West Elm Daybed Inspired Foot-Of-The-Bed Bench

Christine Leahy
by Christine Leahy
Remember last month's Fab Flippin' Furniture Contest? That was a tough challenge for sure, but this month, oh this month, General Finishes (my go-to for stain) challenged all us "Flippers" with the theme, "Geometric Design". My heart was jumping for joy! I've used and love GF's stain and I love geometric design!
General Finishes is giving away one case of product to the winner. I want to be the owner of one case of paint and stain as much as I wanted a horse every Christmas growing up. Whether or not I win, I'm already a winner because General Finishes supplied me with a quart of product of my choosing. I picked Klein Blue because it's the most beautiful blue ever. But I changed course mid month and I ended up buying Antique White. Thank you GF for the free paint!

Whoa. I'm so happy to show you my West Elm Daybed Inspired Bench for the foot of the bed! I'm going to give you a tutorial on how Big Daddy and I constructed our FIRST piece of furniture from scratch, but I'm also going to share how I re-vamped an existing West Elm hack into my Foot of the Bed Bench design and cut list!

Oh. my. goodness. I've hit a real milestone. Actually a few.

First attempt at building furniture? Check.

First attempt at modifying plans from Ana White? Check.

First attempt at using a paint sprayer? Check.

First attempt using milk paint from General Finishes? Check.

There were so many ways this project could have gone terribly, terribly wrong. But it didn't!

Oh wait, there was that one time we couldn't figure out a Kreg Jig for like 2 hours and went into Plan B. Oh, and there was that time that I forgot to redesign the height of the original plan to make it work as a bench rather than a daybed. But really when you consider the giant failures lurking behind every DIY step, I'd say Big Daddy and I totally nailed it.

I mean, just look at it!
I adapted Ana White's design plans for the West Elm Daybed to create a perfect geometric designed bench for the foot of my King size bed.
I'll show you my design plans, cut list, and step by step how to build this one of a kind bench!
Head over to my blog www.letsgetcrafty.org for more inspiration or just go to the full post right here http://www.letsgetcrafty.org/west-elm-daybed-inspired-bench-for-the-foot-of-the-bed-tutorial-plans/
Christine Leahy
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