8.22.2013

How I Made My Own Bed Part II

You can read part one here. Building my bed did not take as long as one would imagine. I spent about twelve hours at the most on it, split into a few days of work. I'm now confident that I'd rather build something with wood and tools than sew something any day. 
After finishing my bed, I ordered wire baskets from amazon and patiently waited for them to arrive. This made room for me to throw away my plastic drawer organizer I've had way too long. There is storage on the other side against the wall for year around storage, and there is room on the sides for books and other baskets, one side even has our internet router stored on the side. My baskets now hold my fabrics, scarves, headbands, paint and craft supplies. 
Overall, I'm super pleased with how my bed turned out and how the baskets look under it. A huge thanks to my brothers for moving it in for me, it weighs a ton..but I guess that is what happens when you use real wood.

P.S. If you are wondering, my quilt & pillowcase are from my recent trip to India and my rug is handmade by me (here is the tutorial)

43 comments:

  1. This is really cool! If i had some power tools then I would do something like this, but fortunately for my fiancee' I don't. ha.

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  2. Hi, Courtney! I recently started reading your blog.
    I love this style, and I love wood and such baskets :) When I have a bigger house I will make the son of a bed :)It's very cozy and cute. And at the same time functional!
    And I'm sorry for my English :)

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  3. Courtney... you are amazing!!! This bed looks like it should belong in the Free People magazine!!! and the way you have styled it is INCREDIBLE!! I love it!! Ok...and your rug is to die for!! Could you do a tutorial on that?? I would love to make one!!! I can't wait for more posts!!! You inspire me so much!!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog!

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  4. This looks incredible, lady! I want one!

    M.

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  5. Not only is this amazing, but so functional with all that storage space, I love it. And that rug is also super amazing!

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  6. Oh my goodness Courtney you are so talented! It looks incredible. I love your storage. And oh gosh, I would love it if you did a tutorial for the rug!! It is beyond perfect. (or a link to the tutorial you used even!)

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  7. You're so crafty! Love the underneath storage :) SO handy.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  8. This is AMAZING> I love platform beds with storage!

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  9. This is so great - I love it!! Nice work lady!

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  10. This is really inspiring for me because I love this kind of style! Everything looks so cozy :)

    Rachel Emma
    Daydream Frenzy

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  11. This looks great! We are trying to make a pallet sofa for our living room so i like seeing others come up with similar crafts.


    http://wildandfound.blogspot.com/

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  12. This bedroom is so cute! A nice throw blanket would look great! I just got this pendleton blanket so cute!

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  13. I am way beyond impressed! :)
    you are good!

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  14. I Love the rug do you have a pattern

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    1. http://www.alwaysrooney.com/search/label/DIY?updated-max=2013-10-23T10:16:00-05:00&max-results=20&start=52&by-date=false

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  15. I Love the rug do you have a pattern

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  16. yes please, i'd love the rug pattern too

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    1. Hi Melaine,

      Search "crochet rug diy" on my blog and there is a tutorial!

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  17. What kind of wood did you use?

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  20. I love this look! Do you by chance have step by step instructions, to recreate this look?

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    1. I would also love instructions to make the bed!

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  21. Great. I love it. Thanks you for sharing.

    You put it on casters. I want that, but higher up so I can put storage bins below.

    You have designed for looks on a higher level than what I have seen on Instructables.com which is where I have been looking for building instructions

    I think I would like something similar for a couch/ low massage table as well.

    Dahlia

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  22. I love this idea! I've been looking for a platform bed tutorial.... will have to consider this one. One question, I read a lot about needed ventilation for the mattress, do you find it's an issue? Mattress being right against the wood? That's my one design dilemma I keep coming across but not sure if it's even serious....

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    1. Hi Jess,

      I haven't found that a problem at all! I have moved on from this platform bed and now sleep on a king size platform bed and still don't have any problem with it!

      Thanks!

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  23. Wow this looks amazing! I read this blog because I found it through buzzfeed and went through a few of your diy designs. I love them all! I was thinking of making this, so I have a few questions. First of all, what type of wood would be the most efficient and reliable and second, how much was the cost overall? Thanks for taking the time to read this :)
    -Mitch

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    1. Hi! Here is a post with a little more details: http://www.alwaysrooney.com/p/contact_7.html

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  24. I love this i dont have any tools but u should sell these i sure woulds buy one my room is so small i could really use this bed Smart

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  25. This DIY wooden bed frame is so perfect! I absolutely love that it has storage area! I need something like this desperately, and a cute headboard to go along! I was just going to ask how long it took you. 12 hours total is not bad!
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  26. Great storage - good idea- but has anyone thought that NO ONE is going to put a cactus there?. bad idea.. it's all I could think about when I looked at the bed pic.... who thought of that staging layout?.

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    1. Sometimes you just have to style a photo ;)

      Also- this was in a room that I was the only person in, no animals or children…so it wasn't THAT big of a deal ;)

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  27. Do you know how much it cost? and what type of wood did you use? Thank you if you have a more detailed tutorial I'd love a link!

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    1. Hi Kwiley,

      Here is a post I wrote about part of the process: http://www.alwaysrooney.com/p/contact_7.html

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  28. Hey, I would love to build this for my new Queen size mattress, but can't find the plan anywhere. Do you have a step by step of building this amazing thing? Thanks in advance!

    Sasha

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    1. I'm sorry I don't have step by step instructions but for some process photos, check out the first part of the How I Made My Bed series!

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  29. This bed is so awesome. I can't find anything like it pre made I'm going to be giving this a try in the next month. Any other suggestions now that it's a few years later?

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    1. Thanks so much! I no longer have the bed (I sold it and since built a new kingsize bed) but I would recommend making it in pieces and putting it together in the room- it ended up being ridiculously heavy!

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