So I am really loving building furniture. While looking for something new to build I came across these plans from my new favoritest website. Natalie was sitting on my lap as I was perusing through, and when she saw the plans she said, "Mommy you bid it (build it), I paint it, K!". I was so elated that her first thought was for me to build it, rather than buy it from a store. I was determined from then and there to build this little piece of furniture just for her.
I had all the spare wood in order to build it, however as it came close to leaving for our trip I neglected to get it done, or even get the wood cut (which would have been especially helpful). We arrived in our small town destination, and with a more relaxed pace, and all my Christmas shopping done, I decided it was the perfect time to work on this little project. I went to the small hardware store in town and picked up the needed supplies. They didn't have any 1x3's or 2x2's, so I would need to split the wood with a table saw, but I was determined. With the help of my father-in-law's tools (namely, chop saw, table saw, and belt sander) I got all the pieces cut and ready to assemble. It went together rather easily, and I was so excited as I saw the finished little bed.
After building, puttying and sanding it was ready for painting..
After a few coats of Vanilla Custard in Satin (isn't that the most divine paint color name) and some more sanding it was done.
During all of the sanding, and painting I wanted to make a quilt for the bed. The local fabric shop just happened to have a few of the prints from the collection that I'm making Natalie's twin pinwheel quilt in. So along with a few coordinating fabrics, I made a cute little quilt. A mattress was definitely needed, along with some matching pillows.
I love the finished project, and my favoritest part... "mommy you build it.."