Looking for an inexpensive but cool bed, with built-in side table and plenty of storage? Look no further.
Here's an easy way to turn a bookcase into a bed. No tools required. That's right: no drill, no hammer, no nails -- just paint.
What you'll need:
A sturdy bookcase. Ideally, this should be at least one foot longer (taller) than your mattress, so you can have a built-in bedside table. You can repurpose a bookcase you already own, or find a cheap one on Craigslist. Last time I checked, there were dozens. Or, if you're feeling really crafty, you can make one yourself. There are lots of Instructables that can show you how to make a bookcase cheaply and easily.
A can of paint. Whatever color suits your fancy.
One piece of plywood that fits over the bookcase, cut lengthwise into two planks.
Step 1: Paint your bookcase & panels
Paint the outside of your bookcase. Ditto for the two panels that will become the platform for your mattress.