Pallet Planter with Terracotta Pots . with some hose clamps and screws to secure the pots, this old pallet has been upcycled into a feature vertical garden. Love it! For more inspiration, see 20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in Your Garden @
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.