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Friday, September 30, 2011

Another free wood pallet project!

Gotta love these upcycling of wood pallets!
 Donna if you are reading this, PLEASE tell me how to remove these boards without them splitting!
I had my cute, muscular hubby do it for me, and even he found it difficult.
 He used a crow bar and all?
I have things and ideas swirling for just a few of these and I can't create nothing with the splitting.
Managed to tear apart one here...

All these pallets were free of course.  
Lowes hardware is very kind and generous when giving them, they even help you put them in the car.

So here is my litttle lonely guy...what did I have in mind?

Color and stenciling of course...

This is the year we moved to the Carolinas in this house.

Just had to establish that and nail it to a tree!

If I can get a few more removed I would love to make more and nail them around with different sayings...
Thanks for popping over, and as always your sweet comments.
You girls just know how to make a gals day more than a tad  brighter!


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Blogger Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Cool sign, Debbie! Can't help you with the splitting dilemma... haven't worked with pallets before. My friend's dad used to own a pallet company, but that was before they were all the rage :) Good luck!

September 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

Debbie, what a cute, cute idea!! I would never think of that.

September 29, 2011 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Hubby tore one apart last night to make me something, and swore that he would cut them off the next time, lol. He keeps a stack of pallets at his shop.

September 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I leave those things for other people to craft with because they are too difficult to deal with. Love that you wanted to show your history in your home with yours though!

September 29, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

I've tried several times to tear those things apart and I have the same problem. They won't budge!
I love your sign on the tree. It brings the 'homey' outside!

September 29, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Debbie! You can check out some of our tips here:, one of which is to cut the board out, instead of pulling it out. If you don't need the entire length, then it works great! Nice use of the wood. Very, very cute! XOXO Laura

September 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Debbie, your gonna have enough wood from those pallets to build an Ark!
Love all the fun crafts and such that your making from them.

September 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, cute signs and great idea. Look at you putting that poor man to work again. That's okay we like looking at his muscles.

September 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

Haha... oh my... I'm so busted. :)

I get my pallet wood with it already dismantled!

Just banging it off or prying it apart is the only way. Or sawing short of the nails. If banging, place another piece of wood where you hit it so that gets the impact, not the pallet wood.

Google the topic... there's guys out there dismantling pallets on Youtube of all things! :)


September 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Soooo cute Debbie! You're so creative. I would've probably spent a ton on Etsy to get the same or less for you did for free:) And free's a good thing.

The Carolina's definitely are beautiful, a nice place to raise kids too. My brother and his wife left So Cal years ago and have never looked back!!!

September 29, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very nice Debbie, not only did you recycle but you created art throughout your yard.

September 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Vittle me this... said...

what a great project! If I had a tree I would use your idea!

Have any ideas on how to spruce up an ugly fire escape?!?! lol

September 29, 2011 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Really cute idea, Debbie! Hope you can figure out how to get them apart without them splitting. xo Diana

September 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hey - there is a whole video on YouTube about taking pallets apart. My husband has been taking them apart like crazy after watching the video.

September 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it.....great idea and love the choice of color you used. Like your hubby's guns too!

September 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Another neat pallet idea! You can't beat free and the ideas are endless.


September 29, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, thats a creative twist, My husband said to center punch the nail head then drill the heads of the nails might work,, or if you have a nail puller.The wood is really dryed out thats probably why they split.A nail puller is around twenty bucks.Looks good Debbie, I would bring my nail puller over but over is a couple of thousand miles away.

September 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Restore and Renew said...

Ian cut a couple wedges for me. I drop the wedge into the pallet and hammer on it until the board pops off.

September 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie that is sooo cute, the board with the writing is cute too LOL!!


September 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Cute idea! I love that it marks when you first arrived in Carolina. Thanks for sharing.

September 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great sign, Debbie!


September 29, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Another great project Debbie! I love that you used a pallet!

September 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like I need to head up to Lowes and get me a couple of these!!!


September 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Cute idea! Once every blogger in America starts asking Lowe's for their pallets, they'll start charging for them! Maybe you can get a cut?

September 29, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Cute sign, Debbie! I have to catch up on all of your project this week as I am out of the loop due to being out of town 4 days.

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

September 29, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Bring Pretty Back said...

Debbie -great job on the sign!
What a nice hubby! And cute too!
I have no idea about the splitting... hmmm.
I am sure someone will have a perfect solution though!
Have a pretty day!

September 29, 2011 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Another clever idea for the pallets. I sure enjoy watching you work!

September 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

What a cool idea! I've never heard of using pallets for projects. I like that they're free even more!

September 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

These are pretty neat signs, Debbie. You always come out with great ideas...Christine

September 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Neat idea Debbie! Our Lowes is not being very generous with their pallets anymore. They want to charge for them now :(

Have a wonderful day,

September 30, 2011 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a great idea Debbie. I love it. I wish I would have thought of something like that. I just had pellets for my pellet stove delivered and they asked me if I wanted the pallets they came on and I said NO. I'll make sure I take them next time.

September 30, 2011 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cool and what a great idea Deb! Martina

September 30, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

What a great idea for upcycling!! The sign looks the colors!

September 30, 2011 at 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that....the last pallet project we did(Mrneverlazy)had to drill the nails out with the drill.The little table turned out good.I don't know what they use to put these pallets together,but they sure make 'em so you have to bust a gut to take 'em apart,I'm glad there free!!

September 30, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How cool is that!! I might even be able to do that..
My hubby isn't as helpful as yours so I have to do it all by myself. So I choose easy things. Thanks for the inspiration!
Enjoy your weekend~SueBee

September 30, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger linda said...

what a cute idea i can just see signs all over the wood s now .great supprizes for your visiters:)

September 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Cute! Anxious to see what you'll think of next to make with that wood!

September 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Katherines Corner said...

Nicely done!Sending big hugs and sincere wishes for a weekend filled with joy, Katherine

September 30, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Looks good Debbie. Sounds like you have a little "Burma Shave" thing going on here.
I am wondering how many remember "Burma Shave".
Go ask your Mama!
Love ya girl, Ginger

September 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger bj said...

Holy do have the cutest ideas of anyone, Debbie Doo. This is just precious.
And, thank you for telling us where we might get some pallets. I am just dying to try making a potting beach out of some. Of course, I have NOT A CLUE how to do it but...I KNOW it would be so cute.
Hugs, bj

October 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger gail@My Repurposed Life said...

cute sign! I love the color.
catching you this week,

October 4, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Honey says: If you use a SAWS ALL...WITH A METAL CUTTING BLADE... you can saw right thru the nails.

I've seem him do it...I guess it just depends on the project you want the boards for.

Like the signage... !

October 6, 2011 at 10:34 PM  

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