|Project by Wayne Samples||posted 186 days ago||572 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Some time back my Wife and I decided we wanted new bedroom furniture. We didn’t want to pay several thousand dollars so we decided to repurpose our old dresser and chest and build a new bed and headboard. We modified the top three drawers on the chest and added doors. I added crown molding to the top and raised the entire chest with 12” X 3” tapered legs. The top drawers in the dresser were replaced with baskets. Both pieces then got new hardware, and several coats of semi-gloss black and then a clear coat. The headboard was pretty simple. The post were constructed of 3” select pine, and the back was 3/4 ” plywood. Add some crown molding and a few pieces of trim and you have a pretty nice headboard. The good thing is, my Wife and I done this project together and only spent about $400.00 on everything. This is my first post to LJ, but I have been reading post and enjoying the great work done by other members for some time now.
-- Wayne Samples