Update #2: Crafting- Pallet Craft

This week I’ve been working on a coffee pallet rack.

Well, I think by this point you probably know what I’m getting at.

I used a pallet my neighbor so generously gave me, a hammer, nails and done hooks I bought at Home Depot.

Photo from exploringdomesticity.com

I will post a photo soon once it’s completed.

Tearing out the Seams

Twwp! Hssh! Twwp!

With my surgery coming up and in my feeble house decorating mode, I had decided that I was going to make an ottoman…

The seams on the curtain wiggle and tore back and forth as I patiently cut them outfit seemed almost like a curtain surgery. Sounds like there’s a joke to be had there but I can’t put my thumb on it.

The below-average ecstatic DIY-er that I am was so confident that I’d have this ottoman down-tap in no time. Little did I know. The project took two days and amassed around 5-6 hours of my time.

Though I am no carpenter, I successfully finished this project. My inspiration came from a Youtube video below.

Can it be done?-How to Make a Cardboard Ottoman

I followed the instructions but my efforts in comparison to above video are… a bit, shall we say, different..? Mine is not nearly as fancy as the one in the video.

Really, looking at it, it’s kind of like a piece of abstract art—Open to interpretation.

Is it a table? Is it a dog bed? gift box?

I plan on storing books in it and then for a foot rest. I have a lot of books and not enough shelf space. Besides, I’ll be moving from this residence soon and it will cut a lot of the book packing hassle, since they’ll already be in a box–ottoman.