P.S. I haven't decided if I want to add the tacks along the border, but at the moment I'm leaning towards it. Oh and please ignore the odds and ends in the background, we are in the process of cleaning and I will post more pictures once our room is finished.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A couple of months ago I saw this bed and fell in love with it, but then looked at the price tag and my little heart was broken. After a couple of back and forth convo's with my dad I realized that this would be rather easy to make. Turns out it was, and it was roughly $160 for the entire project! WOO HOO! Dear Restoration Hardware: I do not need your $2000.00 bed because...I digress. Anyway husband and I went to Washington a couple weeks ago and with the help of my dad's awesome tool shop I was able to make the frame in only a few short hours. For those of you have don't have the proper tools, Home Depot would be able to make most of the cuts for you. The only thing that would be a challenge would be the curved pieces you would need a jigsaw for and you can buy legs at wood stores. Once we got back to Utah I had to figure out how and what I wanted to use to upholster the bed. After looking around at foam at a couple different stores I was feeling discouraged because I didn't want to spend over $100.00 plus have to buy fabric, so I called my bestie Jamie and had her google places to buy foam in Utah. She didn't really find anything helpful but did see a comment saying to use memory foam mattress pad and just cut them up, off to Walmart I went. After looking at the different options I choose the king size memory foam mattress pad that was the Walmart brand because it was only $40.00...score. Next I had to find the fabric, easy enough, I went to Home Fabrics and found this lovely mocha brown fabric for $5.00 a yard. Once I had all my supplies I went home, got the staple gun and scissors and got to work. The whole upholstery project only took me about 3 hours and that was with some trial and error. I can't wait until our little house is ready to move into so that I can dress up our new bed with my favorite duvet cover and tons of pillows!