Re-purposed Pallet Racking to Lofted Bed..."Little Man Cave"...


My son's bedroom is REALLY small...so we decided to loft his bed to make more space. By re-purposing pallet racking and a metal corn crib ladder, we created a fun industrial vibe that will grow with him. He might even take it to college for his dorm room someday :)
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Pallet racking to lofted bed
Pallet racking to lofted bed.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, My engineer husband re visited his dorm days for his sturdy design He started by building a box for the mattress from 1X8 boards
My engineer husband re-visited his dorm days for his sturdy design. He started by building a box for the mattress from 1X8 boards.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, The box was attached to the studs in the wall and then attached to the pallet racking uprights
The box was attached to the studs in the wall and then attached to the pallet racking uprights.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, The under side of the box was made with 2X4 s to hold the mattress
The under side of the box was made with 2X4's to hold the mattress.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, We attached barn tin to the underside to hide the bottom of the mattress
We attached barn tin to the underside to hide the bottom of the mattress.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, A ladder from an old corn crib adds access and coolness
A ladder from an old corn crib adds access...and coolness.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, For safety railings we repurposed a cupboard door painted to match the bed box We cut the corners off to remove the sharp edges
For safety railings we repurposed a cupboard door painted to match the bed box. We cut the corners off to remove the sharp edges.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, The door is attached with wing nuts so that it can be removed to make sheet changing a bit easier This storage basket has hooks that hang over to store a few favorite friends
The door is attached with wing nuts so that it can be removed to make sheet changing a bit easier. This storage basket has hooks that hang over to store a few favorite "friends".
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Old type tray for Lego guys
Old type tray for Lego guys.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Another ladder turned hook rack
Another ladder turned hook rack.
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Special treasures
Special "treasures"
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Plus a chalkboard wall A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away
Plus, a chalkboard wall..."A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away" :)
re purposed pallet racking to lofted bed little man cave, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, If you can t move it decorate it
If you can't move it, decorate it.
Chipping with Charm, Laurel

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