If you haven't "met" Ana from Knock-Off Wood then you are missing out on something wonderful. Not only is she ridiculously cute- that girl knows how to use her power tools, and I don't mean a staple gun. She has industrial sized miter saws...She takes DIY to the next level by showing us how to build our own furniture. And not just simple pieces, but gorgeous furniture that you'd want to keep for years to come.
Anyways, as you can tell, I'm smitten with Ana and her site. So I just couldn't wait [for David] to build something...I really liked the plans for the daybed (similar to the Stratton Daybed from Pottery Barn). And we had this space in our Breakfast room that was really wasted space. So I thought it would be a perfect reading nook.
Considering neither of us have ever used a saw before, let alone cut trim, I am so proud of how our daybed turned out. So don't be afraid to try it. If we can do it, I'm pretty sure everyone can! To be honest, I think it looks better than Pottery Barn's! And considering it cost the same amount as their shipping? We couldn't be more pleased.
Here it is...(click for a larger view)
Yes, those are the same baskets as in my bathroom (I can't resist at $6 a piece).
A view to give you an idea of how the room flows...
Another shot...ahhh...I love it.
It still needs a cozy throw and some toss pillows, but I just love it so much, I had to share!