Last week I went to Home Depot with a sketch and a few rough measurements to build a king sized, upholstered wing bed.
I had the design in my head but I needed some input on the engineering of the thing.
As an aside, can I just say how helpful those sweet guys are at Home Depot?!
Finding someone to help you is tricky but once you have their attention they’ll move mountains to help you.
I came home with a truck load of hardware and various sized boards. We puzzle-pieced everything together to form this:
Then my mom came to town with all her upholstery tools and we got to work (and when I say “we” I mean she was the cruise director and I was the first mate).
Fast forward through three days and this came about:
Every bit of this bed, minus the upholstery, came from Home Depot…even the furniture feet…who would have thunk it, Home Depot sells furniture feet and legs! My inspiration was the Presidio Bed from Williams Sonoma. But with the price ranging from $2,350-5,450 I figured we could recreate the look for a fraction of the price.
While were putting the bed frame together we leaned our mattress up against the wall and it stayed there all day long. As the day went on the mattress sort of folded in to itself and got smaller and smaller. When we laid the mattress down on the bed it was completely deformed…deformed as in it looked like an animal had crawled in there and was hiding out. Or died. It’s bad. I’m kind of sick about it. (The mattress, not the animal. Wait, there is no animal in there. Maybe I should double check).
Any ideas or suggestions?
The coil mattress is only 6 years old and while some mattress companies say you should get a new one after 5-10, I wasn’t planning on having to go out and buy a stinkin’ new mattress. It’s like all the coils migrated to the center of the bed. My back is all tweaked. Oye.
As a result of our lumpity-bumpity mattress I’m not going to show full reveal pictures yet because if you’re not reading my explanation and just looking at the pictures (like I often do) you may think I don’t know how to make a bed. So here’s a sneak peak in the meantime until we figure out what to do about the mattress.
I was finally able to pull out bedding I’ve been hanging on for ages and make a proper bed.
The green Plus sheets are from School House Electric, navy stripes were found at HomeGoods and green comforter is from Target. Lamp from West Elm.
Next up, make some curtains, throw pillows and get that hideous wall painted. Oh yeah, and the mattress…
I’m also going to be working this old, rusted metal bench in to the bedroom. When I get done with it, it is going to look drastically different. You won’t ever recognize it. I know what you’re thinking but it doesn’t include spray paint. Have I become that predictable?
Upholstered Wing Bed tutorial coming soon.
P.S. Mom, you are the most talented woman I know. Thanks a million.
School House Electric was so kind to send us their Imperfect Plus Sheets to review.