Friday, July 29, 2016

Bed Makeover, Part II

Two days of Story Telling during the same camping trip . . . unheard of, but oh so exciting for me!!

Momma Sharon's camper-friend named Sandy has been waiting (not very patiently) for part two of my bed mod Story.  I told Mom that she shouldn't make Sandy wait any longer and I was going to tell her today.  So Miss Sandy, this Story is especially for you.

Now if y'all remember, on the 19th, I told you about a change in sleeping arrangements that we were thinking about when Aunt Becky isn't around.  It involved building something to support the cushion from underneath on one side only.  I'm here to report that it is an EXCELLENT mod and is working PERFECTLY for Momma Sharon and the snoozing pups this week.

When the two legs are extended, it butts right up against the seat box underneath the cushion.  Mom actually sleeps on the door-side, but she found it easier to photograph over on the Cool Cat side.

This is the view from the floor and lets you peek up underneath it.  It could just as easily be used on this side for real since it doesn't block the converter.

The side cushion is pulled out and extended over the platform.  The support really needs to be 14.5 inches wide, but since boards at Lowes come in only 12" wide pieces, the cushion overhangs it by a couple of inches.  We've found that's no biggie!  The twin memory foam mattress simply rolls out from under the back cabinets and rests perfectly on the cushion.

If you look carefully, you can see that tiny bit of overhang.  The neat thing is that Momma Sharon can swing her legs out of bed and have room to stand up!

And lookie here . . . it can also be used as a coffee table when the bed's been put away for the day!! I always make up the bed each morning, so I fold up the support and it fits perfectly under the back seat storage area.


So Sandy, that's Part II of the Bed Makeover Story just for you!!  I doubt very seriously that I will be able to wrestle the computer back from my Camper Mom, so I'll just wait until I get back home Sunday to start composing a few more camping Stories for you.  Until then, always remember . . . 

"Peace, Love, & Bed Mods That Work"


  1. I LOVE it! What a great mod! And thanks for posting Part 2!! Sandy

  2. Very nice!!! You'll enjoy this one!!