Monday, April 4, 2011

Pallet Table

You might really need to use your best rustic,
rose-colored glasses for this one... 
but stay with me a minute...
This was creative vision at it's best... 



It started out with what I found by the side of the road...
half of a dirty, old, wooden pallet!
(what a find!)



And... a heavy metal table base...


Hmmm.....What to make? 
I got to work cutting...
and yes, this was as messy as it looked!


I cut 3 pieces of the pallet wood to the same length.
I had to remove the old rusty nails 
which was not an easy job!


 I screwed and nailed the three pieces 
to a 2x4 that was on the pallet.
Now I'd like to say voila, like it was a cinch...
But actually it took several hours of
dirty, dusty, back-breaking yanking and nail tugging. 
And it was now about midnight... 
And wait! I'm not finished with this....



 My husband was really hoping
I didn't make this to put inside the house.... 
I could see that look on his face... 
 he gets a lot of those looks...
....but I kept working on it....

I added an old window and a piece of some
old piece of furniture with finials, it had a lot
of character and made a very cool addition... 


I added hooks for hanging on both sides of the window.


And this rusty thing was just begging to be a candle holder!



A last minute change to the top...


About this time my mother stopped by and reminded 
me of a crazy old junk man that used to live in our town when I was a kid. He made all kinds of art with junk 
and displayed it in his front yard.
I'm not sure why my mother thought she 
needed to tell me this story right now...


Maybe she was trying to tell me something...??



Anyway, I like it!
(I just won't put it out in the front yard...)

Susan

Linking
Funky Junk Interiors

71 comments:

  1. What a great find and what a great idea. Love it!!

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  2. It makes a wonderful garden table.

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  3. Great Job! I keep telling my hubby I want to make a pallet coffee table...he thinks I'm crazy.

    -Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}

    www.mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

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  4. OH I LOVE it!!! I want to find cool stuff to, but don't know if I could ever match your creativity, what a wonderful mind you
    have!!!

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  5. So Cool!!!! OOOOhhh, I love the window Idea!!!! I have 2 of those laying around. This makes me want go to out to my garage and build something!!!! Your mom is too funny!

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  6. Wow fabulous find and you made it awesome!
    Cheers! Sommer

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  7. Would you come live next door to me? lol I love the table!

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  8. Love the table and the creativity you have. You have things displayed on it beautifully. Geat job.

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  9. I absolutely love it! I have no idea why your mother would choose this time to make that comment - no idea!! Where is everyone finding these old windows? I'm going to have to join the scavengers during out city neighborhood cleanup! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Terrific find! I love this wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

    FABBY

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  11. You are so creative and determined...lol...Looks cool.

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  12. I have been looking for a unique potting table for my back yard, and you have totally inspired me to make my own! I love your "visions"! Such a creative genius, you are!

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  13. Absolutely fab! I love the details like the candle holder...new follower...come on by my little place.

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  14. Oh my goodness, what a transformation! You're quite handy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following....I'm following you now! :)

    Kelly

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  15. It's fabulous! What a great vision you had!

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  16. Fabulous! I love it and would display it in the entry way to my house! Call me a crazy junk lady I guess! I am dying to do a pallet project. They are always free on craigslist...someday! visiting from between naps on the porch

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  17. When I saw your table I signed right up to follow you! You did an outstanding job! My post today is on a salvage yard. You've inspired me to go back for more! And don't you just love the comments our mom's make? Too funny! Great job. Can't wait to read more.
    ~Lynn

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  18. Love the table! What a wonderful creation.
    ~Heidi

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  19. so very cool! love it! xoxo, Tracie

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  20. Just gorgeous! What a fabulous project, you are sooo handy!

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  21. I think you did a great job! This would look great anywhere...

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  22. hahaaahhhaaa...this is the cutest thing, everrr.
    I love it to pieces. You are a talented and creative gal and I am hooking up to follow you.
    I am olden and LUV all the young ideas. Come by to see me sometime..:)

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  23. OOO, and meant to say I am having a giveaway of a darling, frenchy, english, danish ENAMEL HOUSE SIGN that would look great somewhere around your place....:)))

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  24. that is sooo cool! i love the combination of the metal with the rustic wood.

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  25. Awesome! This turned out great! I love how you hung the candle holders. Very creative indeed!

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  26. i love this, love love love this. thank for sharing this at my party!

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  27. Your mom and your husband may not get you, but we do. Salvage on!
    Laura
    http://lauranell.com

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  28. You did a great job on this. You have amazing vision.

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  29. Very creative! I love the hanging lantern. I have three pallets sitting out back waiting to be broken, cut and made into something beautiful. (I hope).

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  30. I've been drooling over this since I saw it on Junk Market Style. I love it and guess we have much in common because I show my husband your blog post and said; "I like this one too"
    We are in the process of building a garden work table for me, so I'm gathering great ideas!

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  31. Wow Susan, you really have vision! I would never have been able to see the future outcome. You are incredible - great job! Looks so good in your backyard!

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  32. Great job! It looks terrific.

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  33. This is over the top amazing! For the love of pete you're wonderful!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and HOme
    (I'm featuring next week on All Things Inspired!)

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  34. You are so clever and creative! I love it! It is nice to see what great stuff you can come up with by just following your vision for a piece and allowing yourself the freedom to embellish with what you have hanging around!

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  35. This would be perfect in my garden!! Wonderful creative vision!

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  36. This is SO awesome! I just found an awesome hook up for free wooden pallets! I snagged two and am making one into a headboard, but a table might be in the future for #2. The window and hooks really make the piece for me!

    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  37. What a great find. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

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  38. I think it's great...and after all that hard work you should definitely put it out front where everyone can see it :) Laurel

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  39. That's awesome! It looks like you bought it from some swanky catalog. It's a great trash to treasure piece!

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  40. This table is fabulous! So funky and cool. :)

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  41. Very well done! I love your style!

    Visiting from Debbiedoo's party and am now following. I hope you'll come visit my new blog too.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  42. So cool! Right down to the simple candle holder. I love your junk transformations! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  43. Love it Love it! Found you on Miss Mustard Seed's Friday furniture feature! Fantastic finds and creation!!!

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  44. Wow! I wish I could visualise like you!

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  45. I couldn't find the post about the Boost my Blog Friday Blog Hop, so I am leaving my note here....

    BLOG HOPping around - I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

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  46. i think this is brilliant...love your vision and how all the elements just came together...would love for you to share this on my fridays unfolded @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/04/fridays-unfolded-13.html

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  47. Great idea and a wonderful job! I have a barn full of pallets that I see I'm going to need to start creating with. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love it, so creative and fun! Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  49. I loooooove it! I found an old pallet laying at the side of the road last weekend.... I haven't managed to wrestle it out of my backseat yet. Everytime I go to get in my car, I smile at my amazing find. My wheels have been spinning as to what to do with it...now I just need an old table and I am set! Awesome job!

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  50. Aweseome! I think it would be cute even in your front yard. Have a great weekend.

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  51. oh, i am in LoVe with this...its gorgeous!

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  52. Love this idea! You've inspired mt to try it...last thing we made with old pallets was a bridge so I think I can handle something "small" like this:-) I like the hangers you added for candles. Great post!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  53. what a terrific idea! I love it.

    I found your pretty blog thru Friday Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense. I did a post, too, and would love for you to come visit me!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  54. No rose colored glasses needed....that is gorgeous and AMAZING!

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  55. Looks wondeful! Removing the nails is very difficult in the old ones, I just made a console/sofa table out of pallet wood and old kitchen legs myself, I'd love for you to link this up at my link party...also you can see my pallet table...its a few post under. Thanks!

    Simply Creations Link Party

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  56. Very very cool! Perfect for your yard, and tell Mom we really like it ;)

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  57. That is a very cool table! And I laughed through your entire post! I like the way you think. :) (and create!!)

    Donna

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  58. I love your potting bench! it's really nice!
    Thanks for sharing @ Catch as Catch Can!
    gail

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  59. Are you on your way to becoming the crazy old lady who collects and makes things out of junk? lol! Who cares???!!!! I LOVE YOUR GARDEN TABLE!!!! People like you who can look at bits and pieces like that and envision something are true artists! Great job!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  60. This table is beyond wonderful!! Your creativity is awesome! Thanks for sharing this at my blog bash K.I.S.S. also. :)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  61. Hi, im ur latest follower, and so glad ive happened upon ur blog. I love these kinds of projects, though til the present time my syle isnt so rustic, i think im crossing over to the other side some, lol. I really enjoy seeing these type projects and find them so inspirational. Oh, and i know that look ur talking about from the hubs, ive seen it one too many times, lol......Im grabbing ur button and putting u in my sidebar, so i can keep my eye on ur inspirational posts, i wouldnt wanna miss a thing.............Bonnie

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  62. that came out awesome! I was hanging onto a pallet for a while and couldn't figure out a project for it. The hubs finally made me get rid of it. Your project looks terrific and makes me wish I'd fought harder to keep it!

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  63. That is just terrific! I love it! I'm so glad you shared it at Anything Related!

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  64. I love this!! I'll be featuring it tomorrow :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  65. Oh.. what a fab idea!! I totally love it!! Surely makes a gorgeous outdoor table!! Hope you have a fabulous week ahead!

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  66. I LOVE IT. IT'S SO MUCH LIKE THE ONE AT POTTERY BARN THAT I'VE BEEN ADMIRING FOREVER!!! VERY CREATIVE...

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  67. i featured you this week at my party!!! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-12.html

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  68. wow just gorgeous~! What a great project!

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  69. I noticed your comment on the Pallet post over at The Stories from A to Z. Love your pallet creation!!
    Kelly Lamb on FB
    Lambitious Creations on FB

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  70. This is really fabulous! I have a new addiction to picking up pallets and crates in the alley behind my work. I managed to use some for my chicken coop! I think I will try a fabulous garden bench like this next! Thanks for your inspiration : )

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  71. You're such a hard worker! 'Till Midnight? I'm impressed! And you have a new follower! Such a beautiful piece of Art you created!

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