This project is part of the Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge, and I was so glad that this month’s theme was anything goes. That’s right! We had free reign this month as long as we spent under $15 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Today I’m sharing this easy Pallet Wood Side Table I made for a whopping $3. Yes, you heard me right!
I have no clue what this was supposed to be originally, because when I found it at the thrift store there were beaded necklaces hanging from the top of it. All I knew was that for only $3, I could easily make it into something useful. When I took it out to my shed and spotted the pallet wood stacked up against the wall, a light bulb came on in my head and I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Let me show you how simple it was for me to make this pallet wood side table. All I had to do was add a top to this frame!I measured the top of the frame, added an inch and then used a miter saw to cut the boards the correct length. It only took 8 small boards to cover the top of the frame.After the pallet wood boards were cut, I sanded them smooth with my hand sander. I applied construction adhesive to the top of the frame, and then gently pressed the boards into place. Since this stuff doesn’t dry clear, I wiped away any excess adhesive so it wouldn’t show later. I placed some heavy items on top of it to weight it down while it dried and then I went inside to enjoy some air conditioning while I waited. Whew…..it was hot that day!I decided not to apply any stain or sealer to the pallet wood to keep its rustic look. I was planning on using this side table for decor purposes only, as a place to hold my plants, so it’s not getting much action. If I had been using it as a table beside my couch where it would be used more, I would have definitely put a clear coating on it to protect the wood.
That afternoon, I had a new pallet wood side table to add to my living room decor. I really like the combination of the white frame with a pallet wood top. It really makes the color of the wood pop!This little pallet wood side table fills in this corner space beside my entertainment center nicely. Now my plants can get plenty of sun from the nearby window, too! I love flowers and plants, so I have some new plants I’ll be adding to this table really soon. I’m just waiting for the weather to cool down so I can spend some time outside gardening and re-potting some plants. Believe it or not, 100 degree weather is hot even by this Southern girl’s standards!I love shopping at thrift stores. Where else could you get a $3 side table? Since I already had the wood and adhesive on hand, that’s all this new pallet wood side table cost me. That’s pretty awesome to me…and to my husband. So, how do you like this new addition to my living room?
I’ve had so much fun participating in the Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge. Did you miss my other challenge projects? Don’t worry, you can still catch up. Check them out today!