September 18, 2009

pallet daybeds…sigh

Posted in Blogs, decorating, furniture, inspiration tagged at 4:15 pm by Brit

I may have the complete opposite of these, but pallet daybeds make me swoon.

by pia jane bijkerk

by pia jane bijkerk

Here’s a great how-to from photographer Ashley Ann:

Materials:

Wood pallets (ours a bit smaller than the standard size)

Palm Sander

80 grit, 200 grit sandpaper

5 large caster wheels

4 hinges

Thick foam for the ‘mattress’ – mine is from a fabric store then covered in a down comforter and soft bedding

The instructions are a simple as can be: Sand the pallets good and smooth. Bolt the two together on the tops and bottoms. Add caster wheels to all 4 corners and one in the very center. The wheels on mine are locked, except for the center one. I used an old door to sit behind it – just because I liked how it looked. Simple enough.

Be sure to check out the gorgeous before and after photos on her blog!

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1 Comment »

  1. deb long said,

    WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA, STURDY TOO…LOOK THE WORD PALLET UP IN THE DICTIONARY — GIVES NEW MEANING TO YOUR CREATION :)!!!!


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