Fast & Easy Faux Bed Frame

7 Materials
$60
45 Minutes
Easy

Make this DIY faux bed frame in minutes for cheap!

Before. Oh. So sad. We purchased a new bed but with everything on the frame, it was just much too tall and made the room look smaller. Poof, out with the frame.


But ever since then, I've been trying to figure out how to mask the ugly box spring.

I stumbled across an inspirational idea on the internet and finally!, finally I was off to the races. This project is so cheap and easy, and so effective, your mind will be blown.


All you need? Three pieces of 1x10 pine, some angle brackets, and the finishing method of your choice.


Be sure to pop over to my blog, Flipping the Flip, for all the funny details about this project and so many more!

First, measure your box spring's length and width. Cut your pieces of wood to the appropriate sizes. Don't forget to subtract that 3/4" of the 1x wood somewhere!


Next, time to make it pretty. Your imagination is your only limit -- stain, paint, decorate, burn the wood, cover it in tiles....Seriously, the options are endless. I opted for fabric which I merely stapled on.

On the blog, I explain how to make these nice crisp and clean corners.

Next, assembly. Attach your corner brackets right up to the edge. I pilot drilled the holes first so the wood wouldn't split and used strong fancy glue as I have a bulldozer of a crazy dog who plows into everything.

Attach the other panels, skooch it around your bed and .....

Voila! A fancy expensive looking faux bed frame! Just watch your toes.


(To see the woodblock headboard project, click here!)


Be sure to click the link below to see all the details about this project and the super huge bulldozer dog!

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  • Yvonne Yvonne on Mar 24, 2019

    Im sure the bed frame is beautiful. Could I see it? The comforter is hiding it.

  • Jeanwa Jeanwa on Apr 06, 2019

    What does it look like finished?

  • Jill Carpenter Jill Carpenter on Aug 26, 2021

    I realize this is an older post but I can try......... Where is the fabric store?

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  • Jan Jan on Aug 26, 2021

    I love this. I have dogs and daily vacuum an extra animal from under the bed (I'm talking hair), so this would be wonderful.

    I would have to build mine higher as I have a bed frame and the bed sits a bit low now.

    I also would like to add.... people....read the entire instructions. It clearly states this is not a platform for the bed to sit on...it fits around the box springs.

    To make this fit around a bed frame, which is likely higher, you can cut the boards to size. I will likely cut mine to fit just under the bed frame a bit to keep from kicking it.

    • Yes, this is a fantastic under-the-bed-dog-fur deterrent! I should have billed it as such! For sure, this idea can be adapted and built to sizes as needed. Thanks very much!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Aug 29, 2021

    I love easy-to-do projects that are so helpful! Thanks for the instructions 😎

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