Wyatt’s bed is officially done and in use! Okay, it was actually set up and being used unpainted for the last two months, but I can at least say it’s officially done. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, Joel used the basic plans for The Simple Bed from Knock Off Wood.
After the bed was made and sanded, and sanded again, we used a paint sprayer to paint it blue, which I highly recommend! It gives such a nice finish and saves so much time. If you already have an air compressor, it’s definitely worth it.
After painting, we distressed the bed lightly. Although I love the look of it, it’s pretty much a strategic move for us to distress furniture. With a two year old and a one year old in the house it helps our furniture just get better with time :). Lastly, we sprayed the entire bed with a clear coat to protect it.
Wyatt really likes his new blue-by-request bed, and Weston does too! Joel added some extra L-brackets and supports to the frame, and I’m thinking that was a good idea.
Now I need to get busy and make a bedspread for Wyatt. Go here to find the plans for the bed!
I will be linking up to some of these great linky parties!