We live in a wonderful time when old is new, rustic is cool, and wood is the go-to texture choice amongst many people, young and old. I like to think that there is beauty in everything, as long as you have the imagination and the eyes to recognize that beauty. Ever since I can remember, I was told to pay attention to the little things, and that those little things make up really big things.
To build anything beautiful, you have to understand that every material you use to make a beautiful piece, has a soul and purpose. An old beaten up pallet started as a beautiful tree, and then ended up as a pallet. Im sure there was more to it than that, but you get what I am saying.
Very seriously though, the guy who invented the pallet had a vision. He said to himself, ” Im going to turn that tree, into a pallet so I can put bricks on it…”
In contrast, I don’t look at trees and say I’m going to make something out of a tree. Trees are big for the most part and , well, I just would not be chopping down trees. However, I am the type of person that would look at that pallet, and repurpose the heck out of it. You can do a lot with one pallet.
Whether its old pallet sitting by the dumpster or old driftwood on the beach, you have to breathe new life into things you find. It’s simply the way to be.
When designing a space, you’ll need to consider a variety of factors, such as space, color, textures, lighting etc… One of my signature styles of interior decorating is my ability to mix up different textures. Everything needs balance, so don’t be afraid to introduce new textures to your space…such as wood.
The raw, rustic finish of untreated wood has become very popular in the home decor space. With the rise of beautiful mango woods and cedar, there is nothing warmer and considered very popular in beach themed homes and fancy modern homes alike. If you are looking to breathe new life into your home, consider furniture and art pieces that feature unfinished woods from pallets, barn wood, and driftwood. Get creative! Breath new life into your living space and reimagine how you think about wood.