Sleeper Survey #2: TV in Bed, Darkness, and Your General Sleeping Habits

by Chris Gardner

created at: 02/13/2012

It's Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so we're exploring your sleeping habits in a series called "Sleeper Survey," in which we engage in a little dialogue about the average Curbly Reader's boudoir. This time, we're curious what goes on in your bedroom before and while you sleeping? Do you watch TV? Or books and magazines only? Does your room need to be super dark, or do you prefer a little glow? Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!   

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The Bedside Bookmark Abode...Or, How to Make a Tiny, Adorable Wooden House

by Chris Gardner

created at: 02/24/2011

There are a few things that simply seem to belong on a bedside table: a lamp, alarm clock, perhaps a pair of glasses, and a few magazines or books. Then, once you add a few personal items (mine usually include a crossword puzzle or two and a glass of water), and there's not a lot of extra space for any accessories or "decor" items.

So, I wanted to make something to add a little bit of fun and style, but that doesn't take up too much prime nightstand real estate or interfere with the other items.

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The World's Most Expensive Bed

by DIY Maven

And in the 'let them eat cake category,' we have British designer Stuart Hughes' latest creation, a bed called the Baldacchino Supreme. It's hand crafted of chestnut, ash and cherry wood and draped with Italian silk, but that's not what results in the hefty price tag. Oh, no. The cost comes from its frosting of 24ct gold. One hundred and seven kg of the stuff

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Ask Curbly: TVs, Clawfoot Tubs, Cheap Organizing and Weird Beds

by Bruno Bornsztein
created at: 10/08/2010

If you've never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now's the time to start. It's a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.

I thought I'd highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):

xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?

I have always wanted a clawfoot tub, a la Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I've never been able to find anyone who has actually turned their clawfoot tub into a couch.  I've done a little research and found out that you're supposed to use a cut-off saw with a fiberous cutting blade, rather than a circular saw, to cut cast iron. Anyone done this before, or have any helpful tips about cutting cast iron tubs?

Cast iron clawfoot tub

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How To Build a Platform Bed, Deck, or Poolside Lounger for Under $30

by Mod Home Ec Teacher


Aeray is a professional carpenter, furniture maker, designer and builder and he's frustrated with the overbuilding and over-engineering done on simple DIY projects. His goal for his tutorial on Instructables is to illustrate how to simply and inexpensively build a multipurpose platform deck that can be used for a queen sized bed, a futon mattress, or a waterproofed, cushioned poolside lounger (as suggested by one commenter).

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How to Make a Bed out of Pipes

by DIY Maven

Hybrid Pipe Bed

Instructabler jtwanderlust decided to make a bed. Out of pipes. As the article suggests, the project had its hiccups, but the outcome doesn't look it. JT estimates that the entire thing cost $400, HOWEVER, with some modifications, that cost could be less. Here's some of the supplies JT used:

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I So Need This - Happiness in Bed

by Chris Gardner

It's one of those things that are just crazy enough to work...

Happiness in Bed is a blanket. With sleeves. Cause "it's really, really annoying to have cold arms when reading in bed."

Well, actually, it's a duvet cover, which makes it even better in my book.

Oh, and peep the details on the gloves - tiny hints of color, and a fingerless index finger, perfect for the lick-and-page-turn. I may be swooning...  

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