Skip the expensive price tag, and make your own upholstered and slipcovered bed! Our beautiful linen slipcovered bed will be proof that you can do this, and we will show you how with our bed building plans!
Rarely does a DIY project make me this excited. Every day I walk into our bedroom and think to myself, “I can’t believe we made that!”
Today I want to show you our upholstered and slipcovered bed that the hubs and I made entirely by ourselves. But the best part about it all is that we have created the plans so you can make one too!
If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve finished our kids bedrooms, here, here and here. I’d say are well overdue to finishing our own master bedroom (or primary bedroom) space. I’m excited to keep working on the space and show you a finished reveal soon.
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When I was envisioning the bed for this space, I could not help but drool over all the linen slipcovered beds I was seeing from big name designers – specifically Amber Lewis and Studio McGee. Specifically, I loved the beds with a slipcovered headboard and footboard.
I adored the cozy vibe a linen slipcovered bed gives, and loved the idea of having something soft and plush to lean on while reading at night.
And frankly, when envisioning my dream bedroom, it was simply covered in linen wherever I could get it. (As you can see, I’m slightly obsessed with linen).
But my plans were a bit derailed when I went online shopping for the perfect linen bed. The price tags for these king size beds were often well over $6000 – and there was no way I was going to spend that much on a bed.
When I showed Mr. TIDBITS what I really wanted, he was so confident that we could make it ourselves. I had my doubts (particularly in my sewing skills), but he convinced me to give it a go!
Now I am hoping to encourage you to do the same!
MAKING YOUR OWN UPHOLSTERED AND SLIPCOVERED BED WITH OUR PLANS
The process was much easier than I imagined and was so forgiving. If you are intimidated by the thoughts of upholstering and slipcovering, rest assured – we had never done it either but it went so well!
If you use our plans you will have the added benefit of our experience and step-by-step guidance. I truly believe any motivated DIY’er can do this!
To learn more about our building plans, please go check them out!
These building plans were a lot of work for us, so we have asked for a small purchase fee. Thank you for supporting our work in this way!
SOURCES AND STYLING OUR KING SIZE LINEN SLIPCOVERED BED
I’ve been having a lot of fun styling our bed and layering it with even more linen goodness.
I want to come back and talk with you about layering a king size bed, so if you have any questions about that let me know. I’ll also come back to share more details about the room in general (once I am done playing around!)
For now, here are some sources for what I am able to link, from what you are seeing in our space. Any materials we used for the bed (fabric, batting, foam, wood, etc.) are listed in the actual plans.
- End of bed throw
- Linen duvet cover, pillowcases and sheets
- Linen quilt
- Down Alternative duvet comforter
- Textured Wool Area Rug
- Light fixture
- Pure & Original Lime-wash paint (in coffee cream Fresco)
- Hand block print brown stitched quilt
- Curtain Tie Backs
(All other sources were thrifted, antiqued or found at markets).
WHERE DID YOU GET THE MATTRESS FOR YOUR BED?
This is the first king size bed we have ever owned, and it has made a world of difference for our sleep! It helps that we have gotten a new and amazing mattress too!
Let me know if you have ever heard of Savvy Rest organic mattresses. I was really drawn to this mattress company because of a couple reasons.
- The organic latex helps reduce off-gassing in our home, and especially while we sleep.
- You can customize each side of the bed. Kevin likes his firmer and I like mine softer – and we’ve never found a mattress before that can tailor as well to those preferences.
There is actually a lot I want to tell you about our Savvy mattress, so I’ll be back in another post to share all that! It has been an absolute dream to sleep on! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Savvy Rest, go read up! Savvy Rest has graciously given me a 20% off code for you to use with my link. Click here and use the code “TIDBITS“.
*These are my affiliate links.
START BUILDING YOUR OWN UPHOLSTERED AND SLIPCOVERED BED!
I’d love to know if this is a project you want to tackle. I’m hoping these plans will bless many to also get a beautiful high end look, for a fraction of the price. Purchase your bed building plans here.