Re-doing Daughter's Room With Our First Ever Furniture Builds

$250
6 Days
Medium

My 19 yr old Daughter had asked that again for Christmas we make instead of buy her gifts , her metal bed frame broke 2 weeks before Christmas so a new bed became a necessity. (but of course had gifts purchased for her too :) )
I found the plans on Ana White's website -she has wonderful woodworking project plans Free! Links to each project are included in photo descriptions. I /we had all pieces completely
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This is the bed, table and memo board in place -but will be rearranged
Hubby helped build the platform bed as the wood is really heavy. We replaced feet in plans with industrial wheels so she can easily move (2 of which are lockable).
Link to bed plans http://ana-white.com/2012/01/plans/hailey-platform-bed
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Close up of the headboard I did all work except the miter cuts Hubby helped with those and he attached headboard to bed.
(old bedding was in picture as new bedding was Christmas gift and bed was made and given to her early)
Link to headboard plans http://ana-white.com/2012/01/plans/hailey-planked-headboard.
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Close up of the Stool/ table -- she can use as extra seating but was intended to work as nightstand. Her room is not large and a normal size nightstand was not going to work in the space.
Link to stool plans http://ana-white.com/node/13086
Note: I am going to attempt to make these " 1 day soon" or at least the basic idea of adjustable in bar stool height changing up legs -- hopefully works.
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Memo/picture display board. We changed up plans for this as we did not have enough plywood or MDF for size wanted and we did not want to hang something so heavy on the wall (thin heap paneling behind texture and paint) so we used luan we routed ut a groove on inside of frame pieces so luan slide into those before nailing them together. I could not staple jute to back as staples would have come through front so tied together--need to retie and tighten up. Otherwise made it same size as in plans and all the rest was the same. For paint I used chalkboard paint so if she wanted to caption any of the photos she takes she could.
Link to memo board plans http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/01/pbteen-inspired-memo-board.html
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This is the table we all agreed on for her TV-- will have to do minor adjustments to make it longer for size we need but easily figured out. And "may" add metal element by changing out truss to pipes undecided on this yet.
Link to plans http://ana-white.com/2012/03/plans/truss-end-table
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This was designed for a bathroom but we feel will work perfect in her room to hold misc. items she has and can always make another of the hanging shelves or make first 1 larger if need more room, hooks can be used to hang purse, keys etc. whatever she wants.
Link to plans http://ana-white.com/node/13175

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  • Deborah
    on Jan 12, 2015

    Ha, drums taking up room. Yet I love she's musical. My son has guitar and as a recent christmas gift a didgredoo. I want to hang these on the wall! Up out of floor! I would hang her TV if you can figure out DVR etc. One less thing to bother with on floor. Don't forget to hide your cords! http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/01/10/mounting-your-tv-to-the-wall-and-hiding-all-the-cords/ also see DIY Media Shelves! Great solution for under the TV! Free Woodworking Plans http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2014/11/diy-media-shelves.html another idea is to not let the TV have center stage. Do a gallery wall of things she loves surrounding it to disquise it, if you have wall space. Ive placed a pic below. You could do cheap bird art with box top lids in different colors! OR even better, faster....printed decopodge art or favorite photos of her and her friends! My son's room is also dark when window is shut, but we keep it shut curtains/blinds drawn because his room gets cold/hot in seasons. I have a few problems in his room I will share with you later. Have you seen those pics on my board? LMBO about the birds scared of live ones but has them on wall. How cute! BTW I love the painting you did! Im going to send you link on the pipe cost an DIY you may already have. Im so jealous of walk in closets! As of right this very moment my daugher has a box of clothes sitting in her floor! GASP! Can u say purge? We have way to much in common and I don't have any friends here or nearby that share my passion. So glad Ive found you, thank you for sending me the first message!

    , Solution for that DVR OR why not make her a desk that functions for multi things Hairdryer Makeup Dressing table DVR storage and desktop for study, G Wall w art surrounding TV Art of her favorite things birds decopode prints of herself friends, Solution for that DVR OR why not make her a desk that functions for multi things Hairdryer Makeup Dressing table DVR storage and desktop for study Maybe the shelves photo as above to go with it or combination when building, DVR fit into this As above 2 in 1 desk DVR hide etc
    • Deborah
      on Jan 13, 2015

      @Cynthia E Lmbo....no thats me well, ok a million and one! PS I love what you said there..how long u need to live to finish all of the projects pinned! Amen! Amen!

  • Lynn
    on Mar 21, 2017

    Great job on the bed. Love, love, love it! Can't wait to see the rest of your projects!

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