Monday, September 14, 2009

DIY sofa made of shipping palettes

This DIY sofa idea has caught my eye on a few sites, most notably for its versatility and ingenuity. Two wooden palettes and a few power tools later, you've got yourself a unique and inexpensive seating/sleeping option customizable to just about any space. This is upcycling at its finest!

Here is the before:
{image via Apartment Therapy}

And the after:
{image via Elle Interiør}
{image via Walking Around}
{image via casasugar}
For a less shabby chic feel, I like the look of painting the palettes to suit your decor. Depending on the size of your palettes you could fit a twin size mattress, use foam with custom fabric or cover them with floor cushions (urban, world market and le souk all have some cool options).

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Lo said...

I LOVE that!! I have seen so many of those on trash day. Npw I may have to pick up a few. thanks for sharing!!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

What a cool project! I would love to put it outside for a place to take an afternoon siesta!

Beth Dunn said...

Wow! That is really beautiful up-cycling xoxo

Grace said...

I love this!! So creative ... I have seen these same crates used as a coffee table (glass cut to fit on top of course)

Molly said...

That is really neat! I would love to have those all over my summer cottage (once I can actually afford a summer cottage;))

Thanks for commenting on my necklace! Good Luck in the giveaway!

Olivia Rae said...

I can't believe I wasn't following your blog, I could have sworn I was!

Anyway, that is absolutely beautiful!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Cool find chica!

eco-stylista said...

It such a simple idea and the result is superstylish!

mise said...

Oh wow! I must have a go at that. We've been stacking turf on our stash of palettes; clearly not at all as pretty.

pink-to-green said...

Grace, what a cool idea to use these as a coffee table! I'll have to see if I can find an image of that too!

LindsB said...

its crazy to me what can be made out of the most random items- love these sofas!

Savvy Gal said...

that is so cute and creative.

Deliciously Organized said...

I have never seen this done!!! I LOVE it!!! So creative!

No.35style said...

that girl's room is darling! i too would like to see an image of these used for a coffee table.

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