A bed-building extravaganzaPosted by in DIY Project | Furniture | Home Decor & Accessories | Reupholstery | Upholstery
I am on a bed-building mission. A few years ago, I moved into a new place and needed a bed. Pronto. So I picked up the Engan bed by Ikea. It did not have a great life. It squeaked, the screws continuously became loose, and the slats would fall through – even though I upgraded and purchased a set of better slats. Let’s just say it is terminally ill and will likely not make it through summer. Enough is enough.
Bye bye Engan…
So this time I am going to build a new bed. And then when it squeaks and falls apart I can look at myself in the mirror and say, “Hot damn, girl. You did that.” It really is far preferable. Right? I will own those flaws.
I’ve been looking around for inspiration. I have built several things, courtesy of the lovely Ana White (her blog is filled with fantastic plans with easy-to-undertand instructions) but haven’t tackled a bed yet. I liked the look of this one.
Photo via Ana White
But there are also a bunch of other beds that have caught my eye that I might try to build. I am a big fan of simple, wooden beds with clean lines. Like this one from Kontrast Moebel (a store I went to in Frankfurt a few months ago that was chock full of beautiful beds).
I also like the style of this one, however, I doubt my ability to make a bed like this. Hospital corners are not my strong suit.
Image via Apartment Therapy
There is a small part of me that is dying for an upholstered bed. That would make sense, with us running an upholstery company, right? The one thing I will say is that I often do things I should not (i.e., eat cheese and crackers in bed) and I am unsure of my ability to keep a lovely upholstered bed sparklin’ clean. It could look like a hellhole in a week in my house, knowing my track record. Still… love this one. Helloooo peacock blue!!
Image via Flipflops and Pearls Design
Let the bed building adventures begin! Step one. Make a darn decision.
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