Do THIS with pallet wood to make your living room decor look like you spent hundreds—and it only costs $10!

Using palette wood, I built a beautiful blanket chest for my living room. It can also be used as a coffee table.

 

 

blanket chest

I started off by cutting my frame out of the braces from a pallet 23×18 Then I cut all of my pallet boards at 18 in high

 

blanket chest

 

blanket chest

Then I nailed and stained the boards a red mahogany

 

blanket chest

Then I cut the lid and sanded both sides

 

blanket chest

Then I let dry over night

 

blanket chest

Then when the stained dried I added strap hinges for the lid

 

blanket chest

Here is a better view of the hinges I used

 

blanket chest

Then I added old metal handles I got at a flea market and painted them black

 

blanket chest

As you can see the black matches perfectly with the stain

 

blanket chest

Then I added chains to the lid so it holds it up and won’t let it fall back

 

blanket chest

Then if you look close I added a piece a of art made out of metal I got the  pallet wood from a local grocery store and all of the metal handles and chains from a Flea market the cost was $10 for everything and the time was 2 – 4 hr days to make

 

Materials I used for this project:

Palette wood

Stain