pallet daybeds are all the rage…
Posted in handmade, interiors July 3rd, 2009 by piablog

the music studio/guest room in our old Paris apartment which I photographed for Home Beautiful magazine last year…

Do you remember my pallet daybed from my Paris apartment story last year? We still have the daybed as you know, it is part of our houseboat here and it’s the perfect place to laze about on these perfectly hot summer days…
pjb_boat2-2by the way the boat has changed quite a bit since this photo was taken last summer! I’ve accumulated so much more stuff…agh…

Well this morning I was delighted to find one featured on Design*Sponge as a before and after! How cool! Ashley Ann’s daybed is beautiful, check it out…


I love that she has kept the pallets raw, only sanding them back so they are smooth to the touch. And her styling is fab.

Oh there is so so much you can do with pallets. Just the other day I was walking past a new store here in Amsterdam and noticed they have designed their entire space using pallets – even the counter desk is made from pallets! I will try to duck in and take some photos for you in coming weeks if I can.

Pallets rock.


In similar but totally different news, (blog)house reader Sofia left a comment the other day letting me know that she found my paris studio/guest room had been used as inspiration for a sim2 room! Now as you know, my knowledge of this technology is limited (of course I had to ask French Boy what ‘sim’ is… which he explained, which I still don’t understand…), but check it out, it’s pretty cool! Click here to view. Thanks for letting me know Sofia!


PS some of you know from my facebook fan page that I’m in agony with lower back pain right now. I’m trying to rest up but have so much to do that I have no choice but to push through it. Thanks for all your suggestions! The ice pack is working at dulling the pain, and I will keep this up throughout the day.

PPS I just found out that ashley wrote a great post about how she made her pallet bed! Please check it out here. Also photos of the full nursery here. So. Beautiful.

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  1. Ashley Ann says

    On my personal blog I listed the picture I saw on Apartment Therapy of your bed (my inspiration), but wasn’t sure where it was from. D*S didn’t list that, but I am so excited to know who own the fabulous bed so I can give credit….such a beautiful bed. Obviously I loved it!

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  2. pia says

    oh that’s awesome, thank you ashley!! I forgot about that apartment therapy piece, I’m so so glad to hear that you were inspired by my bed!

    I adore yours – its gorgeous. You have inspired my to want to try my hand at another one.


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  3. the paris apartment says

    Your palette bed is positively trendsetting! I could even see it stained or lacquered. I had never seen the inside of your houseboat, it’s just incredible. I can only imagine what it looks like now with all your goodies. I feel for you with your back. Mine has given out in the past and the only way I’ve been able to keep it in check is to hug my knees and breathe through it. All of a sudden, one day the pain is gone. Of course you have to keep at it but a limber spine is the key to everything. Hope you’re better soon, we need you up and at em!

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  4. Sofia says

    How cool to mention the sims2 room here:D The game is really great for the ones who like to decorate because there’s lots of stuff on the internet you can download and use inside the game:)

    And about the pallet bed, I wanted to make one and remember my dad was not convinced, that’s when I showed your Paris apartment photo. Enough for him to say that maybe I was right:P

    Pallets do rock:D

    July 7th, 2009 | #

  5. jennifer says

    love the pallet beds!

    July 7th, 2009 | #

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  7. Bonnie says

    This is such a great and inexpensive way to make a bed for a trendy loft. I just love it!

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