Laundry Room Pallet Wall

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For years my laundry room has been dull and boring. I'm determined to liven it up and make it inviting. So, I'm starting with a pallet wall.

I removed everything from the walls. It was good to see the ugly plastic coated corner shelving gone. After removing the slop sink, I stud out the wall. The copper piping represents my water supply and shut off going to my refrigerator. I needed to use suds instead of furring strips because of the need to conceal the water line.

I used metal stud straps to ensure that I didn't shoot nails into the pipe.

I made pretty good time getting the planks on the wall.

This part was tricky but I'm not afraid of minor electrical work. Just make sure the power is OFF

Finished! I used the leftover pallet pieces and a dresser top, from a long discarded dresser, to make a sink base.
A year later! Still looking good.
Several inquired about things like storage, how it looks a year later, etc. So I took a pic today, 4/5/17, to hopefully quell any concerns for the above as well as my safety.  
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  • Angie1183
    on Jan 14, 2018

    We had a pallet wall in our house in WI - where we already had wooden studs inside the wall - we brought pallets to our new house to make a new pallet wall in Fl - we hace metal studs - so I see the idea of using wood on the outside of the wall for studs but how did you make sure those were secure?

    • Leisa Hart
      Leisa Hart
      on Jan 15, 2018

      Thank you for inquirring.I used a stud finder. I use the Zircon Multiscanner I520 One Step Studsensor. It can be used to find wood and metal studs, as well as electrical lines.
  • Diane Schule
    Diane Schule
    on Apr 5, 2018

    What was that vented, metal, unplugged, silver-looking box that was next to the sink in the Before picture? What did you do with it? This project looks GREAT, by the way!

    • Leisa Hart
      Leisa Hart
      on Apr 5, 2018

      It was a reverse osmosis water treatment system. It stopped working years before. I thought that I would have it repaired, but when I began this project, it gave me the "courage" to give it to bulk trash

  • Debbie
    on Jun 3, 2018

    maybe i missed this--how did you get the electrical plates back on. i did a tile job once and i had a hard time getting the plates back on, this is way thicker.

    • Leisa Hart
      Leisa Hart
      on Jun 3, 2018

      I had to use junction box extenders. They can be found in the electrical section.

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  • Virginia Murray
    Virginia Murray
    on Jan 18, 2020

    Did you sand and stain the wood pallets before use? Did you have to do anything to the wood? I absolutely love your wall, great job!!!

  • Lovesunique
    on Jun 2, 2020

    I may have commented before when you first posted, but I just want to say that I now notice the closet maid shelving is gone and items transferred to the under cabinet storage area. Sometimes high shelving makes more clutter. I wish I could just get rid of 40 years of clutter!

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