DIY Pallet and Sawhorse Desk: The Reveal

Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you guys getting hit by snow yet? Looks like the South is going to shut down again :) Twice in one season is pretty rare for us and frankly I feel like hibernating when it’s this cold outside. Bring on the Spring!

This post has been a long time coming and I am SO excited to finally share it with you. I think I actually started my desk project at the end of the summer or very early fall. It wouldn’t have taken that long if I had worked on it from start to finish but I took a lot of time looking and deciding on style, materials and process since this was the first time I have ever built a piece of furniture…ever!

You are going to have to forgive me though because I am doing this a little backwards. I am going to post the reveal of my desk first and then I will share more details about it in a few days. There is just a lot going on here with snow, Valentines day and my office project that I want to get this in your inbox and several other office projects before that reveal.

So here goes and ignore the hideous cord situation underneath the table. I am going to deal with those soon :)


I built the desk out of pallet wood, galvanized steel sawhorses and a plexiglass top.


I painted the individual boards different colors and diluted the paint with water so that it would soak into the wood better and keep the weathered look.


I finished the edges of the table top with 1″x2″ boards and four galvanized steel metal brackets to balance out the legs.

So what do you think? It is a bit of a different style for me but I really love the way it turned out and the size of it too.

I promise I will post all the details in the next few days and you will see it styled in my office reveal soon too! I can’t wait for it all to come together!

Stay safe in the snow southern folks!

I am linking this post up with The Blissful Bee and several other lovely ladies so swing over and check out all the great projects!!!

I am linking up with Dimples and Tangles and Best of the Nest!


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  1. Stylish and functional!! I love it Summer, you did a fabulous job!! I love your blog too, I’ve had fun scoping out your projects and that pic of your son heading to Kindergarten is too sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by Best of the Nest!

  2. I’ve seen this but am finally commenting…I LOVE it so much!! (Boys are gone today; I’m going to be painting my kitchen but I HAD to stop in and let you know how great it is first!!) xo

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