Jun 6, 2013

Making An Outdoor Table From A Pallet

If you read my $45 Back Patio Makeover post that was a part of the Summer Spruce-Up Series, then you saw the awesome table I made out of a wood pallet. And I say awesome, not only because it looks gorgeous, but because the $12 I payed for paint was the only money I had to fork out to create it!

And today, I'm showing you how it all went down!

So, read on to see how I went.....

This is the full of potential piece I started off with. In this photo I had already sanded the crap out of it! I should have taken a "before" picture but I, once again, got way ahead of myself! I seriously need to work on that!


For the legs, I used a 2 X 4 board that my hubby had laying around.


I sawed four 18 inch pieces for the legs. I didn't want the table to bee to low.


Then I drilled 3 holes where the screws would be inserted later.



My awesome hubby drilled the screws in by marking where the screws would go on the table and pre-drilling the holes there as well. This just made everything so much easier when it came to actually drilling the screws in!


After all four legs were screwed in, this is what we had to work with. Looking good!


As I was painting, I decided to add some detail to the corners of the table by adding pieces of the same board we used for the legs, cut in 3 X 3's.
I simply attached them with some nail glue..fast and easy!
And it definitely added a lot more interest!


Once the nail glue was all dried, I finished painting the rest of the table a fun red (I just got the cheap outdoor paint in True Red from Walmart since this table will be put into storage during the winter months.)

Now, look at my little red beauty!


And check it out with all her accessories on!



You can check out more pictures here.

Pretty cool, huh?

So if you have a random pallet laying around or know somewhere that has them available, you can create a fun piece of outdoor furniture for next to nothing! And this project in particular was so easy and fast to make!

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25 comments:

anastasia anezinis said...

great result!Well done!
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Lena said...

Your pallet table is so much fun! And I love the color you chose. Do you need to seal this outdoor paint?

Sarah Simpson said...

I love these turn a blah pallet into an amazing piece of furniture projects! Great tutorial!
Sarah @ Domestically-Made.com

Mary | LemonGroveBlog said...

Love this!! What a fun idea!

Jenna LaFevor said...

This looks great! I love the red! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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Jamie {Better With Age} said...

You did this yourself, Selene? Amazing girl! It's awesome!
Jamie @ Better With Age

Shannon {Cozy Country Living} said...

Beautiful! I love the red. So creative and perfect for the summer:)

Emily Glover said...

I love this! I came over from the My Girlish Whims link party. Pinning it!

Emily

Style Sisters said...

Great tutorial ...this turned out fabulous! Adorable and fun! Come link up to my centerpiece Wednesday linky party! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/06/4th-of-july-decorations-and-centerpiece.html
Karin

Therena Taylor said...

Ok, seriously this is awesome! I use pallets all the time but never thought of this! I love it! And I love the red!! I'm your newest follower!!!

Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

sew sweet vintage said...

Your table turned out great! Love the red. Pinning:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/summer-chalk-boards.html

Linda Bouffard said...

Gorgeous. I would love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party also. It's the perfect project for a weekend, don't you think? My daughter loves working with palettes. I'm going to pin this also. Linda

http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/06/what-to-do-weekends-26.html

Lizzi's Creations said...

I want to make this so bad! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the red.

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

Wonderful project and that red is definitely a very fun color. Thank you for sharing. New follower, found you on The Weekend re-Treat linky party.

Bridgit's Bell said...

Very cool!

srpprcrftr said...

What a wonderful and awesome table for a patio or deck. Great job and love the color, it's sure one of my favorites. I love your picture, you look so pleasant and happy, you have a wonderful smile. I can imagine your little one being adorable. Hope you have a wonderful July 4th.

Theresa said...

Hi Selene, I am featuring your diy tomorrow!! Thanks for linking up! xo Theresa @ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again this week! & Happy 4th of July!!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

So so cute Selene!! I really love it! Plus it is a simple and quick project!

My name is Rita said...

gorgeous table. Thank you so much for linking up to my linky party. Hope to see more from you next time.

Miranda @ Someday Crafts said...

This is beautiful! I love the simplicity of it! We'll be featuring this at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

Felie Hempfling said...

I've been wanting to turn a nice pallet into a table to enjoy for our deck, for quite sometime now. But the biggest problem holding me back is not having a trunk large enough to hold a pallet. First world problems! One day!

Laura @ Everyday Confetti said...

LOVE this! Can I ask what those cute black planter like things are that are sitting behind the table? Thanks!

Laura

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Laura!
They're actually the frame to our Gazebo we purchased from Target some time back :)

melissa mancia said...

Love this! So simple and cute!