My love affair with pallets began with the creativity of my son-in-law Travis in the design of their new apartment. He designed pallet walls and ceilings and even a vent-a-hood. I was hooked when the first boards went on the wall and ceiling!
Pallets are made out of various hardwoods creating a multi colored look.
|Travis carefully selected the boards to create this design.|
Working with pallets requires quite an effort. It is no small task to cut the pallet boards off the frame...or so my hubby claims:)
The pallets are quite dirty as you can imagine so we scrubbed them down with Dawn and gave them a good rinse. Annabelle was the boss..."Grammie, you scrub and I'll do the bubbles!" It doesn't take long for the pallets to dry in the sun.
Do not cut the pallets of the frame until you are ready to use them, they warp if left lying around for days.
After seeing Travis's pallet designs I simply had to find a pallet project for Nellie's Cottage. When we took down the wall between the kitchen and scrapbook store Michael framed the opening with pallets.
I love it!
The whole cottage feels more roomy without sacrificing the cozy!
I am looking around to see what else I can cover with pallets:)