DIY Patio Furniture (Sofa AND Love Seat) using Pallets and Just $45 in Wood!!
Well I finally did it!! I have been wanting patio furniture, comfy-solid-indestructible-to-kids-furniture, on my back porch for a while now and just couldn’t find any that fit that criteria…. that also fit in my budget.
I mean, I am a Discount Queen after all and that means I just don’t have it in me to pay full price for something. Anything. Not happenin’. 🙂
So I got my hands on some FREE pallets and got to work. Actually, before I even got the pallets I picked out the cushions I wanted (this was the most pricey part, but still WAY cheaper than buying actual furniture). That way I could do some measuring and make sure my cushions would fit to it.
I decided to cover my pallets completely with wood because I have a slight paranoia of bees nests. They are every where around my house and the shady cool pallets would be a prime location for them to form a nest. Not exactly my idea of relaxation to sit down and have a sworm of nests come out from under me. No thanks.
It only took 3 sheets of plywood ($30) to cover everything. I bought some trim ($15) to just give it a bit some design I guess 🙂 And that’s it!! (I already had some black paint on hand).
The most difficult part was the back. Only because I wanted it to recline a little. My dad gets credit for this one – he showed me these handy little brackets that cost a whopping .58! These allow you to tilt the 2×4 to the angle you want, and then secure it to the pallet. Dad’s are awesome 🙂
And that’s pretty much it 🙂 I’m so so happy with it and pleasantly surprised it all came together. Excuse me now, while I go relax with a book and a Dr. Pepper on my new comfy couch 🙂
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