Converting a Twin Bed into a Day Bed

I recently moved into my own place after 28 months of home sharing. The apartment is tiny, so I gave up my bedroom for my "Croffice" or 'craft room/office'. I found I enjoy sleeping in the living room. I can stay up a bit and not disturb the lady below me.
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It took just about $15.00 and 2 hours of work for the conversion.

The first step was to move the bed as close to the baseboard heaters as I could. I use a radiant heater so the baseboards are shut off. That left a gap to fill in; which I did with some foam I found at my donation station in my complex's clubhouse.

I then bought 8 pillows and a dust ruffle, and a piece of memory foam that was a gift with the bed.

I took off the mattress, put on the dust ruffle, then put the memory foam on the mattress, then the flannel sheet. Next was the comforter, centered just right.

Then, the pillows were inserted into their shams/cases. Some of the matching shams were king sized, so I was able to fit two throw pillows in each, side by side.

Arranging them to coordinate but not "match" was easy enough. Then, to 'stage' it a bit I used a table top tray and an old afghan with a matching cup.
The only thing missing was a plate of cookies!

I have been told this looks like something out of Better Homes and Gardens, but since it was my daughter she might be a bit biased!

N-JOY!!


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March 2, 20160 found this helpful

Extremely cute and cozy! Makes me want to sink with a book in and sip some tea!

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March 2, 20161 found this helpful

I originally posted the two or three "stages" photos but they didn't load. Here they are.

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March 2, 20161 found this helpful

It looks so cozy I just want to jump right in! Well done!

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March 3, 20160 found this helpful

It does look like it was in BH&G! I too have a "croffice" and day bed but we just moved in so mine isn't set up yet. Thanks for the tip about throw pillows fitting in KS shams bc I have a KS bed and a new comforter set. So I had no need for the old shams from the old set. Until now. It was headed to the homeless shelter w furniture and clothes we no longer need.

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Amazing what you find when you move 10yrs + worth of stuff! My throw pillows from the old BR set fit really well in the shams. TYSM for the tip! Now if I can keep the croffice uncluttered it will be just shy of a miracle lol. You're so creative I love what you've done. Hope I can get mine to look anywhere near that! Thx again!

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March 3, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks. It is cozy and looks nice. Very low maintenance too!

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March 6, 20160 found this helpful

I did this in our extra room and I absolutely love it :)

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March 6, 20160 found this helpful

Miz Toosa

Assuming you have tried the bed (Emily Post says you should), What do you do for a headboard...or do you not need one? I couldn't sleep without one.

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March 6, 20160 found this helpful

WOW!! You certainly have a flair for decorating. Beautiful!

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March 8, 20160 found this helpful

Daybeds usually have a railing on each end. I prefer none so the spread hangs better. I didn't have the funds to fashion any but with a little research you could do your own I am sure.

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There are pallet ideas and more on Google that fit every style and budget. Have I inspired you yet?

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March 8, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks. I do love to make things pretty!

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March 8, 20160 found this helpful

I know that day beads have railings on the top and bottoms. I prefer them not to have so the bedspread lays flatter. I also need toe room!! You could find ways to make your own on this link, then click on the ideas you like.

www.google.com/search?q=making+a+daybed+frame&rlz...

Thanks for all the good posts. I love to share!! PBP

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March 6, 20160 found this helpful

What a cozy looking space ... you did a great job!

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March 8, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks. If you ever do this try to get it as close to the wall as possible. It makes a difference.

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March 7, 20160 found this helpful

Terrific it looks beautiful you must have a real flair

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April 21, 20160 found this helpful

excellent job..and i love the idea of your craft/office room..i have one too...enjoy your lovely new space.

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