IKEA Book Shelves Transformed Into a Queen Size Bed
by DeAnna Lee,posted Jul 30 2013 10:38PM
My FBP and I are always looking for new projects to help us gain back more space in our small Queen Anne condo. With this project, we gained 8 inches in our bedroom. It means the difference between bruised knees and stubbed toes and pain free trips from the bed to the bathroom. We were always banging our legs, toes, and knees into the foot board of our old Queen size bed.
So my FBP came up with this idea to use two book shelves from IKEA and transform them into a Queen size platform bed without a head or foot board.
He started with two of these book shelves...
We made a trip to Home Depot for wood, joints, bolts, screws, and contact paper. Six hours later, my FBP had THIS bed...
One more look at the bed...
I love how I gained more space for my cowboy boots!!!! I do have plans to get some baskets for the remaining cubby holes at the bottom of the bed to store other things.
Mostly I'm just happy we gained so much space by getting rid of the clunky old bed.
If you want to do this yourself, this is where my FBP got the inspiration. Now he modified our bed a little differently than this picture and IKEA hack sight, but this is the general idea.
This cleaning lady (who is also a struggling mother of 3) showed up to clean this house.... and realized that someone had BOUGHT HER the house!! Truly an awesome story here! Watch below.
(photo-- Collin Anderson/flickr)
Citing Ty Herndon as inspiration yesterday... Billy Gillman filmed a video and uploaded it to YouTube. He is also gay.
Billy claims the fact that he is gay has kept him from signing a major record deal. If that's true, that is sad and...
Ty Herndon has come out of the closet! Read the entire story from People Magazine HERE.
Here's a couple of my favorite Ty Herndon songs from the 90's:
Good for you, Ty. I support your courage and hope you can be a role model...
Meghan Trainor (who sings "All About That Bass") steps up to the mic and belts out an AWESOME version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"! This is addicting! Check it out.
(photo: carla da souza campos/Flickr)