The pallet possibilities these days are seriously endless. I decided to stock up on some pallets and hold onto them until I found a project that was just right. After browsing Pinterest, I came across an amazeballs coffee table knockoff of West Elm’s ottoman. A pallet project annnnddd a get-the-look-for-less in one is my kind of DIY! Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the process, but you can find the fantastic and very detailed tutorial I followed over at Domestic Superhero.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Pallet (free)
- Scrap wood (optional; free)
- Plywood (I used pegboard from Lowe's - $9; this will make the tufting easier as well)
- 1 in foam – 2 yards (Joann’s - $15)
- Batting (Joann’s - $10)
- 2 yards fabric - Robert Allen/Dwell Studio Maze Work (Joann's - $20)
- Spray Adhesive (had on hand)
- Dust cover (optional; I used landscape fabric - Kmart - $2)
- 4 furniture feet (Lowe’s - $28)
- 4 plates to attach feet (Lowe’s - $8)
- Staple gun/staples (had on hand)
- Button kit (Joann's - $5)
NOTE: I always use coupons when shopping at Joann's, Michael's, or other fabric stores and at Lowe's I get 10% off as a military discount, so the prices I post may vary.
I also did just a few things differently from Domestic Superhero to either save money or cut corners.
- I left the pallet at its original size
- I didn't cover the bottom of the pallet with plywood
- I used scrap wood to fill in the 2 open edges of the pallet
- I used a different method for tufting - but quickly regretted that and now recommend using her method. Although, I do recommend using pegboard instead of plywood to eliminate the need to drill any holes.