I’ve done another pallet project—and I love how easy and pretty this rustic pallet caddy turned out. I hope you love it too.
My friend Gina (The Shabby Creek Cottage) challenged some friends to complete some pallet project ideas, be sure to check out the other ideas at the end of this article.
I took this pallet apart months ago, when I made a coffee table pallet tray, then put the rest of the boards in my storage shed.
- Pallet Boards (cut to size needed to fit your bottles)
- Pretty Bottles (I used blue beer bottles)
- Wire (I use 18 guage)
- Wood Glue
- Paint (I used chalk paint)
- Duckbill Deck Wrecker (or you can use a crow bar)
- Saw (I used a miter saw, but you can use a hand saw)
- Orbital Sander
- Drill (bits)
- Paint Brush
This video shows how easy it is to take pallets apart with my duckbill deck wrecker.
Look at the yummy boards that I collected from that pallet. When I heard Gina was doing a pallet project challenge, I decided to make a small caddy.
Sand Pallet Boards
I chose a few of the boards that seemed to be alike in size and color. The roughness of the pallet board was smoothed with my orbital sander.
Test for size
I knew I wanted to use these pretty blue (beer) bottles I got from my friend so I used the bottles to design the size of the centerpiece pallet caddy.
Glue and clamp pallet boards
I used three identical pieces of the pallet boards to make the base of the caddy centerpiece, securing them with Gorilla Wood Glue. A spare piece of pallet wood was used to separate the boards to make sure they were squared when they set up.
Drill hole for wire handle
I put two smaller boards together and drilled a hole through both of them at the same time to allow a wire handle.
More Gorilla Wood Glue was used to secure the end pieces, using clamps until everything was dry and secure.
Paint rustic caddy
I used Heirloom Traditions Paint (Buttermilk) to do a light coat over the inside and outside of the pallet box caddy. After painting it, I used a damp rag to wipe back some of the paint.
You can see I used some rusty old wire to make the handle for the centerpiece caddy, but then I did this...
EDITED TO ADD:
I updated the caddy with a twisted wire handle. It looks so much better, don't you think? You can see the tutorial for how I do it in my post Repurposed Loaf Pan Planter.
I love how pretty the blue bottles look in the rustic caddy centerpiece. This simple pallet project is very sturdy and it doesn’t have a single nail or screw holding it together. I love the clean look sans the screws.
How would you use this rustic caddy?
Have you seen my coffee cup holder made from a small pallet?
sharing here: Remodelaholic's Pallets a Plenty
More ideas to inspire you to make your own pallet project below or Click Here for more information about dismantling pallets.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.