Ok, so those aren't exactly made from wood pallets but I can imagine making something
similar from discarded wood pallets. Can't you?
This post is entitled Good Intentions because I'm full of them.
But you know what they say about the road to ruin.
So for awhile now I've been collecting images of pallet furniture for the time
when I'd run upon some perfectly good pallets...along the side of the road....
throw them in my car....and be on my way to making one of these great outdoor loungers.
These are almost elegant, painted aqua and with the addition of a canopy of twigs and cloth.
Rustic, yet Romantic
Just cover them up with a bedspread and they rival any sofa.
So basic in their construction. Seems little or no work.
Major detail here is the big cushions.
This one has help from a little pipe which creates side arms. I bet there is a back too.
How long till Pottery Barn starts manufacturing these and charging a lot of money for them?
I've been thinking, all I need are a few pallets and I'll create one of these outdoor seating masterpieces.
So one night as I drive by the furniture store that is close to my house...I notice two BIG
nice clean pallets. The first few times I go by them...I assume someone will take them in or pick them up.
But no...they sat there for at least a week...by then I decide they must be meant for me.
I stop my Hyundai Santa Fe and get ready to put them in the back.
I'm doing this at like 2:00 am.
I pull over...I open the back door and step to the pallets...I give them a heave and they do not budge.
I try again...nothing. I'm not the strongest person...but I can usually manage to move what I need to move.
But these pallets weren't moving at all and it was then when I realized why they'd been sitting there so long.
They were big and they were super heavy.
So I got back in my Santa Fe and drove off defeated.
But I'm still on the lookout for some nice clean small pallets to make into an outdoor lounger.
Stuff this week.....
Both Sally and Harvey had to go to the vet this week.
Harvey for a teeth cleaning and Sally because she poked her eye on something...
possibly Franklin's tooth or toenail when he was wrestling with her.
Anyway...her eye was all swollen shut and hurt.
She had an ulcer on her cornea.
She'll be ok but I'll be doctoring it three times a day for at least a week.
I have had several people write and ask the status of my potting bench that I was
going to make out of a hutch I bought off Craigslist.
When my Mom saw this piece of furniture she decided she needed it for her breakfast room.
So I gave it to her. I've since been on the look out for another for me and might have found one.
If I go get it today...I'll let you know.
I actually think the size of the new one will be better.
My friend that's been in the hospital, sick is doing better.
She had to have one of her legs amputated because of diabetes.
It was shocking how quickly a situation got out of control.
She is now in rehab on the up side of recovery.
I know one day she'll be back walking but it's been very very difficult for her
as you can imagine.
I hope you are having a great weekend!
I hope to be off on a Craigslist adventure.
I'll let you know if I get what I'm after.