Here’s a “would you rather” for you: Would you rather spend $2000 on a farmhouse bed at the local furniture store or DIY one for $200 in just a few hours? Tough one, right? Wrong!
For us, the answer was easy! This DIY farmhouse bed took Brad just a few hours, and it saved us at least $1800. And because we did it ourselves, we were able to totally customize the size and color to work in our bedroom.
Here’s how we made our farmhouse bed! If you want to make your own, just adjust the sizing. This is the perfect project for a beginner DIYer!
The Design For Our Farmhouse Bed
We were so torn on whether to go with @oldbarnmilkpaint Weathered Stain or @oldbarnmilkpaint Gable Milk Paint for this bed. I wanted a shade that would pop against the @sherwinwilliams Peppercorn accent wall. So… we tried both!
In the end, We LOVED the gray paint (Gable by @oldbarnmilkpaint), but we weren’t crazy about how it looked next to our stark white nightstands. Still, we opted for the gray paint and added “repaint nightstands” to our ever-growing project list. We’ll get around to it someday!
It’s times like this I’m reminded I’m DEFINITELY not a professional. But this is how projects go sometimes, right?! It’s how we learn! I definitely want to update the nightstands, switch the rug, and add some more details to this room, but the farmhouse bed is a great start! I’m excited to see how it inspires the rest of our bedroom design.
Want to see what this room looks like now?
Future Holly, here! We’ve done a few additional projects in this room since we first posted about the DIY farmhouse bed. Most recently, we completely updated our decor with help from Home Depot! (Don’t worry, we kept the bed!) You can see the whole update by visiting this post HERE, and be sure to follow us on Instagram for future design updates.