Thursday, March 22

DIY Garden Bench

Last summer my husband and I had stone blocks delivered to create an edge for our flowerbed in front of the house.  Once all of the stones were used up we were left with a couple of wooden pallets.  I just assumed that my husband was going to toss them in the trash.  I noticed the pallets leaning against the fence by the trash, however they were never put out on trash day.  Upon my inquiry, my husband said he was letting them “age” and he would find a use for them.  I took this to mean he was being lazy and would eventually drag them out on a future trash day.  Months quickly went by and the pallets continued to sit by the trash against the fence until we finally received a letter from our HOA notifying us that the pallets had to be moved within a week.  I guess my husband decided they had “aged” long enough and started to get to work.  Within a few hours he ripped them apart and I could see he was turning the recycled pallets into a garden bench.  The bench is approximately 18 inches high, 30 inches long, and 12 inches wide.  All together, my hubby turned 3 pallets into 3 benches after discarding the unusable pieces of wood.  

There is no telling what you can do with a little wood and some imagination...

 








After we finished this project, I came across this blog with more ideas on what to do with pallets!
Check it out!  My Lucky Lemon




Too much work...  Time for a Nap...
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Norman aka 
(Norm, Normie, Normie Cat, Turd)


Contessa aka
(Contessa Bear, Boo Bear, Boozie, Squirrel)

26 comments:

  1. What a fabulous way to re-use the pallets! The garden seats look lovely xx

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  2. Such a great post, looks like so much work!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  3. ahahha!:) seems very nice! the kittens are so cute!:) kisses deaR!

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  4. What a lovely look. I love your sense of style and the blog design.
    Follow me on bloglovin please and i do follow you back:)

    www.moldiva.com

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  5. I'm always finding things to do with pallets...but never have any pallets! ;) He did a great job on them!

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  6. The benches came out great! I love the nicknames for the cats. I have nicknames for my little dog too.

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  7. wow you did a great job :)

    sammie
    from
    fashionbarbecue.com

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  8. What a great idea and the benches look great! xoxo, morgan

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  9. what a great idea - I love those benches!!

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  10. Oh LOVE that style of bench. And CUTE kitties! xo

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  11. Lucky you who has a garden! Always dreamin about having a garden...
    Nice bench :-)

    http://theas-vintage.blogspot.com/

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  12. What a unique idea I love this! xo

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  13. Wow! What a great job! They look awesome!

    And the cats are so adorable!

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  14. You can sell them! they are great!x

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  15. He did a great job! Aw your kitties are so cute!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  16. precious kitties :) i love them!

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  17. Great blog and I'm your newest follower.
    If you like, follow me back. It would make me very happy ;)

    minnja.blogspot.com

    LOVE
    Minnja

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  18. Now that was an awesome project! I know you love those benches. They are fab. What a way to convert them! Your hubby is very talented. Your cats are too cute. Love the sleepy pic.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. these are so awesome!!! I think I will make my husband makes those for me :)

    love your blog and love your sleepy kitties. so cute!

    Megan
    megancamille.blogspot.com

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  20. After reading your post I said to my boyfriend that he has to start to create something with his hands!!!
    your husband creates really nice things!!!

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  21. This is such a great idea, Amanda! Thumbs up to your husband, he is really handy :) They would look amazing painted white

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  22. I love how cats sleep like that! and my cat, well he lives at my parents house, never had even gotten close to his cat bed. Like he hates it. But I guess when you can have the couch, why choose the bed on the floor, ha

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  23. absolutely love cats :)

    very nice blog, keep it up

    http://farfallanostalgico.blogspot.com/2012/03/tommy-ton-paris-street-style.html

    gabriella xx

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  24. pallets are so great for projects :)

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  25. Ooo I love pallets! The benches look soooo good! Go, Joe! Woo!

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  26. LOVE your pallet project! I am totally pinning that...so my husband and I can do that in the future.

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