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A Step Beyond the Edge

New Beds…

Wed, Aug 12, 2009

We have been thinking that we needed to get R into a big boy bed. He was getting to long for the crib, and I didn’t really like the way that the crib looked when we took the side off. We looked for a matching bed to the one we had got for C, but it has been discontinued and I was not in love with it anyway. Most of the beds I liked are so expensive! Also, I didn’t want to just throw another bed into their room – I am tired of our house looking like a thrown together college apartment! We also started talking bunk-beds, but I just feel like C is a bit too young yet for us to do that. I felt like we, umm, J would be up every night helping him up and down from the bed….so when I saw this great idea over at Design Mom where she built two toddler beds – I thought that this could be a great idea for the boys room, just expanded for twin beds. Hey what can I say, I have two tall boys and I wanted something that would last for a bit at least!

So J and I went for it! And I love the results. Here are a few pics from the work in progress…

Wood frames

The frames.

Adding the padding layer

Adding the padding.

Hammering in the fabric

Adding the material.

New Beds

The slats became the box-spring (the slats are from Ikea) and the mattress just lays on top.

My C...

Nothing to do with the beds, I just like the pic. This is so HIM to me.

Ready to sleep...

I’d say the beds were a hit!

Loves the new Bed!

Someone…ahem…was too excited to sleep in his new bed!

So there you have it. We spent a bit more for the beds, but we made them taller and longer (for twin size) and added in a middle wood piece for more stability. But still a ROCKIN’ idea.

So yeah we BUILT beds for the boys! You can see the whole set here…Thanks, Design Mom!

Comments (5)

1. Wed, Aug 12, 2009 by J.D.:

I think they turned out great, if I do say so myself.

2. Wed, Aug 12, 2009 by Design Mom:

They turned out wonderfully! Great job. So glad to see the idea translates to twin size.

3. Thu, Aug 13, 2009 by Laurie:

Thanks for coming by! And for the great idea!

4. Fri, Aug 14, 2009 by Jenny:

Nice job!!! Beds are very impressive! Glad R and C are pleased with their new sleeping quarters.

5. Sun, Aug 23, 2009 by Mommy X:

Impressive….love the fabric~