A Room With Allure

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A Room With Allure
Total Time weekend projects Ages teen

Tag-sale treasures and attic leftovers make for a great catch in this angler's paradise.

What you'll need

  • Fishing paraphernalia
  • Rope
  • Glue
  • Fishing line
  • Cloth covers
  • Propellers
  • Outboard motor
  • Old desk

How to make it

  1. Build a boat bed by bolting sheets of medium density fiberboard to a metal-frame bed and top it with narrow strips of wood.

  2. Prefabricated drawers (wheels can be added) inserted along the bottom provide extra storage, while an outboard motor adds a touch of realism.

  3. A Room With Allure - Step 3

    Make the pier from wooden posts sawed into different lengths, glued together, and wrapped with rope. Run a line from one post to a cleat on the corner of the bed. Hang a creel from the side of the bed to give a place for a reading lamp and fishing magazines.

  4. Use strips of camouflage tulle to create curtains and tack on to the window frame to add to the outdoorsy look.

  5. Make a bobber light by spray-painting half of an old glass globe light and suspending it from a fishing pole strung with doubled fishing line and attached to the pier.

  6. A Room With Allure - Step 6

    On the wall behind the bed, string netting from a craft store, hold in place with tiny nails, to create a fishnet effect.

  7. A Room With Allure - Step 7

    Decorate a lampshade by hot-gluing on metallic letters and tattoo-style fishing stickers from a craft store.

  8. A Room With Allure - Step 8

    The painted chair reads: "Give a boy a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a boy to fish, he'll play for a lifetime."

  9. A Room With Allure - Step 9

    Use a hanging cloth chair, along with exercise rings and a punching bag and install them by drilling through the ceiling to the joists above.

  10. A Room With Allure - Step 10

    Sew cloth covers for a twin mattress and two small nap mats, which provide padding on the floor underneath and the walls behind.

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