Sunday, March 4, 2012

Finishing the Bed

Everyone needs a Buddy - and this little guy is mine. Got him from a friend who could no longer care for him, so sort of a 'rescue' dog. He fit right in and likes to follow me everywhere.
Continuing with the 'building a bed' post (here for first post on this topic).
I used up some lumber I had previously used for a project and then taken apart when I no longer needed that project.
Cost so far: just the $5.00 for the Oak head and foot board.  The blue paint I used was $5.00 for the gallon and I have already used that same paint for other projects. The red was left over from another project.
I built the frame at home, dismantled it, packed it into my little car (rear seat folded down, passenger seat folded frontwards). It always amazes me that I can get so much large stuff into a small car.
Drove back to my Dad's where I stay when I am working on the Coast and put the frame/bed back together and started painting.
Painted first coat (light blue) Saturday. Moved the next painting job to the garage for the head/footboards, (my first coat was too light). I was trying for a Heritage Red (home made chalk paint). Attached the head/footboards and added the slat boards.
Got the bed together, made up. The dowels in the foot/head boards are going to be pulled out. Job done.

Even though it was latex paint the fumes really made me feel sick. I did the blue painting in my bedroom (should have used the garage). New rule for me: paint outside, let it dry and THEN put the item into the house. I ran an AirSource, a fan, opened the window and had a nap to see if that would make me feel better. Left the window cracked and the AirSource running all night and that helped. I think the years of carpentry and exposure to air borne toxins on the job have made my lungs more sensitive to any fumes. Sleep did help.

Linking with:
Coastal Charm
Our Delightful Home
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Sassy Sites
Knick of Time
Between Naps on the Porch
The Girl Creative:Just Something I Whipped Up
DebbieDoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Boogieboard Cottage
Making Lemonade
DIY Home Sweet Home


  1. Hi Rob ... your bed turned out real nice. Sleep well.
    Audrey Z.

  2. Hi Rob, what a cutie on your new dog. Love the bed too, nice job. Thanks for sharing and linking up to the newbie party.

  3. The dog is so cute. Love the bed.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  4. Hi Rob, Found you at Sassy Sites Linky party. I am number 37! I actually need to build a bed and saw your post. What a great job! I am excited to see someone who builds with recycled materials. I am your newest follower. Hope you stop by and check out my champaign chicken posts. They were made with OSB from when hubby and I built dormers on our old house! Cheers

  5. New follower, nice bed, good job and love the dog! Hope to see you visit and follow along!

  6. Goes without saying, though I will --- Buddy found a forever place and bet you two are great companions - life has some interesting adventures and now you each have a "buddy" to be with on that path.

    That bed is fantastic. I'm in awe of someone with you skills who knows how to up cycle. Super job!

  7. I love the bed! You are very talented.
    Also, I want to tell you to stop by my blog and grab a featured button. You feature is up on this week's show and tell party. Congrats!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class


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