Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My First Big Project...

Alright folks...this post might be a long one, so be prepared! I would like to share with you what I did over my 3 day weekend. I built a bed. I posted last week about the bed from Pottery Barn that I absolutely LOVE! Here it is again..

And again...This bed costs about 1200. So, I found plans for this bed online here from a blog called Knock-Off Wood) AMAZING stuff, and I can't wait to build more of her furniture!), I enlisted the help of my dad, and off to Home Depot we went!

 I've shopped at Home Depot a lot but NEVER in the lumber department. This was a first for me. It was quite overwhelming and I'm SO thankful that I had my dad there to help me figure things out. I'm pretty confident that I could go back and figure things out on my own now. The next thing my dad helped me with was the cutting...
 There's my dad! Again, I would not have been able to figure that part out without him! THANKS DAD! So we got to cutting, and after about 2.5 hours, we had this...
 oh...and this!
 At this point, it was looking like I purchased something from Ikea that had "some assembly required". I've put together my fair share of bookshelves, so I knew it would be cake from here on out!
 My dad helped with one more thing...putting together the first of the three benches. This one was pretty easy with the 2 of us. The next 2 were all me, so it was a little bit more difficult (yes, my husband helped a little bit...but lets face it...I'm a perfectionist and control freak, so it didn't last very long haha)
 Looking good! I was pretty proud of myself at this point! At the end of day 1, everything was purchased, cut, and put together for the most part!
Day 2 involved trimming out all 3 of the benches. This part was actually pretty easy, but I am definitely investing in a nail gun for my next project!
 Here it is...trimmed out in all it's glory and ready to be patched up, sanded, and painted!
 At the end of day 2, my bed was a beautiful antique white, and was ready to be moved to the room...

 DONE! At the end of day 3 (after work) Eric and I moved all the benches upstairs, added the spacer to support the mattress (no picture of was a little stressful) and now it's done! Isn't it awesome?!?! I'm SO proud!

So, just to's the bed I wanted.......
and here's the bed I now have...
:) The last step in this process will be to find baskets that fit in the cubby holes, but I'll save that for next month I think. I'm a little worn out for now! Thanks for taking the time to check out this project everyone! Until next time...


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  1. Awesome job- I like the trim on the side!

  2. Oh my goodness! I am so impressed! Your bed looks amazing!!!! I'm your newest follower :) visit mesoon id love to hear from you !

  3. i'm loving your blog! it's so cute! i can't wait to read through more of your projects! i'm your newest follower now!

  4. WOW!!!!!! That is amazing. Take that PB! LOL :)