Pallet scrabble letters

One of my favourite games has always been scrabble. Not because I am good at spelling… far from it! With our new baby, we have been looking at decorating a nursery and I have been thinking of fun ways to make it different. Having already made an oak chair and a pallet toy box forContinue reading “Pallet scrabble letters”

Raspberry raised beds and supports

You can’t beat raspberries, I find them tastier than strawberries. To provide the perfect growing conditions I used some reclaimed scaffolding boards to create a raised bed and some added heat. Rasps can grow high and scraggy, so some old fenceposts were screwed for height and some pallot boards and wire to brace. It’s doneContinue reading “Raspberry raised beds and supports”

Clay pipe plant pots and wine rack

Our front drive and garden were a bit bleak. Vast and soulless with sharp angles. Too costly and not practical for large changes, I really wanted to soften some of the edges, create a bit of height, depth and colour. Endless searching led me to some six sided clay pipes. Not sure what the wereContinue reading “Clay pipe plant pots and wine rack”

Pallet potting table

Apparently I’m a messy gardener. In defence, I think it is down to not having the correct configuration. With this in mind, every year plastic pots, compost and chaos ensued around potting time. This year it would be different. A couple of old pallets were bolted together. Some left over kitchen work-surface out to useContinue reading “Pallet potting table”

Bathroom

We had designed a pretty cool bathroom with lovely tiles and a big shower.  However, it was basically a white box and needed some touches to make it interesting.  There was a lot of upcycling involved. First to come was a nautical rope to surround the mirror.  Which went nicely with an antique ships wheelContinue reading “Bathroom”

Packing crate garden cushion storage

A problem that has taken longer to resolve— than it should of.  We have a swinging chair, I could not find a store large enough to take the cushions.  I was in oxford wood recycling and saw a packing crate for £25.  It was cool, and just fitted in our VW van.  Once home, itContinue reading “Packing crate garden cushion storage”

Reclaimed timber planters and wheelie bin store

Not unlike my toy box, this epic project started as a cleaning exercise.  It was a nice day and I was looking out on the carcass of some pallets the long planks removed for planters.  I really hate wheely bins, and our sizeable front drive was a horrible car park.  I really wanted some sleepersContinue reading “Reclaimed timber planters and wheelie bin store”

Reclaimed pallet cat and mouse toy box

At some point last year, I was sent to the shed, my work room, to tidy.  It had descended into chaos… again.  Normally, because I lack storage, and must work around stuff. It wasn’t long before I picked up some pallet off-cuts, got distracted, and made a box like structure with legs— but no topContinue reading “Reclaimed pallet cat and mouse toy box”