Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Well we did it! We built the Farmhouse Bed from Knock Off Wood. And doesn't it look effin awesome? I'm so proud! And the total cost? Eighteen dollars. Yes, the cost of supplies was only $18! I mentioned yesterday that I was lucky enough to have all the wood given to me by my dad, who has his own private lumberyard chock full of good stuff. And I love that it's not only free, but recycled. How awesome is that?
And even better? This is the original bed that the Farmhouse is knocking off.
They look pretty close, right? There's planking instead of a smooth center, and a bit more detailing. But once ours is sanded and stained, it's going to look just as fabulous as that without the $1200 Pottery Barn pricetag.
We plan on sanding it down and staining it to match the closet doors in the master bedroom. A small part of me just wants to leave it rustic looking and natural. But I'm sure that once it's down in LJ and stained to match everything, it will look phenomenal. We had to make a couple of modifications to the plan due to the found lumber. Mostly just in the sizing of a few planks, and we cut out a 2x4 board that sandwiches between the headboard/footboard and the top plank. And I think it looks all the better for it. Can't wait to keep on building, who knows what we'll tackle next?