We have a small area between the back porch and the garage that is a muddy, yucky mess all Summer. There are large old trees that block the sun from coming though and when it rains we get mud puddles. It's a space we all avoid. We've been wanting a deck for that spot but the cost of materials was ridiculous. My dad suggested making a deck from wood pallets. So that's just what Mr. Blessing did! Tip: If you are going to try this project, you'll want to get the heavier pallets with smaller slots between the slats of wood).
He set the pallets on cinder blocks that he leveled off. And trimmed it out with old barn boards (that's him, digging through piles of barn boards).
We were fortunate that the red paint on the barn boards matched the trim on our house. After two coats of white deck stain, it looks like it's been here as long as the house. (Pardon the leaves and debris - we've had some serious high wind/tornado weather lately). We have a pallet company right here in town. You probably have one nearby and they usually deliver too. Mr. Blessings jokingly calls it our "hillbilly deck" but I think it's another one of his amazingly creative projects!