DIY Twin Upholstered Bed

My last tutorial before the final ROOM REVEAL!! Okay, well now that I said that I can actually think of a couple more I want to do, but I’m so proud of myself for getting so much done. It will probably never be “finished”, but as far as the big stuff, pretty close. Ha. Until we have another kid:)
Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

This project has been one of those that should only take a couple hours, but then ends up taking months and months. OH. Am I the only one with that problem? Ok. Well it went like this.
Me to hubby: “Look at how awesome this bed is! I love it. I want it. I need it. Let’s build it.”
Hubby: “Ok. Are you sure?”
Me: “Yes, it will be so easy and done in, like, one weekend!”
Months and months later, we visit our local Home Depot to get the supplies, make the cuts and start the bed. We get the frame built, mattress purchased, and it sits on the floor in Eliza’s room. I then start ordering fabric swatches for the upholstery.
Weeks later.

I order some more fabric swatches. Still unsure about what I want.

Some more weeks later…

I think the first fabric swatch is my favorite. So I buy it.

A couple weekends later

We try to cut out the headboard, but I can’t decide on which style so it doesn’t happen.

Another weekend goes by…

We cut out the headboard and I upholster it and bolt it to the bed.

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

A couple more weeks

Finally, bedding, and pillows!

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed
Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Phew. It’s such a relief to have it done! I’m also sooo pleased with how it turned out. I used Kelly’s tutorial, but modified everything for a twin sized bed.

Final Measurements: 39×75

3/4″ plywood for platform
1/2″ plywood for headboard
1×4 for crossboards
2×2 for middle crossboard support
1×2 for side crossboard support
4 legs, stained and sealed
4 top plates, to screw legs into base of bed
wood screws
batting, HIGH LOFT and as many layers as you can
3.5 yards fabric, I ended up using this fabric
nailhead trim and rubber mallet

3/4″ plywood
(2) 9″ x 38.5
(2) 9″ x 75.5
(12) 1×4 x 38.5
(2) 1×2 x 74
(2) 2×2 x 74
1/2″ plywood
(2) 48″ x 40″

You can see that you get 2 headboards for the price of one and that worked perfectly for use because I plan to have the two kids share a room in the future. That was partly why it took me soo long to decide on the fabric because I didn’t know if I wanted a fun fabric for the headboard or to keep it pretty neutral so it could be for a girl and boy.

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed
24×24 pillow is Caitlin Wilson and the small lumbar pillow is Kaufman Spot On Metallic. If you want a good pillow tutorial, go HERE. Comforter is Marley Ruffle in White.
Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Building the frame:

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Screwing in the leg plates and legs: we did it a little different than Kelly, who made her own legs.

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed
I stained them with Minwax Dark Walnut and used my favorite Natural Wax to seal them.
Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed
Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

Upholstering the frame:

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

All done! Yay.

Carissa Miss: DIY Upholstered Bed

See the other DIY projects in her room:

Vertical striped curtains

Carissa Miss: DIY Vertical Stripe Curtains
Carissa Miss: IKEA TARVA Hack

DIY behind-the-door bookshelves

Carissa Miss: DIY Wall Bookshelves

Inspiration Board:

Carissa Miss: Little Girl's room Mood Board

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