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Thread: Look at my Murphy bed/design wall!!

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    Look at my Murphy bed/design wall!!

    For the past 13 years I have shared my sewing space with our guest room. About 2 years ago I figured out that since we only have guests stay 2-3 times a year I could surely put that space to better use. My husband didn't want to give up having a "real" bed to offer, so he came up with this idea. He built me this Murphy bed and now I have room for guests & the rest of the time I have open space and a design wall that measures 62"x62". Pretty cool, huh!?!?

    He isn't a "finish" carpenter but I think he did a great job. We ordered the mechanism online and he got busy. It lifts down so gently that I can do it by myself. The 2 outer handles become the legs.

    I can't describe how exciting this has been for me. I couldn't wait to put my string quilt blocks on and now to rearrange them so there won't be big clumps of one color together. That's the beauty of a design wall, isn't it!? ;-)

    I have a 5' table (folds in the middle) that I cut on that goes in front of Murphy and then moves over near my machine when I want to do quilting on my DSM.
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    Oh, that is so cool, and it's like having two rooms for the price of one! Your DH is a keeper, as they say. Enjoy it.

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    Well, isn't that quite an ingenious solution! Looks great.

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    You are so fortunate to have a husband that could install the unit. I had to have one installed. It was the smartest thing I have ever done. My best friend did it first, when I saw hers, it was so much better than putting in a hide-a-bed in the room. Hope you really enjoy having yours.

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    What a great idea. And I love the quilt on the bed too.
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    That is so cool what a great room.
    Juliebelle

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    We have talked about this IF I ever get a sewing room again. TUSM for the pics! Showed to dh and he said..ok will do when we move! MOVE..not ready to MOVE...another four letter word like DIET and FOOD PLAN~~
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    I want one and I don't even need another bed! What a great idea!

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    What a great idea!

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    What a great idea. It sure makes a difference in the space you have. Thank you for sharing.

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