Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DIY Trundle Bed (A Pinterest Poser Challenge)

I haven't posted a Pinterest Poser Challenge* since October. Whaaat?  I've been a little crafty, I mean I made a 3-D snowflake for god's sake. I just haven't posted/bragged that much about it on social media. But today, I'm back and I am totally bragging.  

Today's Pinterest Poser Challenge isn't about making a super fancy, crafty, inspiring project. Nope today's challenge is all about practicality, functionality and saving money.  

*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week I detail a new project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest.

**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

About a month ago, I sat down to say goodnight to Wade and the bed broke (a huge crack).  Wade was in the bottom bunk and JT was in the top. They both started laughing hysterically. "Mom broke the bed!," they said.  They couldn't wait until Tim got home from work so they could tell him that I sat on the bed and broke it. In my defense, the bed was old and cheap.  It couldn't have been me? Right?

We took the bunk beds apart and told the boys to share the bed until we figured out what we were going to do. It wasn't a perfect situation but it bought us some time. We didn't really want to buy new bunk beds because neither one of the boys wanted to sleep on the top bunk.  We also didn't want to buy another twin bed that would take up most of the leftover space in the room.  And of course we didn't have a lot of extra money to be that creative.  

Pinterest to the rescue! For under $50 we made a trundle bed that solved all of our problems.

I got the idea from this post on Pinterest.
It was easy and cheap, my favorite type of Pinterest project.  

5 Casters
Rug Mat

The total cost was around $45.

First we measured the space under the bed and the mattress.  Then Tim went to Home Depot and bought the supplies.

Honestly, the first thing we did was clean out from under the bed.

We did not sand or paint the wood, like the woman did in the post I pinned.  

We simply screwed the casters onto the plywood, flipped it over and put the mattress onto the wood and slid it under the bed.

We put mismatched sheets on the mattress and called it a day.

The boys fought over who would sleep on the new trundle bed. JT won the battle.  He loves it.  

You thought I was kidding about them fighting? Nope.

Every morning he slides the trundle bed under the old bunk bed and goes about his day.

Everyone is sleeping happily and we still have a little bit of money for Christmas. Boosh! I ain't no Pinterest Poser.

Have you made anything inspired by Pinterest lately?  Let me know in the comments or over on my Facebook page

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Here are some of the Pinterest projects I've done/made/attempted.
DIY Artemis Costume- click here
Taking Pictures of Your Kids- click here
Gluten Free Pretzels- click here
Cinnamon Sugar Doughballs- click here
Painted Lockers- click here
Melted Beads- DIY Suncatcher- click here
Tissue Paper Pom Pom Garland-- click here
A Delightfully Simple Birthday Party--click here
Make An Awesome Omelet--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalkboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here
Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here
Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here


  1. This is a freaking brilliant idea. I wanted a trundle for Cady's room, when she still had the twin bed, but I didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars for it. So smart and easy.

  2. My sister and I had a trundle bed, growing up. Love that you made your own!

  3. That is really, really awesome. Seriously!

  4. :D Nice blog,this is so gorgeous! My sister and I shared a twin bed with trundle growing up but it wasn't nearly as snazzy at that one. And I love the shade you choose for the walls.Got some fresh ideas for my bedroom from your blog,Thanks!

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