Easy DIY Pallet Headboard

So, remember way back last year when we were playing around with pallets and made a pallet table?
It served it’s purpose (because we didn’t have a dining room table at the time) but when it was time to see it go, I was glad. It was too scratchy, and bigger than we’d planned for the space.

There are all kinds of cool pallet projects on Pinterest, and I’ve been wanting to make some sort of headboard for our bed- the wall just looked a little bit lonely all by itself.

So, do you want to know a SUPER easy way to make a pallet headboard?

First: drive around and find some pallets. They are everywhere, just laying out by the side of the road; near dumpsters of businesses, all over the place. We found ours in an industrial business park behind the building.
There were a whole bunch of them just waiting to be taken away by a garbage man, but we got there first.
Saturday is a good day to go pallet hunting, since most businesses are closed.

(side note: If there is anyone around, it’s a good idea to ask if it’s okay to take the pallets so you don’t get in trouble for stealing. There was a man there that hubby asked and he said “go ahead!”, so we did!)

We picked the pallets in the nicest condition and brought 6 of them home.

Next: make sure your pallets don’t have any spiders on them and wipe them down to get the dirt off.
You don’t want any “surprise visitors” when you’re sleeping! (eek!)

Thirdly: Take your bed apart or scoot it away from the wall.

We took the metal frame out from under our bed.

Fourthly: Stand two pallets up next to each other and scoot your bed up against them. You may need to raise the pallets up off the ground, or lower your bed to get the right height for your headboard.
We decided to take the ugly metal bed frame off the bed and place the box spring and mattress on a few pallets to lower the bed enough to get the look we wanted. So now we have a platform bed with a cool headboard.

Then make your bed all pretty, stand back and admire it!

I LOVE how this turned out, and it seriously took like 15 minutes.
You don’t even have to have skills to do this, other than some strong arms to muscle the pallets around.
Hubby did all of that, I just made suggestions and got some homemade granola cooking in the oven. πŸ˜‰

I also have one more easy pallet project to share with you, but it’s not quite done yet, so stay tuned!

This post is shared at Natural Mother’s Network, Seasonal Celebration.

2 thoughts on “Easy DIY Pallet Headboard

  1. The kids climb in anyway, there's not much we can do to stop that!;) And the dog…and the cat…lolYes, I'm looking forward to tucking a few books in there, and (not pictured) there's a place under the bed for books as well. πŸ™‚

  2. Cute project! You do realize that now the kids will be able to climb in your bed much more easily, right? πŸ™‚ It also looks like you could tuck a book or two away inside the headboard. Sweet!

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