How to Make a Shelf from a Pallet

How to make a shelf from pallet wood. 



This lovely, aged, pallet is on it's way to the trash...

"BUT WAIT!" 

"Just one more project with it before you throw it out!!!"

So I cut a piece off the top, then I painted it with white wash.


I saw something similar on a blog once and came to find out it was my new friend Holly's over at Down To Earth Style


She has an awesome blog with a beautiful house that you just have to see to believe!


I dressed mine up with a little rusty jewelry.




And now I'll probably use it as a centerpiece on my outdoor table.





Or on my big old farm table.



Or maybe as a rack to hold those large bowls and platters
that never seem to fit anyplace else.




I'm sure I will think of something! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. I love it as a plate rack, Susan! Ooooh, what about holding some hydrangeas in a top of the cabinet display.

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  2. Oh wow! I love it!!! So cool that it can be used so many different ways.

    Dee

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  3. Love this idea! I love anything that uses old wood! Great as a centerpiece!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Becky

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  4. Love the "jewelry" you added...and LOVE it as a plate rack, so fun :) Laurel

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  5. Love it! Looks amazing :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  6. Love it! Looks amazing :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  7. Holly has one of my favorite decorating styles, love her and her blog, and you're right up there with her my dear!

    ~Bliss~

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  8. I think I really like it holding those large bowels and plates! I would love for you to share this at my new linky party @ http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/05/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party.html
    I always love your projects!!!! Hope to see you there!

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  9. Good rescue! Love the fact that this has so many possible uses and the addition of the rusty hardware gives it such character.

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