If you are in the process of decorating your child’s room, but you have found yourself in a bit of a bind with money to spend on the project, look for some old wooden pallets (or skids, as some places call them) to get the job done.
Pull the boards apart and make a rough wooden headboard by placing them side-by-side and then nailing them into the backs of an upper and lower crossbeam. Paint it or leave it as is and hang it on the wall above your child’s bed. They are lightweight, so they are easy to secure. If you want, you can even add batting and fabric, gluing or stapling it at the back, to make it softer.
Use the boards as pieces of canvas and create artwork that suits your child’s room. Have them place their hand and feet prints on it, or use a few boards, hung as a boarder around the top of the room, to write the entire alphabet on. Use several boards to write a quote you love and hang them ribbon and a bail. The possibilities are endless for creating artwork with these old pieces of wood.
There are many ways you can build a shelf with old wooden pallets. Hang one on the wall and use it as is, or tear the wood apart and rebuild it into a shelf that fits your space. You can paint or stain them, or nail other wooden cut out pieces (found cheaply at craft stores) to make the whole thing a 3-D piece of artwork as well as a functioning piece of furniture.
You can stack these a few high or totally tear them down to make a neat side table. Often times, it is hard to find furniture at a good rate that is small enough for a child’s room. Creating your own can be just as expensive with the price of wood, but these pallets provide useable wood for free. You just simply need to think of the style and size of furniture you need and make it happen!