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.
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?
Turns out I could have both without losing space nor any building whatsoever…
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 I made the sofa HERE
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!
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.
Lake Rentals stencil from HERE
Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement
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!
Click above to learn how to achieve a hand-lettered look using a stencil. It creates a very authentic take!
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!
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.
Grain Sack Stripe G1L from HERE
20″ Ikea Gurli white pillow cover with feather insert
Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black
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!
Click the short video above to learn how to achieve this cool effect. It turned out stunning!
See them HERE styled with Buffalo Check.
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.
I also cozied-up the pallet chair in the left corner.
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!
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?
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
9 thoughts on “A pallet wood sofa that’s also a lounger!”
I absolutely love your new patio!
Aww, thank-you Sandy! It finally feels like someone lives here! I enjoyed it bare but then I didn’t! 😀
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.
Thank-you Sharon, I do! I left it bare all year so it feels a little more ‘lived in’ and special now!
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!
Aww… thank-you Nancy! And now I get to enjoy it looking at it from indoors! (rain spell at the moment LOL) Hey, at least I know it works!
Wow, great project thanks for sharing. Pinned
Love it Donna. Have fortuitous that the base was not attached. And the wood pillar candles are adorable on the table. A great place to relax and unwind.
Thanks Joanne! It’s SO much more comfy… funny how I had a lounger all these years but didn’t even know about it. LOL