DIY Friday: Summer-time Garden Furniture Using Wooden Palettes

There are so many summer DIY projects using wooden pallets, here are some that really stood out to us!

Another mans trash is another mans treasure! Wooden palettes have long been considered trash until the palette DIY CRAZE started. From swinging garden benches, picnic tables, full patio furniture sets, and even using them to build your own deck, palettes are not only in-style but also super affordable. We searched the web to find some irresistible pallet DIY projects:

DIY Palette Patio Furniture Set


This palette patio set is an ingenious way to repurpose junk into something new again! Who knew pallets could look SO good? Aniko from Place of My Taste blog used her creative DIY thumb to turn old palettes into upscale garden and patio furniture. Take a look at the whole tutorial, step-by-step right here.

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Instant Palette L Section


If you are looking for an instant DIY project, this one is perfect as there really isn’t any steps involved. All the materials you need is wooden palettes, the standard 48 x 40 pallets size. Simply stack your palettes in an L shape to create a L section sofa. Then, pile on your cushions and get comfy!

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Pottery Barn Coffee Table Knock-off


This beautifully crafted coffee table is made out of – you guessed it wooden palettes! Who would guess that you can make something otherwise considered to be garbage and scrap wood into something so expensive looking. This project will really help you save hundreds of dollars at Pottery Barn. For the full tutorial on this amazing transformation, visit Pallet Furniture Projects blog.

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Get Ready For Your Summer Renovation – Here Are Some Things You Should Know

Looking to renovate your home this summer? Here are some expert tips from the pros, and a few things we learned ourselves along the way…

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With the warm weather quickly approaching, summertime makes it the perfect time to do a home renovation. From redoing your basement, kitchen, bathroom or nixing the mold situation on your walls, to even building additions to expand your property, summer season is the perfect time to start. Here are some tips we learned from residential renovation contractors and from our own experiences:

Remodeling Beautiful Residences

Some homeowners are unhappy with their outdated living spaces. If your kitchen or bathroom is a blast from decades’ past, then it may be time to infuse something fresh and new into the space. Many residential renovation contractors specialize in remodeling these rooms to bring homeowners a brand-new area to dine, lounge, or sleep.

Just think of what you and your family could do with a remodeled basement, play area, or kitchen. Perhaps you could finally have more breathing room, or you could have the floor space to install those new appliances!

Additions of All Sizes

With children, pets, and new lifestyles comes the need for expanding your home. Let’s say that you are totally satisfied with your home’s location, and you’ve really settled down for the long run. You may still be feeling the squeeze as you try to grow your family while maintaining the original size of your house.

This is where residential renovation contractors can be a huge help. They can come on in, look around, analyze the surroundings, and determine the best way to construct home additions that will beautify your home while enhancing the space. Leave it to the experts and you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Finally, maybe you and your family are quite content with the way your house looks right now. The only problem is that mold and mildew tend to creep up the basement walls or on the bathroom ceiling. There is nothing wrong with having certified and experienced contractors come on in and get rid of those pesky and potentially harmful substances for good.

When you call in an expert, you don’t have to be concerned about damaging your home or exposing yourself to chemicals. Caring about your beloved home sometimes means just having routine maintenance checks and upkeep.

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Energizing Colors to Decorate with this Sizzling Summer!

Can you believe it’s almost summer? We are seeing so many sizzling hues to decorate with this season, so we’ve put together a list of our top four favorite colors!

Say goodbye to making your room pop with colorful accessories, wallpaper art, and florals – this season all eyes will be on your walls. There are so many juicy, daring new wall colors that are taking the design world by storm and we just can’t wait to decorate with them! Don’t be afraid of taking the plunge this summer and having a little fun with a out-there colors that are deep, bold, and oh-so-chic. We managed to narrow down just four, but very dramatic colors we are going to try out this season:

Rubine Red


One thing is for sure – every home MUST have a red room! Not just any red, make sure to get a hold of Pantone’s “Rubine Red”. This majestic red is anything but common and makes the absolute perfect red wall color. Red is a very powerful color that can be a big challenge to decorate especially if your are using it on your walls. We say, don’t play it safe by matching your red walls with white floors, furniture, and accessories. This look is demode and looks too beachy. Instead soften up your red walls with creamy off-white carpeting, wooden furniture, and then make a splash with a deep blue-green sofa.

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Sea Green / Emerald


Emerald green was actually Pantone’s color of the year for 2013, but this year we are seeing it again in more of a sea-green hue. I don’t have much to say about this color, just that I am absolutely obsessed with it! (Malachite Green is also a similar hue we blogged about here) Sea green walls make a fantastic design collaboration when paired with crisp white furniture, geometric wall-art, and animal prints such as zebra cushions or even a hide rug.

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Soft African Violet


This is a great color to use for the bedroom. Soft African Violet is an impressive, and sumptuous color to decorate with. Think of a plush violet carpet, silky violet curtains, and a rich velvet upholstered headboard with silver studs. This color is airy, so easy to decorate with, and makes a space feel refreshed and relaxing. To add to your violet vibe, add a fresh bundle of lavender or burn some calming oils like the ones from Essential Oils Natural Living.

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Honey Gold


The best color that adds warmth, positive energy, and light into a room is gold – the color of the sun. Honey Gold to be exact is a beautiful wall color that elevates a room and makes a magical design statement without too much effort. Just watch when the sun shines through how wonderfully it casts captivating rays throughout your whole space. Pure bliss!

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