To conquer the tiny bedroom blues, we decided to build a built-in loft bed. Keep reading to find out how we made our DIY loft bed for a bedroom and completely transformed the girls’ digs. However, the bed we ordered from Amazon just wasn’t giving me the space saving super powers we needed in this tiny room.
A width of 37″ was needed to accommodate a twin mattress and the length was custom to the bedroom.
This step just reduces the frustration when it comes time to secure the frame to the wall. Since all the studs were marked out on the wall, it was much easier to secure the frame when we had it balancing on our heads and shoulders.
A startlingly expensive piece of 1/4″ plywood made a good surface to our loft floor. For our DIY loft bed for a bedroom project, we needed a solid ladder.
The under side of the loft got slathered with Alabaster by Sherwin Williams to match the walls. In my collection of remnants I found Varathane’s golden oak so I settled for that.
To create an extra play space in the loft, I picked up some peel and stick carpet squares from Home Depot and stuck them on the plywood. Once the DIY loft bed for a bedroom was complete, I went on to adding a bit of pizazz to the room.
For this project I picked up three paint samples, trays and some inexpensive sponges. Cockleshell, Frosted Jade and Ginger Sugar were the Behr colors I used.