Last week I sent Mary the following photos via picture message:
While on the road, I came across this pair of antique industrial wooden pallets in a warehouse that I learned were headed for greener pastures. After a couple quick inquiries, they were mine so long as I would haul them away. Can you believe they might not have been rescued?
She pretty much freaked out in excitement after getting the pics, and I knew I had done well.
The real kicker came when I got home and did a little hunting around to find similar antique pallets — my jaw dropped when I came across this set of 4 similar pallets for —wait for it— a whopping $3400:
...and that pretty price tag is reduced from $6000! Not a bad little find at all If I don't say so myself.
We're now just making plans for getting them over to the house to start cleaning them up and getting to work. Right now, we're thinking mostly about a coffee table for our family room, but who knows where we'll end up — oh the possibilities.
Re-purposing pallets seems to be such a popular decor trend right now— we found so many inspiration photos around the web from other people who have transformed antique pallets just like these into new functional pieces of furniture:
I guess you could say we are a little excited. Have you re-purposed pallets into anything new or seen any great DIY projects we should know about?