I’ve been building for 2 years and yet it always amazes me that something like this:
Can turn into something like this:
I’ve been saying for 8 months that I wanted to build a headboard for the guest room. And when Steve recently axed my life-size haunted house idea, my fall back plan was a bed. I had put it off for a while because I just wasn’t sure what kind of bed I wanted. And then one day while surfing pinterest, I saw a bed that my friend Laura had pinned.
It was perfect and just what the room needed. But for the life of me, I couldn’t find the original source for the photo. I was hoping to find some plans to build the headboard. I looked on and off for over a month when I happened upon the original source. I wanted this bed that cost over $2000:
At first I had plans to build a headboard – but when I saw the entire bed I knew I couldn’t just stop at the headboard!
I got it all set up this morning and immediately upon setting it up I realized I wanted to see more of the headboard – I may be removing the boxspring in the next couple days like the first picture above…we’ll see. Steve says he likes it how it is, but something tells me he’s just saying that because it’s already done and we don’t need to touch it again!!
I usually follow someone else’s plans which I would then link to here – but I created this bed from scratch which means I should supply the plan. I’m awful at plans and the details of what I did…I’d much rather just build and forget about the camera. But I’m working on writing something up- we’ll see if I actually finish it.
I completed this bed just 7 days shy of my two and a half week goal – I can start on another project that much sooner! 🙂
Your bed is beautiful! Amazing what you can do yourself for just small price and some time. $2000 was a crazy price for that bed, and yours looks just as good as theirs! You inspire the inner carpenter in me…. or at least, you inspire me to want my husband to do more carpentry. 🙂 A few years ago he built floor to ceiling, wall to wall bookcases with cabinets on the bottom and a desk in the middle. We LOVE it. I can't help but look at all the other walls and think about how great they would look with built ins too.
P.S. I found your blog through Shawni. 🙂
I think your bed looks awesome!!! Way to go. Can't wait to see your next project.
I am in total awe. We can't even figure out how to get our junky headboard to quit squeaking. You are amazing.
I love this bed. I also have it pinned. You are such a go getter. I am so overwhelmed by just unpacking right now. I was showing my Mom your curtain pipe rods last night. I am going to have to try both the rods and the bed now. Thanks for sharing.
I love your bed. I love the stain, I love the design, I love the workmanship….amazing. All of it. I love reading your blog. You have a way of making so many ordinary things seem so much more interesting.
This is so awesome!!! I LOVE this headboard. Seriously. I am pinning this, and I think you should write up the plans for it so I can copy it. 🙂 You are one talented lady!!
Something I admire about you is how you set out to do something and ACCOMPLISH it! I have the tendency to go from project to project without really getting something 100% accomplished! I love the bed. Looks just like the $2000 version! Way to go!
Nice Girl! I can't wait to sleep in that bed!!
Um, I'm speechless! Absolutely gorgeous. You've done it once again, and again, and again!