Her Floor Used To Be A “Disaster” — But Watch What She Does With These Old Wooden Pallets. WOW!


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Whether it’s an ugly pattern or cheap material, bad carpeting can completely destroy home decor.

The Instructables user below suffered from that problem, until she decided to construct a brand new floor with her bare hands and some inexpensive wood.

“Our pantry floor was a disaster. Or, the tiny scary purposeless room we turned into a pantry had this horrible cheap carpet in it,” wrote user Humboldtartdept. “Stopping by a pallet recycler for another project, I discovered these cut block pieces. Slowly over time I amassed enough for the whole floor.”

We’ve shown you the various creative projects that can be made with pallets — who could forget the pallet bar? This one below is another for the books.

The pallet wood helped transform an unattractive room into a rustic paradise. There’s really no need to hire home remodeling specialists or construction workers when you can do this yourself. And the best part is, it wasn’t even that expensive!

“It took some effort, it took some time, but in the end, we’re super thrilled with it,” she wrote. “We’re really enjoying this floor and it’s perfect for our pantry. In the end, this project cost less than $100 for an approximately 100 sq. ft. room with all the wood being free.”



  1. It probably would have removed a lot of the unique coloring that each piece has. But still… could be a tad dangerous to walk on with bare feet!

  2. I think I would have sanded and stained before putting the polyurethane on. I think it would have brought out more of the beauty and gave it some similarity.

  3. It certainly has character and I would do it in a second to fix my floor…(which I need to and probably will), but love it? Not love it. Thankful to have a floor that is well made and unique, sure.

  4. Yes. Moved into old house and floors are unlevel. Carpets are bad but with floors the water they are don’t want to carpet. Think will try like this.

  5. Why not use the entire length of board?
    I used skids to build my son a platform storage bed. Sanded the edges I didn’t fill in the nail holes and it’s awesome. That floor though? Not my taste but it’s not my house.

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  7. People are so quick to pick out flaws. Sad. You did a great job. As a single mom of 5, I don’t always do things to perfection but I do them to the best of my ability and with what materials I do have access to. Keep up the good work!

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