As mentioned in my previous post, Nathan and I took on our first building project while in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. We had been looking everywhere for a twin bed, black distressed, with storage underneath and for a decent price. Some friends of ours introduced us to a fabulous website (www.ana-white.com) that basically teaches you how to build all kinds of amazing furniture for super cheap. We are now totally converted to building everything on our own unless we happen to find an awesome deal elsewhere! It was so much fun just to hang out with Nathan for a few days and build this bed together. And we really were able to work on everything together! I learned a ton about building and I can't wait for our next project! (Now we just need a garage!) Here are some pictures of our adventure.
Just starting out...I was the designated 'measurer' and Nathan handled the Miter Saw.
Putting the basic framework together
Adding the trim...
Towards the end of painting we decided to build the head board to go along with it...originally we were just going to do the base. So it was back to Lowe's for some more wood! Isn't my hubby a stud?! :)
The headboard was actually super quick and easy...so glad we decided to do it!
Sorry about the horrible glare on the paint. Nate's parents couldn't figure out why we sanded the paint off the edges! It was pretty funny. We like the 'distressed' look...must be a generational thing.
And here are the final pictures in the room...we're still working on converting Sawyer's room from all boy to half boy/half girl...so I will be sure to post some pictures of the whole room when I get that done.
Sawyer LOVES his new bed. And I LOVE it too! It brings me joy every time I put him down...makes DIY projects totally worth it!