Use an old pallet to make a vertical herb garden! Cheap, easy and beautiful! Just make sure to find out how the pallet was treated so you're not planting in harmful chemicals! And- u can write the name of the herbs on the wood!
Love this platform bed from pallets! Using Wood Pallets: Make a bed frame. Just sand the pallets to remove splinters, and then paint and varnish to seal it all. And as an added bonus, you can use the underside for storage.
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.