Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It’s A Match!

A few weeks ago, I posted pictures of the bed that Paul and I made.  Yes, I still love it, and we are both amazed at what we accomplished.  Sigh.  It was so fun!  The girls both needed a sturdy bed.  Abigail was sleeping on the one that I had as a kid, and it had been a hand-me down when I received it.  Who knows how old it really is.  It was in relatively good shape, though, except the slats kept falling out.  That was a little inconvenient.  Esther’s bed was another story altogether.  It was much newer, and was actually a trundle bed.  The construction was so poor that it had to be continually tightened to keep it from coming apart at the joints.  It squeaked dreadfully every time she moved, and to sit upon the bed was to take your life into your hands.

We decided that we would also make the girls matching twin beds, so this weekend we finally finished the last bed.  Their room looks so good!  Now we can tickle them to our hearts content at bedtime without worrying about the bed collapsing beneath us! :)

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Maybe it is just me, but I love the pink and white – it looks so charming and girly!  Their room looks pretty good, as long as you don’t look under the new beds!  Time for a good cleaning…

8 comments:

  1. The more beds you make, the more envious I get. But I don't want you to stop sharing.... How much do you think the beds (single and double) cost you to make?

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    1. That made me laugh, Liberty! Thanks! Um, I don't remember how much the beds actually cost, since we had to get a few tools as well, and we averaged that into our final cost. I believe the Queen bed is about $150, and the twins were less than that. It depends on the kind of wood you get, the finish, etc. We just bought off-the shelf lumber and painted it, Paint hides a multitude of mistakes! If you get the book, "The Handbuilt Home" (you can find it on Amazon.com) she gives a list of exactly what lumber and tools you need, as well as an estimated cost of the project. The queen bed dimensions are in there, but we modified it to make the twins. You can also visit her website www.anawhite.com for other ideas and free plans.

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  2. Really nice! Their room looks like a happy little place.

    There are times I would like to have a knack for this sort of thing, but I just don't think it's there. I was able to hang a vertical blind for our sliding glass door today so maybe that's a start :)

    Love seeing how the house is coming along.

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  3. wow. Sarah! You are amazing me!! LOVE this room! It looks like it came from a magazine! You make me want to build something. I actually want to make an upholstered headboard for our bedroom - just have to find the time to do that.

    Can't wait to see what you make next?! :)

    I get to hear Ana White speak at a conference in August - can't wait!! Need to pick up a copy of her book before then so I can get it autographed :)

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  4. your room and DIY beds remind me of this room that I just saw (she is a blogging friend in Atlanta) - http://diyonthecheap.blogspot.com/2013/02/big-boy-room-transformation-reveal.html

    another thing I love about both of your rooms is the TWO matching beds. I love matching things :) and 2 matching beds in kids rooms are adorable!

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    1. I love matching things, too! It just looks so much better! :)

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