I am so, so excited to start showing you guys just how we built this murphy bed from scratch! This is probably our biggest DIY ever...I am so in love with it. Over on the blog today, I have the first of two posts that talk all about cost, difficulty, and what we actually did to turn a big pile of plywood into something really special.
Click the link in my profile for the post. (@lambertslately) You can also google "lamberts lately murphy bed" to check it out!
How cool is this full-wall unit with sectional and built-in desk, shelves and Murphy bed!? This is one hard-working piece of furniture! In small homes where rooms need to do double duty, look for pieces of furniture that can convert or serve multiple functions. #multitasking design: @bevancompany
Planeando nuestra cama plegable | Murphy bed layout 🇧🇷🇪🇸
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The most fun I had building this Murphy bed was coming up with a creative way to incorporate industrial style wall sconces inside the cabinet ✨ I love how they turned out and I’m thinking it’s the most pimped out Murphy bed you’ll ever see 😉 this is just the beginning of this 200 ft2 studio apartment transformation so sign up to my newsletter so you don’t miss the next projects: shelves, a DIY sofa and many renter friendly upgrades in the tiny kitchen. 👉 link in bio to sign up!
If you haven’t checked the murphy bed video yet, go ahead and click on my profile link 😃 This is part of the Tiny Apartment Build series and next episode is gonna be all about the Sofa. Keep your antennas tuned 📡
I’m a HUGE tiny living enthusiast!! (Yes, I do see the irony 😂 LOL) And one of the things I have always dreamed of was a Murphy bed 😻🛏!
Hanno and I share a 323 sq ft/ 30 sq m studio apartment—with a Murphy bed, whoohoo 🥳!!
We’ve actually been sharing tiny spaces ever since we started living together. Back then (in college) I asked if I could stay at his place temporarily until I found a new place. And that’s how I moved into his 210 sq ft/ 19.5 sq m studio apartment 😝.
Long story short: We somehow really liked living together and even though we said we wanted to find a larger apartment, we were too comfortable and too lazy to do so 🤪.
The reaction we get a lot even today is “Man, you guys must REALLY like each other!” 🤣 If you ask me, I think it’s the other way around! Living tiny forces you to learn to communicate and to be brutally honest with each other—something a relationship can only benefit from❤️, at least in my humble opinion. There’s no way you can ignore problems when sharing a shoe box day in day out after all!
I won’t lie, this can be very difficult in the beginning, especially if you’re not used to sharing your space or somebody else being in your business.
I had just graduated from (a public) boarding school, so I was still very used to having a room mate, and to things like hearing somebody else breathing at night 👻. Hanno, too, was very open to it and had never been one to beat around the bush, so we got used to it quite quickly with less drama than I expected LOL 😝
Living this small (and being as lazy as we are), a bed that you can put away quickly has always been on our list. And finally, after 13 years of cosiness, we’ve got one!!!