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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Monster Truck Bed

I've decided to join the ranks of all those crafty people that comb through thrift stores, buy something for dirt cheap and turn it into something fabulous. If they can do it, we can do it right? And with all the blank spots still left in this house, that's probably the only way they will get filled.

My first big find was this headboard for Tyler. Only $25 for it and the matching footboard!
Tyler and I painted them white (not as smoothly as I had hoped since my little helper really did stick right by me the whole time, much as I tried to sneak out to the garage myself to do the final coats alone) and covered it with a few coats of poly. I had also promised him a "monster truck bed" so I found a truck font online and used it to cut a monster truck out of black vinyl with the Silhouette.

Ta-da! We realized that the mattress frame doesn't have a place to connect the footboard. So we'll have to buy some wood and make side rails at some point. But we're happy with it as is. Tyler was so excited to sleep in it that first night.

Kaitlyn thought it was pretty cool too and of course wanted something added to her own bed. She even took the time to draw up her idea before asking me if I would make it. (though I found that Ty had ripped it apart when I went to take a pic - anyone else notice a super-destructive phase in their 4 year old boys??)
So Tyler and I snuck in there and decorated her bed for her this morning. I love to surprise that girl! We'll see how long it takes her to notice it when she gets home from school.

Linking to:

Thrifty Decor Chick


Julie said...

Both of those are super cute!! :)

Cheri said...

Super cute!

Anna M said...

I love the Monster Truck Bed! found your site by googling truck birthday party and saw your party for your son a few years ago. Great ideas!! My son is turning 3 and we're having a truck party :o)