Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Toddle Pallet Bed {2} Completed!

This last weekend I built a second toddler pallet bed for Big Sister! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 2 of them together in their room. So stinking cute!!

I would like to make one amendment to my previous tutorial though. I take back the part about a sawsall being optional and "could come in handy." Unless you build your own, or somehow, the stars align, fate smiles upon you and you stumble upon the 2 most perfect pallets ever created with nails placed completely out of your way:
You're Going to need a sawsall with a blade intended to cut metal.


The pallets I had this time weren't in as good of shape. We focused on trying to find ones with slats that were close together, and since those are a bit scarce where I get mine, I couldn't be too picky! Some of the bracing was cracked on the pallets and so I had to do quite a bit of reconstruction with 2x4s to get the job done.

Big was ecstatic to get her new bed!

I laughed a little as I tore down her cute, white, store bought toddler bed and replaced it with the new pallet bed. I couldn't help thinking about all the commenters on Design*Sponge and Ohdeedoh who had very little good to say about the bed and what they might think if they knew I replaced a perfectly good bed with this one!! Oh well! My poor little hobo girls don't seem to mind!!

Unfortunately for you, I won't have pictures up until next week as I've been too busy building beds and celebrating the 4th of July this weekend to get any pictures. Plus, we're taking a much needed vacation this week, so while I'm planning some posts to go up during the week, I will not be around. Hopefully you won't notice too much that I'm missing!

Speaking of the 4th of July: FIREWORKS!!!

We took our girls to see the Nashville display.

OMG!!! Amazing. Truly. How have I lived here for 8 years and not ever seen them??

Plus, the only thing better than seeing fireworks as a child is seeing them as an adult
with your young child. Big was absolutely mesmerized. Little was hilarious! This was her first 4th fireworks display. She was ooh-ing & aah-ing and every once in awhile she would just let out a scream of delight! Plus she kept holding both her hands out like she was trying to catch them! Too cute! I almost enjoyed watching her face more than I did the fireworks!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

xoxo Lori Danelle


  1. oh wow! and you're quick... can't wait for the pictures :)
    and yes, watching the fireworks with my baby girl is what made it so special. her reactions were priceless ;) have a good rest!

  2. I can't wait to see pictures, I think they are adorable! As for the comments... as IF you as their MOTHER are going to create something dangerous for them? Whatever. You have so many talents - I am jealous and I'm sure those people are, too! Email us if you guys are headed to the lakehouse - last year we ended up being down there at the same time as you guys but didn't figure it out until afterwards! It would be fun to get the kids together if you are.

  3. WOW, I just went back to read the comments on those 2 sites. To think that a parent would endanger their precious child. If you love it than that is all that matters. You obviously know enough about them to ensure that they are not chemically treated.
    To say that you don't agree with the finish is once thing but all the nasty comments on Ohdeedoh were so uncalled for. You have inspired me to use pallets for a project of my own and I am now following your blog because of this project!!!!


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