My $7.49 Thrift store Daybed
When I left the corporate world I no longer needed a full office. I turned my guest room into a sewing room and my office into the guest room.....are you still with me?
I needed a daybed, but after hunting retail stores I came to the conclusion, that I didn't like anything they had to offer and I was way to thrifty to pay the price. Thrift store here I come! I found a twin bed that had matching head and foot boards. The price was right, $7.49!
I wanted a rounded railing, so I just took out my jigsaw and cut.
I didn't want to repaint the whole bed so I just took the sawed off rail and had the paint matched.
Now the backboard is just an illusion. It is a piece of covered plywood hanging on the wall.
I took a sheet of plywood and actually laid a dinner plate on it to get the curves. I stapled on batting and foam, then covered it with fabric. I added covered buttons to give it some detail and used 3 huge hooks to hang it on the wall. It makes it really easy to make the bed!
I finished it off by making some pillows out of vintage fabric, lace, tablecloths, and some fabric scraps I had laying around. The fabric for the back board and duvet was purchased at a decorator fabric store that was going out of business. It is a beautiful damask fabric I purchased for $7.00 a yard. The skirt at the bottom was $3.00 from a thrift store, It was queen size that I cut down to fit.
These are the pictures above the bed, My Mom and I when we graduated from nursing school (A few years apart) ha!
My Mom and Dad's wedding picture, Dad was 17 and Mom was 21 (Cougar)
And my Mom and Godmother in their nursing uniforms. These frames were .50 each at a garage sale. with a coat of white paint added.
I love this needlepoint I found and framed.
My daybed is going into service in a week as my son will be staying with me before He moves from Orlando to DC (Something about a girl and Love!) I'll really miss him, who's going to get my Christmas decorations out of the attic, and lug my bags of mulch?
I can't even get these two slugs off the bed!! Little help they'll be!
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