I finally did it…. I built something with brand new lumber and a set of plans! My son and I BOTH built his bed. I must say, I really enjoyed building this, the smell of new lumber is so awesome. With all of the changes that have been taking place at the house, one of which was some bed swapping, I decided that my youngest needed a new bed. He had been sleeping in a twin size and was wanting a full size. You can see the previous bed here.
I started scouring Craigslist looking for a bed for him. I did see several that I liked but they were all more “my taste”….. you know… kinda french country…. antique looking. Not cool for a soon to be 13-year-old. I finally found one that was something that he liked and of course when I called the guy, it had just sold!!! Agh….
I was feeling defeated and frustrated. I just forgot about it for the evening and called it good. The next day out of nowhere it hit me!
I CAN BUILD HIS BED!!!! YEAH….. I CAN TOTALLY BUILD HIS BED!
I scoured the web for ideas and then remembered Ana freaking White! Yeah, you know who she is don’t you….. if you don’t, you absolutely must go check out her blog. It is so much awesomeness that I can’t even describe. The direct link to the bed I made is here. She really does give you detailed instructions. I printed the plans for the full size bed and the queen because she had more details in the queen. They are exactly the same except for the measurements.
This was right after getting home with the lumber
I put the plans in sheet protectors for easy reference
My little man
Here it is all put together before the paint
We decided on a creamy white after testing out some different colors
Here it is in his room! This thing is huge and he LOVES it.
I really enjoyed building this with him. It’s cool that this is a bed that he will have for the rest of his life. He will have the memories of he and I building this and be able to tell his children where it came from. I can see him giving this to one of his children someday. No I don’t expect him to actually sleep in this for the rest of his life but he will still have it for a child or a guest room. This thing is solid….. no MDF in this bed. We worked hard and laughed a lot, it was the best part about making this bed.
I hope you all have a fantastic 4th of July!
Blessings to you
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