Do you love recycling? Or creating awesome home projects?
I had a go at making a pallet outdoor couch and table over the New Year period and let me tell you, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be that's for sure.
I'm really happy with how it turned out in the end, however I don't think I would make another one. At least not the way I did it. As a helpful hint, don't use fence paint with a brush....this process seemed like it was never going to end. Who knew that pallets had a never ending series of sides to them! Spray paint would have been a much faster way to go.
I love the idea of recycling discarded items and turning them into something useful or decorative around home. This couch was my first of hopefully many more projects. The project itself wasn't too costly. You can pick up pallets from most big stores if you ask. The most costly items were the pillows, which could of been made cheaper by waiting for sales or finding other means to also recycle and create pillows (Unfortunately I was hosting a work BBQ and had time constraints to get the project finished on time)
The table was an added part as we had a number of left over pallets and thought it would be a handy extra. We used two pallets for the table top to make it more sturdy. As the pallets are stacked on top of each other, this also created shelves under the table. Great for putting your books and magazines to rest while you sit back, relax and have a sip of a refreshing beverage.
I found Pinterest has a huge amount of recycling projects for around home. So many that I'd need to retire now if I was ever to try them all. And so does Auckland Libraries - with lots of creative books, click here to see some of these if you are interested in getting some inspiration.
So, my question to all you blog readers is - Have you created any recycled projects? If so please share them in the comments. I love being inspired by all of your creativity.
And yes - that's my cat in the photo showing her appreciation of having some comfy outdoor seating... Meow, purr purr.