Pallet Wood Repurposed Three Times

This is a project that has been repurposed 
not once but three times. 

Repurposed pallet wood into an American Flag
This project began life many years ago as a wooden three legged saw horse. 

Not in need of a saw horse, let alone a three legged one, I cut it up and created a pallet. 

repurposing a saw horse into a pallet sign

I loved the chippy paint on the wood so I left it alone and created a sign using the original patina of the saw horse. 

You can read about this pallet sign {here}.

All you need is love pallet sign

After a while I grew tired of this look so when I needed wood to create a flag for the Fourth of July I repurposed this piece. 

You can read about the flag DIY {here}.

Pallet wood American flag

Time went on and this pallet flag was left outside all winter... oops. 

repurposed American Flag pallet wood into a storage box

So when I was looking for wood for another project I repurposed this saw horse wood one more time. If you look closely you can see the lettering under the chippy flag colors. 

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I pulled apart the pallet and sealed the chippy wood with Miss Mustard Seed's Tough Coat sealer. This keeps the chips from chipping any more. 

I used the chippy wood to make a box with a thin wooden base. 

Chippy American flag box

Planter box made with a repurposed American Flag project

The box was perfect as my third project, it turned out to be just the right size to hold the newly stenciled signs I made from an old wine crate. 

Hand stenciled signs made from a wine box

distressed and rustic signs created from wine box wood

You can read all about these hand stenciled signs {here}

So sometimes when one project doesn't work out, that doesn't mean you can't repurpose it one more time!

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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.


  1. Love this! The box is my favorite!

  2. Really love how you repurposed a repurpose... twice! :)

    I'd like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party which starts tomorrow morning at 6am PST. When you link up, I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group, which at this writing has 222,000+ members. I hope to see you there! :)


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