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Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set

  • 2 pallets

  • medium

  • 6h

  • $40

What can you do with leftover pieces or mismatched remnants? Make yourself a Chalk-Painted Pallet Bistro Set like the one shown here! This gorgeous little set would compliment anything from a balcony to a lovely garden patio. The chalk paint is lightly distressed, and the top is stained a rich Kona color.

My Chalk-Painted Pallet Bistro Set:

This project was something that I put together with whatever remnant pallet wood pieces I could find. Here’s a bit of information about them:

Chalk-Painted Pallet Bistro Set – the table:

First, I assembled a framed out my table and framed it out to cover the rough edges. I miter-cut the frame boards around the table edge for a cleaner appearance. Everything was sanded down fairly smooth, but I left some of the natural ripples and divots remain. I cleaned the surfaces to remove sanding dust and applied a stain in a rich Kona coffee color. Next, I cut the four legs to length, cut the angles I wanted and half-lapped the legs. I secured the joint points with glue and screws into the horizontal crosspiece that provides extra stability.

Chalk-Painted Pallet Bistro Set – the chairs:

I cut two sets of front legs and two sets of cross pieces. Next, I cut the back legs to length, marked the seat height, and tapered the 1×4″ boards to approx. 1″ at the top. I framed out the seats and sanded everything. Then I cut all the seat boards and backrest boards but had to notch the last two in between the back legs to fit. Afterward, I stained them the same way as the table top after dry-fitting them. For something different, I used a Cascade Blue chalk paint on the legs and frames. I sanded everything gently with a fine-grit paper to modestly distress the paint.

Chalk-Painted Pallet Bistro Set – finishing the project and final notes:

I’ve never tried chalk paint, so I thought I give ago. I think it came out pretty good used Kona stain on tops then cascade color chalk paint. The set was sealed with a semi-gloss polyacrylic.

Side note: I take the time to sand pieces relatively smooth, but I don’t always eliminate all the ripples and character. I like to create pallet furniture that draws your eye and makes you want to feel along the surfaces.

Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools Pallet Desks & Pallet Tables
Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools Pallet Desks & Pallet Tables
Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools Pallet Desks & Pallet Tables
Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools Pallet Desks & Pallet Tables


Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools Pallet Desks & Pallet Tables
Cascade Blue Chalk-painted Pallet Bistro Set Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools Pallet Desks & Pallet Tables

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chico barbosa
chico barbosa

congratulations!!

Ben
Ben

I was unable to find your tutorial for this wonderful project. Could you please provide additional dimensions?

HeatherStiletto
Reply to  Ben

Unfortunately, this didn’t come with a tutorial. The artist is pretty good about replying, and may be able to provide you with dimensions. The other thing you can do is to find similar projects – and some will list dimensions, but what I found the easiest to do was to find tables and chairs around my house that were pleasing – comfort, height, whatever – and used those dimensions. :-D If I can be of further assistance, you can email me directly at 1001pallets.heatherstiletto@gmail.com.

Angel Rosales
Angel Rosales

Nice!!!

Robert Acosta
Robert Acosta

Thanks for publishing

Neokentin
Reply to  Robert Acosta

You’re welcome Robert ;)

haiko
haiko

cool set, now I know what to do with all the off cuts. well done

Joanne
Joanne

Very cute! It would make a good garden decoration

Jared Gaeta
Jared Gaeta

Can you start giving us tutorials?

1001 Pallets
1001 Pallets
Reply to  Jared Gaeta

You have pretty good explanations in this post. If you want some PDF tutorials, we have some of them to download: https://www.1001pallets.com/download-pdf-pallet-tutorials/

Jared Gaeta
Jared Gaeta
Reply to  Jared Gaeta

Thank you

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