Remember the inspiration for TJ’s room?


What really sold me on the space (other than the rugby stripe duvet), was the headboard. Originally, I was planning on making an upholstered headboard. But then I thought about the palettes in the photo. I think it would be perfect for him and it could give the room that rustic element that I like. Of course I’d have to sand them and add some type of top coat, but isn’t this a great idea?

Check out these other projects that can be created with shipping palettes

Daybed via


palette mirror viapallet mirror

coffee table via

pallet coffee table 2

Dish racks via

pallet racks

What do you think? These are some of the coolest repurposing ideas I’ve seen in a while! I’ve already purchased my palettes for $10 for two (thanks Lowe’s). If you follow me on twitter, then you probably laughed when I told you what my husbands reaction was! But, for those of you that don’t, when I arrived home at about 10pm and asked him to help me unload them from the truck he said: “what the H E double hockey sticks are you up to now?”!!! Ahh yes….being married to a blogger/DIY’er! Do you think they have a meeting group for this?!

Would you consider using shipping palettes in your home? Or, do you think I’ve gone off the deep end too?!


Unknown said...

I really love this look! There something really cool about the industrial look of the creates in such a non-industrial space!

And your husbands reaction is priceless! haha

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Reminds me of all the rough wood Sarah Richardson used in her Farmhouse Renovation...I love it! Though it does remind me of my childhood: my dad took endless shipping palettes apart to get wood for other projects, (most of have been better wood back then) and I naturally had to lend a hand in their deconstruction. Child labor for sure, but I guess that is where it all started for me, so I can't be too bitter!! :)
I need to send him the link to all the ways to use palettes, he'll get a kick out of it most certainly!

Sing of Singature Style said...

Haha, this is cute. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Unknown said...

I think they sound fun!!! If I remember correctly Bower Power added a wall of shipping palettes to her sons nurshey bedroom and it turned out great!

Dayka Robinson said...

i love the shipping palettes headboard idea. i'm feeling that mirror, too.

Myssie@PendletonMarket said...

I think it's fun! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Drew&Samsmom said...

what a great idea! i have been wanting something like this for a while!!!

Heather said...

Yes, I like the idea for the headboard. That duvet is FAB! is that from serena and lily? I can't wait to see what you have planned.

Champagne on Tuesdays said...

Love the headboard idea. I think it goes really well with the nautical theme you like, too.

nina@themissadventuresofnina said...

I love them! Will consider making the coffee table and the headboard myself.

Angela said...

How cool!

charm home said...

I'm so glad you said where you purchased your palettes because I was wondering where to get some. I'm so planning on purchasing some for an upcoming project. Your son's inspiration room is actually the inspiration room for my project too. It's for a model home I'm working on in Dallas.

Hope you can make it out to the Crave event in a few weeks. Look forward to seeing you. -c

Anonymous said...

Well I just got my internet up and running today and had to stop by and WOW, there was the blog post about the palettes, just as you had promised! I was so excited to see the pictures and the projects! And I was glad to see the one I sent to you on Twitter! I can't wait to see your finished project!
See you soon on Twitter, my friend!

Creategirl said...

WOW such an affordable idea! I am designing a room for a little boy and you have just inspired me. Thanks!