My First Project - Farmhouse Bedroom

This was my first big project...I wanted to get rid of the store-bought bedroom set that overwhelmed our small room, but I still needed to keep all of the storage space it provided. I started small with the Farmhouse Nightstand, then moved to a double size nightstand. I couldn't stop once I got rolling! The most challenging was the dresser, but I have no complaints! It was a wonderful challenge. Lastly, I made a queen platform storage bed - it has open cubbies underneath with baskets for drawers. I couldn't be happier or prouder of how this came out, our bedroom looks 10 times bigger! I've always been a do it yourself kind of gal - but I surprised myself with this one!

The tables were quick to build, they can both be done in a day. The dresser was a weekend project as was the bed. The finishing has to be done over several days. I'd say this could be done over a week if you have the time. I did this over 3 weekends and finishing in the evenings after work.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine/white wood and 3/4 inch oak plywood.
Finish Used
I used Minwax stain in "Provincial" for all of these. Final finish was done with 3 coats of glossy polyurethane.
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:47

Your farmhouse bedroom looks awesome! Looks like you used all your available space beautifully and to its best advantage. And the finish is gorgeous! Great project!