Hey friends! I’m back today sharing a quick, easy, AND inexpensive toddler bed before spending the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather we are finally getting here in NE! If you have a little one who is ready to get out of their crib this is a great project. It really could not be any easier. Just some lumber and a few hours and you can have this…
I got my inspiration for this from this bed that Shanty 2 Chic and Ana White teamed up on. I decided to not put the platform on because I figured my girls would probably figure out a way to hurt themselves with it…perhaps use it as a diving board or something. They’re creative like that 🙂 I think I will eventually make some type of headboards to go with them but first I need to build one more. I decided to only do one to make sure I liked it before spending the money on another.
So to build the bed I built a box out of 2x6s using my Kreg Jig. Next, I put 2x2s running the length of the bed on each side just screwed through the 2×2 into the 2x6s. After that, just screw some 1x3s slats into the 2x2s to lay your mattress on. The best thing to do would be to measure you mattress and figure out your measurements from there.
Once this is all done just add your bun feet onto the bottom. Aren’t they adorable?!
Now just prime and paint and you’re done! I’m really loving the color. I chose it because I found some amazing fabric at JoAnn that I am going to make new bedding with. I’ll definitely show you guys when it’s all finished up but for now I’m really happy with how it looks. And the best part is, my girlies love it!
So, who wants to see a bunch of pictures showing you how to build this cute little console table?? Well sorry folks! I actually started this table before I had committed to myself to start the blog so there are no pics. But have no fear, you will see pics in the next few weeks because I’m building another one! The reason? I had originally built this to fit in front of my window. I love the table but it’s just to small for the space. But luckily it fits perfectly on a wall in my hallway upstairs so as soon as I build a bigger version for the front window, this little guy will be moving upstairs. But in the meantime, I will tells you guys how I did it and give you all the measurements. Fair enough?? Okay good. Let’s get started then!
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If you have never built anything I think this is a pretty easy project to start off. I put this whole table together using pocket hole screws but you don’t need to do it like this. You can countersink holes and fill them in with wood filler. If you plan on building though I definitely recommend getting yourself a Kreg Jig. It’s my best friend in tool world. It makes everything so much easier. I will show you some pics so you can see what the pocket holes look like. I’ve got this kit here. Definitely worth the money!
Here are the steps I took to build the table.
1-Build two sides by attaching side aprons to legs (be sure to do this step first because you won’t be able to fit your drill in if you do the front and backs first). I lay the apron on 3/8″ small board while I attach it to the legs to inset it. If you keep the apron flush with the 2×2 legs you can crack your wood. At least I always do haha. You can put the shelf up as high or low as you want. Just make sure you are putting the shelf aprons on all at the exact same height.
2-Attach top and shelf back and front aprons to legs again using the 3/8″ board to help you out.
3-Flip table upside down and attach bottom shelf flush with the top of the aprons. The bottom will not be flush since the aprons are 2x’s and the shelf is a 1x.
4-Lay table top on the ground with the bottom facing up and put the table on top of it upside down. I used pocket holes so I just screwed through the pocket holes in the apron to attach the top.
Here are a few pics of the top to show you how I attached it all.
This is the underside of the shelf. I didn’t bother painting the bottom of the shelf since I’m keeping it and nobody will ever see underneath anyways.
And a few more pics just because I’m in love! I told you my little pots needed a place to live! I love all the bright happy colors. It almost makes me not notice the 6ish inches of snow we got yesterday. In March. Did I tell you guys how much I miss AZ?
That’s pretty much it guys. Like I said I will be posting another post in a few weeks once I get the bigger table built. I will be sure to take some in progress pictures so you can see what all I’m talking about. I will be back on Wednesday with another quickie project for you guys but do any of you think you will be tackling this? Or any furniture? I would love to see everyone elses pics!