I DID IT!!!! I made a platform bed out of some pallets all by myself! It took me over a year to start on it but it actually took 2 days to make. I picked up the wood pallets from a warehouse near my apartment for $20 and the paint was left behind by the previous resident. Too lazy to sand down all the edges, I just painted, giving it a nice rustic look. I purchased my brand new king-sized bed for $650 from a hotel and the sheets are a splurge from a Frette sample sale. Now I have room for all of my cats and I sleep like a queen!