After all the posts that I had done about the building of the murphy bed (here, here and here), I have finally taken an opportunity to get pictures of the craftsmanship at work!  

So far the two guests who have slept on the bed have appeared well rested (aside from the fact that they are next door to our one year old who does not sleep through the night yet ) and have commented that it was very comfy. I have to say that I am so glad to not have to apologize for the contraption we had available in the past - but we won't go there...

So here it is all closed up. (My photography skills are, uh, non-existent so you might have to use your imagination just a tad.) Kurt painted it a rather glossy black and attached it to the wall studs - that baby isn't going ANYWHERE!




 



I found some attractive bedding to match the room decor and, voila!, a charming resting place!














I am so proud of my hubby for taking on this project. He's a little unsure of his abilities around wood working (several years ago he cut the tip of his thumb off with a table saw - long story - shorter thumb...) but this gave him the inspiration to perhaps tackle a new Knock Off Wood project or two. So it's either this one or maybe this one! Let the sawdust FLY!

5 comments:

Ana White said...

Yay! You did it, and it's amazing! Love the bed!

Beth Pekins said...

Very nice! He could have a side job of building them for others. :) (in all his spare time!)

Smathers said...

Did you use a latch to keep the bed held up when not in use?

Meg Connell said...

How much did the materials for the bed cost? I'm trying to figure out my budget for this bed. Beautiful job by the way!

eurobed said...

Hi..

This is a perfect bed according to me. I must say that murphy beds are best for the small areas. I am also looking forward to install it at my place.