BUILDING A FARMHOUSE BED

Remember the farmhouse bed that I’m building?

AT HOME IN THE NORTHWEST ANA WHITE BED FRAME

This weekend I have been working on filling nails holes and caulking the edges.

FARMHOUSE BED ANA WHITE 1

Here are a few things that I have learned throughout this project:

{1} I’m not very neat and tidy when using caulk.

{2} This project is taking much longer than I thought it would. I wish I’d kept a log of my hours!

{3} Building your own bed seems like a way to save a few bucks.  But I’ve made so many trips to Lowes that I can’t imagine I’ve actually saved anything!

{4} Next time, I am going to potterybarn.com and just ordering a finished bed.

Ok, on to my project….

After my second trip to Lowe’s today (see #3 above}, I was ready to start painting.

FARMHOUSE BED ANA WHITE 2

The first coat of primer dried so fast, I put on a second coat just for fun! {well, maybe not for fun… I’m not sure that this project is really ‘fun’ anymore}.

FARMHOUSE BED ANA WHITE 3

Now I need to work on the bed rails.  How high should I attach them? Do I want to leave room so I can build a trundle?! {Yes, build a trundle.  You see, now I’m committed …. I can’t just go BUY a trundle for this bed…I have to build one. In the future, I will reference point #4 above}.

All joking aside, I am proud of the bed. Yes, there are flaws and it is far from perfect {the headboard has a certain ‘lean’ to it}.  But I am building it for my daughter, in my garage, with my own tools.  So while it’s been a lot of work, it’s been a labor of love.

jen

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  1. Lisa Ritter says:

    Laughed coffee out my nose!!!!
    The bed looks great!

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