Pallet bed! :)

So yay! I’ve finally done it and made the wooden pallets into my bed frame! 🙂

A friend of mine, Fredo, who I had run into recently and whom I hadn’t seen in ages, told me that he started doing some furniture using the pallets from his warehouse. I asked if he could make my bed frame and gave him this example to copy:

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I took the measurements of the bed, TWICE to be sure, and sent these to him. He said that he would get it done in a week and a half. This time included him asking his guys to sand the wood and paint it white.  Then a few texts and calls later, he told me to pick them up! And so with baby in tow, I did 🙂 This is what they looked like:

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That’s Fredo…..

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….showing me the “lock”

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Yeah that’s me in the white…..

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Lovely dude who worked on our pallets 🙂

This is how it looked in the car taking it home…. It was quite the ride as I was sandwiched in the back and the paint hadn’t dried yet. Gaaaaah the smell.

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Had to line the inside of the car in newspapers coz the paint wasn’t completely dry.

We left it out in our now garage to dry up a bit more and with the hope that the smell would dissipate a bit.

DSC_0356After a day or two, I asked helped from the handyman, and we assembled it!

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Bed without the pallets

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It came in four pieces based on our measurements.

Four of them all in a row :)

Four of them all in a row 🙂

Check it out, it even has a “lock”. Fredo said this ensures that the pallets don’t separate.

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Don't move PALLETS!

Don’t move PALLETS!

So yay now we have a bedframe! 🙂

YAY!

YAY!

Thus far, it’s been sturdy. My son loves that it isn’t too high that he can get off and on with ease and basically wake us up when he feels like it, because of the lowness of it. Unlike the example I showed Fredo, we wanted a low bed.

I’m more than happy with the bed and we just need to be mindful to have it cleaned in the corners by the wall because the bottom bit is open. I expect that will be where all the dust and dirt will be trapped.

YAY for pallet boards! I am planning to put a smallish headboard made out of it, because we don’t have the space for bedside tables, so we can put our drinks and books etc. I’m also looking into making pallet plant holders for the walls of the garage so we have plants all over. We will get it done in the new year. Just like this!

Pallet6I hope you have as good a night’s sleep as we have been having with our new bed! 😉

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