Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Bed

Let's see if I remember how to do this blogging thing.
 My fingers have been silent lately when it comes to my blog. Life has been happening since last I blogged. A baby has been born (totally meant to blog about that, he's now 6 months old and getting his first tooth), and a new routine of life has slowly emerged. Home-schooling has continued on (only 5 more solid weeks and then random days of finishing up loose ends!) Projects have been dreamed, planned and brought to completion.
And that's why I'm here today.
My husband said I should blog it.
A few weeks ago I gave away my headboard and sold the girls' bunkbeds. I built them new ones (just a few finishing touches and then I'll share that project as well) using some of the lumber from our old bed but our mattress has been on the floor while I finished up my plan and finagled the monies out of the budget to buy 2 sheets of plywood. 
While Hannah was at violin lessons on Tuesday I took the other kiddos to the lumber yard and put in my "order". I love Nehalem Lumber, they delivered my two sheets of plywood for me later that afternoon. Nehalem Lumber is the only place we have a tab and we have one every month.
After a couple of false starts with a jigsaw and the skillsaw with the rusty blade I gave up and waited until Erik got home from work so I could use his nice skillsaw.

Late Tuesday night we climbed into an actual bed that I built all by myself!
So I know it doesn't look like much but it's not suppose to.  It's a really basic platform bed with storage boxes around the edge and just enough of a headboard to keep the pillows from falling off.
Based off of plans from AnaWhite
 These are my plans. The boxes at the foot of the bed I made in two sections so I could get away with only using 2 sheets of plywood instead of 3. I ended up making the headboard a little lower than the drawing because our bed is in front of the window and I wanted as much light as possible.

The boxes are set back about an inch all the way around so we don't bang our shins on the corners of the bed. This was a serious problem with our last bed.


 My deluxe Scrabble board (the one with a turn table) now has a home other than the linen closet!
Anyone want to come play Scrabble?

My next major project is built in bookcases and a window seat around our living room window:

 Though I suppose I should finish up the girls' room first.


Debbie said...

Thanks for the update, Em! Love it all.

Annelois Van said...

Emily....... you continue to AMAZE me! What a great bed and fantastic storage!!