We have made some changes to the house since last summer, and wanted some different furniture in the kitchen and front room. Since we had specific ideas and a limited budget, we ended up making it ourselves out of pallets we got from friends. In the kitchen, we made a display for our Youghal pottery:


We also made a few matching bits in the kitchen like a shelf for the cookbooks and this sign:


In the front room, we replaced our TV cabinet with one made out of pallets:


The bottom of the bookshelf can also fold up to be a table/desk, since we often use the computer here (I’m typing on it right now).
Not only have we ended up with just what we wanted for a lot less money, the process of doing it was quite satisfying as well. It’s nice to have a project that has a definite ending.


  1. Seth and Jessica…I hadn’t checked your blog for a little while…how clever you are! Who did the construction? Jessica, I know you are so creative but this proves Seth is, too! Great job…pinterest material!
    Love youghal!

  2. Thanks, Judi! Seth did the construction, but the planning for it was a team effort, and Jessica made the sign for the kitchen

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