BUILD A BED
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.