Friday, December 6, 2013

Chalkboard Murphy Bed

Have you ever wished you had more space? Well, we have a tiny house and so I'm constantly wishing we had more space. But we love the house and I'm slowly figuring out ways to make the space we have work for us! 

Now that we have been in the house for 6 months and had a few visitors and are planning to have family over during the Holidays I was really motivated to figure out how to make our guest room function as a guest room and a craft room.
This is what it looked like before, just a twin bed. So it didn't do so well when we had guests. Plus these pictures make it look good, it was NOT this good. There were little piles all over the place and you could never see the bed. Basically, it desperately needed an update to make it functional!

 What we ended up doing is 1. moving most of my art stuff out to the studio. All that is left is just my craft paint and some of my nicer art supplies. 2. we took the twin bed out and made a murphy bed! That way when we didn't have guests I could use the floor space!  The twin bed we had was actually two mattresses (no box spring) so we took out the frame and built the box for the murphy bed big enough to fit both mattresses side by side. I scored a nice mattress topper for super cheap and got some sheets to fit and TA DA!! A guest room that our guests can actually use!

Reed is an amazing husband. He thought it was crazy and didn't want to do it, but he loves me and trusted that I knew what I was doing. So we loaded up and built the murphy bed one night after work. Yep he stayed up past mid-night with me getting it all together :) Now he likes it and doesn't think I'm quite so crazy.

Now we are ready for family to visit, and for when we don't have guests too :)  I'm gonna write up a post later about how we made the entire bed and how you can do it too! It was so easy, once we planned it out and got the materials it took just a few hours to get it totally put together. And now I have this rad chalkboard to keep track of projects, or just write pretty notes on!

I'm one happy girl! 

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  1. This is seriously AMAZING! I'm looking forward to your tutorial! I've been trying to think of ways we could still have room for guests whenever our guest room needs to be turned into a nursery.

  2. Can't wait for the tutorial. Great job you two! :)

  3. Can't wait for the tutorial! Great job you two. :)

  4. I too agree that the design is really amazing. I have never thought of such murphy bed plan before. I will definitely share it with my friends and look forward to it for my kids room.

  5. Looking forward to the tutorial! Looks great!

    1. So glad you found my Murphy Bed!! I've already posted the tutorial and you can find it in the Home Tour up at the top of my blog, hope you can make it by :)


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