Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bed Dilemma

Time for a bedroom change downstairs. 

The clock is ticking until the moment my two-year-old daughter decides that her crib is uncool and bails. 

So the plan is to replace the queen-sized bed that my ten-year-old is currently sleeping in with two twin-sized beds.  I had been looking for some interesting, fun headboards {old doors, maybe something upholstered, etc.} that I could pick up for free cheap when I stumbled upon these photos here:

By Lindsey Smith on Design Sponge

The Gustavian Bed by Remodelista

I began to obsess.
I had to try to make this bed!
So I started gathering wood.
I had a bit left over from my movie shelf makeover a few weeks ago, and because we are apparently borderline hoarders, I found more in the garage, more in the "woodpile" and then picked up a few more at a thriftstore.

For $4!

It was cold outside, so naturally, I gathered all of my supplies in the family room and measured and screwed boards on the back to hold them together.

I need two headboards, hence the two seperate groupings of boards.  They are each just over 40" wide.

Now, you have to forgive me here.  I forgot to take pictures of me drawing the template on the boards, braving the cold, and going outside to cut the tops with my jigsaw.  Sorry.

But this is what I ended up with:

They aren't done yet, but I couldn't wait to show you! 
There will be painting, sanding and staining involved in the final product.

Don't worry, I'll make sure to post pictures when they are done. :)

Hopefully, the weather will be good so that I can finish them soon.

And get them out of the family room.


Ashley McKinnon said...

LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy C said...

Very Cute! Can't wait to see the end result.

Melissa said...

BIG WOW!!! I Love them!!! Post the end result soon! :)

Kirsten said...

Holy macaroni woman!! Do you take orders??

Andrea said...

Very impressed. What a cute idea.

The Hall Clan said...

Hey Kathy---don't even know how I came across your blog---but I love it. So good to see another project obsessed person surviving this world. I knew you did the VT thing, but you are an all around crafter too. I will be checking back to get some ideas.
check my blog--chadandkami.blogspot.

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