upcycling ideas {20 perfect pallet projects}

You know, I’ve never really been much of a magazine girl.  I don’t subscribe to any, they were just never my go to for inspiration. But let me tell you … that is a changin’.  I find myself engrossed in any kind of magazine these days just looking at the pictures and gleaning inspiration for our soon to be house renovation / remodel projects.

And it’s no secret that I’m a fan of upcycling ideas and pallet projects.  And I’m finding myself drawn to all things pallet wood, or reclaimed wood, or barn wood.  The pictures just pop right out of the magazine and are just drooling with character and depth.  Pallet projects seem like such a great way to create a unique focal point in any room.

Here are 20 of my favorite pallet projects I’ve seen around lately.
20 perfect pallet projects


DIY Wood Headboard from Thrifty and Chic

Pallet Farm Table Desk from Funky Junk Interiors

Pallet Headboard from Lovely Crafty Home

Our own Pallet Bed

Pallet Sofa by The Ironstone Nest
 Stenciled Pallet Coffee Table from Inspire me Heather

Pallet Potting Bench from Better Homes & Gardens
Cart Style Coffee Table from Addicted 2 Decorating

DIY Table top with pallet slats by us.  :)
diy table

Accent Walls

Pallet Wall from Shades of Light

Pallet Wall from Just a Girl

Pallet Wall from Bower Power Blog

 Pallet Wall from East Coast Creative Blog

Pallet Ceiling by Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees

Art and Accessories

Pallet Shark Art by Sand and Sisal

Our Pallet Crate
pallet crateOr this easy little DIY Trough
DIY Reclaimed Wood Octagon Mirror by View Along the Way

Our very own Pallet Word Art


And a more rustic Pallet Word Art project that was one of our very first on this here blog.
What do you think?  What pallet projects should we tackle in our, errr, the new house?  She’s still not ours, closing date is set for March 21st.  Until then you can find me not-so-patiently waiting with a lap full of magazines in hand. :)

And if this whole house business is news to you, get caught up by checking out how we decided whether to rent or buy, a few first shots of our the total fixer upper and how I may have panicked about the whole thing.


  1. Nancy Carr says

    Karah, great ideas for pallet wood. Of course i love your Caribbean rooftop bed if I would only sleep in it in my dreams, and the coffee table with the wheels is something that would be very useful. Blessings.

  2. Cyndi says

    I am using pallet boards for my flooring. So far I have finished the bathroom and the hallway. I am slowing gathering enough boards for my living room and kitchen. Thanks for some more ideas!!

  3. Maria Price says

    So, where can a gal get some pallets on the cheap? Everyone but me seems to have them lying around!

    • says

      I know right, I do tend to see them all around, but I think that’s because I’m always on the look out. I would try the loading area of your local home improvement store, or any store that would receive large shipments of items … maybe even the grocery store. Good luck!!

  4. Marlene flavin says

    I’ve seen the potting table pallet project and have wanted to make it. Question….are you able to find pallets that are being given away or do you purchase. I always thought that they were reused. I love the headboard. Thanks for the ideas.

  5. Tania Semaan says

    I did the outdoor table, it is fun to make furniture out of a pallet ,love it. Thanks for share the ideas.


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