I have been attempting to build things for as long as I can remember. Somewhere about the 4-5th grade my neighbor Diane and I built our own playhouse from scraps of lumber her dad brought home from his construction jobs. Alas, I have no pictures of our mansion but I'm assuming it looked a lot like this:
These would be my own kids occupying our front yard.
Like I said, I have been attempting to build things for years but now I finally feel like I might be getting good at this.
Erik received his "fire check" at the end of November and let me have a little bit of it for my very own spending money. I did a little calculating and decided that I could make a dining room table or a headboard/footboard for our bed but I couldn't do both.
I took these basic plans from AnaWhite, modified them for my bed, room and previously built storage frame; bought my lumber and got to work.
I used basic pine and standard lumber and sanded everything like crazy. My dad helped hold things together so I could glue and nail the pieces and helped with some drilling and attaching of the 4x4 legs.
Then I applied a wood conditioner/pre-stain and then stained the bed.
I let it dry for a few days in our upstairs (we almost have an upstairs house!) and then let it finish drying in the kitchen before I moved it to our room and set everything up.
Want to see the finished bed?
Isn't it lovely?!
I'm pretty stinkin' proud of this project.