Enter re-use for pallets. We sourced pallets as mentioned in a previous blog from a number of sources for free. Well using a few left over from making the deck we created an art desk, shoe rack and bookcase.
We also had a left over piece from the kitchen cabinets that was the perfect top for the art desk. We simply cut a pallet in half and added the cabinet top and a bracer piece or board cut from another pallet. Voila - and he loves it and we didn't pay $250 for him to paint all over it!
Next our book case didn't move well so we were in need of another book case, yes we could just go buy one but what is the fun in that! Lol We just simply flipped a pallet over, added three boards cut from other pallets for the 'shelves' and painted it with left over paint from our house painting...so it even matches our room.
We downsized our house and well that meant that we don't have a big closet to throw our shoes in at the entry-way. Short on space a pallet cut in half and put up against the wall (painted with left over paint) does perfect for vertical storage!
I'm sure there are more pallet ideas coming i.e dog house, shed, etc.....as long as they are free and plentiful!