Apr 172013

Ah, spring! Isn’t it lovely? I’ve been browsing some inspiration for our yard and thought I’d share some ideas for using pallets outside. I love pallets. And I love a good diy project. And since it’s spring, I love being outside. So this roundup brings all those things together!

pallet sofa


How amazing is this pallet sofa? And how cool would it be to have a sofa in the yard? You could take the cushions off and store them inside, but the frame (made out of pallet wood) could stay outside. This would be such a cozy place to share an iced coffee with a friend, while kids run around in the yard!



Here’s another take on a pallet sofa. This would be easier to make. Stack pallets, and plop a mattress on the top. I could see this working against our fence. Maybe we could use Gabe’s old crib mattress (and store it in the studio (outbuilding) whenever it’s not in use). Toss some pillows on it and it’d be cute and comfy, too!

pallet garden


I like this example of making a little garden using a pallet. Something like this would look charming around our deck. It’d be  perfect for a small space. (Check out the link to see how this pallet garden looks all filled in!)

pallet garden

Apartment Therapy

Another pallet garden. I do love how lush this one is, with each space filled in. If you use a pallet to grow veggies/fruits, make sure you use ones that are not chemically treated!


Design Sponge

I think it’d be really nice to have a little potting work station outside. This looks like it’d be simple enough to construct!


Apartment Therapy

I love this pallet table. If you find a pallet that’s in good shape, you could skip pulling it apart and use the whole pallet as a table top! And how about those chairs? They just look like inexpensive plastic ones, but they look quite nice around that table. The decorations and hanging lantern don’t hurt, either.

pallet playhouse

Playing House Full Time

And, perhaps best of all, a pallet playhouse. I’ve been looking at different kinds of pallet playhouses, gathering inspiration. I would love to make one for Gabe. I loved my playhouse as a kid, and as much as Gabe enjoys imaginative play, I think he’d love one, too. This one, over at Playing House Full Time, was made for less than $10! So cute.

pallet playhouse2

HGTV Gardens

My desire to build a pallet playhouse might be slightly selfish. Gabe would love it, yes. But so would I. I mean really. Look at that! The porch. The gutter planters. The big window. The sliding chalkboard door. I’m convinced. A pallet playhouse is going to be in our future! Now to get the husband on board…

Which idea do you like best? Would you use pallets for outside furniture? I’m pretty convinced we will!

 April 17, 2013  Posted by at 17:04 inspiration

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  1. Thanks for linking us! And, I love all these ideas. I esp love all the outdoor furniture, we are trying to find an inexpensive way to snag some foam for the seating, and then we are going to make an outdoor pallet couch for sure!

    • Autunm, I just love your playhouse! I was just looking at the pictures again.. it looks like you have a chalkboard on your fence, maybe? I love that, too! Foam can be expensive! I’ve thought about using a crib mattress as a furniture seating. I saw them at Walmart for $39. I bet you could find them on Craig’s List even cheaper! I hope, if you make a pallet sofa, you share pictures! Have a great day :)

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