Beaux R'eves

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Outdoor Daybed

If you've been reading my blog lately you know that I've been working to update the patio space under my deck.  It's a large area that was getting no love whatsoever.  So, after cleaning up the table and chairs, painting the furniture and staining the concrete I was ready to add a comfy spot to read or maybe even take a nap.  Mr. Beaux agreed to make a piece of furniture for me to cut down on costs.  We researched plans on the internet and came across a few sites that had "double lounge chairs".  I thought that this would be a fantastic addition to the corner of the patio.  But as Mr. B started to build the base I came out to check on him and I liked the simplicity of the base just by itself.  We talked about it and I knew that I had an extra twin mattress that I wasn't using.
Well, follow along to see how it turned out!
Here he is putting on a coat of stain.  
 So, basically, it is a platform base with an attached headboard. 
 It measures 44"X76" and is 12" tall. 
Here it is on the patio. 
 Ready to get comfy?
I added the mattress with a waterproof cover and put a 6X9 dropcloth over it.  I like that there is space around the edges to show off the wood.  Want to add some pillows?
Miss Beaux and I went shopping this week and I found all of these pillow covers at Marshall's and the Union Jack pillow I snagged at World Market.  I had the feed sack stashed away for a long time just waiting for the right spot.  I cheated on that pillow as I really only stuffed another pillow in there and folded it in.  
Can you believe that I found these two pictures at an Estate Sale this morning?  $25.00 a piece.  The Home Goods sticker was still on the back priced at $50.00.  I'm not worried about them getting ruined outside because the canvas is plastic.  I bought the palm at Costco, $22.00.  I need to fix it up with some Spanish Moss.  You can barely see my new rug with the pretty blue print. 

Here is a better view.  Miss B and I found the other two rugs at Target on clearance for $29.00 .  I wanted to layer the rugs to add depth.  (I see that one of the rugs is not matching up with the other and now my OCD is kicking in).  I placed two of the patio chairs for extra seating and now we have a real conversation area.  
I brought down my Home Goods garden stool from the Living Room that I bought for a song at $49.00. I think it's really coming together now.  I need to find a cocktail table and a few odds and ends and I think we are done.  When I got it all together yesterday my middle son was home to celebrate the 4th with us.  He came down to see the patio all finished and said "Hey, COOL, a Hobo Bed!".  I laughed soooooo hard.  A HOBO bed?  I asked him what that meant and he explained that at College that would be perfect for the guy who always has too much to drink at the party!  Make him sleep outside like a Hobo!  Now we officially call it the "Hobo Bed".  
Don't you love your kids and their humor?
Wait until you see Mr. B's idea for the patio in my next post! 

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy
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Leslie's Garden said...

Oh! That looks like a fabulous place to have a little nap, or relax with a glass of iced tea!

Honey at 2805 said...

This was a fabulous idea! Adore the area! What a great place to relax: I could crawl onto that daybed right now and take a nap!

Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

I have to say I LOVE your Hobo bed.

Dee

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wow that's awesome!

chateau chic said...

What a beautiful and comfy place to relax! Love it!
Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy that daybed looks fabulous, great idea! Your patio looks beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great idea! Your husband is a real carpenter! I love the whole space, perfect for an afternoon nap or some reading! Love it, Cindy! :)

XO,
Jane

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it~ so charming!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, I need to come over with my blankie and take a little nap. That is the most upscale HOBO bed I have ever seen! It looks so comfortable! Now could you please put a decorative screen on your back porch so I could have a little privacy while I snooze?
I would love you to join my weekly linky party, TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS going on now! This is such a great idea!

Linda said...

A HOBO Bed?? Bwahahahahaha! I love it! Pinning now!

Tracy said...

Love the hobo bed! How fun would that be to take a nap on? I love the pillows you picked out too.

Olive Cooper said...

The Hobos at your house are resting well and pretty is all I have to say:}

Olive Cooper said...

following you now too:}

Tammy said...

Wow! This turned out great!! You were before me on the Debbiedoo party. I've pinned your fab project to my For the Home board.
Thaks :)

Nicole said...

So Loving this!!! I want this for my tent please ;) Love the porch makeover as well. Pinned!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a great idea! A HoBo bed! I'm having bed envy; I love it! Pinning it now.

Helen said...

A Hobo bed indeed! I can see naps on a sunny afternoon. Great idea.

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi Cindy, this is great. I wish I had a patio. I would definitely spend most of my summer out there taking a nap or for the grandkids nap while I'm busy working in the garden. -_^ You've been pinned! : )
Barbe

Debbie said...

What a beautiful retreat you have made!! I love every bit of it, and the daybed idea is just wonderful.

ImSoVintage said...

It's beautiful. I love the idea of a daybed outside. Perfect spot for reading, relaxing, or a nap :)
Hugs,
Laura

Kelly said...

It looks so inviting and cozy there now. You did a great job transforming that space into something you will use now. I have never heard of a hobo bed before, but it makes perfect sense. That is cute.

Suzy said...

Hi Cindy. Your under-deck space is really coming together nicely! I'm really enjoying all of your projects. We have a patio under our deck too, but it stays really filthy because of all the debris that works its way through the spaces between the decking above. I was just wondering if you have any tricks for keeping yours so nice and clean?

missy max said...

Wow ..what a transformation..Mr Beau did a great job on the bed..Nice little Niche!!!

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a cozy spot, I wish I could get my husband to build us some furniture!
Karee

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Wow, it looks great... so comfy!!

Tania

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

It looks great! What plans did you use?

Daffodil Hill said...

Wow! What a gorgeous transformation! Comfortable and inviting.

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Great job! I love the palm tree addition, and that daybed is fabulous! Definitely makes the area comfy and cozy!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Cindy, Your patio is looking great! Your husband did a fantastic job on the daybed! The stained concrete really stepped it up a notch! ~Tammy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Cindy, I love the daybed and the changes to your patio. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party.

Michele said...

I loved the daybed from the first picture of it finished, but then even more when it was named the Hobo Bed. That is too funny.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Perfect place for relaxation :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

andrea@townandprairie said...

A dreamy day bed! So tropical! I love outdoor naps.

The Smith Hotel said...

Looks great! Love those pillows and pictures.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love this soooo much! What a great project!

Sherry said...

That is awesome! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Erika Marsh said...

Oh I love this...a little oasis! Time for a nap! :) We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is Link party! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/ Please feel free to link up any other post you'd like to share!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous outdoor space. You've made it really cosy and comfortable I could definatley see myself lounging out here with a magazine and glass of wine :)

Unknown said...

You outdoor daybed turned out so fabulous! I may just have to get my hubby to copy this idea for me. : )

I'll be featuring you for Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL tomorrow!

Thanks for linking up!

~Abbie

Cindy said...

Thanks Abbie! I love your Friday Free-For-All party!

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous! What a great space to relax! Love it!

Lisa said...

I love that small uk pillow.

emma willson said...

My sister bought a new house and she has a backyard, she want to decorate her new house patio and does not really know how to keep it up. I will definitely be showing this to her so that she can get some great ideas form your post. Thanks.
Madison Wicker Outdoor Daybed

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