Hello Ya’ll! First off we want to thank all of our readers for following along and reading about all of our projects! We love sharing our stories and want to inspire newbies to the DIY world…there is absolutely no reason to be scared of building something yourself. Today we wanted to share with you the beds we made for our little ones. When Mason and Stella, our now 3 1/2 year olds, got to be too big for their cribs we both started looking for “Big Kid” beds. Of course everything we wanted was either too expensive or turned out to be made of cheap material, so of course we went to building it ourselves.
Tiffany was the first to spot this Farmhouse bed on Ana White’s amazing website. Its simple and the plans were a piece of cake to follow. We each spent around 150.00 to build this twin sized bed including the finishing materials. The nice thing about Ana’s plans are the furniture is all made using 1 by’s and 2 by’s (if that’s how your write that) making the project affordable. This also simplifies the project and makes it do-able for beginners.
Mason’s bed was painted a navy blue and was not distressed. Stella’s bed was painted an antique white, then distressed slightly. Now along the way we have learned that when it says to use wood glue you really should follow their suggestions. We built these beds before we got smart enough to follow that advise. With that being said these beds have been used for over a year and are still as solid as a rock. Stella’s bed, however, has never been slept in. The girls sleep together, so her bed is still sturdy as ever!
We didn’t take a lot of of pictures of our building process because that was before we started blogging! So here is a picture of Mason’s headboard prior to paint.
And his room with his finished big boy bed.
Here is the only picture of Stella’s bed prior to paint. Look at that green grass– oh how we miss warm summer weather. It can’t come soon enough.
Here are quite a few pictures of Stella’s bed. It’s just so pretty. Too bad it’s never been slept in. I’m sure the time will come when she doesn’t want to sleep with her sister!
–Jess and Tiffany