Quick and Easy Toddler Bed

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Hey friends!  I’m back today sharing a quick, easy, AND inexpensive toddler bed before spending the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather we are finally getting here in NE!  If you have a little one who is ready to get out of their crib this is a great project.  It really could not be any easier.  Just some lumber and a few hours and you can have this…

Such a good idea to transition out of a crib.  This low platform toddler bed keeps kiddos close to the ground and is a simple DIY.  The step by step instructions are on the blog!

I got my inspiration for this from this bed that Shanty 2 Chic and Ana White teamed up on.  I decided to not put the platform on because I figured my girls would probably figure out a way to hurt themselves with it…perhaps use it as a diving board or something.  They’re creative like that 🙂  I think I will eventually make some type of headboards to go with them but first I need to build one more.  I decided to only do one to make sure I liked it before spending the money on another.

So to build the bed I built a box out of 2x6s using my Kreg Jig.  Next, I put 2x2s running the length of the bed on each side just screwed through the 2×2 into the 2x6s.  After that, just screw some 1x3s slats into the 2x2s to lay your mattress on.  The best thing to do would be to measure you mattress and figure out your measurements from there.

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Once this is all done just add your bun feet onto the bottom.  Aren’t they adorable?!

Such a good idea to transition out of a crib.  This low platform toddler bed keeps kiddos close to the ground and is a simple DIY.  The step by step instructions are on the blog! Such a good idea to transition out of a crib.  This low platform toddler bed keeps kiddos close to the ground and is a simple DIY.  The step by step instructions are on the blog!

Now just prime and paint and you’re done!  I’m really loving the color.  I chose it because I found some amazing fabric at JoAnn that I am going to make new bedding with.  I’ll definitely show you guys when it’s all finished up but for now I’m really happy with how it looks.  And the best part is, my girlies love it!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

~Steph

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