This project has been one of those that should only take a couple hours, but then ends up taking months and months. OH. Am I the only one with that problem? Ok. Well it went like this.
Me to hubby: “Look at how awesome this bed is! I love it. I want it. I need it. Let’s build it.”
Hubby: “Ok. Are you sure?”
Me: “Yes, it will be so easy and done in, like, one weekend!”
Months and months later, we visit our local Home Depot to get the supplies, make the cuts and start the bed. We get the frame built, mattress purchased, and it sits on the floor in Eliza’s room. I then start ordering fabric swatches for the upholstery.
I order some more fabric swatches. Still unsure about what I want.
Some more weeks later…
I think the first fabric swatch is my favorite. So I buy it.
A couple weekends later…
We try to cut out the headboard, but I can’t decide on which style so it doesn’t happen.
Another weekend goes by…
We cut out the headboard and I upholster it and bolt it to the bed.
Phew. It’s such a relief to have it done! I’m also sooo pleased with how it turned out. I used Kelly’s tutorial, but modified everything for a twin sized bed.
Final Measurements: 39×75
3/4″ plywood for platform
1/2″ plywood for headboard
1×4 for crossboards
2×2 for middle crossboard support
1×2 for side crossboard support
4 legs, stained and sealed
4 top plates, to screw legs into base of bed
batting, HIGH LOFT and as many layers as you can
3.5 yards fabric, I ended up using this fabric
nailhead trim and rubber mallet
(2) 9″ x 38.5
(2) 9″ x 75.5
(12) 1×4 x 38.5
(2) 1×2 x 74
(2) 2×2 x 74
(2) 48″ x 40″
You can see that you get 2 headboards for the price of one and that worked perfectly for use because I plan to have the two kids share a room in the future. That was partly why it took me soo long to decide on the fabric because I didn’t know if I wanted a fun fabric for the headboard or to keep it pretty neutral so it could be for a girl and boy.
Screwing in the leg plates and legs: we did it a little different than Kelly, who made her own legs.
All done! Yay.
See the other DIY projects in her room: