Sustainable Style: Pallet Projects

via ReadyMade

Yesterday I got my first issue of ReadyMade magazine, which has been on my "need to subscribe to" list for some time. Their philosophy is to write about "people who make things and the culture of making," and  they want to help their readers "tap into the innovator inside all of us."

Needless to say it tapped a lot of innovation in me, because with each turn of the page I was "oohing" and "aahing" at all the projects there for the making. This made the hubs quite nervous and he jokingly said I couldn't ready that magazine anymore. Ha, ha, ha...

The idea that stood out to me the most was in the feature on Edmund Griffin and Lizet Alvarez, who transformed a small home in desert region of Joshua Tree National Park into a amazingly beautiful weekend getaway locale. Griffin is quite handy in woodworking and I positively swooned over the adirondack chairs he made from discarded wooden pallets (pictured above).

This got me wondering what other brilliance has come to fruition from something you see piled behind buildings every day... and what I found could light up Los Angeles. Check it out...

Benches & planter box by sunkissed_05 via iVillage Garden Web

Dish rack by Katrin Arens via Remodelista

Pallet bed by Under the Sycamore blog

Pallet shelves via Ana-White.com

Wooden pallet dining table via ReadyMade

Pallet pot rack via A Greenpoint Kitchen

Pallet coffee table via Tatertots and Jello (source not named)

Which one would you want for your home? I'll take them all!


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