Note: This bed was inspired by a post on http://junkcamp.blogspot.com - pretty darn cool stuff there!
Also Note: My deciding to make this might also have something to do with this.
Step 1: You'll Need. . .
- - a smallish side/end table (the one used here is 18"x21" and 19" high). Because it'll be painted, you don't need to worry about any scratches in the finish much. Also, the most important thing is that it have nice legs - I think the turned ones look particularly nice
- - 4 finials (the ones used here are ends for a curtain rod that were just the right size)
- - 4 smallish ball feet
- - a piece of crown molding cut to fit between two of the legs and form a headboard (mine ended up being 11 inches)
- - small can paint (flat white used here)
- - paint brush (I used a sponge brush, but if you're worried about streaking you might want to go with a small roller)
- - wood glue
- - a paint pen for detailing (I used silver)
- - newspapers to paint on
For the cushion:
- - about a yard and a half of fabric (cut from a bolt at a fabric store - measures about 46" across. A pretty black and white damask is used here)
- - a trash bag or paper to make a pattern
- - trim (optional - I went with some black trim and needed about 2 yards of it. . .I kind of wish I'd gotten red, but it still looks nice I think)
- - a small zipper (also optional, the one here is 6 inches)
- - stuffing! (about half of a 32 oz bag)
- - pins
- - needle
- - thread