The Day Bed

As most of you know, I am heavy into the reuse of things.  Old beds are no exception.

Kim has wanted a day bed for a while for our deck, and we just happened to have the top bunk of a double bunk bed disassembled in the spare room.  I put it together, less one of the sides, Kim decorated it with cushions that we had laying around and a nice throw rug, and there you have it, one comfy day bed.  It didn’t cost a cent.

Kim calls it my princess bed (I think it should be the King’s bed).  The mozzie net is essential due to the wet weather we have had lately, but only at night.  This was also hidden away somewhere in a wardrobe.  Here is my view from the bed in panorama mode including my daughter Megan (click to enlarge).

So after the Test this morning, teaching Ben about worm anatomy, a visit to the Dentist this afternoon, and a potter around the veggie garden, I was worn out.  Time for a nap, and what a perfect place to have that nap!


  1. says

    wow that is a super idea. It would be a really good addition to the room I would like to make into our snug, (trying to do it with all recycled furniture as it isnt our ‘for best room’. I have seen bunk beds on freecycle before. A day bed from Ikea is £84 plus a mattress.

    Thanks for the idea!

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