I have been busily organizing and decorating our home these last few months. I feel like I got all the way through all the rooms and then I came to our room. It was the last but not least room. Our room has taken a back seat over the years. You know how it is when you have children, you want to spend all of your money on them not yourselves.
We had a king sized bed, but over the years,having so many little ones, we decided to just put the mattress on the floor, to avoid babies from rolling off and getting injured. We have been looking into getting a new bed and frame, as ours is older, but it seems you will easily spend $1000 for a king sized bed. We didn’t want to do that.
For the winter, we heat our home with wood. To cut down on the cost of starter wood we use pallets that we get for free from local businesses. One day while doing a search of “what you can make with pallet wood,” I came across wood pallet furniture. Then I found it……..
a diy wood pallet bed. I thought it was very original looking. They were making these and selling them in high-end boutiques in big cities. I had to first show my husband, in case he thought my idea was kooky. Instead, he thought it was pretty cool. So we started collecting our pallets. A few trips into town and we had all 10.
We took and painted half the pallets(you don’t see the other half because the mattress will be covering it) black to match our color scheme better. You can always leave them regular wood color, maybe add a coat of clear coat. We got a quart of black paint for around $8
Our home is quite simple, we don’t have alot of “things” to crowd our floors with. Our room has the bed and a hopechest that has a tv setting on it.
Our walls were bare until I decided to make another picture collage, this time with Dollar Store frames and velcro. I had our business cut the sign “All because two people fell in love….” It has been shown to be a top seller for us. I then have randomly placed different sized photos of us and the children. I did it more in a random pattern, because I like to be able to add more photos as I take them.
This is an inexpensive way to make a bed frame that is creative and different than anything you have ever seen.