Amazing Wooden Pallets Home Decoration Ideas.

You know there is as much excitement to get a new doormat as it is to

pick up your towel off the floor because it’s just a doormat for Christ sakes right, nothing to see here everyone… that is until I decided that I wanted to have a very different doormat from everyone else. Something that I could make and my wife let me put it out on display you know? And who can say no to home decor deals like mine? Where no money is spent, you nail your unique home decor ideas and it’s all done in your workshop. All you will need for this project really is a good set of tools (most of us DIY-ers have these), an old wooden pallet and some zip ties (low budget DIY home decor). So, I brought out the old pallet that was stored in the attic and I took my time taking it apart only because the last time I took apart a pallet I was a bit too eager and I split the wood and I didn’t want history to repeat itself, and just to prepare you all, my home decor projects are very unconventional, so this little DIY is about to be the most interesting thing you make in a while!

Neglected pallet board from the attic. | DIY home decorating ideas.

Neglected pallet board from the attic. | diy home decorating ideas.

We are going to be making a doormat out of an old wooden pallet (DIY home decorating ideas). It’s going to be fun so stick around!

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We are going have some dismantling up ahead so bring your crowbar! | DIY rustic home decor.

We are going have some dismantling up ahead so bring your crow bar! | diy rustic home decor.

The prying apart of the pallet boards are a little tedious but we need to do it for this diy rustic home decor project.

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Yeah, We also have a copious amount of nail removals. | home decor HGTV.

Yeah, We also have a copious amount of nail removals. | home decor HGTV.

You know home decor HGTV didn’t say it would be this hard or this long to get some damn nails out of these pieces of wood!

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It’s time for us to get our pieces cut and lined up.

It's time for us to get our pieces cut and lined up.

Let’s see how many pieces these boards yield for our doormat project.

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I lined up ten of those boards we cut and taped it so it won’t shift too much.

I lined up ten of those boards we cut and taped it so it won't shift too much.

I got 13 pieces of wood from the old pallet and it was exactly what I needed. To start I taped together 10 of those pieces and that will be the overall body of the doormat.

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You will need to measure the spaces carefully for the zip ties.

You will need to measure the spaces carefully for the zip ties.

For this doormat to be a success, we will have to measure like our life depended on it, because a simple slip up with this and we will have a Quasimodo type doormat (that my wife will never let me use).

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I finally got it right and now we can drill through these pieces.

I finally got it right and now we can drill throught these pieces.

I stacked all three of the boards and then began to drill. I was pressed for time and I wanted to get to the end of this project faster.

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We can now transfer our drilling to the body of the doormat.

We can now transfer our drilling to the body of the doormat.

Using a clamp to keep everything steady the lining up of the support boards and the drilling can commence.

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Checking to see if the zip tie can fit into the drilled spaces.

Checking to see if the zip tie can fit into the drilled spaces.

Well, we got the zip tie holes drilled and I am seeing if everything is good for the installation.

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Ok so I needed to go back to the drill since the zip tie’s head wasn’t fitting snugly into the hole.

Ok so I needed to go back to the drill, since the zip tie's head wasn't fitting snugly into the hole.

Let me offer a tip on the zip tie installations. If the head doesn’t fit in snugly, the doormat will be uneven and wobbly. We want nice and flush and inconspicuous.

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Chocolate and Vanilla pallet boards were the stains of choice.

Chocolate and Vanilla pallet boards were the stains of choice.

Well, I kind of only stained some of the boards a dark chocolate. I left the other boards as they were for a noticeable effect.

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If you aren’t staining all the boards, I suggest a good sanding!

If you aren't staining all the boards, I suggest a good sanding!

Sand them up and use a clear coating to finish up the look for the boards that won’t wear the dark brown stain.

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Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Mo… I decided to use the two zip tie colors (black and white).

Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Mo... I decided to use the two zip tie colors (black and white).

And why not? we have two colored boards, so why not two different colored zip ties, let’s just keep the contrast coming right?

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Alternate the zip tie colors for a fantastic decorative effect.

Alternate the zip tie colors for a fantastic decorative effect.

The look for the alternating zip tie installations against the different colored pallet boards will make this a showpiece for sure!

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Well, HGTV channel’s David Bromstad couldn’t have done a better job!

Well, HGTV channel's David Bromstad couldn't have done a better job!

This was a really interesting project for me and I felt like it embodied my quirkiness and sense of fashion. I loved everything about it!

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