Good snowy afternoon! Today I’m sharing a project that I actually did a little while ago, but is one of my all-time favorites. If you’re like me, spending countless minutes, okay hours, pouring over those Pinterest photos of all those awesome projects that are being made from wood pallets, I just had to get in there and try one. I had been battling with my coffee table for a while any way, so this seemed like the project for me. I have a little experience with some light upholstery and I own a staple gun, so I was game. It actually turned out to be quite easy. The most difficult part was dealing with the cumbersome size of the pallet and working around having to flip it over and center it and such. I enlisted the help of my daughter who, on occasion, is game to help old mom out with a project or two.
So here are the before and after photos.
The total cost of the project was about $100 dollars. The most expensive part was the foam padding. I was surprised how expensive it was, so if you can find a good source for inexpensive foam, definitely go that route and you can save a lot of money. The pallet was free. I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby when their home décor fabric was on sale at 50% off so only spent about $12 for that. I purchased the legs at Home Depot for about $3 each. I also bought a package of quilt batting to smooth out the corners and that was about $10 for the size I needed. So as you can see, the foam was the biggest expense. If you know of a good source for cheap foam, please do share! I even got it on a 50% sale at Hancock Fabrics, but it must contain gold 🙂 I am thrilled with it and it has been the best addition to my living room in years. I have a couple of smaller pallets that I am going to try some more projects with soon as well, now that I got my feet wet. So stay tuned!