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Upcycle Pallet Coffee Table

Make a simple, yet elegant coffee table out of an old pallet with this charming outdoor DIY. Add stripes of color to match your patio decor!

At a Glance:

Project #15966 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cool Bisque, 2 oz. - 2944

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Dove Gray, 2 oz. - 2954

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz. - 2943

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Stencil Tape, 3/4" x 25 yds. - 50380

Number Needed: 1 $9.99 $6.90
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FolkArt ® Finishes - Waterbase Varnish, 8 oz. - 792

Number Needed: 1 $5.59
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F/A PAINTING TOOL - DOTTING & EMBOSSING STYL

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • Wooden pallet
  • Jigsaw
  • Electric sander
  • Pry bar
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • 16” hairpin legs
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape

instructions

  1. Take pallet apart using the pry bar. 
  2. Remove any nails from slats.
  3. Determine the size of your tabletop and cut your slats to length.
  4. Lay out your slats leaving a space in between each.  Measure the slats going across and cut two extra pieces that length for support that will go underneath.
  5. Turn slats over so the bottom of the slats are facing up.
  6. Place the two support pieces across the slats about an inch from the ends. 
  7. Screw the supports into the slats.
  8. While the slats are still upside down, screw the legs into the tabletop.
  9. Turn table upright.  Tape off the stripes as shown in photo and paint.  Remove tape.
  10. Once dry brush on Folkart Satin Varnish.

resources

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FolkArt FAQs

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Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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