She saw a pallet headboard at a flea market and had to have it.
I saw the price tag and said keep walking.
But my 13 year old daughter didn’t forget the bed and she showed a picture to her Dad and batted her long lashes for months. She didn’t know if he could make it, but she knew he would try.
Because he’s that kind of a Dad.
Supplies for our $50 Pallet Headboard:
2-3 weathered pallets
light kit (optional)
Old barn wood would have worked well, but we couldn’t find any. So my husband asked a local store for a couple of pallets and got them for free (score!) Prying off the pieces of weathered wood was the hardest part of this project. But Terrell had plenty of helpers.
Once the wood was off the pallet, it was nailed to the 2×4’s.
My hubby found a cool vintage-looking lamp kit at Home Depot and cut a hole to attach it. It plugs into the wall.
We lightly white-washed the wood for a funky feel and moved it upstairs to my daughter’s room.
She is thrilled with it! And she’s pretty impressed with her Dad. “Mom, I’m going to marry someone just like him someday. A man who can do anything!”
I think she likes it.
And I like him even more.