The previous summer, my Dad repainted my daughter's room in a beautiful bright blue with a sky blue ceiling. It matched wonderfully with her antique white princess twin bed and matching nightstand and armiore. However, my daughter had outgrown that bed, after all, she was almost 12, and I ended up selling her bedroom set on craigslist soon after and she moved into the guest room while I figured out how I was going to afford a new bedroom set for her. When I discovered Ana White, I found the inspiration I needed to build my daughter the bed that would see her through to adulthood and, hopefully, beyond.
My daughter picked out the Farmhouse bed: http://ana-white.com/2009/10/farmhouse-bed-save-158100_7467.html
I built the bed one week in August while the kids were away at camp... took about 2 days for the bed and the rest of the time trying to get the paint just right.
Between Ana White, Young House Love and Pinterest, I started visualizing a whole bedroom built by Mom! I created a Mood Board (see below)and started building. Because her room is so small, I decided to build furniture that is up off the floor and gives a feeling of a bigger space:
Ana's High Rise Shelf: http://ana-white.com/2010/12/high-rise-shelf serves as her Night Stand. In fact, she did the shelf placement herself and even learned how to use a nail gun (brag pic below)
Pinterest/Design Sponge - Floating Desk: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/04/diy-project-maggis-minimalist-oak-d… I used this idea to create both a floating TV Stand and a floating desk/vanity, modified to the height of the bins which will hide paper clutter.
Pinterest/A little of this/A little of that - DIY Art Display: http://alittleofthis---alittleofthat.blogspot.com/2010/01/favorite-proj… My daughter loves to draw and this idea fit perfectly into my design for showcasing her creative works and is a great focal point on her large blue expanse of wall.
My favorite piece is Ana White's Harriet chair: http://ana-white.com/2011/03/harriet-chair Love it... Nuf Said!
The bed cost $198 including paint. The Chair and Shelves cost about $120 including paint. In addition, I added the Silver Peligree Drum pendant lamp at $99 from Lowes and the over the bed reading lamp from Ikea for $15. The curtains are from Target, 4 panels for $98.
Needless to say, my daugher loves her room and is proud to tell everyone that her mom build it.