Saturday, December 15, 2012

Put it to bed

WHEW. That was a fast weekandahalf, barely felt it go by.

thanks finals. see ya again in May...FOR THE LAST TIME!

woo!

Anywho. A WHILE back, remember? I left you with a little project teaser.

CONSIDER THEM DONE.

Well, most of them. Only so much a girl can get done these days- AMIRIGHT?

Lets recap for the sake of me simultaneously writing a TO-DO list for myself.

#1: DONZO, my bangs stay in place and all is well in the world
#2: ALSO DONE! woo i'm on a roll. Blogged about that little mason jar remix here
#3:ALMOST DONE with this secret project...one more push youcandoitjenn!
#4: the epic doll bed of 2012 which made me make a real person bed...BOTH are so done. Well the doll is pretty cold as blankets are not made but I'LL DO IT! I promise!

side note: my roommate was very curious where I would find a mattress for said doll bed and through i'd have to go to the sleep number store to get it...uhh yeah American Girl dolls sleep in style! NOT. ha duh, i'm making one kid.

#5: okay, another secret project which I am struggling with. But I hope to get done by new years? haha we'll see...
#6 Chapter one: DONE
#7: Heard of Benji Hughes? A co-worker introduced me...pretty legit! ALSO- super sad but my girl Emma covered this on her lil radio show and is a FAB SONG : http://www.mytalk1071.com/links/comments.php?lp=clouds_by_zach_sobiech&sID=65&ssn=ianmargery
#8: SO HYDRATED. thanksforasking.



now that we have that out of the way (I know that was pretty pointless for you, but I just filled out my planner with to-dos thankyouverymuch) ONTO GREAT THINGS!

Like how I made my bed...

HOKAY this is going to be a loooooong post, I can feel it in my fingers (Love Actually anyone? "I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toeeeeees) Ah the holiday mood. We'll get there on this here blog, but we have some ketchup to do...hokay?

hokay.

Here is a break down on how to make a platform bed..remember these plans?

kinda stuck to them? Kinda didn't.

lemmeexplain...



first, WHY can't home depot figure out how to make their wood straight?!!!? i mean, why.


second, I think I need to get into wood conditioner, because YES I sanded the wood pre-stain, but it looked like a highschooler who just broke out after I stained it. So, instead of the pretty walnut color I am currently swooning over, we went white (which, I actually think looks pretty good. Thanks for the suggestion boyfriend!)


third, I'm stubborn. I know this. deal with it people. ALL along I wanted (AND GOT!) a detachable bed. Moving blows, we get it. And I didn't want to sit there unscrewing and rescrewing like an IKEA project. I wanted to pop my bed together and take a nap after I move, duh. Consider it: planning for fast naps. So these hinges I bought...although great, caused great-a-headache my friends. We deal with it though, because I am stubborn and can't let it go.


NOW, for why you are actually reading this post:

Supply list:
5- 8' 2x4
4- posts (or use leftover 2x4 like muah)
2- deck pieces? "uhh maim, what kind of deck are you building?" no sir, its a bed, duh
4- hinges
1 million 2" screws and 7 screw drivers on deck

Cost breakdown:
20$- Hinges from here, plus shipping
60$ wood from the HD
5$ deck piece from the HD
10$ paint from the HD

Pretty dern sturdy bed: 95 Bones.


AND NOW, here is how I did it:

Build the frame. whew, when I type it, it seem like to takes a second. Not an entire day. I'm sure if I were a seasoned carpenter it'd take a hot second, BUT I'M NOT, yet. So...I attached the hinges to the corners of the 2x4 after cutting them to fit a Queen box spring (60" by 80")...make sure you cut these to make up for the width of the 2x4. While you are cutting, cut the 1x10s to fit outside of the 2x4 support...alike the pic above shows ya..

Next, go to HD and get a deck bracket whilst the man at HD asks what kind of deck you are building in the middle of winter...






 Once the support is done, attach the legs to the 2x4. This got tricky my friends.

lemmeexplain...

So the brackets that I bought...basically one rests onto the other- I get it. BUT I am stubborn (see above) and wanted the legs on the ends, not on the sides. So I did it...and then realized that the hinges were wrong (the sides would need to rest on the top/bottom since that's where the legs are- get it? Its confusing, I don't even know if I still understand)....So there goes a night of rearranging the hinges...



So, here's the sheeebanger. 1x10 which rests on the 2x4 which is supported by a scrap 2x4 (at 1') and alllll wrapped up with some hinges. So I can take her apart at a moments notice. THEN, I painted (white, with a roller) all four sides, twice. AND... dun dun dun....


Me likey. I haven't ever had a bed frame aside from the metal ones #firstworldproblems

So I really like how high up this is, so many monsters can fit under there (and by monsters I mean more bins of clothes)


Making a headboard is next on the agenda...like next spring when I'll want to use the saw again. I'm thinking a grey woolish tweed with some nail heads around the edge. mmmm


Until then, there you have it! Making a bed frame. I'd also like to note that I didn't sustain ANY injuries from this project, which is a feat onto itself.




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