Friday, July 22, 2011

DIY: Pallet Shelves

This was my inspiration for an empty wall space in our bedroom...

I won't take you through the whole tutorial on here, but you can find a basic one that I followed loosely here.

what I started with (thank you husband for grabbing the pallet!)

Too much time and too much sweat and soreness later, I discovered we had one of these ---->>>>

Made my life, and this project so much easier!

about half way through

The only significant difference b/t the way I did my shelves and the
tutorial I linked to is that I didn't nail the bottom of the shelves into place.
It was just going to be too much. Instead, I measured the bottom pieces
of wood (from the leftover pallet) to exactly match the width of the
opening. Then I used wood glue and a hot glue gun to set in place!

I'd say we're satisfied with the final product!


Allison said...

this was a fantastic idea Molly! these look great! I might have to borrow this one sometime soon...

marisa said...

i saw these on pinterest.. super cool molly!! i wish i had your handy skills :)

Kb_Mal said...

These look great, Molly! I'm so impressed!

Savvy in the City

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

What a fantastic idea! I'm obsessed with repurposed pallet projects right now. Going to pin this!

Doné said...

I love your shelves. So nice to put photo frames on it instead of hanging them up.
I've featured your shelves in my Recycling of Pallets Post