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Grab a cou­ple ship­ping pal­lets to make a rus­tic bed frame for any boy’s room. Se­cure the two pal­lets to­gether us­ing two-by-fours screwed into the un­der­side. Next, cut a four-by­four post into equal lengths and at­tach one piece to each cor­ner, as well as one in the middle, to act as legs. In­stall wheels on the bot­tom of the legs to com­plete this mov­able, stylish and in­ex­pen­sive bed.

Above: Cre­ate a sym­met­ri­cal dis­play by group­ing small col­lectibles. Here, two vin­tage alarm clocks, backed by worn books, bal­ance out three old tele­phone in­su­la­tors set in front of an orig­i­nal paint­ing by Jill’s great-grand­mother. Above right:

Use a bold, dark bed as a state­ment piece in a bed­room fea­tur­ing lay­ers of pas­tel bed linens and a white milk­painted dresser. Jill snapped up her mas­ter bed­room dresser, a newer piece, at a bar­gain price and then painted it with milk­paint and dis­tressed it. Hang a large white clock with dark num­bers to tie the look all to­gether. Right: Open up a small space by prop­ping a large mirror (this one was a bath­room castoff re­framed in in­ex­pen­sive fence wood) against the wall. Jill painted the frame shades of gray and off-white to co­or­di­nate with a nearby vel­vet side chair.

Jill dreamed up savvy stor­age so­lu­tions in her sons’ room by up­cy­cling some com­mon vin­tage goods.

An old locker serves as the per­fect hide­away for toys, books, shoes, elec­tronic de­vices and more.

Stacked crates come in handy as a bed­side ta­ble that can be dis­man­tled to re­veal the se­cret con­tents within!

An old suit­case slides out eas­ily from un­der­neath the bed and makes room cleanup chores a breeze.

Writer: NANCY HEDBERG Pho­tog­ra­pher and Stylist: GRI­D­LEY + GRAVES For more in­for­ma­tion, see Re­source Guide, page 96.

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