house update: DIY pallet wall

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! plergs are spending the night in our jammies, blogging, reading, eating crab legs with relatives, and going to bed early,  partying like it’s 1999–naturally.

one of our new years resolutions is to *finally* get our house in order. and yes, i know we have only lived in our house for a month now, but my OCD is killing me. I CAN’T LIVE LIKE THIS! everything has a place, and i just know it’s itching to get to its proper spot.

so in the spirit of getting crap done, pauly decided to undertake one of our larger projects this weekend and put up our pallet wall in the loft! *sidenote: i hence forth promise to post more pictures of our house in 2014*

here’s how we did it! i think it looks pretty sweet and will only get better looking as we finish the room with bookshelves, pictures, throws, and lamps.

three cheers to pauly!

and happy new year everyone! may all of your wildest dreams come true.

so here's how we started: my brother in law hooked us up with some pallets from his office. honestly, don't pay for pallets. so many businesses have them and don't need them... also, we didn't treat or stain any of our boards. we picked pallets of differing coloring to add variety

so here’s how we started: my brother in law hooked us up with some pallets from his office. honestly, don’t pay for pallets. so many businesses have them and don’t need them… also, we didn’t treat or stain any of our boards. we picked pallets of differing coloring to add variety

then pauly used a 'sawzall' saw to take the pallets apart. tip: saw right through the nails. DON'T waste time prying them apart to take the nails out. you can cut right through them and then pound down any sharp edges.

then pauly used a ‘sawzall’ saw to take the pallets apart. tip: saw right through the nails. DON’T waste time prying them apart to take the nails out. you can cut right through them and then pound down any sharp edges.

next, we laid out the pieces to see how we wanted to arrange them on the wall

next, we laid out the pieces to see how we wanted to arrange them on the wall

since we were mounting our tv on this pallet wall, pauly made a cardboard mock-up so we could place it perfectly on the wall space and find what would be the center of the pallet wall

since we were mounting our tv on this pallet wall, pauly made a cardboard mock-up so we could place it perfectly on the wall space and find what would be the center of the pallet wall

after finding the studs, we nailed (with an air nailer) the first two boards, starting in what we figured out would be the center of the pallet wall. this way we could add to the top and bottom and make the wall as big or little as we wanted. tip: USE AN AIR NAILER i can't even being to imagine pounding this puppy up nail by nail.

after finding the studs, we nailed (with an air nailer) the first two boards, starting in what we figured out would be the center of the pallet wall. this way we could add to the top and bottom and make the wall as big or little as we wanted. tip: USE AN AIR NAILER i can’t even being to imagine pounding this puppy up nail by nail.

the finished pallet wall! we wanted to make ours a frame for the tv, so from here pauly drilled holes in the wall and pallet wall to hide the cords for the tv.

the finished pallet wall! we wanted to make ours a frame for the tv, so from here pauly drilled holes in the wall and pallet wall to hide the cords for the tv.

ta-da! i think it turned out so well and i can't wait to add more to the room to finish it up!

ta-da! i think it turned out so well and i can’t wait to add more to the room to finish it up!

 

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