He Took Some Spare Car Parts And Made Something Incredible For His Little Girl (WOW)
April 10th, 2015
There comes a time in a child’s life when they’ve outgrown their crib and need to move into a “big kid’s bed.” One father knew that day had come when his daughter was about to turn three. Instead of getting her a boring bed, he did sometime infinitely better.
Going for a groovy vibe, he decided to model his daughters bed after a VW bus, complete with bumpers, hubcaps, headlights, and a little clubhouse on the inside. It’s a cool project, and the results are pretty awesome.
He decided he was going to make her a VW bus bed. Using some free VW Super Beetle parts he got on Craigslist, this DIY dad got to work.
The frame of the bus was half of a bunk bed.
He began by propping up the legs of the bed to attach additional wood that would make the frame the appropriate height.
He then began building out the frame of the bed with 2X4s.
Here are the additions he made to the old VW bumper so that he could attach it to the bed.
Plywood panels were added.
He installed doors on the side of the bus to make the inside accessible.
The classic hubcaps were just the right touch.
Then he had to start making this bed look a little more groovy with a cool paint job.
He went with a white and orange color scheme.
And of course you’ve gotta have headlights on your VW bus.
Then he got to work on the interior, making this awesome dashboard.
He even put a little hammock on the inside so his daughter would have a cool place to hang out.
He then gave the interior an awesome retro design.
And the finished product is beyond incredible!
This bed is awesome. I know I would’ve loved one of these as a kid. And, I’ll be honest, I really wouldn’t mind having a VW bus bed today, either.