{closet door beds}

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In our house in Michigan, I used old bi-fold closet doors that I found at the Habitat Re-store for a headboard in our guest room, and LOVED them.  When we bought our house here, we would no longer be using that bed, and those closet doors had to find a new home.

Our girls also needed new beds, and I knew just how I wanted to use those closet doors!  With the addition of some 4×4 posts, 2×4’s, and a few other pieces of wood, these darling beds came to be.  They are perfect in their room, and including the paint, cost about $75 to make.  Oh, and these pictures were taken the day after we moved in to our new house, so I hadn’t hung anything on the wall yet, so ignore the plainness. I also have a really fun idea for above their beds…stay tuned!

We made a bed for our room a few months ago using wood pallets, and we used the same basic plan to make these, just substituting the pallets for the closet doors–cut to size.  Instead of using them the typical way, up and down, I turned them sideways, and one section fit perfectly for the twin bed.  If you wanted to make a larger bed, you could use two sections instead.  You could also use shutters instead of the closet doors–they would be darling, too!

Measurements for the beds:

Top of headboard to floor:  42 inches

Top of footboard to floor:  20.5 inches

Length of the headboard/footboard:  45 inches

You can click HERE for the tutorial.

 

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.