Saturday, February 18, 2012

Planned Furniture

I love Saturdays! Gary was able to sand down Peri's shelves this morning and now it is halfway primed and sitting in our kitchen. It would be all the way primed, except that Peri needed my attention. Now Gary is outside cutting boards for our bed frame and getting the pieces ready to be assembled. We've got to wait on our drum sanding kit to come along so we can do the arches, but I don't think Gary will get to that point until next week anyway, and by that time our kit will hopefully have come.

What is this about arches you say? (At least in my mind you do.) Well, since we got the sketch up of the bed finished last night, I'll show you what our plans are for our bed.

Tada! Gary likes to color the wood and things. We've also got all the stuff we need for the headboard, and the fabric we chose for it is somewhat similar to that design. Both our box spring and our mattress are nestled into that frame. We're excited to not have our mattress scoot around and our pillows fall behind the mattress. And no more bed skirts!

The other thing I just finished on Sketch Up is the dresser I want to build (or rather have Gary build). We probably won't have the time or money to do this one for a while, but when we do get it done, it will replace two pieces of furniture and fit in the space of one. It is rather tall, but I really don't mind. I'm not cool like Gary, so I don't color anything. It's easier for me to see that way. So y'all will just have to be okay with boring white.

Now theoretically there should be enough room in that empty space for Gary's computer that we like to keep on his dresser in our room. Someday we might not have a computer in the room, but when that day comes, I'm sure we'll find something to do with that big space. The drawer fronts are going to beveled (is that the right word?) so the edges won't be so sharp and blocky. We're still not even close to deciding what kind of drawer pulls we want, but I was thinking perhaps something like this:

or like this:

In any case, I think I like the look of Satin Nickel. We're staining our wood ebony, so I think it'll look really pretty. Any opinions as to which looks better?


  1. So I think you both need to become furniture designers! The ideas sound great. I would be sure to fasten that dresser to some studs in the wall it sits on, you wouldn't want a squished kid!

    1. That is a good idea Stephanie! We'll probably just attach some L brackets to the top piece. Did I mention it was two pieces so we can actually move it? It's going to be very heavy, since we're making it out of wood. We're also watching some New Yankee Workshop so we know how to make the framing on the inside correctly. We'll let you know how it turns out :D