Fillman Platform Headboard

You can make an entire bed for about $75 – including the bed frame (no box spring required).

$150 to build BOTH of these beds.
Remember a bit back when Whitney built this amazing bed for her son?
Plans for headboard and bed frame linked.
Well, Whitney’s daughters loved the bed so much, they wanted their own! 

Stop on over and check out many many more photos and read from Whitney on how she finished this bed. Today’s plan is for the headboard. We’ll be adding the twin platform bed plan this week.

Kids Art Center Stools

Remember this one from a couple weeks back?

The amazing art center (plans here) built by Jaime from That’s My Letter for our Handmade Holiday series?

Thank you for the reminder that I need to get you those stool plans!!!  What good would the perfect art table be without a matching stool?  Because we know your kids are going to want to pull up a chair and stay awhile at this art center!

You’ll find the plans for this stool following, and here’s a list of the related posts:

Jaime from That’s My Letter’s building post with more photos and construction tips

– The plans for the art table

– All the plans in the Handmade Holiday Series


Enjoy the plans following!  And if you do build, please either brag photos or share on your social sites and include #anawhite in your post so we can find your photo.

XO Ana + Family

Wooden Ladder Shelf

Have you had a chance to watch this week’s video?  It’s one of my favorite videos ever!  

I’m trying hard to finish one project a week for our house (at least) – come rain, shine, or even morning sickness.  It was tough to do this past week, but we did manage to pull off a project (as you can see in the video).

I’ve been wanting to add extra storage to our master bath, but did not want to sacrifice the open feeling with a boxed in cabinet.  So this is what we came up with!

It’s a wooden ladder shelf!  A very simple project really, but with great storage in different sizes perfect for a bathroom. 

– The build is all off the shelf 1x boards – 1x3s and 1x8s.  We used a select pine which increased the cost by about $20 – part of me is excited about how smooth and beautiful the boards are and part of me is sad that it’s not as rustic as I’d like.  You can have anything but not everything, right?

– I designed the shelves to fit this basket set (do wait for a 30% + free shipping coupon) but saved at least a couple hundred dollars by DIYing the shelf.  

– I highly recommend pre-staining the wood boards to get an even stain application that is much easier to apply.  There’s a lot of tight spots that are hard to reach with a stain brush and wipe clean after the wooden ladder shelf is assembled.  By pre-staining, all we had to do was touch up the cut ends.

The stain we used is Rustoleum Dark Walnut.  It’s a very neutrel but dark brown that I’m currently obsessed with and using all the time.

– We provide alot of tips and tricks in the video and you can watch this shelf being built, so do watch!

We are super happy with this project and excited to share it with you.  If you build, please share, we love seeing your finished projects.

Wooden Ladder Shelf Tutorial