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Daybed From Box Spring + Legs

Whoa, I've been working and working and it looks like there is no end! 

Well, maybe that's how it feels but in reality, I've done lots of progress. After finishing the big projects, now I'm tackling all those little details that are so important, so many things and not enough time!

Hmmm, I'm tired :/ Hopefully, when this bedroom gets done, I'm going to take a little break.

I'm trying to keep costs low, reusing most of the stuff that was already in the room, shopping all around the house for other things I might need, and as a last resort buying things from thrift stores or yard sales.

Since I already had a bed, only the mattress with the box spring, that's what I used, but I wanted to transform them into a daybed, making it the focal point in the room.
From now on it's going to be a guest room with small office space, instead of an office/guest bedroom like it was before. So, let's see how the daybed came out of those two.

I've never opened a box spring before, this is how it looked when I began taking off the bottom cover.

The first thing I had to do was add legs to it. I went to the big home centers to buy furniture legs but their prices were high, ranging from 4 to 10 per leg! My next stop was the Re-store, they didn't have legs, but they did have lots of furniture. I found this table, I loved its legs, the price was even better, only $6.30!

The table was taken apart and the legs were cut to size. The legs were retrofitted using the same holes they had when they were part of the table. Two holes were drilled (countersunk), on each corner of the box frame, following the position of the holes on the legs. 2-4" bolt screws were fastened on each leg. One more screw was also driven from the top of the box spring, down onto each leg.

One center support leg was also added before covering the outside of the box.

The fabric was the one I used to cover the roman shade in the kitchen during Christmas :) This job went pretty fast using my pneumatic stapler. Oh, the legs were painted.

As soon as I finished recovering the box I brought it up to the bedroom, It didn't look fancy at all :/

Time to shop around the house.  --> My son's train table that he hasn't used in years, and a crib that I bought two years ago when a baby visitor came, were the prime material I grabbed from the basement.

Three parts of the crib were used, and the side pieces were cut to size. The three parts were screwed to the studs on the wall.

The drawers from the train table were brought in for under-bed storage, they only needed paint. I love that they roll on wheels

And that's it! Now it's time to make the bed :) You can check the room's full reveal right HERE.

More about this room:
How the room looked before, right HERE.
The direction I want to give this room HERE.
Painted Designs on the Floor, right HERE.
Old Lamps revamped
Office chair makeover
Old Window Memo Board
Diy Round Mirror
Tripod Side Table
Table Makeover
Blackout curtains
Full room reveal


  1. You never cease to amaze me! I've been reading your blog for a good long bit and have never commented. Not that your previous accomplishments haven't impressed, because they certainly do! Maybe it's because I'm getting ready to work on a little cottage (and I mean little!) and your little bedroom is right up my alley. LOVE the daybed and the re-use of the drawers. Did you photoshop the
    word "Daybed" onto the mattress or did you actually print/paint onto the sheet?

    Off to the cottage to paint a floor in readiness for a stencil --- thanks ever so much for all the inspiration!

  2. Suzan, Thank you so much for your kind words! The words "daybed" are a title, yes, Photoshop at its best. :) I would love to see the work you're doing at your cottage!

  3. WOW! That is awesome. Que talento tienes. :)

  4. Wow. I love how you have repurposed so much for that day bed. Well done.

  5. You are amazing, Cristina! Beautiful project!

  6. I knew you could do it! You really have a talent for repurposing! I am thinking you would have the best show on HGTV and I would be your number one fan....but not like in "Misery" with Kathy Bates cuz that would be Cheers!

  7. Cristina! I love it. Wow you really brought together such great items to build this beautiful bed. You have such a great eye for these types of projects. You are seriously amazing girl!

  8. You're like the Macgyver of DIY! I love that you find ways to repurpose furniture into something new. It looks great!

  9. Love this idea for my spare bedroom!

  10. Hola Cristina !, me sorprendiste con la re utilización de todo lo que tenías ,, tu idea de cortar las piernas de la mesa y ponerlas a la cama lo encontré genial y me gusto mucho la tela blanca con rojo que usaste ,, buen trabajo amiga !,

  11. You come up with the best ideas! I think I love the covered box spring the best, but it's all gorgeous put together!

  12. That is super smart! I love how everything is resused. I'm so excited to see how the whole room comes out!

  13. WOW - genius makeover! Thank you for linking up at Monday Funday!

  14. You are amazing!! I love it, so cleaver and creative and awesome repurposing!

  15. Just beautiful Cristina !!!
    We're both working on small guest rooms at the same time lol - I'm putting a double bed in mine - but wow I just adore what you created - simply amazing!!!

  16. Wow. Some serious out-of-the-box (pun intended) thinking! So many things repurposed. Nothing wasted. It turned out so cool! Awesome!

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