How can I reuse my old fence?

After you replace your wood fence in Houston with something new, you may wonder what to do with your old fence pallets. Sure, you could send them straight to the dump and be done with them forever. But you could also tap into your creative side and reuse the pallets for a special project. It’s only fitting that rustic-chic/farmhouse is the home decor style trend these days, and an old fence is a perfect medium to help you channel your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines and spruce up your home without breaking the bank.
We’ve rounded up some of the most creative ways to reuse old wood fence planks to help you get some motivation for your next weekend project.

BBQ Side Table

This table is perfect for those warm summer evenings spent grilling up hamburgers with family and friends. It’s a great prep station for chopping vegetables, or you could use it as a serving station for guests to load up their plates with tasty sides and condiments. Customize it any way you want by painting it a bright color or adding fun knobs and hooks to hang utensils and an apron. Find the tutorial for this table here.

Pallet Wall

Accent walls are the perfect way to enhance your home. We love the idea of making an accent wall out of pallets. It’s a gorgeous, yet unexpected look that will enable you to easily tie in a bit of that rustic chic style. Best of all, the pallet wall will be a lot more timeless than a bright color with a loud pattern. Find out how this pallet wall was made here.

Sunburst Mirror

This is one of the most beautiful ideas for repurposing a fence that we came across. You could leave your old planks as-is, or you could paint them a fun accent color. You could even stain them to match your existing furniture. This budget-friendly, but an expensive-looking mirror is perfect for making a small room look larger, and it’s the perfect conversation piece to add to your home. The tutorial is straightforward and fairly easy, and can be found here.

Wall Art

The best part of this project is that it’s 100% customizable. If you’re really handy with tools, you could make a sign in any shape you wanted. You can paint it any color. You can write a quote on it, leave it blank, or adorn it with a design or picture. It can be as small or as big as you’d like. If you have enough fence planks leftover, make one for every room in your home! It’s the perfect rustic-chic finishing touch. Find the tutorial here.


Reclaimed Fence Headboard

This custom headboard is the perfect way to hold on to some of the memories that came with your old fence. Make it for a twin-, queen-, or king-sized bed. Paint it, stain it, leave it bare, or embellish it. The choice is yours! Using old fence pallets as a new headboard is both an economical and a sentimental option. Find out how to make this headboard here.


Hanging Pot Rack

As a bonus, we included this great rack for hanging pots. It’s not made of wooden fence panels, but it is made of a section of an ornamental metal gate. If you’re replacing your gate or metal fence, this is a perfect use for those leftover pieces you just can’t bear to throw away!



We hope this list helped you find a little motivation to start a new, fun project this weekend. You’ve already spruced up your yard with a gorgeous, custom fence. Might as well decorate the rest of the house with the old fence pallets!