What if, your mind is just full of all incredible things you could do in your home but you are simply lacking funds to do so. Even though you could finance an expensive piece of furniture or even two for that matter, you need a bit more than that. Luckily, where there is a will there is always a way, and in order to solve this problem you could simply make your furniture with the help of wooden pallets. This and some similar eco-friendly solutions may help you solve this problem once and for all. Here are some ideas.
Make your own furniture
The best thing about making furniture from wooden pallets is that, apart from being quite inexpensive, it is also incredibly fun. Items like playing Lego for adults, only instead of miniature castle or pirate hideout, you end up with a great sofa for your living room. However, this is just a tip of an iceberg of all the incredible possibilities that these wooden pallets offer. You can also make your own coffee tables or even a nice DIY hammock for your yard. All you need to do is grasp the basic principle of wooden pallets construction and there will be nothing to stop you.
Did you ever dream of having a bar in your home? Most people (especially among the male populace) will answer affirmatively. The only thing that serves as an obstacle to this was the question of funds. A proper bar is often quite expensive, but now you can make your own bar with pallets. The process is actually quite easy, all you need is a proper schematic, enough pallets and adequate tools for the job. As a final touch, you could also add some pallet bar stools to the mix and in this way, completely equip your bar without breaking the theme.
Let there be light
Now, as for your light solution, there are also few ideas about how to make DIY pallet lamps out there. However, their aesthetics practicality depend solely on your carpentry skills. Also, seeing how this is an electric device you are dealing with, this is probably not an ideal thing for a laymen to dabble in. On the other hand, not everything in your home needs to be pallet made in order to fit in.
In fact, a bit of contrast might even make your home seem more complete. With this in mind, why not get yourself a designer lighting solution and combine it with your pallet furniture. This kind of out-of-the-box thinking is what can make your home truly unique. Also, in order to go a bit greener, you can always replace regular light bulbs with LED ones. In this way you will not only help the environment but in the long run, your budget as well.
One more idea for your DIY pallet undertaking is to construct various wall accessories. First, you can make a coat hanger with the use of a pallet. In fact, you don’t even need an entire pallet for it. Simply take a single plank and attach some hooks to it and there you have it, a perfect DIY coat hanger. In the same way, you can construct a key hanger, never have to deal with lost or misplaced keys again. Finally, for those with a bit more creativity, making various wall ornaments, which will serve no other purpose than aesthetic one, is also an option.
The best thing about this furniture is that it is completely eco-friendly. So, instead of giving in to the pointless consumerism that leads to further deforestation, you are utilizing already existent wooden pallets to make your own minimalistic furniture. A notion that is nearly impossible to top.
Melissa Stevens, the author of this article, is an eco-friendly DIY enthusiast,
vegetarian, pet owner and mother of a cute boy.
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