Upcycled wooden pallet to cosy nook
Cuddling up with a book is good for mind, body and soul, so a dedicated reading space is a wonderful addition to any child's bedroom or family home.
The humble pallet is popular for upcycling projects and this design really sets the stage for reading, while also showcasing colour to complement your decor.
You will need
• A pallet crate, converted into a triangular shape with back-rest
• 25mm angled paintbrush
• 100mm roller and rough surface sleeve
• Resene Quick Dry primer and Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss paint in your choice of colours
1. Brush off any dirt from the crate. Use a craft knife to trim off any rough splinters.
2. Using Resene Quick Dry primer, cut in all the corners and narrow surfaces with your paintbrush. Use a roller to paint primer on all the other surfaces. Apply two thick coats, as this will put a seal on the rough-sawn wood, helping to reduce splinters.
3. Paint entire crate with two generous coats of a pale base colour. We chose Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss in Cloud. Using a semi-gloss paint will further seal the rough areas.
4. Paint only the front-facing surfaces of the back-rest planks, with either a brush or roller, in your choice of colour pattern. Again, apply two coats of semi-gloss paint.
5. Lastly, paint only the top surface of the base planks in a contrasting dark colour. We chose Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss in Atomic for its complementary navy/charcoal tone.
Colours we used:
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Styling & photography: Jaimee Clapham; Heart & star cushions & canopy from littleco.co.nz;
All other props stylist’s own
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