A while ago I showed you my sunroom.
I always knew we were not using this room to it's full potential. It needed a purpose.
While perusing the blog world one night, I came across Ashley Ann's pallet bed and I died.
I was dead, but then I came back to life and got me some wood pallets.
This was quite the labor of love, but it is finished and I couldn't be happier.
Prepare yourself for lots of photos of one teensy tiny room.
I couldn't help it, it was self-gratification on a memory card...I had to share.
There are wood pallets all over the place, just waiting to be something more than just plain ol' pallets. I bought these two, but I'm sure if I would've tried harder I could've scored some freebies. These were cheap and I just didn't feel like searching.
I did 90% of this project solo.
I used a drill...lots. I figured out the nut and bolt thing. It was interesting....
I ordered a twin sized mattress and when it got here, I realized it was quite a bit smaller than the pallets. So Jarrod sawed a couple big chunks out, hence the last 10%. ;)
I had two lonely wood boxes in the basement and stacked 'em up to create a little side table for books and a lamp. I like the way it looks with the pallets. I added an old quilt and sewed some quick pillows. The door has been in the garage for months. I was going for a really hodge-podgy look.
I had to change out the curtains because the other ones were long, so they needed to be shorties. I was not in the mood for a big curtain gig, so I just sewed very simple panels with a large casing at the top for the curtain rod and a small casing at the bottom for a dowel rod. Then I rolled them up and looped a long piece of twine around and tied it up. Simple simple simple.
I did that all by myself ;)
The two pallets are bolted together with several bolts.
It's already been used the last two nights for loooong reading sessions. I took a nap on it. Yeah for naps! I'm super pleased with how this turned out.
Speaking of naps........