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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Finished Product

So the bed turned out beautifully. I still can't believe I found it for only $20.00. It needed some work. But nothing to overwhelming! Here is what we did........

*Sanded and wood glued cracked head board. Also, added decorative molding


*Added 8 inches of "leg" on each leg, out of 2x4, so the trundle bed would fit underneath
I then painted the whole bed a interior HIGH GLOSS white. I debated whether or not to antique it, but decided to keep it fresh and go more shabby chic' with the style of the room when I change it.

*I just need to finish gluing on the round molding pieces.


The girls just love their new bed. I was worried the trundle bed wouldn't fit, or that I measured wrong. But it fits perfectly underneath! I am anxious to switch out the room decor and bedding. I did paint the room and leave the vinyl to make a colored border. So I am sure one of these days there will be a post on here with their new room too.
I did buy this
But it was too HOT PINK for what I want. It is beautiful, but I want a more toned down look. So back to the drawing board. I will have to hold out on changing their bedding until I find the perfect bedding set. (Anyone have any ideas where to get good inexpensive bedding?)


The kids have been so good and patient while the family room has been cluttered with the pin nailer and paint. And while the girls room has been in shambles. I feel blessed to have them still get along well and help me.

Man I love these cute kids!

30 comments:

Melissa said...

How Cute! I love the bed... it turned out adorable!

J. said...

Cute bed! Pottery barn is expensive stuff but occasionally they have sales or a clearance section on their website. E-bay is a good bet, too. I bought a whole crib set on there once with the bumper, the skirt, sheet, blanket, etc for $10 (including shipping) and it's adorable. There is usually pottery barn stuff on e-bay, too, or other good brands of stuff that is slightly used or brand new.

Good luck on redecorating. Can't wait to see pictures of that, too.

Lea said...

The bed looks great I wish I was that handy and do all the fun projects you do!

hanna terrill said...

Love the bed Bonnie. I can't wait to see what it looks like with the actual bedding that you chose. I know it will be perfect!! Man I miss those kids. Give them hugs and kisses from there favorite aunt. You are such a good mommy, Bon.

Jess and Dusty said...

I always look on eBay for the Pottery Barn bedding. Sometimes you can find great deals. And the bedding is wonderful.

Can I Have This Dance.... said...

I love the sleigh bed. You did a great job!

Elise said...

Bonnie-
I am a friend of Jen Shaw's (our hubbys went to dental school together) and Kristy's sister-in-law. I snoop onto your blog every now and then because it is so darn cute!! (I hope that's OK)

The bed turned out so nice!!! You guys are good. It takes serious talent to see beauty behind all of that like you do.

Kristy and Casey said...

Their bed looks awesome! I can't believe you found that...what a great deal! Aren't girls fun to decorate for?

Ana Church said...

It turned out beautiful Bonnie! Can't wait to see it in person.

Kristin said...

Gorgeous, Bon!!

Kristin said...

LOVE the bed! It turned out darling. I still can't believe you only paid $20, lucky girl!! I buy a lot of my bedding at Target. I have had Parks bedding for 5 years from Target and it still looks brand new. A few cute websites for bedding are (some are pricey, but cute)
landofnod.com
pemamericaoutlet.com

The Munfords said...

It looks so great! I am glad that the bed was the right height I know you were worried about that. I like the new color in the room I think it looks great. Oh and if you find a good place for sheets let me know I could definatly use some for Kinlee!

Dabell Family said...

I LOVE it!!

Monica said...

The bed turned out great!! When do you have time to sleep?!?! You amaze me love ya

Devyn said...

I love it. It turned out perfect!

Thibodeau fam, Aug.2007 said...

I am so impressed Bonny!! You and Beau are so handy and I'm amazed that you know so much about wood working..awesome.
I would check ebay for bedding.

~Our Rockabilly Life~ said...

You guys did so great getting it raised just right! It looks awesome Bon! I can't wait to see the whole room,all done. It's already way cute! BTW I want to see you again...SOME time in the next 5 yearS! I'd actualy like to meet lil kennedy and this new one on the way! ARg I hate living so far!

kari said...

Wow u guys did a great job. I didnt know Beau was a carpenter too...hmmm hes in pretty good company huh. Honestly though when you showed the picture of the before I couldnt imagine it looking like it turned out. P.S sometimes Ross and overstock.com have great deals on bedding. Wherever you go I bet it will be great.

Christina said...

Wow Bonnie!! Great job! I LOVE it!! I can't wait to see pictures of the entire room...I love things like that. Your kiddos are absolutely precious! I can see why you love them!

The Shaws said...

Nice job on the bed! I bet Savannah loves her new bed. I bet your kids love coming home to such a comfortable and well kept space!

Becca said...

Boogs, the bed looks FABULOUS. i LOVE IT THAT YOU PAINTED IT ALL WHITE. bUT MY TWO FAVORITE (oops, the CAPS LOCK was on) things about this post are:
1- Savanah posing on the bed
2- you wrote "back to the drawing board". HAHAhahahahahaha! No you ditn't.

Kristen said...

Great job! You are so ambitious. I wish I could find deals like that. But then if I did, I wouldn't know where to begin and it would sit there as long as my Grandmother's bedroom set has. 7 Years at least. I started stripping the paint and then got stuck. Either my knowledge or my gutz ran out!! You need to show me how to do some of this cool stuff.

Bunnell's said...

Looks AWESOME. I am doing Maddi's in brown and pink and I found what I want on Target.com. Really cute and cheap stuff...I can't believe we will see you guys next month! I can't wait....

Dave and Candace said...

Bonnie, you just inspire me to be creative! The bed is adorable! I'm sure whatever you do with the room will be just as cute!

Genessa said...

All I can Say is you guys are AMAZING! Great job!

Miranda said...

Wow that turned out so beautiful, you are amazing for seeing the potential. When I was doing my daughters room I couldn't find material or a set that I either liked or could afford so I found sheets that were the colors and look I was going for then sewed them. I love the way it turned out and that it is one of a kind.

Mandy said...

Awsome job Bon. The bed turned out fantastic! You are such a handy woman.
All you fun ideas gets my creativity flowing. I so enjoy reading your blog.

happystuff4 said...

the bed looks awesome you guys did a great job on it

Sabrina said...

Okay, I'll admit I'm jealous of this find. But I don't know if I would have had the ambition to get it done so beautifully. I have so many unfinished projects I'm about ready to send them back from whence they came.

C.B. said...

Gorgeous! Great find!