I've had my eye on this toddler bed for Jonathan for some time:
The price tag was a bit prohibitive, particularly since his room is currently Shammy Lamby from Pottery Barn Kids, requiring a complete redo. I have been keeping an eye on Craigslist and was thrilled when, last night, I found a posting for the exact right bed at less than a third of the retail cost. I was even more thrilled when, today, I learned it was not sold and that a quick trip across the river to Indiana would make it MINE (well, OK, Jonathan's, but the idea is the same).
We were intending to just put it in the basement until a later time but he was really excited about it, so we are trying it out tonight. Here are some shots of him in it after we got it all put together. It will look A LOT better when Bryan makes a new quilt and I move away from the green sheets, so envision bedding in a race car motif. Also picture it with the crib gone; we did not want to commit to taking it apart and lugging it downstairs until we were sure the toddler bed would work:
In less than an hour, we will be trying to actually put him to bed. Here's hoping it goes well and that he doesn't take advantage of the freedom of the toddler bed!
2 days ago