Category Archives: Repurposing

Furniture from found items

Lately it seems social media is full of new projects for using old pallets.  Where are people getting all these pallets?   It would be great fun to try to recreate some of the many inspiring projects that I keep seeing but I have yet to find a source for pallets that are local, accessible AND reasonably priced (needless to say, free would be even better).  Of course, the current lack of pallets doesn’t stop me from bookmarking, pinning and posting all sorts of ideas to put in the ‘try someday’ files. Continue reading Furniture from found items

Refinishing and reclaiming

One of our goals for Chez Craft is to refinish abandoned or neglected furniture, structures or materials to return it to its original use – or find new uses.  It seems like we are always accumulating items that could use a little TLC.  Or sometimes, it works the other way and we see an idea then track down materials.  We’ll be sharing some of these projects here, describing progress, process, challenges and tips. Continue reading Refinishing and reclaiming