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A DIY pro has revealed how she saved herself hundreds after turning leftover wooden pallets into a posh seating area for her garden – and people can’t believe how professional they look. 

Thanks to the various tutorials on YouTube and TikTok, many of us are turning our hand to a bit of DIY. 

But Kayleigh has been hailed a ‘genius’ after turning leftover wooden pallets into a posh sofa for her garden – all for under £60. 

She said: “DIY Pallet Sofa.”

“This has been hard work in this heat but totally worth it for a new seating area for my garden. 

“I haven’t worked out the cushion situation yet but eventually it will have cushions for the bottom.


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“I used a total of 12 pallets, I cut them in half and stacked them on top of each other. I then used some long pallet wood to close it all in.

“I bought my pallets and pallet wood from @kbs_wood but you can pick them up for free.

“This project has cost me around £50-£60, not bad when you see the price of outdoor furniture these days.”

Going on to share how she turned the secondhand pallets into a posh-looking outdoor seating area, Kayleigh added: “I cut the pallets in half and stacked three on each other. 

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“I then took off the top layer of pallet wood, attached them together, and then added the long pallet wood. 

“Added pallets to make a back and made some arm rests. 

“Sanded and stained, and this is the result…”

Shoppers can pick up similar-style pallets online from various retailers for as little as £8.82 each.  

Fans loved her handiwork, with the DIY makeover gaining more than 146,300 likes and 3.2 million views. 

Known online as @do.it.yourself.mum, Kayleigh regularly shares her savvy DIY tips and upcycling projects with her 42,400 followers. 

In the comments, TikTokkers shared their reactions, with one writing: “You’re a genius.” 

“One of the best pallet one's I've seen,” commented another. 

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A third put: “Wow this is fantastic, I really want new garden furniture, but the price, this is awesome.”

“Beautiful and a lot more solid than shop bought,” suggested someone else. 

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