DIY Pallet Headboard

May 3rd, 2011

My husband and I placed an order for new bedroom furniture back in March from West Elm and have watched our delivery date go from 4-6 weeks to five months. We’ve received discounts to compensate for the inconvenience but all we really want is our new furniture and can’t wait for it to arrive!

I’m thrilled to see our room come together but the delay has made us impatient and we’ve even considered making our own. Take a look at this beautiful and insanely creative headboard made from a wood pallette by Stylizimo. With the right bedding and accessories it looks so chic!

While we try to decide if we can wait it out, I’ll be looking into more inventive ideas like this one. And speaking of amazing ideas, be sure to browse around on Stylizimo if you haven’t before, it’s a plethora of talent and inspiration!

18 Responses to “DIY Pallet Headboard”

  1. sherri lynn Says:

    This is amazing! My sister has a couple of pallets she’s wondering what to do with… I am definitely directing her here!

  2. KellyK Says:

    I love the look of it, but I just read that pallets are full of chemicals like formaldehyde and I wouldn’t want to sleep with that, it might be best to replicate the look by aging new wood.

  3. Lindsay Jewell Says:

    It looks beautiful!

  4. Pancakes For Recess Says:

    Looks so lovely with the white bedding!

  5. Catherine Says:

    I love this idea– plus the styling in this shoot is amazing. I just want to climb into that bed. I read somewhere that pallets are treated with chemicals before they’re compressed, though– probably several coats of water-based polyurethane would take care of contamination concerns. 🙂

  6. Tanya from Dans le Townhouse Says:

    Argh – had similar problems with order being delayed. I feel for you. The headboard in the photo is lovely.

  7. alison Says:

    What a great idea! I also love the necklaces hanging from the antlers.

  8. tiffany Says:

    i love this! i had a fence headboard in our last house, straight from the yard, the hubby was not! convinced until i forced him to help me get it in the bedroom, then he and everyone that saw it loved it..

  9. Katie P. Says:

    That’s so cool! You’d get some serious splinters if you have to much crazy sexy time.

  10. STYLIZIMO Says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my headboard on your fabulous blog. It´was such a lovely surprise on a regular Tuesday.
    Nina x

  11. Katie Says:

    Beautiful Bedroom! Great idea to hang your necklaces from the antlers!

  12. dawn Says:

    i second the necklaces hanging from the antlers. pretty room!

  13. Kelly J. R. Says:

    Very cool. Decorating with pallets seems to be all the rage lately.

  14. casey Says:

    I’ve seen this type of headboard before and it looks so rustic and beautiful. Love the idea.

  15. Jordan - Polkadot Prints Says:

    What a neat idea! And thanks for the Stylizimo tip…definitely some gorgeous inspiration.
    Oh, I hope your order comes soon! x

  16. Ally Says:

    my husband recently made a headboard out of pallets! what a wonderful way to utilize used stuff. Our is a different style, but the same idea as the one you posted. so cute!

    http://intothatsortofthing.blogspot.com/2011/03/headboard.html

  17. Modest Pomp Says:

    Great idea!

  18. annie Says:

    This is fabulous. We once cut 1/2 of a round redwood plank table that had weathered and used it as a headboard. I think I got the idea from Martha Stewart way back when…but this is way better. Love the gray, white and stripe bedding, lamps…just beautiful!