Best of PB #3: Platform Storage Bed for a College Dorm Room

pb inspired storage bed

Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary loved the look and functionality of a Pottery Barn storage bed for her daughter’s college room but needed a cheaper alternative. Surprisingly, college tuition doesn’t really leave an extra $1000 sitting in the bank for a bed! Becky created a fabulous $100 version with some beadboard, molding, and plywood that fit their needs (and budget) to perfection!

pb inspired storage bed

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Upholstered Wood Headboard

Tiffany from Mrs. This and That was loving an upholstered headboard from Pottery Barn that carried with it a hefty price tag. Enter Ana White and her fabulous building plans! With a few tweaks, Tiffany was able to build her own king-sized headboard. This is a good starter upholstery project since the boards cover the [...Read More]

Kids Clubhouse Bed

I recently spotted an amazing fort bed in Pottery Barn Kid’s recent catalog. I first thought how cool it was before nearly keeling over at the price tag. Thank goodness building gurus Jaime from That’s My Letter and Ana White have you covered with project plans and a step-by-step picture tutorial so you can build [...Read More]

Upholstered Nailhead Headboard

After sleeping without a headboard for a looong time, Crafty Sister Candace knocked off an upholstered headboard with nailhead trim from Ballard. Seriously, I do not lie when I say Candace’s headboard is even more gorgeous than her inspiration. The crisp, clean edges are absolute perfection! Candace was inspired by the Stevenson Nailhead Headboard from [...Read More]

Queen Platform Bed

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has been a busy building bee lately. This time the build was for her youngest sister who has been in need of a bed. With the help of good ol’ Pottery Barn and Ana White, Whitney built a beautiful queen-sized platform bed. Don’t you just love those curvy little feet [...Read More]

Wood Platform Bed

I so love checking out the building projects from the girls over at Shanty 2 Chic. They put Pottery Barn to shame with their stellar work at just a fraction of the cost. Of course, having the amazing plans of Ana White on hand doesn’t hurt! Check out this platform bed that Whitney recently built [...Read More]

Manila Rope King Headboard

Carmel from Our Fifth House loved the look of a natural headboard but, of course, not the price. A girl with a plan, Carmel grabbed an old door from the garage, some manila rope, and her trusty hot glue gun to tackle her own. After cutting the door to size for a king bed, she [...Read More]

Black Twin Storage Bed

After Kristen from Pink Toes and Power Tools built a storage bed for her daughter, her 13-year-old son mentioned that he would like one of those for his room too. Ask and you shall receive. As with her daughter’s, Kristen modified Ana White’s plans to fit a twin bed. It’s amazing how just tweaking the [...Read More]