Have you ever had an idea, and in your head, you can picture exactly how you want it? And then you start working and it looks like crap compared to your dream version? If you said yes, you’re not alone. That’s precisely the story with the bed frame we built for our king size bed.
We thought a cantilever design would look cool and simple. Something along the lines of this frame:
Though the extra wide sides seemed like a great way to bruise our calves and shins. Everything else, we loved. Great, let’s build! With so much open space opposite the bed, we lengthened the foot to accommodate an upholstered bench. After finishing most of the frame, we brought it in to use.
It’s completely functional, but clearly looks only vaguely like our inspiration. Hashtag projectfail. Perhaps if the platform were thicker or the base shorter (maybe both), it would look better?
Not that it matters because neither Ben or I are happy with the results. To make it worse, we haven’t finished it and probably never will. Hence the lack of headboard and blank bench.
What it lacks in looks it makes up for in functionality. Without a doubt, it’s better than the too tall, floppy headboard and rolling metal frame combo we had before.
With other irons in the fire, ahem, siding, we can’t justify the project right now. That can’t stop me from dreaming and figuring out what I do want.
Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose.