One of my big projects when I moved into my apartment was to make myself a bed. When I moved in, I spent the first two nights sleeping in a sleeping bag. Not comfortable. As you can imagine, my first purchase was a mattress. Since I had no boxspring (and didn’t really want one) and didn’t have a headboard (and didn’t really want one), I needed to figure out a way to get the look I wanted without all that stuff. My new mattress was great, but having it sit on the floor was not so great. I have always loved the idea of a bed that was set low I don’t like the heaviness of many woods and I don’t like the coldness of metal either. I didn’t want anything that felt or looked too heavy. What I wanted was something clean and simple.
When I began my research, I kept seeing beds and other pieces of furniture made from shipping pallets. I loved the ideas and decided that was what I wanted. But first I needed some pallets. Luckily, my good friend Markus Winter an antiques dealer and owner of Lampedo, was able to hand deliver four very beautiful pallets to my apartment so that my DIY project could begin.
Below are some of the inspiration images I came across as well as a peek at how I made my bed. What do you think?