Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pick Our Next Project: No More Sleeping on the Floor

We have been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a year now. And I have decided that a year is long enough. So hopefully, we will remedy this situation over the holiday break. Between all of the gift-making, wrapping, traveling, baking, and spending time with family...well, we'll see.

But first things first, we have to decide what bed...and I want your help.

Since building a daybed, (ok, ok, I supervised building the daybed. I'm still afraid of the miter saw. But I'm pretty good at using an electric screwdriver, filling holes, sanding, and painting). I have been itching to try another DIY building project. So this seems like the perfect opportunity, since we are bed-less and all.

Option One: The Arched Bed

image via Knock Off Wood
This is option one....except, instead of black, I would probably finish it something like this one...

image via VivaTerra

Oooh...so pretty.
And in case you are wondering, here is how you build it (thanks to Ana White @ Knock Off Wood!)

Option Two: The Farmhouse Bed

image via The Bumper Crop 

This bed is inspired by Pottery Barn - it's so classic and beautiful. Here is how to make it in a King-size. 


Option Three: No Building, Just Painting
Our third option was inspired by The Lettered Cottage and their new bed:

 image via The Lettered Cottage

Except, without the dog of course (pregnancy hormones are making me slightly crazy, and David is trying to keep me sane and dog-less. Which rationally, I know is definitely the best move. "but wouldn't a Golden Retriever puppy be so cute under the Christmas tree.....") 

Ok, back to the bed. Available at JCPenny  & with a little spray paint, of course.


Three very different looks. Price-wise, they are all in a similar range. 
And in case you are wondering, this is the bedding that we have.

It's Guru Paisley from Anthropologie.


So, what are your thoughts and opinions?!




30 comments:

Cate said...

I like the farmhouse bed the best, but with your bedding, I'd go with the arched bed. I think it would look great!

julia said...

I have loved Ana's farmhouse bed for a long time. Go for it!

The Daughtridges said...

I love the arched bed! So cute!

Wives said...

my favorite is the last bed, the farmhouse iron bed!! i LOVE those! so timeless. and also - ikea has a VERSION of them, on the cheap, that really isnt bad looking!! Im thinking of one for my guest room. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89849971

Janine said...

My fave is the square white bed. So gorgeous! So excited for you to find your long awaited bed off the floor =) So exciting!

Adriana said...

I love the farmhouse bed!

the cape on the corner said...

arched bed. if you have that space, why not?! plus, i think it plays off the swirliness of your comforter set.

Lisa Sharp said...

I <3 the white farmhouse bed.

A Pearl In The Making said...

The arched bed!! If you enjoy reading in bed at all I would stay away from any metal headboard.

I personally have an antique metal bed that is very cute, but it is awful for sitting up and reading. You need a million pillows to keep the bars from pressing into your back and even then they mush through the bars.

Sarah Ann said...

Honestly I love all three and can see why you're having a hard time choosing! If it were me, I'd probably go with the iron bed just because there is NO way we could get a project like building a bed done right now in the dead of winter.

Mandi Miller said...

I like all three! Hmm... that's a tough decision. But the farmhouse bed is my fave!

Curly-T said...

I think the arched bed goes best with your bedding, but bedding can change! In which case - I'd take the big white one.
As for the puppy - we had a son in April '09 and got a puppy in Aug. '09. They are great friends, but my goodness things were difficult for awhile! If I had it to do again, I would've waited until my son was 1 before getting the puppy!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the arched bed- it is dramatic, and i love that dark wood finish- it will contrast your bedding nicely and the whole shebang will make a statement!

CourtneyKeb said...

I pick the farmhouse bed. Love it!!

Leah said...

The arched bed or the last one! Sorry I could not narrow it down more!

Luvs!

Lynzie said...

I love all three. Can I ask what your bedroom plans are or what other furniture you have for the room? If you don't have what you want, do you have any other ideas? All three are cute. I like the iron one the best, but I think it looks like it's more modern if you're going for something different. Second choice is the farmhouse bed.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Tough choice! At first I would have said farmhouse, but after I saw your bedding I think I'd vote for Option #1 (arched). Looks like it could be a fun project!

Adrienne Gomer said...

I love the farmhouse bed. I want one for myself!

JPeaslee said...

I'm thinking the second better, although I know anything you pick will look good. The first one is my second choice.

Anonymous said...

The farmhouse bed is beautiful! And with a name like that it goes perfectly with your new home.

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

I loove the second bed so much!

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Bromeliad said...

I vote for bed #2

Willo said...

I vote archbed!

Sharstin said...

toughie!! i don't think you can really go wrong with the fabulousness you have posted. but i think i am partial to the second bed:) can't wait to see what you decide:)

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love the iron bed!

caycee said...

I like #1 the arched bed! Thanks for the comment on Carsons playroom :) Love your blog!!! New follower!

zhenusik26 said...

Definitely the arched bed. That espresso color is glorious!

Cubarado said...

I'm usually partial to the farmhouse bed look. Although I really loved the photos you provided of the arched bed. A lot more unique than the farmhouse bed and yet gives a similar feel.
How fun to be decorating your room! I need to do that too! Why is it that we leave our own room for last??
ha.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your bedding is gorgeous! I don't think you can go wrong with any of your choices.
Thanks for the tree tip today!:)

Joi said...

Oh, I love that arched bed so much, but lately I've been wanting a brass headboard. I'd have to go with the Penney's version!