Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well, that sucks

My bed, which has a solid wood headboard and footboard but a pressboard frame, just bit the dust.  Literally.  It broke into a bunch of pieces and a whole lot of sawdust, and the whole thing fell apart. 

I guess fifteen years is all you can expect of cheapo furniture from the Brick; but now I need to make something new.

Fortunately for me, I've been eyeballing a site I found a while back,, thinking I'd like to take up wood working and wondering what I'd do first.  I guess the bed'll be it.  I'm going to try to make her storage bed, only with the farmhouse headboard.... and I'm hoping to be able to do it for a couple hundred dollars.   If I go MIA in the next week, I'll be down in the basement, communing with sawdust, wood glue and paint.

And the cat will be hanging out on top of the propped up mattresses.

He seems to think I do these things for him.


  1. Well Janice, I am 100% confident that you will complete this task. The Farmhouse bed is lovely. I want one. Winter never fails to make me smile.

  2. Ooh great site - make sure we see photos of how it turns out!

  3. I amazed at your abilities! Sadly, if my bed broke, I would just go shopping.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. Cats are like that aren't they!!
    Happy Holidays

  5. Haha, my cats would do the same!
    Can't wait to see the new bed you make :) Buying a new bed has been on my wish list for a long time.... my frame is fairly indestructible, but an outdated size and the mattress is broke and can't be replaced :/