Stylish garden furniture is not cheap.
But now a builder has revealed how you can turn a simple child's wooden bed into a stylish hanging chair for your garden or porch – with a little innovative know-how.
Former professional pianist became builder Rachael Turner, from Brisbane, runs Front Porch Properties – and said that creating her stylish furniture requires only five steps.
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Former professional pianist, became a builder, Rachael Turner (photo) revealed how a simple children's wooden bed can be turned into a beautiful veranda chair
First Rachael took her measurements and bought a wooden bed from Gumtree (photo for) for around $ 200
& # 39; Step number one is to determine which porch size you need, & # 39; Rachael said in one Youtube video on her swing.
The builder said her house has a really large porch that is almost five feet wide and six meters long – so they wanted something big to be filled in the room.
& # 39; What we had worked out was what we needed was about two by one meters, & # 39; she said.
The builder realized that this is about the size of a standard child's bed.
& # 39; So step number two was to find a bed, & # 39; she said.
Rachael landed on one of Gumtree, which is made of solid wood and cost her around $ 200.
How did Rachael make the hanging chair?
1. She took the measurements and made sure her swing in bed fit in her porch.
2. She bought a Gumtree bed.
3. She made adjustments to the bed, including adding a second headboard to the other end, cutting off the legs and adding two wooden rails along the back. She also painted it pink and added wood supports for the rope.
4. She bought rope at a rope shop and installed the chair by hanging it on the ceiling.
5. She added upholstery and pillows by means of a children's mattress and extra pillows.
Once she had her bed, Rachael said she had the & # 39; mods & # 39; had done and painted the structure.
& # 39; The purpose of using the cot was of course to prevent all kinds of carpentry and to have to rebuild something completely, & # 39; she said.
However, they still had to make some changes to make the bed look more like a chair.
These adjustments include cutting the legs off the bed, copying the head end to the other end of the bed and adding two wooden rails along the side of the bed – which serve as the back of the chair.
& # 39; Finally, we have added wooden supports to the bottom of the bed, which are screwed with screws with screws, & # 39; said Rachael.
Here the ropes are going to hang the hanging chair.
They then painted the chair pink.
Firstly, the builder has made changes to the chair to cut off the legs, a second headboard and some timber along the back to make something to build on (pictured after)
Rachael said she had bought rope at a special rope shop and then attached the bed to the ceiling with a super-strong fish-eye hook (shown during the transformation)
Step four in her transformation was to install the chair.
Rachael said she had bought rope at a special rope shop and then attached the bed to the ceiling with the help of a super-strong fish-eye hook.
Finally, the builder added cushions and pillows to her chair by purchasing a children's mattress and finishing them with cushions.
Rachael (photo) has previously shared her best tips for renovation with FEMAIL, including always taking the street into account and making an effort to keep neighbors aside
Rachael has previously shared her best renovation tips with FEMAIL.
& # 39; Always stand still at the street. For me, this is one of the most important elements, because I believe it can really add a huge value to a home, ”she told Daily Mail Australia.
Secondly, she said that you have the cost of & # 39; pottery & # 39; not to underestimate, which in the end always becomes more than you might have expected.
& # 39; Make a conscious effort to keep neighbors away, & # 39; she added. & # 39; You never know when you need them. & # 39;
Finally, she added: & # 39; if a quote seems too good to be true, then it's probably & # 39 ;.
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