|Project by newTim||posted 02-18-2010 07:24 AM||3196 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Mission accomplished? So here’s how it goes. If you build a new bed you need to buy a new mattress. If you buy a new mattress it will be to tall on the old bed so you’ll have to build a new bed. If you build a new bed you’ll have to paint the walls. If you paint the walls you’ll have to put in a new floor. If you put in a new floor you’ll have to install new baseboards. And if you do all that you’ll then need a new bedspread and new curtains (which we haven’t gotten yet). Whew.
It is hard to believe it has been 151 days since the first post of this project's blog and it has been a journey. The first two pictures are the finished bed with a pair of nightstands I made a couple years ago. The third is the view into the vanity area with my sixteen drawer dresser in the foreground (pictures below). The fourth picture is the bed in final assembly. The fifth is a bed I built some three years ago and the last is the floor installation. We put in fake Brazillian Cherry to match the Jatoba on the other projects. The bed is finished with TWW’s simple varnish method which worked out great. The center headboard panel is 16 oz. copper with a patina applied using a torch then aged. It is hard to tell in these pictures but my wife is an artist and applied a layered finish on the walls using a mint green with some blue sponged on. We still need to finish the trim. Below is the original Sketchup design.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com