The Yellow Room bed idea came from Pottery Barn. I love the idea but not the price tag.
|Courtesy - Pottery Barn Teen|
Here comes the DIY project. I found twin bookcase beds at Walmart for $130 a piece. The beds have a bookcase headboard and two drawers underneath. Since this is a smaller room, the more storage space, the better.
We positioned the beds to be where the headboards touch. This left a gap that wasn’t accessible. I left this gap open for a while until I could figure out how I wanted to join them without making it permanent.
I took the measurements of the gap left by the beds and headed to Lowe’s for a big piece of wood. I bought a big piece of nice oak and some molding pieces. The board was ¾ inch thick and the molding is an inch thick.
The board would rest on top of the headboards. The moulding would be a decorative touch to easily transition from the board over the edge of the headboard.
Just laying the board on the headboards wouldn’t work. The back corner of the board would droop. We used four inch by 2 inch wood and anchored it on the studs in the wall. This gave a platform for the board to sit on.
We cut an angle off the one corner of the top to give a place for cords to hide. The TV would find a new home on the top board and the cords would be able to escape through the cut out.