The Top Secret Lumber Yard Project is finally complete, and my husband, Tom, is owed a huge round of applause. He worked his rear off in the 105+ degree Texas heat so that my dream bed would become a reality.
In all of my adult life, I’ve never had a real bed. When I was single and on my own, I had a mattress, box spring, and bed frame. When we got married, the tradition continued. Even when I made my old toile headboard, it was simply attached to the metal bed frame. Back in July, I did my best princess pout, and he agreed to build me a real bed. I have a REALLY good princess pout, y’all.
We found building plans online at Ana White’s website, but Tom did quite a bit of redesigning to make it how we wanted it. He’s actually going to do a post here soon explaining his tweaks for anyone who is interested. Tom did all of the designing, measuring, cutting and attaching. I did all of the sanding, painting, glazing and polying. This bed is truly handmade.
The grey stain + black glaze was the perfect combination for this room, and it really plays into my modern vintage style. This is the first piece of furniture I have ever stained, and it was both harder and easier than I imagined. I’ll soon be sharing with you what I learned in the process.
In the meantime, I’ve put the brown nightstands on notice: they are next items on the chopping block. Or painting tarp.
Have you ever built a piece of furniture? Do you ever plan to?
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