Saturday, January 18, 2014

Is There No End to the Fabulousness of Pallets?

My son, Elliott, recently turned three.  After months of watching him climb in and out of his crib, we decided a toddler bed might be in order.  So, you know what they say about necessity and invention…

I started by finding an appropriately sized shipping pallet 

I then dug through my many cans of paint #hoardinghasanupside to find possible color options

I didn't love the blue, so I went with a yellowish sample.  I used a sponge to apply the paint quickly over the sanded, but still rugged wood.  Once the paint was dry I securely attached four industrial wheels to the bottom of the pallet.

Finally, we placed the crib mattress on Elliott's new "platform" toddler bed.  Just in time for him to grow out of it.


  1. Love your work with pallets, as always. I am so lucky to have you a wife, friend and interior designer.

    Elliott has been so proud of his new "Big Boy Bed". I remember the first week he had it in his room he would show it to me happily presenting his new piece of Cherie Marcel original furniture.

    Thank you, Cherie. Can't wait for your next installation.

  2. Ingenuity at work! LOVE it! So, is he really already grown out of it?

    1. Just about! He's nearly the length of the bed now. Sheesh!