Thursday, May 26, 2016

1 Pallet=2 Stools

I know for those of you who know me and my blog, that you know that I love a good pallet, ya know?
pallet wood, salvaged, reclaimed wood, stool, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
I haven't done as much with pallets since my book (BUY IT HERE!) came out.  Not that I fell out of love with pallets, I was just up to eyeballs in pallet parts and with moving and all that entails, I ignored pallets for awhile.  But, I had the pallet itch the other day so we picked up 6 nice pallets over the weekend and I have been happily building this week.

From one pallet I made two cute stools.
pallet wood, stools, salvaged wood, chippy paint, weathered wood, Minwax stain, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
I made each one differently.
stool, pallet wood, reclaimed wood, paint technique, minwax stain, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
The bottom one was made using the pallet 2"x 4" for legs.  See a similar tutorial HERE!
pallet wood, stool, DIY, build it, weathered paint, stain, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
I painted it tan, yellow, a little green, and red.  When the red was almost dry I used a small piece of pallet to scrape the red paint and reveal the other colors.
Pallet stool, salvaged wood, free wood, chippy paint, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
I made the top stool to look more like a vintage stool that was made in a barn somewhere.  I used the jigsaw to notch out the sides for the cross wood piece.
Pallet wood, stools, farmhouse, vintage, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
  I painted it bright green and teal and then sanded it heavily.
pallets, stools, chippy paint, farmhouse, cottage, country, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
I used dark walnut stain on each stool.  
pallet stools, chippy paint, cottage, farmhouse, pallet wood, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/1-pallet2-stools.html
I am going to make one more stool and then take the trio to my booth to sell. Thank you FREE pallet wood, I have missed you!

8 comments:

  1. they look so cute together :) wonderful work on layering the colors.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I have so much fun building little things like this. Quick and always a chance to play with paint.

      Delete
  2. I love them. I love making stools too. You've given me the itch...again!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Deb, they are fun to build, aren't they?

      Delete
  3. Becky, soooooo cool. Love the set!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Christine, I am not sure what I will build to complete the trio.

      Delete
  4. I love them, Becky! I wish I had your skill.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!