Monday, January 14, 2013

Star Wars Room Hovercraft Bed

Is that bed floating???

No, I didn't go all Houdini on you.

Our oldest boy was a HUGE Star Wars fan.  Not only is Rowdy a HUGE fan, but he is also HUGE! Not even on the height charts, people!  My then 9 year old was too big for his twin bed, so we upsized his bed to a queen. 

This was our starting point.  You can click here to see my first post about his Star Wars room.  I found an AMAZING tute on how to build a platform bed at My Family Loves It.  Heather listed board sizes and dimensions and made it so easy to make.  

We stared with the base.  I think my husband modified the board height here, but followed the instructions to assemble.  We painted the wood before we assembled it with a can of oops paint from Lowe's.  The color was Fly by Night.  It's a dark, rich navy.

Trent had to use a bit o torque to get them assembled.

Here is a pic of the platform frame that the mattress lays on.

Be sure to place the bed EXACTLY where you want it.  It is uber heavy and there is no moving it once it's in place without complete disassembly.

There is another plywood piece for the top, but we left it off to show how to put it together.

Here is complete assembly.  I hadn't completed his quilt at this point.  Notice the lights?

We had a leftover roll of rope light from Christmas that we added to the bottom platform with the hanging pegs from the rope light manufacturer.

Here is a nighttime shot.  This is a great nightlight.  It's not as bright as this pic shows, but does the trick! It also saves on electricity if you get the right type of energy efficient rope light.

For the quilt, I found out how to make a rag quilt.  

I just couldn't part with the stinky, stained shirts my boys wore when they were toddlers, so I repurposed them into a quilt. My sewing skills are... well... meh, but I can at least sew straight lines!  I had saved Rowdy's Star Wars shirts for the past few years and stitched them together with blue jeans scraps and his old fitted twin sheets.

All of the material used are from his wardrobe, old sheets, or torn jeans.

Sigh.  They just can't grow up!!!

His favorite color is orange, so we incorporated that as much as possible per his request.  All the material used in this quilt come from his old clothes, sheets, or ripped jeans.

The bottom side was an alternating pattern of an old twin sheet and an old navy sheet.

This is finished product pic.   We completed this over a year ago and it's still going strong. 

Below is a photo of how his room looked when we staged it to sell.  His bed was a huge selling point with their son!

So what do you think? Will you make your bed look like it's hovering?  Be sure to share it with me if you do!

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  1. This is AWESOME!!!! My boys would seriously love this!

  2. This is AWESOME!! My boys would love to have a bed like that. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn :)

  3. Oh wow! My son would have loved this room when he was younger. He practically had shrine to Star Wars! Looks amazing.

  4. Awesome. My #3 kid made himself a platform bed and put rope lights under it. I'm gonna have to tell him it's a hover craft!


  5. This is fantastic!!! I love the bed with the lights but I also have mad love for that rag quilt you made from old clothes, etc. Absolutely adorable! No wonder you were featured! :)

  6. This room is so amazing! We are taking your room as inspiration to build my son a similar bed, thank you for providing the link! I was looking on Amazon for some additions when I saw this: - I didn't know if Amazon had permission to use your room as advertisement, however I wanted to let you know and say a big Thank you for the awesome inspiration! You are going to make my son very happy!!

  7. Hi can you please share where you got the Orange Star Wars decal above the bed? Thanks!

    1. The Orange isn't a decal - it's paint in a pattern my husband created. He used painters tape to tape off different shapes and filled them in with an orange wall paint we had leftover from another room. Hope that helps!


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