Today was spent out in Doris (soo windy!), doing more work on the drawers in the bed frame.
What needed to be done was: sorting out clips to secure the drawers, handles to fit and then panelling to paint and fix.
We had previously fixed some smaller drawer clips on, the type you get in caravans but it just wasn’t working for us. They still rattled and we didn’t want them to come open whilst driving so we needed something with a bit more about it. Joe got some clips like the ones he uses at work in the kitchens he fits. As you can see in the picture below they are a lot bigger and do the job better! I’m going to have really strong arms after opening them!
On our Instagram page we put quite a few photos up so some of you may have seen the drawers already in, but they now have solid oak drawer fronts and we fitted panneling around them to really make it look flowing.
First job was getting them cut down to fit then it was on to the painting.. not ideal weather to be letting them dry outside due to it spitting with rain so we lit the log burner in the dining room to help them on their way!
I think the wood and blue combination is lovely, compliments each other well.
The drawers handles were just standard ones from B&Q, we knew we needed some to really get a hold of, I wanted some unusual colourful knobs at first but knew they wouldn’t be practical. Joe had to order some special bolts as we needed the bolts to go right through the drawer front and also the plywood behind to make it super secure and we knew the ones that came in the pack with the handles wouldn’t be long enough.
We are planning on making the thin verticle drawer a pull out mini bar, need to insulate with some foil stuff and pop on a lid and hopefully it will keep my gin cool! (Or flasks of water hot, whichever is more important)
We can both slowly see the end, or until we decide we want to change something! It’s looking all ready for our upholstry now, which should be ready next weekend all being well!
Our next move is the ceiling and lighting situation I think. You just don’t realise how much money you spend on little bits, let alone the big stuff! We just know it will be worth it in the end when we are getting so much use out of it! We have our first trip away in it in 2 weeks, just relying on the bed to be back from the upholsters.
We bought the hamsa hand decal just on a whim but it came the other day and its the perfect size and really goes with the vibe.
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Hi, the grey legs on your bed where did you get them from and did you cut down to size, what is the high of your bed, looking at doing something like this, pictures so helpful as most bed are rock and roll from the back and I don’t want this. I would like to use it as a settee and look out the sliding door at hopefully great views..
Kind regards Margaret 😉
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Hi, thank you! The legs are from B&Q and we had to cut them down a little but it wasn’t a big job if you’ve got the right tools! The height of the bed frame is approx 400mm from the floor without the upholstry. That was our plan, we’re looking forward to looking out to beaches and mountains etc 😀 good luck with your build! Becky x
Thank you for this, next question, how did you attach the top on the grey metal legs to your wooden frame 😉 do you have some close up pictures that could help me. Many Thanks