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A Fresh Look for a Well-Loved DIY

You may remember my kids’ shared toddler room when I first decided to bunk my two oldest littles together to make room for baby #3. It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since I originally made these DIY pallet beds and shared the tutorial with you, but it’s one of the BEST projects I’ve ever tackled. The beds were made to fit junior-sized mattresses (the Vyssa Vinka from IKEA), so they’re a great space-saver for shared rooms that cannot fit two twin beds. They’re also the perfect size for the transition out of the crib and into a toddler bed since they are lower to the ground. Here’s what my boys’ room looked like three years ago with their custom pallet beds.

Shared Boys' Room with DIY Pallet Beds

Since then, these beds have made the rotation with my boys, and they’re still in use, but I’ve given them a mini makeover. I kept the bases the same color, but the removable headboards received a new look with this bold black and white striped fabric.

DIY Pallet Bed and Headboard

The beds were constructed mostly from 1 x 4 and 2 x 6 boards, and I’m happy to report that they’ve held up great!

DIY Pallet Bed

When I originally made these beds, I added locking casters to the bottoms so that they could easily be moved to make one big bed!

DIY Pallet Bed

And the beds came with us when we moved into a new house, but check out the new throw pillows, rug and headboard fabric. This room is taking on a fresh new look!

DIY Pallet Bed

DIY Pallet Bed

DIY Pallet Bed

DIY Pallet Bed

Just a few more finishing touches until I can share the full toddler room reveal! In the meantime, do you want to tackle your own DIY pallet bed? Check out my original posts for the pallet bed tutorial and the simple steps to make a DIY headboard.

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  1. avatar Melisa Fluhr says:

    You are amazing, period. Love this so much Rebecca.