Pallets are by far not the most attractive things. They are used to deliver goods then tossed aside, dropped, abused, and forgotten about. Pallets represent one of the lowest cost considerations in the product life cycle of distribution. However, they improve efficiency in delivery in the supply world. After researching a little about pallets (sound boring?), I found that the quality of a pallet is very important. The type of pallet can determine safety, product quality and even cost. They come in many different shapes and sizes and choosing the right one can be very critical in the manufacturing world.
People everywhere are taking these pieces of wood and not only using them to help transport supplies, but are turning them into their own creations. You have seen it, there are thousands of posts on Pinterest on what to do with pallet wood.
We got sucked into this as well.
A couple of years ago, Justin and I decided it was time for a new hobby. We thought we would take a whack at creating something new from objects that are old or no longer wanted. We also decided we would begin utilizing the "ugly" pallet and try something new with it.
It started with my sister's front door to a house they were restoring. They were installing a new door and getting rid of their old one. I immediately asked them if we could have it. Now, that door is my dining room table.
With the school that Justin and I worked at shutting down last year, starting new careers, kids at a new school...life is very different than what we are used to. Going through things in life makes you stronger right? As awful as some things can be, I am here to tell you that they do get better. Having working part time now I have been able to spend more time with my two kids, and focus on what I love...MacMaddies.
Today we launch our very own website. From all of those pallets and old items we have had an etsy store for a little while now. Today...we are www.macmaddies.com !!!!!!!
I tell you all of this because we are taking a leap of faith. We are trusting God to bless us and to even guide us as we take on this new journey. I think of a pallet as a way or walk of life. We all start out as, well, just us. Maybe not as unattractive as a pallet, but we are here. We have a purpose. We were not made to be tossed aside or forgotten about, but, we come in different sizes and shapes, and yet we are all very critical in our everyday world. We can be built emotionally, physically, and spiritually to do great things and become great people. As insignificant a pallet might be to some, it is a work of art to others.
My Repurpose for today : My pallet will be carved to determine the quality of how I live life.
I am an everyday mom who likes everyday things. I love taking everyday items and giving them a repurpose. Our number one seller is our candles!