DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY Mid Century Daybed and Guest room tour

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & clothDIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I’ve been wanting to fix up the guest room for forever. I actually used to use it as my craft room once upon a time before moving to the first Sugar & Cloth studio (I cringe at what this room used to look like!), and it’s basically just been the place where random things go to live until they find a real home. I also felt really bad when my Dad was here for almost an entire month trying to help us renovate the new studio space and was sleeping in this room with just a blow up mattress (yikes!). So clearly this DIY mid century day bed and guest room tour was long past due!

I really love the way it has turned out, and finding a few key pieces (thanks to my AllModern addiction!) helped make the space much more interesting. This room also leads to the back patio so a daybed DIY was perfect for making it feel like a universal space as opposed to walking straight through a bedroom, and it’s still small enough to not overwhelm the room (it’s barely a 10ft wide space!)…

DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

First things first, you’ll want to stain the unfinished wooden legs in the walnut color first, and let them dry completely.

While those are drying, screw the metal mounting plates to each of the four corner of the twin bed foundation. The foundation actually is made of a wooden bottom and grey fabric cover, so it makes it really simple to attach legs to.

When the stain is dry, twist each leg into the mounting plate on all four corners, and flip it right side up, stacking the mattress on top. Easy as that!

DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

For the top sheet, I used a dark grey pinstripe jersey sheet set from Target, and a Ferm living geometric throw, dotted grey Euro shams and pillows, geometric Ferm living lumbar pillow, and Ferm living star round cushion from AllModern for the rest of the bed setting.

I also wanted to make sure getting ready was an easy task for guests, so I picked out a simple mirror for the top of the dresser (which I have extra blankets, towels, shampoo, and a trinket tray to keep on hand).

DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

I’m terrible at remembering to water house plants, especially ones tucked away in a spare room, so I opted for air plants in these hanging vessels instead.

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

I know I mentioned it on Instagram already, but I’m still super obsessed with this crazy Flos lamp from AllModern! How freaking cool is this thing? It’s also super bright which is perfect for letting guests avoid the funky overhead fan light.DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

Room Sources– Johnson Mirror, AllModern // Ferm Living Blanket in Grey, AllModern // Euro Shams in Pewter, AllModern // Euro Pillows , AllModern// Umbra Hanging Wall Decors, AllModern // Wooden Bathroom Tray in Brown, AllModern // White Ferm Living Vase, AllModern // Star Round Cotton Cushion, AllModern // Ferm Living Lumbar Pillow, AllModern // Flos 15″ Table Lamp, AllModern //Hudson Dresser in White, AllModern // Framebridge framed prints of Jared’s // White Euro shams from Ikea

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY Mid Century Daybed and Guest room tour

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & clothDIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I’ve been wanting to fix up the guest room for forever. I actually used to use it as my craft room once upon a time before moving to the first Sugar & Cloth studio (I cringe at what this room used to look like!), and it’s basically just been the place where random things go to live until they find a real home. I also felt really bad when my Dad was here for almost an entire month trying to help us renovate the new studio space and was sleeping in this room with just a blow up mattress (yikes!). So clearly this DIY mid century day bed and guest room tour was long past due!

I really love the way it has turned out, and finding a few key pieces (thanks to my AllModern addiction!) helped make the space much more interesting. This room also leads to the back patio so a daybed DIY was perfect for making it feel like a universal space as opposed to walking straight through a bedroom, and it’s still small enough to not overwhelm the room (it’s barely a 10ft wide space!)…

DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

First things first, you’ll want to stain the unfinished wooden legs in the walnut color first, and let them dry completely.

While those are drying, screw the metal mounting plates to each of the four corner of the twin bed foundation. The foundation actually is made of a wooden bottom and grey fabric cover, so it makes it really simple to attach legs to.

When the stain is dry, twist each leg into the mounting plate on all four corners, and flip it right side up, stacking the mattress on top. Easy as that!

DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

For the top sheet, I used a dark grey pinstripe jersey sheet set from Target, and a Ferm living geometric throw, dotted grey Euro shams and pillows, geometric Ferm living lumbar pillow, and Ferm living star round cushion from AllModern for the rest of the bed setting.

I also wanted to make sure getting ready was an easy task for guests, so I picked out a simple mirror for the top of the dresser (which I have extra blankets, towels, shampoo, and a trinket tray to keep on hand).

DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth DIY daybed and guest room makeover  | sugar & cloth

I’m terrible at remembering to water house plants, especially ones tucked away in a spare room, so I opted for air plants in these hanging vessels instead.

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

I know I mentioned it on Instagram already, but I’m still super obsessed with this crazy Flos lamp from AllModern! How freaking cool is this thing? It’s also super bright which is perfect for letting guests avoid the funky overhead fan light.DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

Room Sources– Johnson Mirror, AllModern // Ferm Living Blanket in Grey, AllModern // Euro Shams in Pewter, AllModern // Euro Pillows , AllModern// Umbra Hanging Wall Decors, AllModern // Wooden Bathroom Tray in Brown, AllModern // White Ferm Living Vase, AllModern // Star Round Cotton Cushion, AllModern // Ferm Living Lumbar Pillow, AllModern // Flos 15″ Table Lamp, AllModern //Hudson Dresser in White, AllModern // Framebridge framed prints of Jared’s // White Euro shams from Ikea

Comments

  • Julia

    06.08.15

    I love this project! So simple, but it really changes the feel of the room. Also, where did you get your gold frames? Or did you paint them?

    • Ashley said:

      Hi Julia, Thank you! The frames are from Framebridge.

  • brittni

    06.08.15

    Looks awesome Ash! Love it.

  • jewel7013

    06.08.15

    Beautiful design and color scheme!

  • zandra zuraw

    06.08.15

    Love this whole room! How did I not know about “All Modern” before? Yikes, I’ve been missing out. I’d love to see a shot of the patio from this room because of what you said about using a day bed so that it doesn’t feel like you’re walking through a bedroom to get there. Sounds perfectly thought out!

  • brittanymakes

    06.08.15

    love the space! that lamp is the cutest :)

  • Everything looks so perfect! How can you be so awesome in homedecor?! I love the pillows!

  • Elise

    06.09.15

    I love the clean lines of this space but the cozy pillows really complete the look for me!

  • Corinne

    06.24.15

    I love this! I’ve used these legs on a coffee table, do you think they’re sturdy enough to hold up a king sized bed? Have you found they need any extra support to hold the bed up with people using it?

  • Jane Gordon

    06.24.15

    Beautiful!! Seems like a very peaceful area of the house! :)

  • paulina gastelum

    08.04.15

    Hi!

    Has anyone tried this with as larger size bed? I have a queen and wonder if it be too much weight on the legs

  • Maria

    12.29.15

    I love, love, love the bed, sheets, lamp, small dresser….the room..It seems very relaxing
    Question: Is the box spring covered with a fitted sheet also?
    And what color are the walls painted?

  • Nicole

    06.08.16

    You might want to put some POLYURETHANE or some other sealer on those legs to keep them nice looking and easy to clean :-)

  • Nicole

    06.08.16

    Sorry about the all caps in the last comment. The way the comments section shows everything in all caps meant my spell check corrected to all caps, haha.

  • Kristen

    10.04.16

    Hi – i replicated the twin bed with the exact same furniture elgs and brackets. But when you try to sit on the box spring it newrly cracks in half. Im looking at the possibilty of having to add more supprort legs in the center. Did anyone else have this issue?

    • Ashley said:

      Hi Kristen! We didn’t have this issue. Are you screwing in the large metal plates for the legs to twist into? They should support it plenty!

    • Kristen said:

      Yeah i Used the plates. Maybe the boxspringg is just cheapy! Thanks for the feedback.

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