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Closing Monday! Murphy bed?

May 13th, 2016 at 05:28 pm

We will be closing on our house on Monday - after having gotten a second estimate and working things out with the sellers. Whew!

Question - DH made the suggestion that I could use the closet in my office/workout room/guest room to put a Murphy bed in it. That way I wouldn't have to use space for a bed full time when we only will have guests once in a while.

I'm wondering if a dIY Murphy bed is possible? Then I could put the mirror on the backside of it? (I want a mirror to look at when I am working out.)

Anyone know?

7 Responses to “Closing Monday! Murphy bed?”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    Woohoo! So happy for you!

  2. Buendia Says:

    DIY murphy bed = totally possible! There have got to be youtube videos and instructions online! I wonder if IKEA has a murphy bed you could pop in? But I wouldn't put the mirror on it - I'd be afraid if it dropped down hard, the mirror would break.

  3. snafu Says:

    Suggest a major review/exploration of costs for a Murphy bed kit + mechanical + wood platform + mattress. I've no idea of the installation costs or structural requirements behind the room's wallboards. We've found a quality rated, queen sized, airbed that comes in it's own 'rollerboard' looking storage case to be comfortable and efficient for visitors who stay 4-7 days. We outfitted our 'guest' rm with a high quality double size futon, terrific for a single guest upright, easily dropped for a couple. I've an old fashioned 'daybed' in my home office, so efficient for an afternoon nap and I like to curl up and read since it functions more like a window seat piled with the throw cushions DH hated in our M bdrm.

    It's original mattress was replaced with a normal, single sized mattress which is a really tight fit to change out the sheet. I have a couple of quilted, 3 sided 'Daybed' covers easy on, easy off. In an earlier residence we had two single box spring mattress sets on metal roller units set at right angle to each other with an IKEA , Parson table in the corner meeting point easily configured to meet whatever was needed. To control bedding supplies I use double sized fitted sheets on single beds, all queen sized blankets folded to fit for appearance.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I've been thinking of you, glad to hear from you! I hope moving day goes smoothly and you absolutely love your new home Smile

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations! Good luck on a smooth close.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Laura, VS and Buendia! B - you're right. The mirror on the back might not be a good idea.

    Snafu - A nice blow up be might be simpler. I'd thought about a daybed or futon, but there isn't a whole lot of space for everything.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks LAL!

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