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Pallet Wood Boxes & A Vote!

*Updated Pallet Boxes*
Since I made these original pallet boxes, I dressed them up a bit with some lettering (the knobs were not a huge hit).  Here's a peek:

To see how I did the lettering, click HERE.


Original Post:

It rained all day yesterday, so I decided to pull out some of my pallet wood and build something.  Since I'm a beginner, I started with something simple, a box.
Styled with some hydrangeas, mason jars, and candles, it makes the perfect centerpiece.

Here's a little "How-To:
After cutting the pieces with my jigsaw and nailing them together, I had a box that measured about 19" long.
White paint was dry-brushed on:
When that dried, walnut stained was rubbed over the entire box.
A palm sander was used to smooth the box a bit (pallet wood is really rough).  I still kept the box rough, but I didn't want anyone getting splinters.  It looks like old barn wood now, don't you think?

Next came the 'styling'.  You saw the first one at the beginning of the post.  Here are a few more ideas:



I also thought these boxes could be used for gift giving.
  
Embellishments are the next step and I'm already thinking about some graphics, but, I had some wooden drawer knobs that I thought might work.  

Here's the voting part:  Knobs or no knobs.  The hubs didn't like it and I'm not sure.  I used glue dots to attach them temporarily - just in case it's a unanimous NO!

Knobs (there's one on each end)
or no knobs?

Let me know in the comments, won't you?

Have a wonderful week and be sure to stop back to see the results!




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Comments

  1. I like it with the knobs!! What a great post - thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NWs DIY party!

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    1. Thanks for your input, The jury is still out on this one. Always happy to join your party!

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  2. I like it both with and without the knobs... maybe you'll have to build another!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks, Tania! Actually, I have 3 made, so I have options. So glad you stopped by!

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  3. I love old boxes they are so charming. I love your idea of how to use them as well thanks for sharing
    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Angie,
      I will visit soon!
      Ann

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  4. Great project. The knob addition makes it easier to lift. My husband made me one, but it has feet and trim. They can do so many different things with it.

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    1. Thank you, Linda.
      I was thinking about putting feet on one of them!
      So glad you stopped by.
      Ann

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  5. Two peas in a pod. I can't sit still on rainy days either. I like your box, it looks perfect on your table!

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    1. I guess we are, Christine! I'll sit for awhile to read a book, but that's about it.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Ann

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  6. I think the knobs add charm, and I love all the ways you can use this little drawer. Thank you for stopping by this week!
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Karren.
      Since I made a few, I could have them on one of them!
      Ann

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  7. Make some more boxes and have some of each! It's such a cute project!

    ~Trisha

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    1. That just might be the solution, Trisha.
      Thanks for visiting!
      Ann

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  8. I've made boxes too! They are so versatile... so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing at DI & DI :)

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    1. Thank you, Lori.
      I keep thinking of more ideas!
      Stay tuned...
      Ann

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  9. Love this look! Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW

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    1. Thank you, Donna.
      Stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  10. It's super beautiful indeed. Love the final touch and thanks for sharing it with #OMHGWW :).Cheers from NYC..

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  11. Thank you so much, Indah.
    So glad you stopped by - come back again soon!
    Ann

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  12. Great ideas! We have loads of pallets on our farm to play with! :)

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    1. Lucky you! The possibilities are endless - have fun!
      Stop by again soon.
      Ann

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  13. Love knobs on/off but knobs will make it easier to pick up depending on what's in box. Any little/big box is so versatile for many uses, gotta love them. can't find something different to put on table, dresser, wherever, put one or more boxes with good stuff in them as you demonstrated. Easy, inexpensive yet so awesome. Seems like can't ever have enuf boxes. Have great weekend

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    1. I know, it's hard to decide. Thanks for stopping by the Cottage!

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  14. Aww...I love these!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  15. Thank you, Jessica. Feel free to share!
    So glad you stopped by.
    Ann

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  16. My choice - no knobs. Love the idea to re-use old pallets! I'm always looking for new ideas for planters for my flowers!

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I appreciate the input.
      So glad you stopped by for a visit!
      Ann

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  17. Really pretty, especially the hydrangea and the knobs. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts.
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  18. I love the boxes both ways, but without knobs is my favorite. Great job :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks for weighing-in, Edye.
      I appreciate your opinion!
      Ann

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  19. Your box turned out so nice! Thank-you for the great tutorial - always wanted to know how to get that 'aged' look and now I know! I like the box both ways - maybe just keep those glue dots and take the knobs off and on according to your mood! x Karen

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    1. That's a great idea, Karen!
      Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked the tutorial.
      Stop by again soon, won't you?
      Ann

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  20. Your DIY pallet box looks amazing Ann... with or without the handle, but I like it especially with the handle.
    Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring you at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you so much, Kerryanne. I truly appreciate the feature!

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  21. Ann,
    Happy to let you know I'm featuring your adorable Pallet Boxes tonight @ the What to do Weekends Party! Thanks for sharing with me!
    Hugs,
    Theresa

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Theresa. I truly appreciate it!

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  22. I like the knob especially the ones you used.

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  23. Thank you for your input, Barbara. I appreciate it!

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  24. Hey, you can even make your own knobs with pallets, use hole drill. I loved them both with/without but having knobs does make it easier to move around, just saying. Not to disparage your hubs but sometimes they just don't get the vision.
    Those boxes like yours are so doggoned handy for so much you'll keep finding uses for them. Glad to hear you made 3 of them, great start to being your own carpenter. You'll enjoy them so much over holidays and after. Have great week

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    1. Thanks, The nice thing is, I have choices and pallet wood is fun to work with.
      So glad you stopped by, be sure to see some of my other wood projects!
      Ann

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  25. I'm happy you took the knobs off, I love the new updated look of your pallet wood boxes!

    Thanks for sharing your project and entering our under $10 Power Tool reader challenge. Good Luck

    gail

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    1. The glue dots were a great temporary adhesive! I think the lettering was the finishing touch. Happy to share and thank you for such a great challenge!
      Ann

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  26. Another excellent project linked to our Power Tool Reader Challenge - love it!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. So glad you stopped by!

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