Nov
20
2014
The Design Confidential Art Goes Here // Domino + Minted Weekend Wall Challenge

Ok, dish... How long have you been staring at that empty wall in your home? Or better yet, how long have you had temporary art up on your walls, looking all ho-hum and meh? If you are like me, it's been longer than you care to admit, so this weekend I'm teaming up with Domino Magazine and Minted and together we are going to single handedly erradicate this problem. Or at least put a good dent in it. 

It's always easier to get a job done when you have a little company, so I hope you will join us for the weekend wall challenge, starting December 5th, and put that poor lonely blank canvas out of it's misery. I dare you...

I will be posting my progress on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #dmhappywalls and if you care to join me in the fun be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential, @dominomag and @minted for a chance to be featured! 

Stay tuned for updates on my progress and the big reveal on Monday December 8th, because it is going to be sooooo goood! And you just might win a pretty little prize to the tune of $500, so you really don't want to miss this! You have approximately a week and a half to get yourself set for fun, so hurry and start browsing some of the fabulous indie artists on minted!

Master Bedroom Remix for The Design Confidential Art Goes Here // Domino + Minted Weekend Wall Challenge

You might not have noticed that some of the art in my Master Bedroom was actually just a stand in for something interesting. But I know you will notice now that I mention it, so it is a darn good thing I plan to fix this problem all quick like! 

Living Room Remix for The Design Confidential Art Goes Here // Domino + Minted Weekend Wall Challenge

Of course the pieces I have in my living room are quite fabulous with a good mix of vintage thrown in for good measure, but it is time to beef up the style in the rest of that space... Can't wait to show you what I have in store! 

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Nov
20
2014
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed

So maybe toys and play things aren't exactly what you have on the agenda this holiday season... no problem! A new bed would be the most fabulous gift, and this one is pretty fabulous any time of year. 

The Deets
Finished Project for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$200-$250
Dimensions
Dimensions for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 12 – 1x4 at 8’
  • 7 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 4 – 2x4 at 8’
Materials
Cut List

2 – 2x4 at 10-1/4” – Footrest Legs
1 – 1x6 at 74-3/4” – Footrest Rail
2 – 2x4 at 40” – Headrest Legs
1 – 1x6 at 74-3/4” – Headrest Rail
4 – 1x6 at 74-3/4” – Headrest Slats
2 – 1x6 at 83-1/4” – Side Rails
2 – 1x2 at 79-1/4” – Cleats
3 – 2x4 at 84” – Stretchers
14 – 1x4 at 79-1/4” – Bottom Slats

Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Footrest Legs. Mark the pieces as shown and cut – no need to worry about angles! Repeat this step twice.

Foot Leg Dimensions for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 2

Cut the piece for the Footrest Rail. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the Footrest Rail. Align the Footrest Rail so that it is set back 1/4” from the outside edge of the Footrest Legs. Attach the Footrest Rail to the Footrest Legs as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. The holes should face the inside of the Bed.

Foot Rail for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Headrest Legs. Mark the pieces as shown and cut – no need to worry about angles! Repeat this step twice.

Head Leg for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Headrest Slats and the Headrest Rail. Drill pocket holes in each end of the Headrest Slats and Headrest Rail. Align the Headrest Slats and Headrest Rail so that they are set back 1/4” from the inside edge of the Headrest Legs. Attach the Headrest Slats and Headrest Rail to the Headrest Legs as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. The pocket holes on the Headrest Slats should face the outside of the Bed and the pocket holes on the Headrest Rail should face the inside of the Bed.

Headboard for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Side Rails. Drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Make sure that the Side Rails are set back 1/4” from the outside edge of the Legs. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Side Rail for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Cleats. The Cleats should sit 2” below the top edge of the Side Rails. Attach the Cleats to the Side Rails as shown with glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws leaving 2” at each end for the bed hardware. Attach the bed hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Cleat for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Make sure that the bottom sides of the Stretchers are flush with the bottoms of the Headrest and Footrest Rails. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Stretchers for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the Bottom Slats. The Slats will be spaced approximately 2-1/2” apart. Attach to the Cleats using 1-1/4” countersunk screws. DO NOT use glue! The Slats may have to be removed at some point to take the bed apart!

Slats for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sienna Platform Bed
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Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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Nov
18
2014
The Design Confidential Bathe Well Rounded Mirrors in the Bath Marble Vintage Floating Vanity Sconces Round Mirror

I have been secretly working on a big project behind the scenes here at the House of TDC, with the amazing folks at Kohler. Consequently bathroom design has been on my mind in a very big way. The bath is a funny space, that both requires an immense amount of functionality and encompasses all of the challenges of small space living at it's finest. It is often difficult to add style and personality to something that is so completely dictated by function but I am determined to do precisely this. With an overload of visual inspiration, it is hard to sort through all of the spaces I am drawn to, but eventually some patterns begin to emerge from the rubble and I can see that I am drawn to certain features time and time again.

Generally this is a pretty darn good indication of where my head space is with a particular project and where I am likely to find myself ending up when all is said and done. Right now that path appears to be paved with unique options for the ever important bathroom mirror and streamlined and minimal floating vanities. This roundup of bathrooms is riddled with subtle nods to a bygone era that I happen to adore and each space flaunts a unique spin on a gorgeous round over-sized mirror in place of the more typical rectangular version found in bathrooms around the world. I just love a break with tradition so perhaps this is precisely the kind of risk I might take in the bath.

The Design Confidential Bathe Well Rounded Mirrors in the Bath Smitten Studio Bathroom Round Mirror Floating Credenza Vintage Herringbone Tile Pendant Lights
The Design Confidential Bathe Well Rounded Mirrors in the Bath Vintage with Inspired Sinks Wood Paneling Double Sink Hanging Brass Pendant Lights
The Design Confidential Bathe Well Rounded Mirrors in the Bath with Marble Vintage Floating Vanity

What do you think? Too outside the box? Risky in that I might like it only for a short while? Do you like to take risks when you make changes in your home or do you prefer to play it safe with bigger decisions?

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