Adding character (& function) to our builder basic home
Like I mentioned before, I’m generally not one to get excited about palette wood projects (probably because most of the time the original palette is still a little too recognizable). But, as we’ve attempted to add inexpensive character to our very boring builder basic home, we’ve found that palette wood can actually look like much more expensive re-claimed wood…when done correctly!
So here is our latest palette project (baring no resemblance to it’s former palette self ;), a baby gate made completely from the leftover wood from our Palette Wood Fireplace Surround. (Click here to see where we got the wood and how my husband prepared it–you’ll want to read this, don’t try and pull the nails from the palettes, you’ll lose your mind!)
I was originally inspired by this post I came across on Pinterest and added it to my honey-do list. And there it sat…but when my husband finally got around to it, we were pleasantly surprised that with the plans found HERE, it only took 3 hours to make.
And because the wood was FREE and the hinges and latch can be found at any hardware store, Home Depot, Lowe’s or Menards for under or around $10, it was really inexpensive, too.
Our Palette Wood Baby & Pet Gate
We love the character that this gate adds to our house.
And it’s functional, too! The little reason we need this gate made his way up the steps while we were taking pictures :) The nice part is that his older sisters (2 1/2 and 4) can still get through it when they need to.
Palette Wood Baby Gate: The Latch
Because we wanted to be able to latch the gate from either side (it swings both ways), we deviated from the original plans and placed our latch on top. You can purchase it HERE.
And a few more angles…
It looks great from either side. Thank you to Remodelaholic for their great, easy to use plans!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you right away!
And definitely check out the palette wood fireplace surround if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, my husband really knocked it out of the park with that one :)