Rustic weathered gray bed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:24

My husband and I built this for our first furniture project. I have the bug! Now I must make night stands . I got the look by staining first with min wax dark walnut, followed by rustoleum weathered gray. This was my first time to ever stain anything, so this does not take much experience to do. Love it! We followed the advice to measure our mattress first, which was good because it turned out to be narrower than many kings. We built the bed custom to our mattress . We also made the height a few inches taller to have a nice tall bed. The footboard is lengthened also. I wanted it to come up above the end of our mattress. This project is easy once you get going. It is also addictive!

Estimated Cost
$350 includes the stains and all. This includes building in our own bed frame to eliminate needing box springs.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Wood conditioner, min wax dark walnut, & rustoleum weathered gray stains. In that order
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner