This post is long overdue. The bed part, anyway. Don’t worry… it’s not X-rated.
Our house has two bedrooms (master and guest) and two offices (Hubby’s and mine). If more than one person or couple visits, they’d either get stuck on the sofabed in the living room (no privacy) or in the basement on an air mattress. (The only problem with the basement, besides the air mattress, is having to walk through Hubby’s workshop to reach the bathroom.)
We though our guests would appreciate having a real bed, but we both need our offices. So Hubby decided to make a Murphy Bed.
Since not everyone is familiar with the Murphy Bed, and because I thought it was interesting, here’s a video for you that explains the history of the Murphy Bed.
As for our Murphy Bed, we decided it would go in Hubby’s office, because that’s a bigger space. I didn’t take a “before” picture, so you’ll just have to imagine a blank wall.
Keep in mind, Hubby buys rough, unplaned lumber. That’s REALLY starting from scratch. (If you don’t know the difference between rough, unplaned lumber and the stuff you buy ready-to-use, check out this past post of mine.)
For this project, Hubby chose Birch plywood and Cherry trim.
Pretty cool, eh? The bed was completed before Christmas (I told you this was overdue).
I always tell people that Hubby of mine is handy. He has a vast array of skills. Think of him as the king of DIY.
Guess what he did on Sunday afternoon. Heck, you’ll never guess, so I’ll just show you.
It was beauty day for the Bitches. Also long overdue…
Meg is the most stubborn, head-strong dog I have ever met. She doesn’t like to be groomed. It takes two of us to give Meg a trim. And even then it’s a challenge. She fights it the whole way.
So she is still a bit shaggy. We may just leave her to the professionals.
Gotta love handy Hubbies, right?