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LizzyEU
« on: August 11, 2012 05:42:15 AM »

Hello,

I've been lurking and reading for a while, tons of great ideas over here, ladies and gentlemen! I might've "borrowed" an idea or two and done my own take on those project in the past few months. I finally bit the bullet and registered, so I've decided to post some of my stuff.







(the last one: only the stool; the table is a hacked Ikea with a tea box inserted  Grin )

Essentially, I got a ton of pallet wood that I didn't know what to do with. Some of it was fine after sanding, some of it needed filling so also needed painting. By the way, the gray paint is also recycled - it was originally a half a can of pumpkin coloured paint left over from a renovation in 2010, so I added oil paint (for painting paintings on canvas) to it from a tube - a bit of black and a bit of blue - and it made gray.

I'll also admit to not ever having built furniture or frankly anything out of wood before, so it was a bit of a discovery. I broke an electric drill in the process...  Undecided To be fair, it probably would've died soon anyway, it was old.

Most of those things didn't turn out perfectly, but hey, you've gotta start to learn somewhere right?

I've still got some wood left... Hmmm, now what'll be the next project?  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012 08:47:47 AM »

I like! I think my favorite is the little table.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012 02:18:32 PM »

Welcome aboard Smiley
You made some great stuff, it's so fun to give new life to things.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012 09:34:23 AM »

Congrats on learning to make your own furniture, and especially using reclaimed wood and paint.  I think all of your projects look great.  Keep on trucking, I think you're doing great so far.  Nancy
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012 06:44:56 PM »

Those are cute!

Hmmm, maybe make a coffee table?  That would look kinda neat with the pallets.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012 10:31:20 AM »

Those are cute!

Hmmm, maybe make a coffee table?  That would look kinda neat with the pallets.

Got one from 1 euro worth of materials from the Ikea as-is corner (which, by the way, will be the subject of my next post as soon as I've got everything assembled and painted properly).  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012 07:21:43 PM »

Your projects are awesome, my house could use some DIY furniture and organizational solutions. I may follow your example!
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012 01:06:00 PM »

I really like the little bathroom shelf, what a great use for free pallet wood!
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012 05:35:36 PM »

I really love the little table and the bathroom shelf, but all they're all great projects! So inspiring.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2012 09:52:53 PM »

i love the little table!
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012 03:16:55 PM »

Thanks everyone!

edit: as by SiFi Mom's tip, I made a separate thread.
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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012 07:11:22 AM »

I like your little cloth covered table, you'd never know that it hid your vacuum.  By the way, you should post these new projects separately next time, it's easier to spot them.  I almost didn't see them, as I had already read your first post and only came back to look for new comments. I'm betting most people don't bother to look a second time.
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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012 08:32:30 PM »

wow amazing stuff!!!! i love the first table too, that is gorgeous, i would buy that if i saw it :-)
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012 11:07:31 AM »

Thanks, TwistMySister, and thanks for the tip, SiFi Mom. I have made a separate thread now.  Smiley



Also: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418232.0
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