After searching for a bed for our tween we found that we couldn't find the bed we wanted for the price we wanted to pay. I'd been eyeing this site for months and finally decided to take the plunge. The Shanty-2-Chic blog really motivated me to get this going.
This was our first (and arguably most expensive) project ever- husband ended up acquiring new tools to make the job easier, haha.
We followed the tutorial from the site with modifications for a full size mattress. (Just substituted 53x75 for the queen measurements and adjusted cuts accordingly.)
Used furring strips (1x3) for mattress support to save money.
Finished with zinsser primer (bought a quart for all our future projects)- this stuff is awesome!
Picked a flat white paint in a color that matched her dresser.
Cost of Daughters New Bed:
Kreg jig clamp $29
Air compresser with nail gun $150
Learning how to construct furniture ourselves: Priceless
white paint- flat finish