If you want beautiful things and yet you have deeper in your pockets than you would like, you don’t have to hang your head right away. Sometimes the idea, the desire to create is enough and the problem is suddenly averted. A very simple tip on how to get new furniture quickly and cheaply is to reuse wooden elements such as transport pallets and boxes.
Creative use of wooden pallets
Wooden pallets can be obtained on the Internet for a few euros, or your acquaintance, who is building a house, may want to get rid of them. You may even find them comfortable at warehouses and get the damaged ones for free. Either way, it will still cost you only a small fraction of the price of catalog furniture, and only skillful hands and an idea of what to do with it will suffice.
Thoroughly clean the wooden pallet, sand it, cut it, treat it with paint or wood varnish, and you immediately have, for example, an original shelf ready.
If you connect several pallets together and place a sufficiently thick mattress on top, you will get a stage-type bed. If you attach the wheels to the underside and paint the top, you can enjoy the TV table.
Those who are not afraid to experiment can master the sofa, garden furniture, or even the whole garden house. The internet is full of ideas and tutorials on how to do it.
Creative use of wooden boxes
Another help is the already mentioned wooden boxes. Again, all you have to do is clean the box, grind it, treat it with wood varnish and, if necessary, adjust the color according to your ideas. This way you can work out an effective storage space for shoes, toys, a table under a flowerpot or a bedside table.
In short, there are as many variations as you can imagine. And if you can’t think of anything, get inspired! In addition to stylish furniture for a symbolic price, you will also get a good feeling from doing something beneficial for our planet. Finding new uses for seemingly unnecessary or worn things is one of the most important steps in waste management and overall environmental behavior.