Converting a Full-sized Bed Frame into a Daybed

And to make Marti happy. . . although, my mother is still not talking to me about the fact that I cut her mother’s bed in half, I have managed to pull a family heirloom out of storage and actually put it to good use! Plus, I saved a barely used crib mattress from the land fill.

This did require a little help from my handyman hubby, but I COULD have done it myself. He cut the footboard in half and joined them in the front with a long section of board. He then screwed the split footboard pieces and the headboard together from the back. There are a few crossboards used under the crib mattress to for support, too. Then I put SEVERAL layers of lime paint on it. I’d like to think Granny would like the lime green and hot pink decor. I’m still working on the coverlet for it, but for now one of Belle’s endless fuzzy blankets works.

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