Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Made My Bed (with hubby's help)!




We have had our bed & dresser for 10 years and I was ready for a change. I've had my eye on this Pottery Barn bed (above), but the $3000 price tag has kept me from making the purchase! And I cannot seem to find it on Craigslist [I search often]. SO I was ecstatic when I found Ana White's website! Ana White.com has FREE furniture plans in all kinds of designs...from beds to deck chairs and everything in between. It's awesome! Most of the Pottery Barn designs are available, as well. Looking at Ana White's site gave me a grand idea...turn my existing bed into a whole new bed! I have a handy hubby (he can build anything). All I have to do is come up with crazy plans and tell him to 'make it work'.

My old bed had panels across the bottom and I wanted them to be across the top, so Greg cut the headboard off, flipped it upside down, secured it, and put two boards on top [to create the 'chunky' top]. We put two boards on the foot board, to match and then I painted it all a dark, espresso brown. A fun project that took an afternoon of work and approximately $60! Now I have a new bed! I painted my side tables and dresser to match. Here are the pictures:

Before...


During...


After...



I LOVE it!!

JOYful, Kristi




5 comments:

Mimi said...

I just *really* need Greg to come spend a couple of weeks with us!!! This looks really nice!

Mimi said...

And the wall color looks nice, too. New bedroom! Thx for sharing. ♥

Kristi said...

I think I could make some money with a 'rent a hubby' business! :)

Mimi said...

How about Rent a Handyman? :)

Astrid said...

WOW! You and your husband did just a lovely job. It looks wonderful, and I am impressed!! :D