Saturday, January 4, 2014

Upholstered Twin Bed for Daughter

Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2014!!

My daughter's bed got transformed from boring wooden bed into upholstered bed over a long weekend. We havn't worked much in her room. All that we did was to paint it in pink and paneled the wall with beadboard molding (Will share the details soon)

Here is bed in its new life :)


We had bunk bed in our rental apartment. Once we moved here, we separated the beds and put them in both the kids bedrooms.  It was time for change when her bed slats and side rails were broken from jumping during one of the party. After upgrading my son's bed to full size, his twin bed was biting dust (which looked exactly like the one in below before picture but without side rails). My daughter always cribs about hand-me down furniture in her room. So, I decided to use the old bed but with a twist.

Before I tell you how I did it, here is a before and after. ( Pink on the wall looks purplish in the after pictures, true color is the one in the before picture. )


Now on to the process :- ( Pardon me for not having enough "during" pictures . I was in a rush to finish the project in 2 days as a friend was visiting us on the last day of long weekend :))
  • I wanted the tall headboard and short footboard. Hubby chopped off the top of existing foot board to bring it to desired height.
  • We got the mdf cut to size from Homedepot. Secured the MDF to the headbord and foot board with long screws. For the headboard we added 4 L brackets for the additional support.
  • I wanted the headboard and footboard to be plush and super soft, but instead of buying the regular foam (which is pricey), I used the foam mattress toppers (from walmart). Sprayed all-purpose adhesive on the wood to adhere the foam. Headboard and foot board has two layers of mattress toppers.
  • Next step is to wrap this with the batting. Batting is used to make sure the foam doesn't move around. Instead of batting, i used the fleece I had at home as the batting. While wrapping, made sure to pull it properly and staple it so that there is no loose end.
  • I repeated the above step with the fabric next time. I couldn't find the fabric I was looking for at Joann's so decided to use these curtain panels from Target. Made sure to iron out the curtains nicely to get rid of wrinkles.
  • Now repeat the whole process on the headboard and side rails. 
  • We (Hubby helped) assembled the bed and adorned the headboard with the square nail heads. Hubby feels that nailhead trim would look better. May be some day, for now I am fine with this.

Closeup of the bed. 

I am thrilled with the outcome, Ms A absolutely loves her bed. It was one satisfying project for me. Her room is still long way from fully done but bed is done.

Hope you love the transformation as much as we do.

sharing it at
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2014/01/frugal-friday_23.html
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/dining-room-upgrade-add-picture-molding-beneath-chair-rail
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/01/amaze-me-monday-41.html
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2014/01/wow-us-wednesdays-152.html
http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/2014/01/wow-us-wednesday-link-party.html#more
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Thanks
Techie :)

36 comments :

  1. Bharati, The bed looks so neat. Nice job.

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  2. Very pretty. I want to do an upholstered bed for my daughter.

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    1. Thank u Andrea. Have a blessed day!!

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  3. Fantastic change! The color and design is amazing. Great job!

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    1. Thanks a bunch. Have a blessed day!!

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  4. Wow, it looks great! I bet your daughter loves it. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. Thanks for hosting the party.

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  5. Thank you for linking up to the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party Last week. Hope to see you and your Awesome ideas tonight at 7 EST!

    ~Ariean http://onekriegerchick.com/

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  6. Gorgeous, what a fabulous idea. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  7. What a beautiful transformation! That's seriously awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Hit Me with Your Best Shot! Hope to see you back tonight!

    ~Abby =)

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  8. I just found your blog and am so enjoying catching up on your posts! This bed makeover is my favorite.
    What a wonderful transformation! I love the upholstered bed! My teen daughter is wanting something more sophisticated and I bet I can make over her brother's old bed in the same way - thanks for the design inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by shalah. would love to see your daughters bed, good luck :)

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  9. Great job! I love how it looks and I bet your daughter is thrilled with her new bed. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you, Alison. Thanks for hosting, have a good weekend!

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  10. I bet your daughter loves it....it looks great and I love the floors in her room.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. She absolutely loves it.

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  11. I just love when people put before and after pictures of a project together. What an amazing job you did on the bed, it came out beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. Really a great job! Easy to see why she loves it so much. The rug is fun too! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann. The rug is from Ikea.

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  13. Oh wow,
    It looks fabulous, love the hot pink and brown, so pretty. Very nice job!
    blessings, Nellie

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  14. Wow! I love the transformation :)

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  15. Looks great! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank u for hosting and stopping by, Sherry

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  16. Wow, what a difference! Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and hosting, Kristen

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  17. Turned out gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party. Hope you join us for Week Nine! - Cheers, Christy

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    1. Thank you Christy. Have a beautiful week ahead!

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  18. And your post has been featured :)
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/05/idea-box-thursday-link-party-9.html

    xx
    Mila

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