This farmhouse bed is a combination of Ana White's Farmhouse Bed/Modern Farmhouse Bed plans as well as some slight modifications. I modified the bed using materials already on hand and leftover from past jobs. The 4x4 posts are 2 - 2×4s glued and filled together. The headboard was made using 2x2's and tongue and groove boards. The side rails, foot board and matress supports are 2x10's since this was old material from a job site my husband was on. I opted for no footboard to make the bed feel less bulky. The finish was done using chalk paint in a light gray, giving it a more modern look.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
The bed is a painted finish using Rust-Oleum Chalked in Aged Grey. The paint dries quickly allowing for two coats to be applied on the same day. Between coats, I lightly sanded the paint to remove any roughness. I find chalk paint to be durable and easy to apply. I opted not to apply a clear coat as our bed doesn't see a lot of wear and tear.
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