Thursday, December 1, 2011

PB Inspired Storage Bed

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post.  I hope that everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We hosted the largest group we have ever had this Thanksgiving.  It was bittersweet.  The   Friday before Thanksgiving my mother-in-law passed away.  She had suffered a stroke more than eight years ago and this had been a long trial for her.  She is at peace now.  

I have been remodeling our son's room on and off since August.  Things are finally coming together and I am so happy to finally see an end in sight.  

Inspiration #1 for his bed~found here
Inspiration for his bed #2~found here

Both of these beds were far out of our price range.  We purchased a platform bed and I enlisted the help of my brother to build this.
Here it is primed

 One of the top shelves is split in half and our son can use it for his alarm clock, etc.  This was hubby's awesome idea.  I am so thankful that my brother is able to bring all of our "ideas" to life.  He is so talented and we are so blessed.

 The finished product
 I am anxious to start putting his room together.  It has been in a state of chaos for too long. 
 This bed is amazing.  We still have storage, like his previous bed but it fits into his room so much better.  It also looks more like a teenager's room.  I would have liked to line the wall with the bookcases (like the first picture) but we do not have enough wall space.  
 It is all starting to come together.  The bureau is getting it's final coat of paint.  I will be back soon to show off the completed bureau.

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Scrapping Julie said...

WOW what a great project! your ideas and your brothers handy work was a great collaboration!

Aimee said...

Ruth, I'm totally trekking with you bunks in my boys...low ceilings = NOT WORKING! I love your inspiration pictures and that bed is perfection! I love it! I'm going to check back for the latest pics!

Aimee from

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love storage beds- they are a great concept!

sandy toe

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Great bed! can't wait to see the room all finished.
Fancy Frugal Life

Brandi said...

A storage bed sounds like a genius idea! Especially in a case where there is not a lot of room for a dresser! Thanks for sharing your progress!

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