Sunset Bedroom

The Double Take re-creates a lively, sophisticated $53,000 bedroom for less than $2,600.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe Double Take team found a sturdy sleigh bed at a hotel liquidation sale.
The bed in the designer room is made from hand-planed mahogany and upholstered in silk boucle. The piece is valued at almost $8,000. They just needed to create the upholstered portions of the bed frame. First, screw holes are drilled into pieces of medium-density fiber boards (MDF). Tape is placed over the screw holes so they won't get plugged up with the spray adhesive, which is applied to attach a layer of foam. A turkey slicer is used to cut the foam to size. Then a layer of batting goes over the foam to help round the corners. Next, a cotton-and-silk-blend boucle fabric is wrapped around and stapled onto the boards. Finally, the upholstered boards are fastened to the head and foot of the bed. Total cost of the new bed is $454.