Category Archives: To Do

Pallet Repurpose

Every day I see pallets on the side of the road waiting to go to the dump.  There are so many pallet repurposing projects out there, I am going to have to stop and pick up the next one I see!  Here are some ideas and links to their DIY instructions…

Dining Table: http://www.readymade.com/projects/recycled_wood_dining_table

Plate Rack: http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/7581-pallet-plate-rack

Sofa: http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/9721-pallet-sofa

Compost Bin: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/how-to/how-to-make-a-shipping-pallet-compost-bin-090728

Picture Mount: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/creative-reuse/another-use-for-wooden-pallets-add-interest-to-your-wall-space-113027

Potting Bench: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/reader-project/pallet-potting-benches-reader-project-121039

Daybed: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/look/look-a-shipping-pallet-daybed-094520

Shoe Rack: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/creative-reuse/no-assembly-required-shoe-racking-creative-reuse-113748

Planter: http://www.instructables.com/id/Planter-from-pallets-no-nail-pull-method/


DIY Canopy Bed

This cute canopy is from Countryliving.com (here is the actual link  DIY Canopy Bed.)

STEP 1: Unscrew a plastic 10-inch embroidery hoop ($2.99;joann.com) so that it opens; discard the inner ring. 

STEP 2: Slide two 44-inch-wide rod-pocket curtain panels onto the hoop and screw it back together. Or sew your own curtains, as we did, from awning fabric ($30 per yard; sunbrella.com for stores). Either way, the panels should be at least 96 inches long. 

STEP 3: Take two 24-inch lengths of half-inch-wide ribbon and tie one end of each (with a double knot) onto the hoop at the gaps between the curtains. 

STEP 4: Tie the ribbons’ loose ends together in a bow. 

STEP 5: Screw a pot-rack hook ($5.99; potracksgalore.com) into your ceiling. 

STEP 6: Slip the center of the bow over the hook to hang.

 


Entertainment Center to Kid Kitchen Conversion

This is super cute!  It is now on my “To Do List!”