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).
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:
Quick, close your eyes. What's on your nightstand, right now? A book? Remote control? Lotion? Watch? Bobby Pins? Alarm clock? Newspaper? Wallet?
What kid wouldn't like a Transformer chair? In this case, this pint sized chair turns into a single tent bed. I hope its designer, Phillippe Malouin, is planning an adult-sized version. If not, with some planning, foam, Velcro, MDF and fabric, it might be DIYable. What the video below to see the chair transform!
Before I got up this morning, I was scanning the list of basic furniture problems we live with day in and day out so I could share a trick with readers. Duh! I wasn't even out of bed, what could have been more obvious?
Lago's Beam is a platform bed that is also a light source. Its sunburst construction is the secret to it being able to radiate light throughout the room, making the bed seem to rise as does the sun.
Study Beds allow you to turn any extra bedroom into a study and back into a bedroom in seconds. What's especially clever about the design is nothing on the desk's surface has to be moved or even disrupted when it lowers and reveals the flip down bed. Available in single and double models. Now for the downside....looks like they're only available in the UK, and they're not inexpensive either.
1. It cost under $100.00
2. This one is sized for a queen size bed
3. The slides are a little out of order so start around the 5th photo or so.
4. The hangers in the photo are WONDERFUL and easy to use.
What exactly is a day bed, you ask? It's a twin bed disguised as a sofa by day and used as a bed at night. If your tiny space necessitates double duty for your bed, it's really quite simple to convert almost any twin bed into a day bed. Here are three pretty simple ways you can pimp out your twin bed into a multi-tasking day bed.
And now for something completely different....behold the Hamburger Bed. Although, a purist would note that it’s actually a Cheeseburger Bed. It’s not available to purchase, but with the help of a round bed and some sewing skills--to fashion a bun duvet, tomato and pickle slice pillow covers and etc--you could attempt a replicate. Via.
While you've got your materials handy for these hand printed fleece scarves, it will only take you about an hour to put together this well-deserved holiday gift for your hard working canine companion.
Nothing makes a second hand mattress and box spring on a basic mattress frame sit within its own dreamy location like a proper headboard. A bed is an expensive investment, sometimes out of the reach of many. So tuck your bed into its locale with these 13 budget friendly headboard ideas.
A nod to neutrals and totally zen, this hanging bed is simple but dramatic. Via My Home Ideas. Photo credit: Coastal Living, Colleen Duffley.
The Night Owl illuminated headboard was crafted by Lucky Luke Design with small spaces in mind as it eliminates the need for bedside lamps. Each side of the headboard has a dimmer independent from the other. No info on the price, which we all know is code for a lot, which leads me to wonder...is it DIYable?? My vote is yes.
Repurposing a headboard: make a slipcover for it (as above), dog bed, a doll bed, a child's low platform bed, the back of a wide chair, a tabletop, cut an opening and use as a frame, a mirror frame, if it's slatted, upholster it, if it's solid, paint a picture in the center, decoupage a favorite image in the center. It killed me but I cut off the legs of this headboard so it would sit on the floor. I drilled holes for long bolts and attached...
The BedUP, by Décadrages, stores in the ceiling, saving you 4 m² of space. When you need it, you simply lower the bed to a predesignated height, which makes it unnecessary to move the furniture placed beneath it. An added design feature includes the possible installation of ceiling lighting under the bed. Via.
Did you ever wonder why your mom or mom equivalent harassed you into making your bed every day? One reason was probably because it made him/her feel better about the state of your room. If you’re like me and make your bed every morning, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you night want to try Apartment Therapy’s 8 tricks to help you get in the habit of fixing your bed.
- Simplify your bedding.
- Use linen spray instead of airing out...
Ahh...sleep. Everyone loves it, needs it, and could do it more effectively. These twelve tips - mostly free, but including a couple of new purchases - can help you be rested and create the perfect sleep haven.
1. Buy a new mattress.
2. Bask in comfort: Buy silky, natural tree-fiber sheets in a soothing color.
3. A quick spritz of soothing lavendar water on your pillows helps calm your exhausted mind.
4. Chill Before Bed and lower your room’s...