Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gettin' jiggy with it.

Confession-- I've had that blog title in mind ever since I bought this:

And what on Earth would I need with a jigsaw you ask? Because I wanted one of these:

...without paying an arm and a leg. This is where my deluded sense of my DIY abilities comes in to play (fueled by way too much HGTV, teacher discounts, and stockpiled coupons). I gathered up some materials...

 Then I got to work. I wasn't quite sure what shape I wanted, but I knew I wanted some curvature-- although nothing overly feminine because I do have to share the room with a boy. I drew a line on half the board freehand, then cut and used the scrap as a stencil. 

After the board was cut, I stuck on the batting with a very light coat of spray adhesive. I just needed it to make sure the foam stayed in place. I used about an inch and a half of batting because the board was only a half inch. 

After the foam was in place enough, it was finally time for fabric. Thanks to my teacher discount, fabric wasn't the splurge I thought it'd be. 

After the fabric was on and straight, I had to flip the board and start pulling for dear life. That part was super boring... but at least it was easy...

...unlike installing the nailhead trim. It's a lot harder than it seems, and my left pinky finger would probably be ok never dealing with it again. 

I suppose a little slice in a fairly useless digit is a small price to pay for the finished product. 


Two very enthusiastic thumbs up-- and the Mr. loves it, so all around success! Fist bumps for finally having an adult bed. Woo!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Here come the waterworks...

...and you just made me blubber like an idiot, little one. 

Happy Summer to all the educators out there!