And my latest score was no small feat. It took two drive-bys, once with a group of friends who thought it was funny that I so desperately wanted to stop and a second trip, on my own, to successfully load the items in the back of my small Ford Focus. (Thank goodness for big trunks.)
The item I was so after? Pallets. Wood pallets.
Here's the scene. Me, driving home from the fabric store, alone. Chatting on the phone with my mama when I squeal "The pallets are still there!"
Wheels screeching, I turn down a side street for a quick u-turn, almost hitting a few chickens. (true story-- there are free range chickens in Seattle.)
I stop by the pallets and load em into my trunk, avoiding the eyes of people driving by. Once the coast is clear, I allow myself a fist pump of success.
And while I was SO excited to grab them, to be honest, I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. This isn't a problem. There are a million of things to do with wood pallets... so the problem is more regarding how I will choose what to do with them.
Here's where you come in. What should I pick? Here are a few of my favorite options...
pallet garden via life on the balcony
pallet table via life by design
pallet bookcase via 12 ways to decorate with pallets
I also think it would make an awesome bench, or art, or something. The options are endless!
p.s. have you ever picked something up on the side of the road?