Thrifty woman who couldn’t afford a rattan corner sofa for her garden builds one for just £123 using old wooden pallets and cushions from eBay during lockdown

  • Lara Batley, from Sussex, took to Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks to reveal her stunning before and after outdoor furniture project
  • Built during the lockdown, Lara admitted she couldn’t justify the cost of her dream corner rattan sofa, so used old pallets and eBay cushions costing £123
  • Said partner stacked the pallets on top of each other and secured with brackets

A woman has revealed how she built a stunning corner sofa unit for her garden for just £123. 

Lara Batley, from Sussex, took to Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks to reveal her stunning before and after outdoor furniture project, put together by her handy partner. 

Built during the lockdown, Lara admitted she couldn’t justify the cost of her dream  corner rattan sofa, so had to use a bit of creative magic – with her partner stacking up 14 pallets and simply securing them with brackets.  

The impressive results racked up hundreds of likes and comments from impressed followers in the group. 

Lara Batley, from Sussex, took to Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks to reveal her stunning before and after outdoor furniture project, put together by her handy partner (seen before)

Lara bought 14 pallets at £4.50 a pallet, costing a total of £63, along with screws and brackets. 

She then purchased a navy water-resistant pallet cushion for £59.99 from eBay, using two of the leftover pallets as a matching table.

Sharing the results, which cost her just £123, Lara explained how her partner and his pal stacked two 120cm by 80cm pallets on top of each other, with an extra side-way pallet for the back.

They then added a bracket and a screw to each unit, before varnishing the furniture and adding the cushions from eBay.

Built during the lockdown, Lara admitted she couldn’t justify the cost of her dream corner rattan sofa, so had to use a bit of creative magic – with her partner stacking up 14 pallets and simply securing them with brackets (seen after)

Sharing the results, which cost her just £123, Lara explained how her partner and his pal stacked two 120cm by 80cm pallets on top of each other, with an extra side-way pallet for the back

‘I’ve wanted a corner rattan sofa for sooo long, I just couldn’t justify the cost. So pallet furniture it is, here’s my before and after!’ Lara wrote. 

She explained: ‘I didn’t do it myself my partner and his friend did I was just creative director but what we did was just stack two pallets for the bottom seating bit and then one pallet was stacked behind. 

‘The bottom seating bit was secured together using metal brackets and the back pallets were secured using 20cm screws.

Complimenting her work, one follower wrote: ‘I love it. But mostly love that you thought outside the box. And you recycled. Love it.’

Inspired, another added: ‘I’m going to do this,well have a go anyway’.

Meanwhile, one person wrote: ‘Wow! I’m well jealous, this is a little private haven, such a nice wee chill out area! Well done’.

Agreeing, one said: ‘That’s the best job Iam going to give it a go thanks for the info’. 

‘I’ve wanted a corner rattan sofa for sooo long, I just couldn’t justify the cost. So pallet furniture it is, here’s my before and after!’ Lara wrote

Complimenting her work, one follower wrote: ‘I love it. But mostly love that you thought outside the box. And you recycled. Love it.’

Garden rattan corner sofa materials 

  • 14 pallets 120cm by 80cm at £4.50 a pallet from local pallet company
  • Cushion for £59.99 from eBay
  • Metal brackets and screws 
  •  Total: £123 

Source: Read Full Article