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Although this project started because of one of the dogs, it's not a pet project!
Tosh likes to get on Steph's bed and when she does she sometimes does zoomies. Here's a link to what that looks like. Anyway, the bed frame Steph was using started to squeak annoying her to no end. It was time for something different.
So, Steph started looking for something new and settled on a metal frame from the Purple company. (Which led to the purchase of a new mattress, which then led to the need for taller nightstand, which leads into more projects!)
The Purple metal frame while nice and strong, without squeaks, is quite tall. Steph decided to make use of that under-bed space and make a couple of storage boxes with a rustic look to blend with the existing headboard.
The recycled plywood was pretty rough so we painted the inside with leftover Olympic Elite Chestnut Brown Solid Advanced Exterior Stain and Sealant in One. We've used this successfully in a number of projects. That's a Stinger paintbrush which was the perfect tool for getting that beautifully cut-in line on the sides of the box.
These boxes are such a nice and functional addition to Steph's room. They fill the under bed space beautifully and blend nicely with the pallet headboard and ever present brindle greyhound!
We used appliance casters because of their low profile and because we only needed the boxes to move forward or back not side to side. They are a lower cost option than casters.
Steph has already filled up the boxes to free up space in her closet for things that need to be accessed more readily.
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