Don’t Waste a Pallet!

This was my most recent project. I managed to get hold of an old delivery pallet and decided to use it as a display idea for my Hearts and Home items.

Firstly I sanded it down to get rid of all the rough edges to avoid splinters.

Plain Wooden Pallet - sanded down.
Plain Wooden Pallet – sanded down.

I then gave it a coat of paint in an “antique cream”. Just one coat and no fancy paint, just a cheap matt coloured paint.

Painted Pallet - Matt coloured.
Painted Pallet – Matt coloured.

I then fixed some little hooks (you could use nails) evenly across the panels of wood. It made a perfect display at a village fete that I did at the weekend.


Pallets have many more uses. They could be used as display shelving, you could even put it in your garden and plant flowers or veg in between the rows.

Let me know what you think, thanks for taking the time to read.

Hayley x


Time To Get In The Garden!

As we all know the sun doesn’t usually hang around for long in this country, So we have to make the most of it.

Here are some garden planters, vintage and rustic wooden pots and quirky little ceramic pots.

My favourite is this one, it comes complete with a black chalk board on the side. Its just perfect for remembering what you have planted. If your anything like me you don’t have a clue about plants and you just pick the ones that look pretty, but if someone asks you what you’ve planted well … who knows right?

Problems solved with this pot 🙂

Rustic Plant Pot With Chalk Board
Rustic Plant Pot With Chalk Board

This pot is a little bit different, a ceramic pot in the style of a 2 drawer chest. Printed with a bohemian style pattern.

Ceramic Drawers Chest Pot
Ceramic Drawers Chest Pot

This one has a French feel, rustic double wooden planters with  French writing on the side.

Rustic Wooden Double Planter
Rustic Wooden Double Planter

I’m stocking up on pots and plants ready to have a beautiful floral garden this summer. You can also reuse old tubs, crates and pallets to plant different herbs, vegetables and pretty flowers.

Thank you for reading, now enjoy the sun before it disappears again.

Hayley x