big girl bed

22 Mar big girl bed

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a house project, hasn’t it? The winter weather has been just too gorgeous here to stay inside for long, so I’ve been reserving my DIY list for this coming summer.

However, B has been asking for a bigger bed for a while now, and I finally gave in. I envisioned a vintage spindle bed or wrought iron daybed with a trundle underneath. I kept an eye on Craigslist, but didn’t see anything that fit my vision (at least not at the bargain price I envisioned).

A friend told me that instead of a trundle, I could slide B’s old toddler mattress under a conventional twin bed. So I expanded my search and came across a 1920s carved maple four-poster bed. The woman selling it kept it in a far corner of her 7,000-square-foot (!) home — so it was hardly touched and in pristine condition. Score!

I disassembled B’s toddler bed, rearranged a few things and LOVE how sweet her room looks now. I loved it before, but the larger bed just screams “big girl” to me. I imagine slumber parties and hours spent reading and playing dress-up.

In case you forgot what it looked like before, CLICK HERE.

Here’s the new look:

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