Beach Theme Murphy Bed Loft | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-10-2012 10:57 AM 13383 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What is it? Is it lockers? A loft? A Murphy bed? It is all three. This is a loft bed with an added murphy bed on the lower section. It is based off my baseball loft murphy bed. It is similar in the design I just changed the theme and overall look.

The inspiration came from Pottery Barns Vintage lockers. We wanted that beach/weathered look. I used a glazing technique to give the paint that old antique look. I started with a white undercoater and glazed it with a brown stain.

Some other features that I added was the handles on the end ladders and the guardrail. The guardrail is a rope design backed with netting.

The murphy bed is a full size horizontal. When folded up it take us the room of a twin bunk and allows a little more play room under the bed.

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 01:05 AM

What a great idea! You did a great job.

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 04:14 AM

This is cool, and you did an excellent job, I really like this piece

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 06:59 AM

cool looking bed im ready for the beach

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 10:40 AM

Beautiful work, and excellent usage of space.

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 10:43 AM

Thanks. It was fun to build.

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 11:45 AM

That is just awesome. You did a great job!

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 03:09 PM

Thanks Chris

This is an amazing design

would be great for students dorms


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#8 posted 05-14-2012 03:37 PM

Yes, would love to see it.

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