It all started as a PDF printed out from a website... just plans on paper.
Then it turned into a pile of wood taking up a parking spot in our garage.
The wood was cut and sanded, and the nuts and bolts were purchased- then the project moved from the garage to the bedroom where it would finally reside.
Much hammering and assembling later, a bed was created- the top bunk of the bunkbed plans, minus the front railing, and a trundle bed that fits under it, on wheels.
Handles were attached to the trundle:
The primer was applied:
The bed was painted. The mattresses were purchased and picked up.
And, the only part of the project I was involved in- bedding was selected to match the curtains and the future color of the room.
And, we have a daybed!!
I've been told, that in furniture advertisements, dogs are often included to make it look homey:
In actuality, the dog isn't usually lying on the rug while we're sitting on the bed. He usually looks like this:
The above photo also illustrates one of the primary purposes of the bed- seating for watching movies where we had none previously. Well, we had 1 chair. Remember the chair? It's freecycled now.
And we've got much better seating. And sleeping space for guests! TWO beds! Who wants to come visit now?
My husband never ceases to impress me. He jumped from his first woodworking project to this huge one*. He's amazing.
* and built me a grow light set-up and a cake stand for my sister in-between, but I hesitate to call those projects, since he used leftover wood and they each took an afternoon.