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Pallet Wood turned Center Piece

I was browsing Etsy a few weeks ago and came across a lovely wooden planter someone had made out of old barn wood.  Since then I had been itching to make my own.  Much to my surprise, one day I found a wooden pallet in the dumpster.  I asked Kevin to get it out for me which he so kindly did.  The wood was really rough and I also wondered how I would make the 45-degree corners with just our jigsaw.  Well… it was possible!

I turned this beast:

Into this beauty:

While I’m talking about projects: we bought 2 little used (and nearly broken) oak kids chairs.  I went to the hardware store and got me some screws, paint, stain and lacquer.  I reinforced the chairs with screws (plus I liked the added detail), then I sanded the chairs, painted them, sanded them, did a second coat of paint, sanded the edges down to soak up the stain, then I hammered screws onto the surface of the wood to give it a unique-antique look, then I rubbed stain all over them (only to realize it wasn’t the kind of stain I’m used to and that it gave it a much dirtier look.. but oh well), then I sanded AGAIN and I still need to put the lacquer on.  Nonetheless… here’s what they turned out to look like:

Yay for projects!
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  • Reply Bredsguard Fam

    So cute!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Tami

    Love the planter- it's so darling! I can't imagine how you cut a 45 degree angle with a jigsaw- it looks pretty darn good. When there's a will, there's a way, I guess- Miss Smarty! Cute chairs, I bet the boys will love having pint size furniture 🙂

    February 28, 2013 at 7:21 am
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