Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Why Building Furniture Can Be Fun...

As I have ranted previously I am redecorating the house. I would have to say that I am not the most knowledgeable about home decor, but I have been looking at a lot of websites and doing my research and it has paid off... at least I think so. With painting and changing the flooring being out I have taken to finding ways to update the rooms with as little impact to the actual house structure as possible. While scouring the internet I found a website that has free plans for furniture to build. I am not the handiest person with a hammer although I do say I am very crafty when I want to be :)! With that being said I persuaded the hubby to undertake this project with me. A new headboard for the guest room. All in all the project was great and lots of fun for me! (seeing as though Jon did most of the heavy lifting) It's all done and I love it. Now I just have to work on layering on the accessories.... Which is kind of hard because this room doubles as my office. I'll figure it out one of these days. But seriously this was not a hard plan to follow at all. We had the lovely person at Lowe's cut all our boards so it was basically just and assembly project. And the best part it only cost around $90. Yay for saving money! You can find the project here. These are pictures of the hubby hard at work. He really was concentrating the whole time...

We actually stained the headboard with a dark walnut stain and used a satin polyurethane because we didn't want it to be shiny. From the before to after I think it looks awesome!

Before with the twin size bed

After with a full size frame

You see you really can change a room on a budget with just a little hard work and lots of planning. I look forward to attempting some other furniture pieces although I have found some great consignment and thrift stores down here with some awesome finds. So I might not have to...


  1. That looks so awesome! What a transformation of room! I'm a new follower, first time visiting!

  2. Very nice. Good job! It's awesome having a helpful hubby.

    1. Definitely makes things easier and more fun!

  3. Oh that looks really good!! I'm about to try transforming the master bedroom so my hubby and I can have a little oasis in such a great place (Ft. Leonard Wood)!! LOL

  4. Just found your blog! And OMG that headboard and new bedroom look amazing! I love the project and am dying to do a similar one I found on pintrest! And love the non-shiny finish!