We need some kind of sofa/futon/thing-to-sit-on downstairs in the kids area.
Twin-sized metal trundle, twin-sized mattress on top, (turned sideways against the wall) salvaged king-sized headboard behind, sheet, some pillows. Generally a mess. Looks like a daybed gone wrong.
WHAT A MESS.
Slightly less of a mess.
So. Possible solutions:
$100 futon at Target. It was too small. Took it back.
$179 futon/sofabed at Target. Do I really want to spend $179?
Keep checking a currently fruitless search on Craigslist. Uh, no. Everything I can find is an hour away.
SO HERE'S WHAT I'M-A-GONNA DO:
$30 of fabric at WalMart.
2 small bookcases @ $15.00 each, also from Wal-Mart. These will go on the ends to form arms, sort of.
2 European pillows @10.00/ea from Big Lots.
I already had the two green pillows.
Total: $80. Cover the bed, cover the pillows, add throw pillows (ones I already have with fabric I already have). I will probably also add either a couple of king-sized bed pillows behind the square ones -- or hopefully I can find a big long body pillow -- because I think it will be necessary to bring the back of the seating forward just a bit. You know, just so your feet can still touch the floor when you sit down.
Decorator daybed/sofa -- with storage! I'll post photos later when it's done.