D.I.Y., interiors

DIY Guest room and study

June 11, 2014

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Now that we have a little one on her way, Shane and I needed to transform our study into the babies room and our spare room into the study, but we still wanted to have the option of using the study as a guest bedroom. So I went looking for some reference on how we could do exactly that in a compact and clever way.

My very clever husband then had a look at all the reference I gave him, adapted one of the ideas and then drew up the plans for our DIY Guest room/study. He then set out to build it by himself, which I was a bit apprehensive about, but now that it’s complete and flipping awesome, I will never ever question his ability to wield a hammer and saw again.

So without further a due, here is our 3rd bedroom, which we have made into a spare room/study. If anyone is interested in Shane’s step by step guide on how he did this, you can just click here. He did a post explaining the whole process bit by bit. Next project, is the babies crib, which he is also making himself, building commences on Friday and I’ll be sure to show you guys the end result.

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  • Reply Julia Howe November 30, 2014 at 1:09 am

    What are the dimensions of this platform? Mostly I am wondering how high the platform is … I’m hoping to do something like this in my new apartment.

  • Reply Jennifer Noonan December 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I love that office chair! Where did you find it?

    • Reply angie December 17, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Hey there,

      A friend of ours found it at an antique store years ago and gave to us as a gift….

  • Reply Elizabeth Robinson December 28, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Hi there, we were wondering how much weight this holds?

  • Reply Laura scott January 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Hi I was wondering what type of wood you used to build the frame

  • Reply Polly Bennett October 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Do you mind sharing the dimensions of both the room and the platform? This is BRILLIANT!

  • Reply sandra February 1, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Love this! Hoping to make something like this for my kid’s room. Huge thank you for the idea!

  • Reply Joao July 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Hi, I’m trying to do this, but I was wondering the dimensions of this platform and how much weight can hold. I hope you reply.

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