Like this bed for instance...
Since our new master is so 'cozy' a bed like the one above is exactly what we needed. And what's not to love about the pretty white bed from Pottery Barn with lots of room in those spacious storage drawers? Ummmm...the price! There aren't any circumstances where I can see myself shelling out over $1,700 for a bed frame.
BUT...what if there was a way to make something similar? Welcome to my life Ana White! A friend of mine (thanks Jen!) told me a long time ago about a website that gave 'knock off' furniture plans for some popular stores. (like Pottery Barn) And wouldn't you know it...she had plans for the bed with drawers.
We planned to make the bed after getting everything else in the house settled. But I decided to ask my Dad to help me make it while we were living with my parents. Even though "drawers are the hardest thing to make" he agreed and we began working on it over July 4th weekend as a SURPRISE to my husband!
It just so happened to be one of the hottest weekends of the year! The kids enjoyed the a/c inside while watching us work. We cut big sheets of plywood down into pieces (thanks to my parent's neighbor for letting us borrow his saw)...
The mattress for the bed has a crazy story all its own...but I'll save it for another post. I really debated about posting a picture of the bed as it is today...since the room is not at all finished (nothing on the walls...missing bedding...no headboard yet...etc.) but here's a peek at what the room and bed look like right now.
And since I didn't have to spend as much on a bed...I bought the curtains and mercury glass pendants you see above. And guess where I got them... ;)