-1/16" x 4" x 24" bass wood(http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/1/16%22-x-4%22-x-24%22-4%22-Wide-Basswood-Sheets/p/29804)
-All purpose glue(I use Aleene's)
-craft knife/box cutter
-legs(I used stair spindles. You can use any 1/8" dowel.)
You need a back piece and bottom piece(same size): 6 1/4" x 2 3/4". The 2 side pieces are 2 7/8" x
Lets make the back of the bed a little more interesting by cutting a nice detail at the top. I cut 2 1/8" from the side and 3/8" from the top. Now the sides of the bed will be even with the back where they meet at the corners.
The leaves are cut out of cardboard(like the cardboard from a cereal box).
Once everything has dried, we can paint! For a true shabby chic I would first paint this bed grey, let dry, cover with glue, let that dry for 5 minutes and apply a thick coat of white paint. You would get a gorgeous crackle effect. For this bed I painted mine with 2 coats of white.
For the pillows, I fill them with candle filler sand. This makes the pillows heavier and more realistic.