Monday, January 9, 2012

A bed for Julia



I bought this frame from the bargain basement antique store in Strasburg. It was about 26 bucks. Ben made me bed slates out of our wood scraps out back.


stripped it. Cost- one buck in babysitting fees to my nine year old.



made a mattress out of a thrifted curtain and the stuffing from Julia's old bed (which was really an old futon on the floor.) Here Julia is testing it for me. Ronia wants to help too! Cost two dollars for the curtain.


The bed is painted green inspired by Carl Larsson's children's beds in their home in Lilla Hyttnà, Sweden. Cost 10 bucks in paint plus one buck in babysitting money to my six year old. Oh and one pretty glass jar full of q-tips is smashed while said six year old decides to entertain the baby by throwing all the toilet paper rolls around the bathroom.


All finished! Julia has a new bed and is no longer climbing into our bed at 2 am. Ronia has her very own mat for napping on made of futon remnant and we are all sleeping better! Total cost 40 bucks!

7 comments:

Margaret E. Perry said...

love it!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! Did you ever make matresses from wool?

Clare said...

That bed is adorable! Great job Anna! :)

Sarah said...

Love!! Super cute and your thriftiness is amazing!

j'aime said...

this calls for a whole new level of awesomeness.

Sweet Enemy said...

Props for the Carl Larsson style! What a beautiful bed she now has, and the price (despite q-tips) was more than reasonable.

ursula (room to bloom) said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous - I love the wood panelling too. I've borrowed this photo for a post on my blog about Larsson inspired kids rooms and have linked back to your blog of course : )
Loved reading your blog too - it's amazing to see how different people's lives are.