Monday, February 22, 2010
Toddler Farmhouse Bed
This is what I was up to this past weekend. Nope, I wasn't making that quilt, or sewing the pillowcase, and no I didn't make that little teddy. If you can believe it, I made this little toddler bed. Mom of three, who can operate a hammer when it comes to hanging a picture, or has no problems using a screwdriver to replace batteries in a Leapster (oh wait, you don't even need a screwdriver for that), actually built a bed. From scratch! Like, I went to the hardware store, bought the wood, cut it, nailed and screwed it together, sanded and stained. I can't even believe it! Sure, it isn't absolutely perfect (Ana's plans were perfect), but I did it and I think it looks pretty good! Do you want to know the best part? The wood for this bed cost me $21.78.
I would never have been able to do it though without Ana from Knock Off Wood. If you haven't heard of this blog I think you should go on over right now and take a look. Ana creates plans for woodworking projects inspired from furniture pieces sold in stores such as Pottery Barn and Land of Nod. She has everything on her blog, from beds and tables, to entertainment units and play kitchens. All including plans on how you can build it too. Material lists, cutting lists and step by step instructions. Her blog is really amazing and from the first night I read it I've been hooked. I can't decide what I'm going to try next.
The hardest part of this project will be getting the little dude sleeping in his own bed and not with me. Dad hasn't been too happy sleeping in the spare room. I, on the other hand, like sleeping with the little guy. He doesn't snore.