Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rustic Bed Project and Master Bedroom Update

I am horrible at taking before pictures. But here you can see what the walls looked like before. A yellowy beige not fun color.

New paint and baseboards brighten everything up and make me happy. 

Window trim will follow but we have to get new window treatments first..

We also painted a feature wall. Can you see the difference in colour? Do you like my huge TV? Hopefully that will also get an upgrade soon ;)

Now onto the rustic bed project!

The wood for the bed had to be sanded..

And conditioned.. (I didn't realize I took a picture of the french side - HA!)

And finally stained.. we used the colour "Ebony" from the minwax line and only used one coat..

Thomas starts to put it all together..

Back inside he started to assemble the frame.

Here is the 95% finished product. I still need to decorate and make everything pretty. We also ripped apart the closet.. and want to put in a new fan.. and.. and.. the list doesn't end. But this is the start. :)

Plans for the bed can be found HERE.

So, what do you think? Do you like the look of the bed?


  1. Very nice! You guys are so creative and hard-working. I love reading your blog and looking at the before and after pictures and the step-by-step explanations. Keep up the awesome work :) Deepak and I need to take lessons from you both!

  2. Great job! Looks very nice. What kind of wood?

  3. Thanks Rashmi! :)

    Jen - its just plain old pine.. we bought all of the wood from lowes/home depot! I didn't include it in the post but the whole project cost just $80.00.. pretty good if you ask me! :)