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« on: May 15, 2008 02:09:28 PM »

I'm moving into a studio when I go back to school, so I plan to buy a loft bed like this one:


I'll probably position it with the head of the bed against the wall, but with the other 3 sides sticking out (there's no corner space to put it like how it is in the photo).  I don't really care for the way the sides look, so I'd like to cover them up in some way.  Simply draping fabric down would definitely be the easiest thing to do, but I'd also like to think about having some kind of harder surface around it.  One idea that I have is to stick panels of hardboard on 2 of the outside sides, and paint/decorate them somehow, either with a flat color, a mural, or by hanging up frames/art/etc.  I also thought about cork boards (lots of bulletin board space woo hoo!) maybe, or fabric panels??

I'm not sure what would be the best way to stick whatever material to the frame... it would have to be some non-permanent way so that I could disassemble the loft again the next time I move.  Or, if anyone has another suggestion for how to make the frame a bit more stylish, I would love it hear that too!
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008 02:17:29 PM »

You could use grass or bamboo mats, or rice paper shades instead of fabric for a less flowy look.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008 02:37:41 PM »

How about Pegboard paneling - it's not too expensive, and then you can stick all kinds of things on it!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008 04:22:44 PM »

when i first saw this i immediately thought corkboard you could easily make it look like this
you could use like thumbtacks or pins instead of buttons too
and not have it be permanent although i don't know about attatching it to the side
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008 04:56:01 PM »

maybe not the prettiest idea  - but economical and space saving - maybe for one side you could hang a clear plastice shoe holder - lots of pockets to hold stuff -
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008 05:42:06 PM »

You could just attach it with velcro stuck to the frame - between the mattress and the frame - and let it come up and over the side and hang down to cover the sides.  That way, you could take it off to wash it or change it.  That sounds very cute!
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008 07:37:26 PM »

Cool ideas, all of them!  I'm lucky in that I get GIANT closets, but I definitely need to get or make some shoe holder things to put in there, especially with yet another order from Aerosoles having shipped today  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008 12:51:54 PM »

Fabric panels with lots of pockets could be useful and fun at the same time!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008 12:03:54 AM »

when i first saw this i immediately thought corkboard you could easily make it look like this http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc229/j-thurston/bulletin_board_header.jpg[/img]
you could use like thumbtacks or pins instead of buttons too
and not have it be permanent although i don't know about attatching it to the side

do you know what this board is called. i am thinking about making one for my grandma for her b-day in august cuz she has a lot of pictures and they are either taped to the mirror or sitting on her dinning room buffet.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008 07:26:30 AM »

when i first saw this i immediately thought corkboard you could easily make it look like this http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc229/j-thurston/bulletin_board_header.jpg[/img]
you could use like thumbtacks or pins instead of buttons too
and not have it be permanent although i don't know about attatching it to the side

do you know what this board is called. i am thinking about making one for my grandma for her b-day in august cuz she has a lot of pictures and they are either taped to the mirror or sitting on her dinning room buffet.

I have heard it called a "French Bulletin Board"

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