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Topic: even more photos! I made my bed! And I'm not just talking about the sheets  (Read 17769 times)
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« on: July 18, 2008 02:45:24 PM »

Well, really my exboyfriend built it, but I helped. And I painted it.

When I first started seeing my exboyfriend, I had a twin bed. The nights that he stayed over I got NO sleep, so I said to myself "I have to get a bigger bed or break up with him." HE volunteered to build me a bed, and I figured I wasn't going to come across an offer like that again.

The great thing about building my own bed was the customization. Since I store things under the bed, the mattress is 12" off the ground-lots of storage space. It took a weekend (in Jan 2007) and cost about $70, although it took 2 weeks to paint and the mattress cost $500. It's very sturdy, and generally perfect. And I didn't have to break up with my boyfriend.


I also made the quilt, but that's another story.


The glass knobs are salvaged from a flooded warehouse (I live in New Orleans). It took a lot of scrubbing, but they look great in the sunlight.


The trees are from a fairy tale that's called The Worn-out Dancing Shoes. One tree is silver, another gold, and the third is diamond.



There's a different pattern painted on each of the four posts.


Every part of the bed is painted (this is the inside of the footboard)


EDIT

Oh ooh I finally found the "in progress" pictures!

Here's the unpainted head and foot boards.

Here's the ex helping me put the thing together. (And you can see the curtains that I made shorts out of)

Here's a better photo of the headboard. I forgot to say that in these stripes, no color is repeated more than twice.

Here's the inside of the footboard. With the mattress and boxspring, you can only see the top 3 inches! This was the first pattern I painted on the bed, and like everything else, it was all hand-done, without a stencil.

Thanks to everyone for your nice compliments!
« Last Edit: January 22, 2010 01:34:57 AM by julibooli - Reason: correcting boyfriend to ex! I've moved on and so should Craftster. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

ThePinkSpottedCow
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008 02:49:52 PM »

I want that bed!!!
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dcowherd
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008 02:55:58 PM »

Very nice!  You make a good team. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008 02:58:21 PM »

What a GREAT bed!  I love the way you painted it.  You need to do some more....maybe some rockers for the front porch or patio.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008 03:06:00 PM »

OMG!!!  Shocked Shocked Shocked
I am in total awe!!! (can you tell by the over use of !!!)
that is soooo amazing!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008 03:23:36 PM »

wow!!! that is amazing! best. bed. ever!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008 06:09:01 PM »

i LOVE this!

it's awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008 06:16:36 PM »

This is the happiest bed I have ever seen! Great work all the way around!
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008 10:58:55 PM »

This is the happiest bed I have ever seen!

What a perfect way to describe it, spot-on! It's filled with whimsy!
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Hananabread
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008 11:33:03 PM »

I have the same bed sheets as you!    Shocked
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