DIY storage daybed

We put Maddy's bunkbed to rest...
(Thank you Lord)

It was like trying to fit a Buick in a shoe box....really.

So what we needed was a bed made for her.

I found my inspiriation from Layla (love her)

And I found my plans from Ana White.

Jesse was just the man for the job!

He had the day off and is use to me bossin' him around...ha!

If you can build a box...

You can build this bed. Easy!

Justa box..  x 3




Each box has two cubbys with a divider in the middle.

A lil trim work and ready for some paint!

Aint' she sweet!

The three cubby's hidden against the wall hold her winter clothes.
(love this idea)!

This leaves three open cubby's for her to fill ;)

I am loving these baskets from Big Lots

At 10.00 a piece  Holla!

They fit perfect.

Leather handles..

I like the fact that they are fabric and slide in and out without scratching the paint.

If you should have this problem with wicker...
felt stickies for under your furniture work great!

Now just a few
 maybe twenty  pillows on top her bed will do the trick ;)

What next?

Can't wait to show you more!



  1. wow.. what a great project. I bet she loves it!

  2. What fabulous storage and pretty too... I love that her big brother is doing it for sweet!

  3. Oh, wow, it looks great. I have been wanting to do one of thes Ana White projects for my own room. I can't wait to see the rest! You go girl.

  4. Susie,

    Beautiful! One can never have too much storage. Jesse is a sweet heart and Maddy is one lucky girl!

    Your Friend,

  5. Susie, that is such a great idea! Love this little bed with all the storage. Layla is very inspiring!

  6. WOW! It looks awesome already Susie Bloop!
    Don't ya just love those storage beds?
    And NOT paying the PB price?! :-D

  7. Love this!

    I wish I would have seen this before I bought my son's 'captain bed' Yours is so much nicer!

  8. looks awesome! and super simple :) i think i could do this! :)

  9. This is a great idea! Love the easy to get at storage!

  10. I love these and need to make some for my boys. Their bunk bed just isn't working for them any more. Great job!

  11. Looks great. I love Ana's site. She shares some great plans. I am digging that gray paint on the wall. Can't wait to see what other fabrics you bring in for the throw pillows.

  12. Goodness! That Jesse of yours is a jewel of a helper outer. I love that!

  13. Love the color of the room...could you by any chance tell me the brand and paint color of that? Love the bed too - very creative!

  14. LOL......YOU are hilarious(Buick in a shoe box)!!! Great idea with the bed. It looks fantastic!! Can't wait to see more of the room. Hurry and finish!! =)

  15. It looks great, I am sure she is going to love it!!! I am loving the wall color, I can't wait to see the finish! :)


  16. Lookin' good! We LUUUUVVVV ana white! Made three of her plans in just two months...and more in the works! Those bins are great too!

  17. so cute! can't wait to see the finished room!

  18. Hey Susie,, the bed looks great. I bet Maddy loves it. I love AnaWhite plans,, i have lots of them marked to try and build one day. I love the storage this one provides.

  19. Great idea. I love storage solutions and those fabric bins work great. I use some for my little one's changing table! :)

  20. LOVE that! I especially love the idea of putting her winter clothes in the cubbies against the wall!

  21. It is fabulous and I love her new chandy as well!!!

  22. Oh, I love this idea, it is just such a great idea, looks very expensive, serves a great storage purpose, and is REALLY giving me ideas of ways to incorporate it in my own home! LOVE!

  23. I love it. It came out great. I have wanted to try one of her beds for quite some time. I've been a little chicken.

    The baskets from Big Lots are great.


  24. Was this a regular twin mattress? and if so what were the sizes of the boxes so I can get the wood cut. Thanks!

  25. I just came across your BLOG and love it. What type & size wood did you use on this project. I definitely want to make this but Im not sure what kind of wood to use and the sizes. Thank you! Natalie

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