Kristy’s bedroom is complete! If you’ve been following along on Kristy’s adventure you know she’s had some bumps and bruises along the way. But the end result is a beautiful bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a platform bed with OODLES of storage! When Kristy and I started working together on this project — a while ago, she knew what she wanted and she was raring to make it happen but she just needed a little guidance on how to make it happen. And as you know, that’s my specialty. Offering a little help and guidance on how to build AWESOME in your home. But Kristy is the one that did that hard work. She stuck to it, got it done and I couldn’t be more proud of Kristy’s or happy with the results!
Now are you ready to see Kristy’s finished bedroom? Tell me this is not the most beautiful small bedroom you have ever seen. I dare you! 😉
Remember I said not an inch of wasted space? We build the side drawers just long enough that they could be opened and the space utilized. The room is rather narrow so we only got 18″ on the sides. We didn’t want to waste all that space in the center so we built a HUGE box on casters. That center drawer is large enough to house Kristy’s Christmas tree which is one of the things she had mentioned in our initial consultation when explaining how the house didn’t have enough storage. The Cristmas tree was stored in her sons closet.
AND, since the wardrobes block the first 24″ of the platform bed and I didn’t want to waste that space either, I designed the bed to be built in 4 parts. The sides and middle box can be removed to reveal a built-in reading nook and daybed with even more storage.
And here is the Woman of the hour, enjoying a well deserved break after all her hard work!
A few last words from Kristy…
The last 8 months (yes 8 months) has been about so much more than just building built-ins for my bedroom, I have been able to build my confidence, model a can-do attitude for my 3 year old and have my husband 100% on board the renovation journey with me now (he also thinks I can do anything!). A massive thank you to Sandra, what a completely wonderful person and amazing builder/coach, I am eternally grateful for you sharing your expertise your brilliant attitude and the honest truth when it was needed.
Awww thanks Kristy! I loved every minute working with you. You are a force to be reckoned with and I can not wait to see all the new projects that are in your future. <3
Just for fun, let’s take a look at the room when we started.
WOW, what a transformation!
Check out the daybed configuration!
And you can get the free plans here: