- I love pottery barn.
- I want I could live in their catalog.
- Mike know this, but thinks their prices are CRAZY.
- Mike also knows that I've specifically been in love with a certain bed of there's - but he won't budge.
|the farmhouse bed. Need I say more???|
Do you know who I'm talking about yet?
If you haven't gone to her website - GO. Right now. You can finish reading this later.... :)
Anyway, I found this bed - Ana's version of the PB farmhouse bed. It wasn't exactly the pottery barn bed, but it was going to be a close as I could get. So there. Mike agree, and said when we buy a house, he would make a bed for us.
The present day::
- We have bought our home.
- We have remodeled our master bedroom.
- We still need a bed......
All of Ana's designs call for construction grade pine, but we wanted a bed that would last forever. Mike then found a small business that sells solid wood and ordered some Ash. It took about a month to get the wood in. He ordered quite a bit - enough for our bed, 2 bedside tables, 2 living room side tables and a new entertainment/t.v. stand.
|early stages of the headboard.|
|day of staining.|
|with and without pillows.|
|simple foot board. love it.|
After letting the clear coat fully dry, Mike put the bed together on New Year's Eve. It's very symbolic to me; new year, new bed. Back in October we bought ourselves a late anniversary gift, a QUEEN sized mattress. Yes, our first 3 years of marriage we slept on a full sized mattress. It was enough room, but now we have a little extra elbow room in the queen. It's nice.
Mike did an amazing job on this bed, I wouldn't ask for anything different. He is now working on our 2 bedside tables. I'm going to be so excited when those are complete.