Sunday, June 24, 2007

It's coming together...



Yesterday, we bought a new bed for our Daniel. The style is like the bed in the picture above, except it is stained cherry. We also got a chest of drawers- is that what other people call them? We always say "chest of drawers" here.

This was one of my big stressors of late: what will Daniel sleep on? A toddler bed? A single bed? Or should we get a double (since Mom or Dad are probably going to be lying down with him for a while!)?

Actually, we initially considered bunk beds. Then decided against them. Then, we almost bought a set of bunk beds yesterday. Anyways, we came around to deciding that a single/twin bed would be the wisest choice. In a more "masculine" colour. LOL!- there's not much masculine in this house filled with girls, barbie dolls and hair clips everywhere you look- but I have a feeling that will change.

We started shopping weeks ago for a bed. But the other half is pretty picky. No particle board. Real wood only. And not pine. (Me, I like pine.). Finally, we found a furniture store with the real deal in real hardwood for decent prices. Yep, 100% Canadian birch.

So, we'll have a bed. And a chest of drawers. Now all we need is to plaster the walls, paint, and put up the border. I know, I know... what can I say? We're a little bass ackwards. But at least I don't have to worry where he'll sleep now. (Of course, if he's like our daughters, he'll be in with us half the time anyways!)

7 comments:

new girl said...

Oh my gosh, at first I thought that pic was his actual room, and I freaked out! LOL.

Anyway, looks like a great choice (esp. in cherry), and who doesn't work better under pressure?

I have been stalking children's furniture websites for some time now -- can't wait to actually make a purchase!

Oh, we call them dressers here. But I do know what a chest of drawers is.

Mrs Pushy said...

Congrats on making a good bed choice for Daniel. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the room as it comes together.

"M" said...

How exciting to think an adorable little boy will soon be sleeping in a bed just like that in your home. Congratulations on getting closer to that goal.

walternatives said...

I like pine, too. I'm so curious - what color are you painting the walls?

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Love decorating for a little boy. I'm sure he will love your choices.

Carolyn said...

Carrie, the plan is to do the walls a light blue below the border, and a darker blue above it with white clouds... the border is Winnie the Pooh floating in the air at the end of a red balloon. Can't go wrong with Pooh Bear!

Debbie said...

O.K Carolyn, I have been TOTALLY out of it with Olivia being sick for the last couple weeks. Did I totally miss your referral here?? I tried looking at older posts but can't see it. I'm reading this post and you mention Danielle with pics of a bed. So a boy?? How old?? What's his SN??

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