DIY Platform Bed

Sooo I had been eye balling this Pottery Barn platform bed for Jameson’s new big boy room for quite some time but the $1,099 price tag just isn’t realistic for us. Baby will be here any day now and will need the nursery eventually/pretty soon!

pottery barn diy


We chose a platform bed for him because, well, he’s a wild boy and this is pretty close to the ground. So my thoughts are that the likelihood of a severe injury is pretty low if he were to fall off. I don’t like the look of those geriatric side rails on a twin bed so knew we would need something bigger. We originally planned to get a full mattress for him but discovered that the queen is only $20 more. We have a lot of house guests so we will get a lot more use out of a queen bed any way. Okay, onward to the fun part:

I did some digging on PinterestΒ for some DIY options and found that Shanty-2-ChicΒ made one herself that is identical to this one! I got the most detailed plans through Ana-White’s blog. If you haven’t checked out these two amazing blogs for home and DIY you better do it ASAP. So. much. inspiration. I also liked that this plan is designed for beginners because I knew my hubby would be on board to help πŸ™‚

Here are some step by step photos of our project:

P.S. We got this done in two days-the staining and sealing took a few more hours here and there mainly because of drying times.

step 1 bed frame

step 2 diy frame

stained frame special walnut

We used Special Walnut stain by Minwax at Home Depot

headboard frame not stained

headboard with trim detail

stained headboard

diy finished bed in room

All bolted together and so beautiful against his shiplap wall!! I will posted fully decorated very soon πŸ™‚

Let me know what you think!!


xx BP


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