It’s here, the long awaited, much talked about (let’s see if you even remember from this post about it) Daybed! It turned out so great…but alas, it is still not Quiiiiiiiiiite finished. It still needs some paint on the ol’ timber, but who knows when that will actually get done. So here in all it’s (mostly) complete glory are the details. Or the Deets as you young folk say.
First we needed a plan. And the plan was a daybed. I really wanted this daybed from West Elm.
However, we at The Smithocracy are cheap cheap cheap. So if we don’t want to spend it, we build it!
We scoured the internet for some plans and we found this great little site.
Rayan Turner is the person behind this site. It has so many great ideas for the DIYer and this is where we found some plans for the perfect daybed. To see what we found go here. But here is the idea.
We now had a plan, now we just needed action. Dan studied the shopping list and gathered the necessary materials.
I little bit of roughing out…
A little closer…
If only it was actually that easy.
This project was only supposed to take a couple hours, maybe a day at tops. We took about three days on it. For two reasons.
1. There were a couple flaws in the plans that Dan had to correct. I couldn’t tell you what they were. I just know there was a long hour of grumbling coming from the garage at one point. (Don’t tell, but this may have had a tiny bit to do with the fact that some of the plans were misread by a certain handy man)
2. Now this was the main trouble.
However Dan powered through it and we ended up with this masterpiece.
They tend to fall through…all the time.
The Smithocracy verdict is that we LOVE it! It is so handy in my office. We use it to watch very important things like The Legend Of Korra or Madd Chadd videos. It has also come in super handy for some fun guests.
For those of you that are more detailed oriented.
The wood and materials was around $40 and purchased at Home Depot
The Mattress cover and bolsters are from West Elm
The Mattress is from a local place called Austin Consignment. No the Mattress was NOT consignment. ew.
The Large Pillows are from IKEA
And the yellow pillow and bedding is from Target.
I think the total for this project, including buying a mattress was $300.
Not too bad I think.
So thank you to The Design Confidential. Without your plans, we would still be daybed-less. And that would be so sad.