Pile of pallets- snapped by me in Nova Scotia
I just finished another project on my to do list and thought I would share the fruits of my labour! No I didn't have any more children! It involves a wooden pallet, sandpaper, lots of elbow grease and some wheels. Are you intrigued? Well for a long time now I have been admiring all the amazing DIY projects out there using wooden delivery pallets and wanted my very own pallet coffee table. Some of you may think I'm crazy, some of you may appreciate the cool factor! Either way here goes. . . . .
Sand any rough spots- in this case the whole thing! Pallets are very rough wood. I also checked for loose pieces, nails sticking out etc..
A new book made it's way onto by bookshelf this week and I love it. I saw it a while ago and finally sucummed to it's charm. It's part of a series of fun books by Jane Field- Lewis an author from Britain. "My Cool Shed" showcases great small spaces. If you ever wanted your own retreat away from it all, somewhere to be creative, unwind and re-juvenate then take inspiration from this "cool" book and carve out your own personal space.
This "cool" book has other "family" members just as "cool". Next time you are in your neighbourhood bookstore try and find them.
Well it's Friday and I just finished a new DIY project. A while back I saw a great old chair that had been painted and the seat had been reupholstered with a burlap coffee sack. It really caught my eye while visiting a favourite spot of mine Tin Barn Market and I thought add that to my project list! When I got home I found lots of other examples of coffee sack DIY on Pinterest and the creative wheels started turning. Take a look at all these cool examples. . . .
I had a chair that I found hiding away in my mother-in-laws basement that had an interesting shape but was a bit banged up. I decided I could use it for the coffee sack DIY. Once I made the decision I had to find some bags to start the project. I went to visit a local free trade coffee shop called Equator to ask if they had any sacks to donate to the DIY cause. They put some out every week but for a while other people beat me to it but eventually I grabbed a few. Then I was ready to begin. . . .
1. Took the chair apart.