Friday, July 24, 2015

Our first build ... and College Thoughts

YES, I'm still alive!  I can't believe it's been two years since my last post!  The post below was one I had started a while ago and never did publish it!  Better LATE than NEVER, right???    

My hubby and son reluctantly agreed to build a headboard for our son's college apartment! (Hubby also informed me he would be removing HGTV permanently from our TV viewing options, along with banning Pinterest and anything else DIY related ... (Ummm, yeah ... okay, Honey.... Whatever.... a man can dream, right??)

So we printed some detailed plans we found searching the Internet for a Farmhouse bed, and finally convinced these two that my "crazy idea" WOULD turn out MUCH better than anything we could go out and purchase!! I only wanted to build the headboard though, so we had to modify ours from the plan slightly to allow for the bed frame to be bolted to the headboard.  I'm not going to describe each picture ... check it out for yourselves below!  

 We were VERY pleased with how it turned out!  So much so that we built him another bed for his room at home very similar to the one we built for his apartment! (And added the foot-board to the one at home!)

I know a lot of you are getting ready to send "Junior" off to college and you may be struggling (okay, who am I kidding ... you ARE struggling with it!)  I wanted to include this awesome article (click here) about Rob Lowe sending his son off to college. Good luck to each of you that are sending your kid off to college for the first time.  It's a long, quiet ride home after you drop them off and get them moved in to their new dorm and/or apartment.... HUGS!

(Sorry for the terrible photos ... these were taken a while back with my iPhone!)

Happy Friday and have a BLESSED weekend!!