ever since amy’s fun post on the history of murphy beds, i’ve been on the lookout for cute modern murphy beds online. so i was thrilled to hear from claire at little dog vintage about her amazing custom murphy bed! claire lives in a 500 square foot studio and was short of space for both storage and sleeping. so she decided to work with a local carpenter to design and build a custom murphy bed/closet system that would give her room to live, sleep, and store things without taking up all 500 of her feet. i think the results are really beautiful and sleek- and kudos to the carpenter for the great woodwork. thanks to claire for sharing!
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CLICK HERE for linda’s colorful ikat chair makeover after the jump!
this next makeover comes from d*s reader linda roberts. she found this beautiful chair at a habitat for humanity thrift shop and decided to take it home and replace the outdated upholstery. after finding a colorful ikat print for only $4 a yard linda re-upholstered the front of the chair (there wasn’t enough ikat fabric for the whole frame) and used some leftover linen she had lying around for the sides and bottom. i love that linda left the frame distressed, and that she added so many details to really make the chair her own- including a beautiful custom-made pillow from enhabiten. thanks for sharing, linda!