While you’re in the midst of purging and re-organizing, don’t underestimate the power of repurposing. Case in point: the lowly wooden shipping pallet. They’re easy to overlook leaning against dumpsters and tossed in ditches, but wooden pallets also have built-in rustic charm with a nod to industrial functionality. With a bit of TLC, they can be transformed into fresh furniture pieces or smart freecycled storage.
A bit of sanding, four casters, a glass top and a coat of stain or paint turn these pallets into large coffee tables with built-in shelves for storing books, magazines and remotes.
For apartment dwellers who want a balcony garden without tons of hanging baskets or heavy pots, line a pallet with landscape fabric to keep soil inside – then plant to your heart’s content.
Mud Room Shelf for shoes via thriftydecorchic
Rustic Book Shelf via thriftydecorchic