I have been seeing a lot of cute things done with old pallets. We had come across a few, and I wanted a box made for my countertop. I love the look of the old wood (see my cove insert here). I think a lot can be done with a little bit.
Luckily, I have a hubby who is good with building things. This was pretty simple. First, he just took off two whole wood pieces from this pallet.
We didn’t cut the edges, because once you do, you will have clean and bright wood, not the old weathered stuff. I have found some ways to weather wood — which I think I may do a blog post on in the future — in case you want a smaller box and need to cut the wood.
He cut the base out of particle board measured to the length of the pallet boards and the width is about 4 1/2 inches. He cut the edge pieces on about a 12 degree angle as I liked the angled look. You can do it straight, if you prefer. The edge pieces were measured according to the width of the base (about 4 1/2 inches) and then angled upward.
We chose to use particle board in the base as that is smoother wood and would be less likely to scuff up any tables or countertops. He nailed the pallet boards to the particle board base. We placed the end boards inside the two long pallet boards so the cut wood edge could not be seen, and nailed them together.
I added some floral foam, some burlap bunnies and flowers from the Dollar store and covered the foam with floral moss and greenery.
I love this box because I can change out the decorations for the seasons. Don’t those bunnies look cute?!
Again, I have to thank my hubby. He did the work on this one for me. Who knew an old, free pallet could be so cute?! The only problem is…now I want some smaller ones!!
Reuse and Recycle!!!