Minnie Mouse Storage Daybed

This was my first project form this website and it was a great experience.  I used the storage daybed plans and modified them slightly so I could attach the Minnie Mouse headboard for my daughter.


Only difference form the plans is that i did not put the trim on the back of the boxes and instead build a craddle about 2 inches deep to hold the bulk of the head board.  I used 1/2 sanded plywood to create that and the bow. the mouse head is just pained black where as the bow I got a little more creative with.  I cut out the design topped it with furniture foam then fabric backing to hold it in place and create a smooth look.  After that I streched the pink fabric over it and stapled it in place on the back before attaching it to the head.  I also used some 1 x 2 pieces to run along the back to create feet for the headboard to add stability. 

All in all this project was alot of fun and my daughter loved it.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Around 350 - 400. I used cabinet grade pine plywood and pine wood trim so that's the reason for the cost. You can probably do the whole thing for about 250 if you use regular plywood and white wood.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Latex paint - black and white
Recommended Skill Level