While in Virginia visiting our DD and SIL, we worked on a couple of projects – an island made out of pallets and a rocking chair painted with homemade chalky paint. This is a tutorial on the DIY Deck Island.
DIY Deck Island
Since pallets come in all different sizes, we won't give you exact measurements, since it would do you no good anyway. BUT, I am giving you detailed pictures and will try to answer any questions you may have – just leave them in a comment.
The middle section didn't match up.
I had the idea to add a middle and bottom shelf, so in order to add that, the center and bottom pallet pieces needed to be level. DH and Taylor pried off the inside support and added new supports. My DH leveled up the bottom supports.
As you can see we worked past sunset – family projects are so fun!
Ceramic tile was perfect and inexpensive.
Taylor added glue and placed the tile.
We couldn't find quarter round that was slim enough, so we used simple square wood pieces.
No, those aren't my hands.
I'll never look at a pallet the same. It does take vision, but if you can see past what a piece is and see how it COULD be, then you can have something useful and pleasing to the eye.
All I can say is…
Get a Vision!
This pallet deck island was made in a weekend without plans or specific directions. Between the four of us, we figured it out and added and subtracted as we went along to come up with a one of a kind deck island. What have you dreamed up that you want to build?
Have you ever worked with pallets? If you have, leave me a comment and tell me about it.
If you are interested in using chalk type paint download my 4 Homemade Chalky Paint Recipes – compared and described with instructions PDF and then make it yourself and save $$.
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Have a great DIY day!
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