Upcycle | How We Made Our Pallet Bed

Upcycle | How We Made Our Pallet Bed

It’s not an easy task to settle in a new home while you are on A Year Without Shopping challenge.  However, as my situation has proved, everything is possible if you really want it! A lot of rejected furniture got a second chance at my home such like dining table and chairs, TV stand. We managed to get it all for free, it took only time and love to breathe in a new life in them. When we were happy with our daughter’s room and sitting room, we decided to transform our bedroom too. At first, we wanted to change our old dark bed. We wanted something simple, natural and light and we realised that pallet bed will be a perfect option! And in a wink, we were at Bristol Wood Recycling Project looking for wood pallets.


Nors vykdant Metai be Apsipirkinėjimo iššūkį įsikurti naujuose namuose tikrai nelengva užduotis, pasirodo, kad labai norint – viskas įmanoma. Mūsų namuose antrą gyvenimą pradėjo virtuvinis stalas, kėdės, staliukai ir daugelis kitų baldų, kuriuos gavom visiškai nemokamai. Tereikėjo šiek tiek laiko ir meilės norint jiems įkvėpti naują gyvenimą. Sutvarkius dukrytės kambarį ir svetainę, atėjo eilė miegamajam. Pirmiausia norėjome pakeisti seną, tamsią lovą į kažką natūralaus, šviesaus ir kartu paprasto. Ir supratome, kad laikas pasidaryti lovą, apie kurią seniai kalbėjome – lovą iš palečių. Akimirksniu atsiradome perdirbtos medienos centre – Bristol Wood Recycling Project, kuriame ieškojome lovai tinkamų palečių.

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

The advantages of using the beautiful material of pallet wood are numerous. They are cheap, very easy to find and you can get them for free. Healthy strong wood and sturdy structure ensure high quality and long lasting piece. Pallet furniture is also eco-friendly because they are a wonderful alternative to other store available materials and furniture. Not to mention the actual beauty of the wood! I love their natural, raw texture with all its small perfect imperfections. Using pallets you will have a unique and very special piece in your home.

When choosing pallets it is important to not only get good quality ones but also to make sure that the spacing between slats is not too far apart. We managed to find pallets in very good condition. Because they were really large, 3 pallets were enough to make a bed – two for the bed frame and one for a headboard.


Palečių medienos naudojimas turi daugybę pliusų. Jos pigios, jų nesunku gauti nemokamai, o sveikas ir stiprus medis garantuoja ilgą tarnavimo laiką. Naudoti baldų gamybai paletes yra ekologiška, kadangi jos tampa alternatyva parduotuviniams baldams ir taip mažinate vartojimą bei savo ekologinį pėdsaką. Na, o apie medienos grožį net nekalbu – natūrali jos tekstūra man graži su visais tobulais netobulumais! Namuose turėsit unikalų, savitą ir ypatingą baldą.

Renkantis paletes svarbu atkreipti dėmesį į jų kokybę ir tarpus tarp lentų, kad nebūtų per dideli. Mums pasisekė rasti ne tik kokybiškas, bet ir labai dideles paletes, todėl lovos gamybai pakako vos trijų – dvejos pagrindui ir viena atlošui.

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

The most important and probably the most time-consuming part of the project is sanding the pallets. You have to sand them really responsibly if you don’t want to get a splinter! Using an electric sander my husband sanded pallets and I jumped on painting. With this project, I used Silk Matt Finish white paint from Lidl. I applied two coats and the best part is that it doesn’t require any finish as it’s 2 in 1. The paint doesn’t have to be perfect as the majority of pallets will be under the mattress and I don’t mind to see some bare wood anyway.


Pati svabiausia ir ko gero daugiausiai laiko bei energijos atimanti dalis yra palečių šlifavimas. O nušlifuoti jas reikia atsakingai, jeigu nenorite įsivaryti rakšties. Su šlifavimo aparačiuku vyras šlifavo paletes vieną po kitos, o aš užsiėmiau dažymu. Šiam projektui naudojau Silk Matt Finish baltus dažus iš Lidl. Tepiau pora sluoksnių. Paviršiaus užtvirtinimui nieko nereikėjo, kadangi dažai buvo du viename. Dažymas neprivalo būti labai kruopštus, kadangi didžioji dalis palečių vistiek slėpsis po čiužiniu. Iš kitos pusės, man visai nemaišo, jeigu kažkur matysis natūralaus medžio kraštelis.

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

After a few days, the pallets were prepared to became a bed!


Po keleto dienų, mūsų paletės buvo paruoštos tapti lova!

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

I love how it turned out! It looks very simple and cosy, exactly what we wanted! The simplest design with some Led lights makes a perfect bed.

There are still some changes I am planning to make in my bedroom and then I will share with you a full post on how I redecorated my bedroom without spending anything!


Galutiniu rezultatu esu tikrai labai patenkinta! Lova atrodo paprasta, bet kartu ir labai jauki – būtent tai, ko ir norėjome. Paprastas dizainas, LED lemputės ir turime tobulą lovą.

Šiuo metu miegamaje laukia dar keletas permainų ir kuomet viskas bus baigta, pasidalinsiu su jumis įrašu, kaip atnaujinau savo miegamąjį neišleisdama tam pingų.

Upcycle | How I Made My Pallet Bed

A note for those who are thinking about making pallet bed. It seems like a quick an easy project but I have to warn you – do not underestimate the time and effort it takes! However, it’s so worth it!

Disclaimer. Please note, I have not been paid for this post. As always, I have shared my honest opinion.

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E.

3 Comments
  • Elina

    September 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I absolutely loved what you done with those palets ! I mean – with creative mind you can literally achieve anything!
    Well done Egle ! I am still on my project bedroom so hopefully will share that too !
    But now I am excited about what’s gonna go on your wall 😊

    • La Pepa

      September 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you so much, Elina! You are wonderful at home interior, so I am very pleased to hear your compliments!
      I still haven’t decided what I will do with the wall but you know me, I change my mind too many times during process! Hope it will be finished soon 🙂

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