Hello fellow makers! I’m so excited to share my latest labor of love. This traditional farmhouse bed with storage is my largest build to date, and it was a huge learning experience! For mostly good reasons.. ha!
I would not be here with this beautiful bed in our guest room without the guidance and plans by Ana White – Shebuilder extraordinaire!!
Here are the plans I merged and gleaned so much of my inspiration from:
Also, special thanks to Wagner Spray Tech for sponsoring this post. I used the Wagner Studio Pro sprayer to finish this bed and I can’t wait to share my thoughts and opinions on this product later on this post.
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Let’s chat supplies!
- 3″ wood screws
- 1 1/4″ inch finish (brads) nails
- wood glue
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Studio Home Pro sprayer by Wagner
- Kreg Jig
- 1″ pocket hole screws
- pocket hole plugs
- wood filler
- miter saw
The first thing I did was assemble both my headboard and footboard.
You will see in this picture that I used my 1×4 boards for the support, however, I realized after I built my storage base that I was going to need a bit thicker boards. So, I removed these 1×4’s and replaced them with 2×4’s and attached them to be flush with the front of the headboard and not the back as pictured here.
I countersank 5 screws into the top of the crown piece of the footboard. I also did this on the headboard. Then filled them all with plugs and wood filler.
Once my headboard and footboard were complete I started on the storage cubby base.
This was an easy process. I used some 4×4 pieces to help brace the plywood. Using wood glue and my Kreg Jig, I secured all the cubby dividers and ends. For the back side of each storage base, I secured the plywood with wood glue and my brad nailer.
Once all of the pieces were assembled. I filled holes and large knots and etc and then sanded the entire bed. This took some time folks!
Once sanded, I broke out my Studio Pro! I decided to paint the areas of the bed that wouldn’t show – first. This was a good decision. It helped me become familiar with the sprayer. I ended up using the wide spray setting for most of the bed and then went back with the narrow spray setting for many of the edges and corners etc.
The Studio Home Pro saved me from HOURS of tedious brush painting. The finish came out beautifully and I couldn’t be more happy with the results. You will be seeing me use this bad boy a lot more in the coming days!
For the finish, I used Behr Ultra in Snowy Pine.
The Studio Home Pro had no issues with the latex paint, and the paint dried very quickly!
Once all of the pieces had cured for about 48 hours, we moved all of the pieces in to the guest bedroom where I then reattached all of the pieces.
This is what the frame looks like without the slats or footboard.
Then came the really fun part.. dressing it all up!
See that fun little letterboard down there? This is true love folks – YES that says “GO BEARS”.
Our furry little guest Titus even loves it!
I purchased most of the bedding as well as the rug and basket at Tuesday Morning.
The plaid blanket is from Joanns.
I will be sharing my modified digital plans for this build as well as lumber requirements, cutting lengths, and step by step instructions next week, so stay tuned!
Click here to see my modified plans for this build:
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