Brad had off of work July 4th so he decided to spend the day making this thing for me.
So get this...I was regretting saying something to him because I would've loved a day "to myself". Baby C is outgrowing everything and it's tough to go shopping with 2 in tow. Brad knew I wanted to get out a little so after he was done with the first part of the bed he sent me out the door to go shopping oh and while you're out...get yourself a pedicure. Spoiled much? Yup I am and I have no trouble admitting it. I so LOVE this man and the way he showers me with love!
An hour or 2 later it looked like this!
After he had it hanging I told him he has to be the first to try it out! It moved and creaked but held fast! We seen right away that we would have to do something about the foot end. We didn't think about it that that side would hang down farther and so we should use less rope on that side. But that's a project for another day! Once he was on, I could barely persuade him to get back off again!
Then we both got on and gave Miss A the camera! She was delighted to snap some pics of us! : ) We laid there for a while but couldn't ignore the screaming kids for too long! See what I mean about the lower end hanging down?
I think my favorite part of the whole bed is the headboard. He used old lath to make it.
I was so so happy with how it turned out. It's so relaxing and I can't wait to spend some time out there. It's really close to our fire pit so I'm picturing many relaxing evenings out there!
Now for the cost of the project:
All the wood we used was FREE...salvaged from the old barn we tore down a few years ago
The Rope: Salvaged from an old tug of war Brad was at years ago. The rope tore and they were going to throw it out. I know what you're thinking... THE ROPE TORE and yet you trust it to hold this thing up? Brad assured me that it only tore after being pulled by a truck on one side and a tree on the other...
The heavy duty hook thingys were about 6 bucks a piece...
Mattress cover and candles came to about $20.
$26 buckaroos...not bad huh?