The new highlight to our apartment patio is most definitely this pallet day bed. I really wanted a comfy place to lounge on our patio with our pups, but didn’t have the budget to buy new outdoor furniture. This project is really simple and easy for people that don’t know how to use power tools because you don’t need any. There are several ways you can do this, but here is what I did.
All you’ll need:
4 Wood Pallets
So the first thing you’ll need is your pallets. These were harder than I thought to find. I went to a few stores to see if they would sell me what they had already used, but they all said they recycle them back to where they got them from. I checked on craigslist and the cheapest pallets I could find were $20 each. Luckily I have a friend who owns a business who had a few to spare. I used three pallets for the base and one pallet for the back. You can always add more pallets to your base if you want your daybed higher off the ground, but this was the perfect height for what I wanted.
The next thing you’ll need is plywood. You want the plywood to be the same size as your pallets. I cut mine a few inches smaller on each size that way I’ll have room to wrap it in batting. You can go to your local Home Depot to purchase the plywood and they will cut it down to the size you need.
The next thing you’ll need is batting, this is what will give your daybed cushioning. You can purchase this at any fabric store. I actually found a large pillow that was the same size I needed and I still purchased batting to wrap the pillow and the plywood for extra cushion. Now this is where the staple gun comes in handy. If you don’t have a staple gun and don’t want to purchase one you can visit a Home Depot or Lowe’s to rent one for a few hours. Use the staple gun to staple the batting down onto the underside of the plywood. The last step is to pick out a pretty outdoor fabric to wrap over the batting. I went to Joann fabric store and purchased two yards of navy outdoor fabric. To add some extra detailing I added the extra wood pallet onto the back of the daybed and wrapped it with string lights. Add some pretty pillows, the more the merrier, (I’m going to add a few more) and decor and there you go! An easy, inexpensive way to make your own daybed. Comment down below or tag me on instagram if you made something similar for your home!
Wood Pallets: $0
Outdoor Fabric: $25
Staple Gun: $0