Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!
Want to create a super cool room for your kid?
Is that bed floating???
No, I didn't go all Houdini on you.
So, our oldest boy was a HUGE Star Wars fan. Not only is he 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. That means a new design idea.
Here's how we created a theme room that fits his size.
Star Wars Hovercraft
To begin, start with the dimensions of your mattress you are building this for. We were using a queen, which is 60 x 80. For the lower base, you want to subtract 4 inches from the edges and the upper base is the exact measurements.
We stared with the base.
Using 2x8 boards, we built this frame to be 52 X 72.
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 perfect for a boys room!
Next we moved onto the upper platform using 2x4s.
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.
We toenailed the frame together.
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.
So here is the complete assembly. 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.
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 got to sleuthing on the net and found a tutorial on how to make a rag quilt.
Not able to part with the stinky, stained shirts my boys wore when they were toddlers, I repurposed them into a quilt.
My sewing skills are... well... meh, but I can at least sew straight lines!
I had saved my oldest's Star Wars shirts for the past few years and stitched them together with blue jeans scraps and a few of his old fitted twin sheets.
Okay - so I may get a bit teary right here.
Sigh. They just can't grow up!!!
All of the materials came from his wardrobe, old sheets, or torn jeans. Super thrifty, but also a great way to create a memory blanket for them!
Since orange is his favorite color, we incorporated that as much as possible per his request.
The bottom side was an alternating pattern of an old twin sheet and an old navy sheet.
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 make your own star wars room hovercraft bed!
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