Hi guys! I am back today to share how we made the built in bed in Ryan’s room for week 3 of the One Room Challenge. The One Room Challenge is hosted by Linda from Calling It Home and over the course of 5 weeks designers and guest participants, that’s me 🙂 share their progress of renovating and designing one room from top to bottom.
Just for a reminder of how Ryan’s room looked like in the beginning…
Last week I shared our progress of adding wide pine floors and a bead board ceiling. We also painted the room a rich navy color, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.
DIY – Built in Bed
The first thing we did was take down the double plantation door closet that was here originally. This allowed us room for a twin bed on one side and a single door closet on the other. Using 2 X 4’s we framed out enough room for a twin size bed. We also had to add new drywall to cover the crumbling plaster that had been wallpapered. It was a lot easier to drywall instead of stripping the wallpaper and re-plastering.
We added MDF over the 2 x 4’s for a clean look that is cheaper than sheets of plywood or wood. I had Jason cut a lip for the side so the mattress would stay in place and help keep the sheets in place.
I really like the curve he added to it.
We made the closet wide enough for a 30 inch door. He was never going to fill the closet with clothes like every 12 year old his age he lives in sweats :).
In order to give him more storage we added a large drawer under the bed.
We also added a hidden bookcase next to the bed for his books and alarm clock. He loves to read and we knew it was important to add some storage next to the bed since we weren’t going to have room for a nightstand with the closet next to his bed.
Here’s a pick of the bed soon after we finished painting the room.
And here is the finished built in bed!!! Woo Hoo!
I found the red light at the Restoration Hardware outlet for $20. His plaid quilt and sham are from Pottery Barn kids and the ticking stripe duvet cover and sham are from Ikea. I love how preppy his bedding is!
His bedding and built in bed go so well with the DIY Pallet sign we made him.
His room is really coming along, here is what we have done so far and what’s next…
demo add bead board ceiling paint walls navy add wide pine floors add baseboard trim build a built in bed add new closet
- build bookcase, built in dresser and desk
- add a new doorway and door
- decorate and reveal
Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I have been up to! Next week I will be sharing his built in desk, bookcase and dresser!!!
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