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Monday, October 17, 2011

Pallet Cabinet

If you've been reading my blog for awhile or follow me on Pinterest, then you know I have a huge obsession appreciation for pallets and the many possibilities they offer for projects. My husband recently found an endless supply of free pallets for me and has been bringing them home weekly. We are slowly working on our kitchen redo and my husband built me a cabinet last week to hold my Kitchenaid mixer and food processor and microwave. Here are the pictures of his process so you can build one too if you love it as much as I do! :)

Here is the basic frame of the cabinet


Back view of the frame

Another back view



I lightly dry brushed the cabinet with standard white paint and sanded it a little with some steel wool.




I love all the storage!!
Here's how he constructed the doors
Here's what the area looked like before with a baker's rack
 
I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

76 comments:

  1. Nice job! I really like the final look with the whitewash on it.

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  2. I love it! Such a great job~
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for up to $100 in mdf craft goodies @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/mr-woody-giveaway-win-up-to-100-in.html

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  3. Get out of here! You and your husband could so sell those! LOVE IT!

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  4. Looks awesome! I'm jealous, gonna have to be on the search for free pallets now!

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  5. What a great cabinet!! Lucky you to have a resident carpenter.

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  6. Wow! That is fantastic, I love it! I totally would have featured you on my last post if I had only found your sooner! Theroosterandthehen.com

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  7. so genius.

    found you and your lovely blog via BBC and would love to have you visit and have a great giveaway at the moment!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    warmly.

    michele

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  8. I am so impressed! Now I am embarrassed that my pallets always turn into firewood!

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  9. love it---and what a guy you have picked!

    amy

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  10. Hi Melissa, what a great job you did on the cabinet. I have found and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit more often. Please come and visit me. I would love to have you. Hugs, Chris

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  11. really love it! How exactly did you sweet talk your husband into doing that? haha! I'd love it if you shared this over at Trash to Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner, and any other former "trash" projects you may have done! :) http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-2.html

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  12. Wow, wow, wow!! Love the cute cabinet and love it even more since it was free!

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  13. love this idea. Super cute. I found you through Crayon Freckles btw.

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  14. You did great with this. Love how it turned out!

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  15. Found you on Not just a Housewife. I really love this! I've been wanting my husband to built a sort of buffet for our entry way and I think this would be perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. looks fantastic! What a great use for an old pallet!

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  17. I featured you on my FB page - thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday!

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  18. Hi Melissa! I found your blog via J&M's Eye Candy and think we may just be decorating soul mates...lol! I am a lover of anything shabby antique too! This is such a beautiful piece...you did a great job :) This morning I posted an antique jewelry holder I made...you should come check it out! Following you now on band your blog :)

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  19. Wow I love it ! Great job. I hope you'll stop by sometime www.bargainfun.net

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  20. GENIUS!!! seriously genius! i am so impressed!

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  21. A slap of white and you turned it lovely!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  22. I'm always so amazed at the builders of the world. You did a fab job. xo

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  23. This is just lovely!!!! I love the color choice. I am now following your adorable blog!!!!

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  24. Love this. Going to have to get more serious about hunting down some pallets!

    Dana @ craftedniche.wordpress.com

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  25. I love the whole beachy feel of your cabinet! :) Great repurposing.

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  26. What a fabulous little cabinet! Love that you made it with pallets. You're a genius. :)

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. Following you now :)

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  27. I am so showing my husband this great post...he comes across them all the time! Love your blog, I am a new follower!

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  28. Ooohh! What a good idea! I love your blog! Just started following you... Love meeting other God- loving Moms who share a love for shabby things too! :)

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  29. Build it, girl! Your a luckie-duckie to have an endless supply of pallets! I'm working on a pallet project now, but It's a slllloooowww-go. Gotta get out to that garage and fire up the saw!

    Yur pallet loving sista, Gwen

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  30. Now that is awesome!! How did you not get a million splinters working with that rough wood??

    Fabulous job!

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  31. I love this and I love Pallets! I have a whole board devoted to them on Pinterest and I just added your project :)

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  32. Love it..How creative and awesome..I would totally love for you to share and link this to my Pin'Inspirational creative Thursday party happening today pweeease..Link ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html .Officially following ya with smiles..Wishing ya a lovely day :))

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  33. Very creative..I love it..I would love for you to share at my "Anything Goes Link Party" http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/10/anything-goes-link-party.html

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  34. Oh, you and me both!

    I have awarded you the "Versatile Blogger" award! Here is the link:

    http://www.turnstylevogue.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-lafavorites.html

    Please pass it on.

    Shari
    turnstylevogue.com

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  35. Melissa, it's awesome!! Besides the beauty of it, what a great way to hide all those gadgets we have to have around! I so need one like that! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  36. I am impressed...cute little cabinet with lots of storage space!

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  37. That is some terrific pallet construction! Love the finish too!

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  38. What a great idea!! I have been looking for something like this to use pallet wood for thanks for sharing! I am you newest follower found you on At the Picket Fence. Have a great weekend Sue

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  39. Your husband did an awesome job! What a creative use for pallets.

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  40. Melissa, what a marvelous job you did on the cabinet. I have found and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit more often. Hope you will share more ideas with us.

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  41. I keep getting pallets that wont come apart! This turned out really great, Maybe one day I can get the things apart and start creating along with you!

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  42. btw- I shared this one FB http://www.facebook.com/pages/Momma-Hen/123880607653210

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  43. love the pallet cabinet! found you from gina's...

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  44. Completely cool! Thanks for linking to Farmhouse Friday!

    Xoxo

    LaurieAnna

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  45. I am in love with this. My hubby is building our kitchen cabinents I will have to show him this. Thanks for linking up and sharing;)

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  46. This cabinet is fabulous!! I live this idea. I'm asking hubby to bring me some pallets.

    Ruth

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  47. AMAZING! Hubby is one talented man. I love it.

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  48. I am featuring you tomorrow during sticker time!
    Make sure you stop by to button-up! I hope to see you there!

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  49. woow.....A great job I think :)
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  50. Your cabinet turned out great. What a wonderful ese of pallets! Thank you for being part of TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

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  51. What a fabulous cabinet! So much personality. :)

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  52. That is cool! I showed it to James Bond and he asked me to send him the link to this post so he can make one!

    Stopped by from Amanda's.

    BTW, doing a week of giveaways on my blog. Stop over and enter.

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  53. What an adorable cabinet! Thanks for linking up this week! I wanted to let you know I am featuring this today!

    http://www.thegunnysack.com/2011/10/what-in-gunny-sack-features_22.html

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  54. LOVE it!! I need me some pallets asap!! Featuring you and your awesome redo on our blog tomorrow :) Feel free to grab a featured button and get you brag on :)

    Thanks again so much for visiting our blog J&M's Eye Candy Hope you come back and visit us again :)

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  55. I featured this post today on my blog! Come check it out! ;D

    Www.betweenuandme.com

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  56. You are awesome1 I featured you today, come grab a button.

    Kim @ Too Much Time

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/10/good-morning-sunshine_24.html

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  57. wow I am so impressed. That is a lot of hard work and it looks absolutely amazing. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to our party Show and Share. Make sure to come back this week and link up your latest projects. We would love to see them.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  58. Love, love, love it! I have wanted to do something like this for so long and always found it too intimidating. You've inspired me and I featured you on my Thursday party this week!

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  59. I love a good pallet project- yours is so darling!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  60. just a note
    to let you know
    that i'm featuring your lovely cabinet
    on this week's
    fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  61. What a smart idea! It turned out beautiful!!! It completely transforms the space! Thanks so much for sharing at Homemaker in Heels! :)

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  62. This is fabulous! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  63. Looks fantastic, well done! I'm going to attempt something similar for a relatives house. Effective, useful and cheap!

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  64. Sort of makes me wonder why anyone uses new wood for anything when the results from pallet wood are so unique.

    ~Bliss~

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  67. Hi,
    Found your lovely pallet creation on Pinterest. About how many pallets do you need to build one?
    Thanks,
    Paula

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  68. I love this! What a great job! Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your finished project? I'm trying to find something that would fit into a particular space and was in need of some ideas.

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