The Best Pallet Recycling Project EVER!

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Pallet recycling and an antique mirror harp are a beautiful combination when combined.
The Best Pallet Recycling Project EVER!

Wood Pallet recycling projects are a great way to save money and create unique home decor. I really enjoy modifying furniture and creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Today’s project started with a broken mirror harp off of an antique dresser. It would be a challenge to re-purpose this, but I had an idea. Anytime I come across a broken piece, it’s like, GAME ON!

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Pallet Recycling Furniture Project

This project started as a FREEBIE! Yep, a sweet local lady gave me a dresser, but the harp that held a mirror at one time was broken off from the base. I could have just removed it, but sometimes you gotta save it. The plan was to modify the harp by building a frame to stabilize it.

Pallet recycling is a great way to create a unique look with antique furniture.

Outlining The Frame On The Pallet Wood

The first thing was to gather some old pallet wood. I have a stash that I had been collecting over the years. I’m a hoarder of good junk! *wink *wink  I assembled the broken harp pieces on top of the pallet wood; I carefully traced around the outside of the harp with a sharpie pen. This was the backing of the harp and how it was to hold it all together. Well, that was the plan. See where I am going with this?

Pallet recycling was used to create a frame for this broken mirror harp.

Cutting Out The Frame

I used a Jig Saw to cut around the tracing of the harp.

Pallet recycling projects can be fun and create unique looks with vintage furniture.

Sanding The Pallet Wood

With 180 grit sandpaper and my orbital sander, I smoothed the rough wood and finished with 220 grit paper for a smooth finish.

My idea of pallet recycling is trying to use it on as many projects as possible.

This was the tricky part. To create the background for the mirror harp, I laid the broken harp on a flat surface facing downward and then laid the pallet wood over the harp and secured the pallet wood to the harp with my nail gun and staples to create one solid piece.

Pallet recycling is a great way to create a unique look with antique furniture.

Pallet Recycling Wall Display

This was the pallet recycling idea I ever had. I repurposed a mirror harp and added old pallet wood to create a stunning wall display.

Hang a cute wreath, picture or even a stylish mirror on it for a unique look that is sure to be a conversation piece.

Pallet recycling and an antique mirror harp are a beautiful combination when combined.

Would you consider a pallet recycling project? Would you like to see another project I did use pallet wood? It’s a coffee bar now! CLICK HERE to see the antique washstand makeover. Thanks for joining me for today’s project.

Until the next project… xo, Do



  1. This is genius !!! I just love it !! I also have a table with legs similar to the shape of your harp pieces. I went to purchase the table from someone and when I got there the table was so rickety, I really couldn’t see where I’d be able to salvage it and so I said I’d pass. Well , she just wanted the table gone and gave it to me , so a freebie for me. I took it knowing I’d want to do something with the legs and you’ve made that dream a realization !! Thanks ! I love your work and always look forward to seeing your next project ! Thank you !!

    1. I’m so excited that you now have a vision for your piece. Call it a blessing or a curse, but I lay awake at night dreaming about the next big makeover. We were born to create, Carol. Happy New year! 🙂

  2. Now that is one gorgeous piece! Just wondering what you used to hang it. Was it D hooks? I have got to make this!!

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