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!