Home-Made RepurPoshed Pallet Coffee Table

Repurpose / Refurbish

Inspired by last week’s post “Extremely Palatable Pallets“, HomeJelly contributor, Bridget Johnson took on this DIY challenge and ended up making her own version of a posh pallet table inside her own garage. Armed with a hammer, electric hand sander, paint, and a can of wood wax (she uses Briwax), the result is this wonderfully hand-made coffee table full of character and “Yeah-I-did-it-myself!”satisfaction.

Step 1: I found these pallets from behind stores where they are often in trash bins. Other places you can find pallets are at box stores, grocery stores, and/or warehouse clubs. Note: I always ask if this is okay if someone is around, which we also recommend when “dumpster diving” for skids.

Step 2: Next I extracted the nails to separate the boards. A light sanding took off the rough edges to prepare it for the artfully placed paint.

Step 3: Using the original frame of the pallet, I re-constructed the table by hammering each loose board back into place using the nails I had just pulled out.

Step 4:  I then screwed in short table legs into the underneath corners of the pallet frame.

Step 5: I made sure to paint only select boards and lightly on the legs, then slightly sanded these areas to create an aged and fun “industrial” look.

Step 6: The waxing finished off the wood in a way that brought out the natural grain color and left it very smooth and nice to the touch. Tip: If any of the board pieces have old printing, leave them exposed as a way to show-off its original purpose and history.

Have you made any fantastically “repurPoshed” projects! If so, go ahead and send photos to: [email protected]. We’d love to show them off!!!

All photos courtesy of Bridget Johnson.

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Written By Bridget Johnson

Bridget is a personal organizer and veteran DIYer/home decorator. She is a regular HomeJelly contributor who makes over flea market and curbside finds into unique decor pieces and inspires us to simplify our spaces with design flair. She lives in South Orange County with her fantastic cook of a husband and talented two kids.