August 20, 2013

A Custom (Free!) Coffee Table

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I love the idea of re-purposing old pallets found and discarded outside of restaurants, shipment centers or office buildings. From beds to sofas (and more ideas here!), they offer a wide range of possibilities while providing plenty of character from any space. (There’s just something so very comfortable and “lived in” about a rustic piece, and you truly can’t get more rustic than a recycled wood pallet, right?) Yet by far, one of my favorite pallet transformations is this smart, functional coffee table from Ellinors Hus.

By stacking wood pallets on top of one another, you can achieve a perfectly customized height – a smart solution for those with lower sofas or high ceilings. Even better? The slats offer hidden storage for stashing magazines, cords and everything else that winds up thrown on the sofa after a long day. Pretty genius use, right? For bonus points, add inexpensive casters at the bottom and let your coffee table stand in as an impromptu work surface throughout your home.

Three cheers for reducing, reusing and recycling!

Image Credit: Ellinors Hus via L. Alexandra

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