DIY Mid Century Daybed + Guest Room Tour

DIY Mid Century Daybed — We’re giving you the full scoop on our DIY Mid Century Daybed and tour of our guest bedroom!

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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.Finding a few key pieces (thanks to my All Modern 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 since it’s barely a 10ft wide space!

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

Materials and Tools Needed To Make A DIY Mid Century Daybed

Set of four 5 1/2″ Waddell table legs

Set of four sofa or table leg mounting plates

Ikea Sultan twin size grey foundation and mattress  — We used the Ikea Sultan Foundation in Grey Twin. The Ikea Espevar Slatted Mattress Base in Twin is also similar. Whichever foundation you use, just be sure that the bottom allows you to attach legs.

Drill and screws for mounting plates

Wood stain in Walnut — Or any color of your choice

Foam brush — For applying the wood stain

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Ikea Hack | How To Make A DIY Mid Century Daybed

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.

DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth

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

Guest Room Decor

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

Guest Room Sources

22 thoughts on “DIY Mid Century Daybed + Guest Room Tour”

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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

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  7. 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?

  8. 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!

  9. 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?


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