Lydia Bed & Trundle.. uhh... And doll bed!

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My oldest daughter was beyond needing a "big girl bed" - the poor thing couldn't "fit" in her toddler bed, and had to sleep curled up! So I had her help me pick out a bed, and she ended up asking for the Lydia bed (and she mimed that she wanted a trundle, since she didn't know what it was called!). The bed itself was a quick build, but then I lost steam when it came to doing the trundle. It came along a few weeks after the bed was in her room, but, as you can see, I still haven't painted it... or added a bed to it....

Then she wanted a bed for all of her Sonic dolls (I think she's kinda transitioning from being a tom-boy to being a girly-girl... she picked out everything in her room!)... So I built her a "matching" bed based on the farmhouse doll bed plans.

Side note - I haven't cleaned her room in a while, so ignore the fact that the floor needs swept!

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Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Olympic Gloss White Paint


did you change the length between the posts in order to fit the trundle? on the page that she has to build a trundle it says to make sure there is 77" of clearance between each end.. not sure if I should leave it as is or adjust it for a trundle....

I increased the length to allow for the trundle, and there is a couple of inches between the mattress and the head/foot board. But her last bed had no room, so changing sheets was a "B". Now it's much easier :-)

I don't remember how much I increased the length, but it made the clearance 77".