Transform recycled pallets into furniture and/or wall art for a contest?!  Yes please!

Pallet Palooza is new to the Kalamazoo area and is a recycled pallet creation competition and event.

PalletPalooza™ will benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan and its mission to provide employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and families so they can achieve self-sufficiency.

There will be $2000 in cash prizes given to the winners who will be decided by popular vote and also a special award given by a three judge panel. You can enter a recycled pallet creation in one of the four following categories:

FURNITURE • SIGNS • ART & DECOR • FUNCTIONAL

I am still in the beginning stage because sanding this baby down has proved to be a lot of work.  I am making a standing program for my best friend's wedding for the contest.

I drew up some "plans" on notebook paper and I've been working on sanding for about three days.  Once that is done, I am going to paint (with stencils) each row of the pallet with the event and times.

Sanding is no fun

I will be working hard for the next few days to finish this and will post more photos of the progress.  If you want to register for Pallet Palooza, enter here: