Monday, March 29, 2010

Repurposing a BUNK Bed....

So have to imagine this as being a Bunk close your eyes and picture another bed the SAME on top of this one...(I was TOO lazy and not suppose to lift, due to prego-ness)
So I am going to make NEW ends and use these ones for a project in my room.....(stay tuned for that one)

First you need....
 -10 feet 4X4
-10 feet 2X4
-2X 1/4" Dowls
-1/4" inch Drill Bit
Assorted Decals at Lowes (Crown Molding Department)

(This is the best I know how to explain it...sorry if it's's the best I can do)
CUT: 4X4 & 2X4 at 34" long
I drilled 4 holes on each end of the 4X4 (starting @ 1"- 2 1/2"- 9" - and 10 1/2" in the center of the 4X4) 
I drilled in 3" in so I could put a 2 1/2" screw into the hole and screw it in to the 2X4
And after gluing & screwing, I sintched them tight to seal nice and strong.

So After letting them set I painted the Black with Acrylic Paint
-Let them Set 
-Sanded to my liking...
-Stained with MY FAVORITE STAIN (Minwax Dark Walnut)
- Let set again, but not too long because I'm antsy to finish at this time

-a little detail!
 So I made 2 of them for the girls room and then I will make Trendals? for each so when we have ALL 4 we have enough beds for their room.  Stay tuned for their bedroom ALL put together and other FAB Makes for their room that are ALMOST finished.

(I HATE coming to the Library with 3 kids and trying to blog and trying to not loose my patience with kids running around and using their NOT-SO-Library voices while I blog...I'm a crappy mom!)



  1. Ali, I love them! It makes me want to re-do the beds at our house. BTW, you are NOT a crappy mom. Those kids know you love them more than life.

  2. Wow! That turned out great. I love the detail you added.


  3. Great job!! I love the decals you chose, and your distress finish is wonderful!

  4. OOHHHH, I love! Great job. I can't wait to see the finished room. Oh and I am assuming this is Ali, you are NOT a crappy mom! You are super prego mama. Look at you go all being crafty when you are pregnant. I just sit on the couch, watching Oprah and eating cheetos when I am prego. :)

  5. I LOVE this! You are amazing. I hope I am brave enough to try this this summer.

  6. wow! looks awesome! can't wait to see the finished product!

  7. I feel the same about the library part. The bed is freakin fabulous! FAB-U-LOUS! What a transformation!

  8. This turned out so stinking cute! Way to go!!

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  9. I am so impressed by your craftiness!!!! These will be beautiful all set up and I know they will mean more to your girls because mom made them!!! It's also teaching them that you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Way to go!

  10. I love it! The great change!

  11. I have the exact same bed from the before pic! Love the redo, and I cant wait to see what you do with the old bed pieces!!


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