Tuesday, July 14, 2015

DIY Pallet Bar

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  We spent a lot of great time with my family and completed some fun projects around the house.  If you remember my outdoor living inspiration post, one of our goals for the new house this summer was to get the screen porch decorated and settled since we love to spend time outside.   

One of my inspiration items was a bar cart, but I just didn't want to spend a few hundred dollars on a piece of furniture that didn't have the perfect dimensions for our space.  Bar Carts can often be wide and short and our space requires a piece of furniture that is pretty narrow and tall.  Instead of buying something, I convinced Muffin to help me make an outdoor bar out of Pallets.  The best part is that the total cost of our new furniture piece is $20!

Supplies you will need:
  • 2 Pallets (I got mine at a local store for free)
  • 4 12x12 Pavers ($2.50 each at Home Depot)
  • 4 Cans Spray Paint ($2.50 each)
  • Zip Ties (we had ours, but if you have to buy them they are around $5)
This project is so easy you are going to think it is silly to write out the directions--seriously!

First, you will zip tie the two pallets together.  I'm all about not having to nail/screw/construct things if we can avoid it.  Luckily, Muffin is better at this sort of thing than me and volunteered to make sure everything was level and matching up.  One tip though--if the Pallet is too tall for your space, just use a circular saw to cut it down to your preferred height!

Such a cutie!
Once everything was zip tied together, we spray painted the pallets ivory.  You could use any spray paint color, but this matched the trim on our screen porch.

Please ignore how rough I look--it was 90 million degrees!!

Once the paint dries, move the pallets into your space.  Caution, the pallets tied together are pretty heavy.  Once they are in place, top with the cement pavers.  Just like that you have a new piece of furniture!


  1. That is so cool!!!! I love it! It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!! I'm sending this to my sister now!!


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  3. Great post on how to make a DIY Pallet Bar, all I need is the can spray and all will be done. Read about DIY bar at https://topreciprocatingsaws.com that was easy to make to and similar one. Well this is good thanks for the post friend.

  4. I must say, I thought this was a pretty interesting read when it comes to this topic. Liked the material. . .

  5. Steve Zuckerman Said:
    Helpful stuff so far! I have learn something new through this DIY posting. I am going to try this today. I hope i will do it perfectly for the first time. Thanks and carry on.

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