upgrade outdoor room, deck with cedar frame bed, dog, rug and bedside table with potted plants
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33. Set Up a Snug Nap Spot: Comfy Bed

Who says you can stretch out only on a chaise? This antique Spanish-cedar bed frame can weather the elements just fine, but even one made of inexpensive unfinished pine can be protected—and warmed up—with the right finish. Then, for a mildew-proof mattress, zip a custom-cut foam slab into a waterproof vinyl cover and add a fitted-sheet–style topper stitched from quick-dry weather-resistant fabric. Finish with outdoor cushions, as well as indoor linens—if you're willing to bring them inside in damp weather.

Similar to shown: Fjellse bed frame, about $40; ikea.com
Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Exterior Wood Finish in Acorn Brown, about $20 per quart; vermontnaturalcoatings.com
Sunbrella Dolce Outdoor Mango striped fabric, $33 per yard; calicocorners.com
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