When my son, Brian, came to visit a few weeks ago I needed his help to make something I had been thinking about. I needed a daybed for the studio. A place where I could sit and read or even nap in the fall and winter. I also wanted another guest bed. I decided to build a platform high enough to slide large storage totes under and also high enough so that is not apparent that it is only a platform with a innerspring mattress sitting on top. I had purchased 7 yards of navy poly-blend fabric at Fabric Mart for a dollar a yard. Rather than have to worry with hemming, I tore the yardage down the length of the fold resulting in 14’ of fabric. I used the selvage as a finished edge. We made the platform with 1” strand board which I had cut to length and width at Lowe’s. We (Brian) cut an 8’ length of fir post into 18” legs which we lag bolted onto the platform. We then covered the platform in batting to pad the edges of the board. That was stapled onto the platform followed by the fabric for the “bed skirt” which I attached making 2” folds every few inches and stapled in place. We put the bed against the wall and loft railing to serve as a backrest for the pillows. I had made a quilt for the bed in my guest room when I was living in the apartment. I have lots of fabric left from the quilt so I used scraps to make pillows and a pillow case to match the quilt. I also used some of the fabric to make a cafe’ curtain and valance for the window in the studio. Somewhere in the attic dormers is a body pillow. I want to cover that with another piece of coordinating fabric. Oh, the white coverlet on the bed is a vintage coverlet that my mother gave me years ago. I love the way this little corner looks right now and I cannot wait for the weather to turn cool and blustery. I think I have the perfect spot for a Saturday afternoon nap!