The first was Bethany's headboard... since she moved to a larger (not twin) bed, she's not had a headboard and after pricing out what she wanted (and having a minor heart attack - about $1200 for a headboard and two nightstands) I hit up Pinterest. Did a major sell on the hubby that we could do it ourselves, and then headed to Home Depot. And then I began to question my sanity. ;-)
The project was more involved than expected - and since neither Bill nor I are particularly handy, it was a challenge. However... challenge met. Check out Bethy's new headboard.
Next up are her nightstands - these will be stacked together to make the right height, then she'll have one on either side of the bed :-) The final coat of stain is currently drying, and Bill will drill them together when he gets off work.
Cost of the headboard: $25 for the wood (half a "fence" panel), $8 for the stain, $3 for the stain applicators, $10 for the legs, $15 for the hardware. Total: $61.
Cost of the nightstands (each): 2 crates @ $12 each, $3 for stain applicators. $27 each.
Not bad, right? Thank you, Pinterest for the DIY inspiration!! :-)
We've also got planned turning this...