This last weekend I built a second toddler pallet bed for Big Sister! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 2 of them together in their room. So stinking cute!! I would like to make one amendment to my previous tutorial though. I take back the part about a sawsall being optional and "could come in handy." Unless you build your own, or somehow, the stars align, fate smiles upon you and you stumble upon the 2 most perfect pallets ever created with nails placed completely out of your way: You're going to need a sawsall with a blade intended to cut metal.
The pallets I had this time weren't in as good of shape. We focused on trying to find ones with slats that were close together, and since those are a bit scarce where I get mine, I couldn't be too picky! Some of the bracing was cracked on the pallets and so I had to do quite a bit of reconstruction with 2x4s to get the job done. Big was ecstatic to get her new bed! I laughed a little as I tore down her cute, white, store bought toddler bed and replaced it with the new pallet bed. I couldn't help thinking about all the commenters on Design*Sponge and Ohdeedoh who had very little good to say about the bed and what they might think if they knew I replaced a perfectly good bed with this one!! Oh well! My poor little hobo girls don't seem to mind!!
Unfortunately for you, I won't have pictures up until next week as I've been too busy building beds and celebrating the 4th of July this weekend to get any pictures. Plus, we're taking a much needed vacation this week, so while I'm planning some posts to go up during the week, I will not be around. Hopefully you won't notice too much that I'm missing!
Speaking of the 4th of July: FIREWORKS!!!
We took our girls to see the Nashville display. OMG!!! Amazing. Truly. How have I lived here for 8 years and not ever seen them?? Plus, the only thing better than seeing fireworks as a child is seeing them as an adult with your young child.
Big was absolutely mesmerized. Little was hilarious! This was her first 4th fireworks display. She was ooh-ing & aah-ing and every once in awhile she would just let out a scream of delight! Plus she kept holding both her hands out like she was trying to catch them! Too cute! I almost enjoyed watching her face more than I did the fireworks! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
xoxo Lori Danelle