This bed was my 3rd project from Ana white. I'm just getting around to posting it now....
The headboard and footboard were made 2 inches wider than the original plans to account for my wider crib mattress. For my mattress width (28"), I required an extra 1x4 for the headboard and footboard center panels (7 instead of 6), along with 2 1x3s. This meant that I needed to add one extra 1x4 to my shopping list. I only required one 1x6, at a 10 foot length (since I didn't make the arch on the headboard).
Most of the work was done on our backyard deck, my outdoor workshop. I usually enjoyed the company of a little chipmunk as my "helper". He became very tame over the summer, allowing me to pick him up and pet him. At times, he would sit on my lap or ontop of my shoulder while I was working on a project. He was always with me, just hangin' out. I'm not really sure how long this project took, as I was usually distracted by his company!
I really enjoyed making this project! Our daughter was SO excited to sleep in her new big-girl bed!
Thanks Ana for the great plans!
Since the walls of the room are already in the "Pointing" colour, I wanted to keep the bed whiter than the walls, just slightly off white. I ended up mixing some of both gallons together. The result? - a lovely eggshell finish in a warm white colour. Perfect.