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DIY daybed and guest room makeover | sugar & cloth
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Mid Century DIY Daybed

This DIY Mid Century Day Bed is a modern take on the classic rattan frame. It's great for extra seating, or an intimate space to relaxC
Prep Time30 mins
Dry Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Home Decor
Keyword: diy daybed
Servings: 1
Cost: $200


  • Drill and screws for mounting plates
  • Foam brush for applying the wood stain


  • 4 5 1/2″ Waddell table legs
  • 4 sofa or table leg mounting plates
  • 1 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.
  • Wood stain in Walnut or any color of your choice


  • Stain the unfinished wooden legs, and let them dry completely.
  • While the legs are drying, screw the metal mounting plates to each of the 4 corners of the twin bed foundation. Our bed's foundation consists of a wooden bottom and grey fabric cover, which made it easy to attach legs to.
  • When the stain is dry, twist each leg into the mounting plate on all 4 corners. Flip it right side up, stacking the mattress on top.