIGHT!! Muah!~Shabby Loco, Melissa

Rachel said...

I love this! I just wish I'd seen it last week - our local Borders was closing out and selling pallets for $2! What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow - too cool!!! You did a terrific job on your coffee table, well done!

Ela said...

This is a great idea. Most of all love how you design and painted it. Great job!

Tasha Anderson said...

All right girls, DYING over THIS!!!!! I am fascinated with pallets and see them lying around everywhere, but how do I actually get one??? Do I just steal it-do they belong to people or places-hahaha? Any professional advice?

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Wow! You girls are on to something! I love it:)

Marigene said...

Super cool!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love it! Great job painting the Union Jack and Roxie is so adorable. Thanks again for joining my party this week.

Coley said...

Love this! Such a great way to use a pallet!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Wow...I LOVE your new look! You've just grown so much...congrats! Thanks for linking this...I saw it featured someplace else today and was admiring it! :)

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful--great shade of blue. Love the pic of the drawing with your outlines on it. Amazing it started with a pallet! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Super cool, and very unique. Love it.

Anonymous said...

What a great find on the casters! I wish I could get so lucky!


Marie said...

LOVE this! I have a pallet sitting up the street from me that I'm going to grab! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share! I have an awsome giveaway going on right now! Would love to have you join in that too! http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/09/mixed-bag-designs-giveaway-with-3.html


AllieMakes! said...

Oh My Word! I must have this!! This is FANTASTIC! You should come link it up to my Making It With Allie link party! It opens Thursdays.
WOW! SO awesome!!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This turned out so cool! We've been needing a new coffee table and this gives me a few ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

You two are amazing...I love everything you do. Thanks for linking.

Object of Maya*ffection said...

What a great idea! LOVE the industrial union jack!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

It looks fantastic! Great idea! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party. I shared this on AGI's FB page.

Karena said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

art is beauty said...

This turned out so perfect! I love the rustic yet chic feel.
New follower.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love it, what a fun coffee table!

Jeannine said...

Very cool! Love the idea of the roadside find

Robyn Rasmussen said...

SO COOL! I am in love with this idea for a pallet. I found you from the eisy morgan linky party and am sure glad I did! I am your newest follower and happily pinning this too. :)
Robyn from Tips from the Heart

Mark Farrell said...

very cool and good idea


Laurie Jones said...

Seriously so cool, I love anything with the union jack flag on it but I don't know is it bad I thin Roxie is cuter?!! (: Seriously this project is awesome!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

This is amazing!! I have not liked the "union jack" look til now!!

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

Don't you just love pallets? I made a couple of pallet outdoor end tables last week.

Love your table!

Jacqueline said...

This a awesome! I love the pallet coffee table, thanks for sharing it!

Blue Velvet Chair said...

cute idea for a painted pallet table!

Lolly Jane said...

i want your dog! (:

LOVE this pallet re-do. you're awesome. was among our top clicked links..will feature it at tonight's party. thanks for linkin up with us!

XOXO, kelli & kristi

Jamie @ Day and Age Design said...

Love the concept...it looks amazing! And your dog is adorable!!! Thanks for linking up!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO cool. Great idea to add the casters! looks fabulous!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Your great project has been featured today! ;)
I hope to see more of your creativity at this week's party!
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

What a cute pallet face lift! Thank you so much for sharing your post at Savvy HomeMade Monday. I hope you will come back and party again!

Chef in Training said...

this is amazing! I am in love with it! You were featured today on my blog! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!

Fifi said...

this is awesome!! i ♥ it!

your newest follower!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

You did a really great job!! Such a cool thing to do with a pallet! Who woulda thunk? :) I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!

Katie said...

I love this pallet coffee table! Genius!

Rachel Sue said...

This is such a cute idea! I would love to feature it on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Your feature will go live Wed (10-5). Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

Emilee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love this idea and it looks so awesome!

New follower too!


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

The dog is too, too cute, and the table is fabulous!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

oh, man, do i love that dog....and the table is pretty cool too!

well done!!


Ann LeClercq said...

This is BRILLIANT! I made a flag this summer on the back of a composter made from pallets. Painted everything white, then wove exterior-grade ribbon in and out to make the blue field and red strips. Yours is even more amazing!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

Chase the Star said...

I LOVE this table! I can't believe you paid only $14 for the whole thing! Amazing job!

I wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm featuring it on Friday's Fabulous Furniture Finds today! If you have a minute please stop by and check it out!

Blessings! Barbara @ Chase the Star

LoLi said...

great table, I love England ... good inspirfation for me! thanks! I will follow your blog :)

Unknown said...

Was browsing on internet and saw this. Unfortunately not many people know that the blue pallet is the Property of Chep International. It is illegal to have this pallet in your possession even if it is on the side of the road. Just a heads up to all pallet lovers. There is a hefty fine should they find this in your possession. I used to work for CHEP international.

waterdamage restoration said...

I just love what you have done with the British flag, it looks like a cool "Brandish". And having those pallets in the living room makes your room looks better decorated. I simply looks amazing because this is simply very few have. Im very fan of DIY designs and decoration

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