farmhouse bed: day 2

7:54:00 AM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

diy farmhouse bed

Day 2 of our farmhouse storage bed project is complete. 

diy farmhouse bed

We have a freestanding headboard and footboard, and sanding is underway. 

We worked for about three hours today and the weather was gorgeous

diy farmhouse bed

As always we made a few errors along the way, and it seemed like we had to redo every step to correct for warped boards. It was just one of those days. 

diy farmhouse bed

I am in love with what we have made so far! The next week will involve a lot of sanding, building the platform/storage base, and staining. There are also drawers in the future, but I try not to dread think about those. Stay tuned for the final steps of our farmhouse storage bed!

Plans courtesy of Ana White

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farmhouse bed: day 1

8:20:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

diy farmhouse bed with plans by ana white


Let me start by saying that Ana White is amazing. She was my hero long before I learned about Joanna Gaines, and her projects and plans keep my to-do list a mile long. Check out her site and I promise you will find an easy-to-understand plan for just about anything. She has inspired me to dream of power tools instead of jewelry, and she has convinced me that we will never have to buy furniture again.

http://www.ana-white.com/

Since our cramped days in our little ranch in Murfreesboro (circa 2006), Nick and I have wanted a storage bed to maximize space. We spent quite some time looking, but never could find something with the function and style we had in mind. Years later, and shortly after discovering Ana White, I stumbled upon her Farmhouse Storage Bed plan and it was exactly what I envisioned.


http://www.ana-white.com/2011/09/farmhouse-storage-bed-storage-drawers

Now that I have a little woodworking experience under my belt and a beautiful new miter saw, it was finally time to tackle my dream bed. Nick went out to shop for lumber last weekend, and our project officially began on Sunday.

farmhouse bed


In just 2 1/2 hours the headboard was done, and we had even started a little work on the footboard. We were both a little surprised at how fast the project was moving, even with modifying for a warped board along the way.


diy woodworking 

The finished product is gorgeous, and our garage smelled amazing the next morning. If the children cooperate we should get several hours in this weekend, so stay tuned for farmhouse bed: day 2!


diy woodworking


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dear Logan: then you were 4.

8:48:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments


Tomorrow you are 4.
I am so incredibly proud of the little gentleman you have become. You take care of me, you look out for your sister, and you are genuinely thoughtful and kind and wonderful. You love hard and you play hard. You are everything and more than we could have ever wanted or hoped for our family. You gave us love and purpose and faith.
As if that wasn't enough, you are smart. So incredibly smart. You put together puzzles with more pieces than I can count, and you do it with such ease. You are imaginative and inquisitive and brilliant. The world is wide open for your incredible mind. School won't know what hit it when you walk through those doors.
You are Adaleigh's best friend and protector; the two of you are a team. Whether you are snuggling or fighting, you are always inseparable. There are no words for the bond with your Daddy- it is manly, friendly, loving, and involves a lot of wrestling. You share a love of sports and superheroes.
As for me- You are part of me. It's not that I can't remember life without you; I can't imagine what I felt like or who I was without the love you have forever burned in my heart. There is no me without you. Each breath I take is because of you and the life you gave to me. Nothing and no one will ever replace you in my life, and I like it that way.
On the eve of your 4th birthday, I hope you feel loved. We wanted and hoped and prayed for you years before you came into our lives, and I hope that feeling is always with you. You are always worth it.
Love always & forever,
Mom

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