Upcycled Pallet Twice Over ~ Farmhouse Towel Rack

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 10 years, it’s no news that pallets have won the world over for their potential. You can see all my pallet projects in these posts HERE to see what I mean. As you can imagine I kinda giggled when I saw this upcycled pallet in the thrift store. Since it’s not my style, I felt the need to purchase it and relieve it from the outdoorsy look.

Handmade Upcycled Pallet Wine Rack Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It wasn’t until I got it home that not only did someone create a shelf just like the one I created, but they also added a rack on the bottom for wine glasses. Being that I’m not one to tip the cup, I felt that rack should come off and serve a new purpose. Plus, those pinecones HAD TO GO.

Hot-Glued Pinecones on Upcycled Pallet Rack | prodigalpieces.com

nuff said.

Thankfully, the “HOPE” text, the deer decal, and the pinecones all came off easily. I don’t even throw them in the trash as they still have use, just not in this fashion.

As for that wine glass rack, I decided to yank that off and reattach it in a new way.

Removing Upcycled Pallet Wine Rack Bottom | prodigalpieces.com

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I not only removed the long slotted piece, but also removed the support pieces from that glass holder using my Cat’s Paw pry bar. Then, I used my nailer to reattach it to the front facing out with the supports adding to the back.

Attaching Towel Bar to Front of Upcycled Pallet Wall Decor | prodigalpieces.com

Now, if you know me, I like to add a bit of whimsy (aka. typography) to my projects. I couldn’t resist turning this upcycled pallet creation into something fun for the kitchen. You can see my transfer tutorial HERE for creating your own unique art.

Rustic Farmhouse Towel Holder with Ticking Stripe Towels Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces from an Upcycled Pallet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor #handmade

Handmade Farmhouse Towel Rack with Typography & Ticking Stripe Towels Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor #handmade

I love it! The dark wood was fantastic as-is, but I really wanted to add that whimsy to the front. Do you love it too?

Farmhouse Style Kitchen Towel Rack with Storage Created from an Upcycled Pallet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #farmhouse #home #homedecor

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Handmade Farmhouse Decor for your home from creator Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #kitchen #storage #home #homedecor

And…of course I had to make some blue ticking stripe towels to match the farmhousey goodness. tsk.

Handmade Farmhouse Ticking Stripe Kitchen Towels in Blue | by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #farmhouse #kitchen #home #homedecor #shopping

Both the shelf unit and towels are available as a set in my online shop. You can also purchase the Pfaltzgraff bread platter too! Stop by to see all that I have to offer in the way of redeemed furniture, vintage finds, and handmade goods.

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Rustic Farmhouse Style Baking Rack from an Upcycled Pallet | details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #handmade #home #homedecor

Do pin and share this upcycled pallet creation to inspire other to give DIY a try. It sure can be fun!

This thrifted upcycled pallet needed a new lease on life. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces gave it a new look with whimsy & new function for farmhouse kitchen decor | See here at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #homedecor #farmhouse #kitchendesign

Up next, I’m going to begin working through this haul I picked up from our city cleanup from ONE PERSON’S YARD. See my first makeover HERE.

Pile of Furniture Found Curbside #trashure by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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17 Comments

  • Carol

    Thrift store makeovers are my favorite and this one is AWESOME!

    May 2, 2019 at 6:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yahoo! You’re a gal after my own heart, Carol. This was fun! 😀

      May 2, 2019 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Jane Clelland

    Very Clever!

    May 2, 2019 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Becky Ruse

    What a save! And turning a glass holder into a towel holder? Genius! Haha! I never would have thought of that!

    May 2, 2019 at 8:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! I’m so glad you don’t think I’m nuts. hahaha! Thank you, Becky!

      May 2, 2019 at 8:25 am Reply
  • Kimberly Taylor

    It turned out so cute! 🙂 Good work, Larissa! I love your vision for these projects. Most of us would have walked right by that “poor thing”! 🙂

    May 2, 2019 at 8:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Happy dance! I’m a sucker for revival of…um…unwanteds. haha. Thanks!

      May 2, 2019 at 8:37 am Reply
  • Kaycee

    Hi Larissa, Oh my what a rescue, that poor thing was really screaming for help. I love what you did here, and your typography and ticking towels totally make this shelf amazing!!!!

    May 2, 2019 at 9:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I laughed out loud at the pinecones…sorry…not sorry. haha. Thanks so much, Kaycee!

      May 2, 2019 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Lynne

    Will you offer the ticking towels in your shop as a stand-alone item? So very cute!

    May 2, 2019 at 10:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Some time in the future, yes. I just love ticking! 😀

      May 2, 2019 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Mary

    Ingenious! Really rustic, cute and practical; love those ticking towels also. Keep up the good work. What a nice haul from city clean-up, looking forward to the “afters”.

    May 2, 2019 at 10:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet! Reviving this was so fun, and I’m enjoying that you love it too. Thank you! I’m done with half of those pieces and can’t wait to share. 😀

      May 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm Reply
  • Marie

    What a great idea, Larissa! I love the typography you used too.

    May 2, 2019 at 8:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I tell ya…that thing begged me to yank off those pinecones and throw them. haha! Thanks for the love, Marie.

      May 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • Sam - Raggedy Bits

    Again you have totally nailed it!! Love this to bits and how you made the hanger for the tea towel! Genius!!

    May 10, 2019 at 5:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are too sweet…really! Thank you for that virtual hug, Sam. 😀

      May 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm Reply

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