If you remember, the last few times that I've been here I've created projects out of reclaimed wood like this beautiful Mason Jar Pendant Light as well as my stunning Potting Bench. However, today I'm going to be working with items that anyone can find at their local and favorite home improvement store.
Recently, a friend of my husband and I's created a cute, little girl's loft bed, and of course, as soon as as our daughter saw this creation she was head-over-heels in love with it. Needless to say, we figured it couldn't be too hard to figure out how to design our own version, and started looking on the web for inspiration.
Word of advice. When doing your research try to do it while your kid(s) are sleeping or not in the room. There are so many extravagant versions online and unfortunately the room we are working with (as well as our budget!) would not even come close to accommodating such intriguing designs. They are truly gorgeous though!
So, first on the list is the version that our friends used. Definitely cute, but not “princess-y” enough for Miss Ava.
Last, but not least, this particular beauty is jaw-dropping, but a little more than what we were preparing to accomplish!
So, now that we have a TON of ideas, and a good idea in what direction we are going let's get started!
How to Build a Princess Castle Loft Bed
Can't see the video? Watch it here, and get the full written tutorial below.
- 6 sheets 1/2″ cabinet grade plywood
- 2 sets of hinges
- paint of your choice
- drill and bits
- table saw
- miter saw or circular saw
- screw gun
- measuring tape
- nail gun (brad)
- ruler or anything with a straightedge
This project can definitely be accomplished in one weekend! The longest part of the whole process was just painting and putting the finishing touches on this beauty. What do you guys think? I'd love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial and happy building,
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