DIY Built in Bed – One Room Challenge – Week 3

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

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…

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

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

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

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.

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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.

We framed out the bed first even before we started laying the floors. It was also important to us to add a drawer under the bed to give Ryan more storage for his clothes.

I really like the curve he added to it.

We framed out the bed first even before we started laying the floors. It was also important to us to add a drawer under the bed to give Ryan more storage for his clothes.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

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 :).

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

In order to give him more storage we added a large drawer under the bed.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

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.

built in bed bookcase 1

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

Here’s a pick of the bed soon after we finished painting the room.

We framed out the bed first even before we started laying the floors. It was also important to us to add a drawer under the bed to give Ryan more storage for his clothes.

And here is the finished built in bed!!! Woo Hoo!

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

 

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!

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

 

To maximize the floor space in our son's bedroom we added a built in by stealing some room from his double door closet.

His bedding and built in bed go so well with the DIY Pallet sign we made him.

We made a pallet sign with a 1/2 a pallet and some letters

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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A built in bed is a fabulous way to add more floor space to a narrow or small bedroom! See how we created ours. DIY

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35 thoughts on “DIY Built in Bed – One Room Challenge – Week 3

  1. Hi Tara-
    You have been busy!
    This is so much fun to follow your progress! You are well on your way and everything is lovely.
    I hope you will share this today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

  2. The bed turned out amazing! It is a brilliant design and use of the space. I wish I had carpentry skills to make something like that. It doesn’t seem like you lost all that much storage space either. Way to go!

    Melissa

  3. Wow, I’m amazed at that complete closet transformation! Such a good idea to do the shelves in the wall too – I would hate not having a spot to put things at night. Seems like progress is moving well 🙂

  4. You’ve gotten a lot checked off your list already! LI love the blue walls and that beadboard ceiling! I’m trying to get my husband to do some planking on my kitchen ceiling but I don’t think I’ve convinced him yet!

    1. Thanks so much Roxanne!!! Planked ceilings do look gorgeous but they are definitely a lot work. If our plaster ceiling hadn’t been crumbling I am not sure I could have talked my hubby into adding them either!

  5. Love the bed and how you were able to fit it in there and make it look so warm and cozy. I haven’t heard the word preppy in years, Tara. I used to dress preppy in college…lol I hope you can join us later today for the Sweet Inspiration party.

  6. That light fixture is amazing-and only $20?! Perfect little reading light! I put the exact same PBK bedding in my son’s room, I looked around for years and never found a madras plaid I liked more so I broke down and bought it and I’m so glad I did-I still love it…so I think it looks amazing in there!

  7. Tara, this is BRILLIANT! What a great use of space. What kid wouldn’t love this bed? You and your husband should be really proud of the job you’re doing in this room!

    Thank you so much for joining the Grace at Home party. I’m featuring you this week!

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