How to Build an Upholstered Daybed

How to Build an Upholstered Daybed

Colleen Quinn
Nov 16, 2011

Laura has been working with her daughter for a year planning and then executing a bedroom makeover to help create a room that will take her daughter through high school and possibly beyond. Though the new paint and storage are delightful, it is the DIY upholstered daybed that really packs a punch in the room.

Laura, over at Finding Home, started with two matching footboards from a pair of twin beds from a long-ago auction that she had stored in the garage. She cleverly removed the low casters and added bun feet to raise the base of the bed to allow for a trundle before painting the frame a bright aqua (Wilmington Spruce by Benjamin Moore). Using plywood, foam, and a spare sheet, Laura and her daugther created an upholstered back for the bed that was then mounted to the wall using french cleats. The addition of a shelf on top completed the bed, creating some much needed display space for art and other treasures.

For more pictures and information about this DIY daybed, check out Finding Home: How to Frankenstein a Bed.

Images: Laura at Finding Home.

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