Not too long ago, I posted about my discovery and new found love for pallets. Pallets can be found several places for free, then repurposed for beautiful, new lives! I was warned about the chemicals that they used to treat them. I talked to my husband. We looked it up. We're ok with them. There is a bit of controversy out there, so we all have to figure out where we stand before we do this ourselves. (Find good pallet posts here and here.)
It wasn't long until I got my hands on a pallet and got to work. I made two wall bookshelves-each a different size. One went into Fern's room, which is almost complete, and one is TBD. It's painted white. It's cute. But most of all, it was free. Holla!
We also used some leftover scraps to make this coatrack. I've been needing a little rack by the door for a while now, but just haven't made it happen. On our way to the car to go to Home Depot, I mentioned to John the scraps that were leftover from the shelves. As seen, they worked pretty well.
John calls it Charlie Brown's coat rack, but I think it's just perfect. A couple hooks. A little shelf. Botta-bing, botta-boom. Free solutions to a few decorating needs.