I used to sleep on a pallet bed when I found myself a young single mom living in London on a small income and in need of a bed. For a few pounds and some help from a friend with a van, I got 12 old pallets home for a double-sized bed for me and six for my son’s single bed. A couple of affordable Ikea mattresses completed the picture.

Lori Danelle’s taken the pallet bed idea a step further and made a toddler bed, complete with casters, headboard, foot-board and side-guard. She’s posted a full tutorial online. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

{DIY} Toddler Pallet Bed [Lori Danelle]