This weekend was filled with awesome things. Jam-packed, if you will–free Whitecaps tickets, s’mores, premarital counseling, bed-finishing, a bridal shower (for me), a bachelorette party (for Kel), s’mores, Geneva-church, Panera for lunch, lunch again with my fam, dinner with Kenny’s fam, and more s’mores.
I was so sad when this weekend was over.
But I’d like to give you a sneak peek of one of my favorite wedding gifts. It didn’t come off our registries… my father created it himself. :)
I (rashly) said we’d finish it if he’d build it, so that’s what Kenny and I have been spending a bunch of our weekends on for a while. BUT. It turned out SO COOL.
I don’t have pics yet of the finished project, but this is what we looked like as we were painting the bed.
(These are the sideboards, with a ledge and dowels–see far left board–to attach slats to hold up the mattress.)
The order of finishes went like this:
1 coat primer
2-3 coats paint
1 fairly intense glazing process
2 coats polycrylic
Everything took a while because we sanded between every coat and had to space things out over about 7 weekends. And whenever we’d come back, there would be a fresh layer of sawdust on our most recent coat because the bed resided in the workshop that gets used frequently.
Here’s the plan that I gave my father–Ana White’s Farmhouse Bed:
He looked at the plan, but didn’t actually use it. Our bed is oh-so-much better. I’ll post final pictures in the next few weeks. Or later… I sometimes fail at blogging. :)