The other night when everyone was a sleep I was bored, and decided to sketch (excuse my poor art below) a bed for Alyonushka. I saw someone on Pinterest who had done something similar and figured if they can do it I can defiantly (make my hubby help me) do it.
Here's a before photo from IKEA's website. I do not like the look of those legs.
I think my project is different and unique than the others I saw because my bed not only upholstered but it is painted. I wanted my bed's legs to be different as well. So I found this footstool on Craigslist (photo from craigslist)
We chopped off legs.
In time will reupholster this ottoman and place it in Alyonushka's room in the reading corner.
I originally had a regular mattress from crib and didn't feel like I needed to purchase new one. Here's where hubby comes in with his saw, we measured our mattress size and the bed and just chopped off same amount on each size, old legs got chopped off too.
And to make the thread stay I tied it to little pieces of fabric that have been rolled.
This is what it came out looking on the back.
I had some pink fabric to cover the back (even though it'll be in hidden I still want it to look pretty)
Here's Alyonushka just testing out the bed, you can see here tufted effect on the headboard.
Next was to upholster the whole frame of the bed, I had fleece fabric, that was 1st layer and then added 2 layers of bating.
I'm thinking to paint legs white but left them like this for now.
Areas where I had tufted effect I glued sparkly buttons. And here's bed finally in her room, she loves it! So do I :)
Let's breakdown total cost:
Bed frame - $20 (Craigslist)
Legs - $15 (Craigslist)
Staples - $5
Paint - $2.50
Screws - $3
Total Cost: $45.50
This was fun project and good practice for next bed for Aly.
Stay tuned for more changes in Aly's room I will be bringing newly repainted dresser, book shelf and adding diy canvas paintings as a mural to the back wall. We decided to go with a princes theme.
I hope you enjoyed this post!