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...


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


  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 @
    I always love your projects!!!! Hope to see you there!

  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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