A pallet wood sofa that’s also a lounger!

Learn how to make a pallet wood sofa that's also a lounger! So affordable, comfy and easy to make! Perfect as outdoor furniture.

I’m blaming this pallet wood sofa that’s also a lounger project on my friend Cindy. Or I should say, thanking her!

I spotted Cindy’s gorgeous summer patio decked out with cozy loungers on her Instagram stories, which looked so comfy!

So I started pricing some loungers out. The ones I wanted were SO expensive… ugh. And forget two at those prices. Plus I didn’t really have an ideal place for them when it rained if they sat on the lawn.

Learn how to make this pallet sofa as outdoor patio furniture from reclaimed wood.

As most of you already know, my patio currently houses a pallet sofa and chair you can see HERE.

So I decided to spin my pallet sofa around to get a feel for a potential revamp. Could I really do without my beloved sofa after all these years?! And come up with an easy lounger build?

Probably! BUT!!!

Turns out I could have both without losing space nor any building whatsoever…

Learn how to make a pallet wood sofa that's also a lounger! So affordable, comfy and easy to make! Perfect as outdoor furniture.

As a trial, I spun the sofa to mimic a lounger. But oh my it was so comfy! It really made a difference to have your feet up like that.

So one day I was sitting on this ‘lounger’ journaling over my morning brew and wrote in my to-do, “Make a lounger’.

That’s when I looked down around me and realized I already had. This was as comfy as ever as-is, plus I could push it back against the wall anytime I desired just a sofa again!

Learn how to make this pallet wood sofa that doubles as a lounger!

Learn how I made the sofa HERE

Learn how to make a pallet wood sofa that's also a lounger! So affordable, comfy and easy to make! Perfect as outdoor furniture.

So… here’s my new-old pallet lounger! How easy was that?!

Now I’m glad I didn’t attach the back to the base, because this offers so much more flexibility.

After I made the decision to leave it as-is, I got busy and prettied things up (for the fall?). Somehow I missed summer! Oh well.

I brought out the subway sign styled painter’s drop cloth fabric again, puffed up a few coordinating pillows, hung up an Ikea light stolen from the guest bedroom, repainted the legs while reassembling the boards on the little patio table, tossed in a few cozy blankets and this lounger area was done!

A Lake Resort themed summer patio with oars, reclaimed wood candles, red lanterns and pallet wood outdoor furniture.

But I couldn’t stop there… since this was basically my view, I needed to ramp up all four corners of the patio.

But I didn’t want much. Just enough.

A Lake Resort themed summer patio with oars, reclaimed wood candles, red lanterns and pallet wood outdoor furniture.

Sign how-to:

Supplies used:

Lake Rentals stencil from HERE

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement

Stencil brush


Using a small chunk of barn wood shiplap from my childhood farm, I whipped up this Lake Rentals sign for a small splash of colour and to help theme the patio direction.

It was painted in Fusion’s Casement with a special method which mimics a hand-lettered look!


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Click above to learn how to achieve a hand-lettered look using a stencil. It creates a very authentic take!

A Lake Resort themed summer patio with oars, reclaimed wood candles, red lanterns and pallet wood outdoor furniture.

The Lake Rentals sign was layered behind a few oars from my living roomand a life preserver I just picked up recently from another stop at Switzer’s Antiques.

BOOM! Instant lake theme without eating up any view!

patio decor with reclaimed wood candles

Learn how to create this stenciled grain sack stripe pillow with Ikea covers. Featuring a resin wicker table and chairs on a summer patio.

The resin wicker table and chairs got styled with a single grain sack striped pillow and blanket, along with bringing out the reclaimed wood candles for a little added ambiance.

Pillow how-to:

Supplies used:

Grain Sack Stripe G1L from HERE

20″ Ikea Gurli white pillow cover with feather insert

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black

Staalmeester brush #3600


The pillow was stenciled with Grain Sack Stripe G1L with Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black in a ‘drag’ effect with a big brush that had it resembling linen! And it’s very easy to do!


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Click the short video above to learn how to achieve this cool effect. It turned out stunning!

See them HERE styled with Buffalo Check.

Learn how to make these reclaimed wood candles with battery operated votives for the perfect carefree evening ambiance!

The reclaimed wood candles HERE were brought out for a little evening ambiance as well. I love the fact that I don’t have to fret about forgotten live flames, thanks to the battery operated votives.

Plus, it gets breezy on the patio so this works perfectly.

Learn how to make an easy patio chair from two pallets decorated with stenciled subway styled sign fabric.

I also cozied-up the pallet chair in the left corner.

Learn how to make an easy patio chair from two pallets decorated with stenciled subway styled sign fabric.

The little red train lanterns added a dash of colour to an otherwise once again flowerless patio.

Did you even notice the absense of flowers?! 

I do believe I’m getting the hang of ‘how to never have to hand-water again’ if this keeps up!

Learn how to make this lake-themed patio with pallet wood lounger and chair. So comfy and perfect as outdoor furniture.

And if that move gives me a little more time to lounge away during the warm summer nights, I’m a-okay with that too!

Just when you think you need to change a bunch of stuff, sometimes all it takes is a gentle shuffle. I encourage you to try the same to freshen up a space. You never know what new stuff you’ll end up with… for absolutely free.

Cool trick, huh? What do you tend to lounge on outdoors?

Outdoor patio with pallet wood sofa and chair as outdoor furniture

Learn how to make the pallet sofa HERE

Learn how to make the pallet chair HERE

Learn how to stencil the subway fabric HERE

Visit more patio posts HERE

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  1. What a great idea you’ve come up with! I think it’s so clever, and versatile too! You must love hanging out in your newly redecorated space.

  2. Donna,

    You amaze me and all your ideas, even though you said this was from a friend. You still had the sofa and chair before. The patio looks great!

    No lounging here. We just finished an outdoor kitchen and have orange bar stools.

    Thank you for sharing…love your blog!