Ana White Farmhouse Bed on Pinterest and fell in love with the design. For those of you who asked on Instagram, that is where you can find the basic plans for this bed. However, we did make quite a few changes--because our bed is a King (not a Queen like the plans are for) and my husband did want to make a few minor structural changes that he thought would make it more solid. And trust me--this thing is as sturdy as can be (and heavy too) His plans are posted below.
KING BED PLANS: Please note--we made some adjustments to the original plan which I linked above, these may not make a ton of sense, but I'm posting them so you can get an idea of how we adjusted it for our own needs/wants. Oh, and also posting these because they 100% describe my husband's hyper focus personality :) LOVE HIM.
Those are our adjusted plans and again--visit the original plans HERE!
Mila helped a lot during the whole building process ;) And don't worry, she was not actually out in the garage while any actual building, drilling, sawing, nailing, painting or staining happened!
This one is also a King Size, different style but has a DETAILED materials list with prices!
This guy made a Queen version and also has a DETAILED step by step instruction and even a few videos!
He did end up purchasing a few new tools for making this bed, but like I said--we aren't really crafty people and didn't have many tools to begin with!
Unless you have oodles of time that you have nothing to do with, I wouldn't recommend building this bed just to save money. It was rewarding but really frustrating and tedious at times. We built it because honestly the only bed we found that we liked were $2k plus and I just couldn't justify spending that...secretly I also built it because I knew it would be a great excuse to get some cool new tools. In the end I learned a ton out of this and have a new appreciation for why furniture costs as much as it does ;)
I have also had a lot of people ask about the finish. We tried SO many different finishes and paint/finish washing techniques that we found online. Again, we weren't getting the look we wanted. Finally, I came across this tutorial from Thrifty and Chic and it was the WINNER!
Feel free to ask us any questions you might have!