I have been sent a new book to review which is right up my street – especially as I have this year made a potting bench from a pallet. It was my first pallet adventure and I learnt so much of what to do and not do when creating furniture in this way. Well for anyone who wants to have a go, this new book, Pallet Style, written by Nikkita Palmer and Billy Parker will be a great starting point.
Published by Kyle Books, the book shares 20 projects that can be done at home, from something as big as a bed to smaller projects such as herb planters and a food tray.
Firstly the book feels lovely with its matte pages and slightly grey photos – it feels right for the projects and the readers who will buy this.
They take you through how to find pallets, and how to deconstruct them (something I found challenging when I created my project!) and the tools you will need.
The tutorials are easy to understand with loads of step by step photos to help you along the way.
I particularly love the triangle wall shelving which would be fab created at any size – I may give it a go for my son’s bedroom!
Styling with pallets
I love the mix of a recycled pallet with cool grey interiors and minimal styling but with with a slight retro edge. This bed and shelving unit for example works so well with the ceramic planters and vintage clock. My advice for anyone wanting to create pallet furniture and accessories is to match it with either industrial or natural materials rather than anything too glossy or too wooden. Alternatively you could always sand it down more and paint it for a more finished look.