Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Woodworking- Toddler Bed

So, this past Friday night I was sitting and watching the Opening Ceremonies.  The kids were in tucked in and asleep (or so I thought).  All the sudden, I hear, "Mommy....Mommy," said in that sing-song way that only kids can say it.  I went upstairs, just in time to catch Matthew as he attempted to climb out of his crib.  So, I figured it was time to ditch the crib and get a toddler bed.  Not being one to want to spend money on something that will only be used to a year or two, I decided to DIY.  These plans are from Ana White (again).  I didn't make the fancy headboard, since I wanted this to be quick, cheap, and easy.


Total cost of lumber was about $40



Attaching the side rails


All done- ready for staining!



Hmmm...I guess they really mean it when they say to wear gloves while applying stain.



All stained and ready to go!




Taking apart the old crib- *sigh*- the end of an era!



All that's left is to add the kid!


So, now it's 9:15 PM.  Matthew is adjusting to his new bed...but I don't think we'll be getting a ton of sleep tonight!