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How to: Make a daybed

How to: Make a daybed Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects

How to: Make a daybed

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Before the DIY.


Materials

  • Twin bed with mattress
  • Steel wool
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Five 1" x 5" wooden boards
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Instructions

1 Remove the mattress.

2 Rub the metal bed frame with steel wool to remove any flaking paint or rust.

3 Using a paintbrush, apply three coats of paint (we used Tremclad Rust Paint in Gloss Yellow); let each coat dry thoroughly. If the bed has a spindly frame like this one, use a brush-on paint.

4 Create a mattress platform by cutting the five boards to the width of the frame and placing them across the side rails, spaced evenly from head to foot.

5 Have the mattress and throw pillows professionally upholstered in fabrics of your choice.
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DIY Projects

How to: Make a daybed