The past week my hands have been tied up with yet another project...(blame it on the nesting bug). Sawyer has had a toddler-sized bed but now that he's coming up here on 4 in a few months (FOUR years OLD!) we decided it was time for him to have a "real" big boy bed. So, after scouring over craigslist every now and then, I finally found these wooden bed frames. They came in a pair, which is alright with me, since we know we will have two girls - so maybe down the road they can have matching beds in their rooms? Or maybe we'll get lucky and have another baby boy be the caboose to our little family train, so the boys could have matching beds? (one at a time, right?) Either way, it was a pretty good deal - we got both for $150.
Next step was for me to fill, sand, prime, prime, paint and paint. I have one more coat of paint to do (decided to do white for now, but later on may do the other one a midnight blue or black when Sawyer ever has his own boy room :) Anyway, my hands and muscles have been busy working on this. I'm so glad to be almost done with it - it's looking so good! I will be glad to park in the garage again, too :)
Next week we will go mattress shopping (second hand bed frame is fine but we will splurge on an excellent new mattress for the boy!) and then we'll put some bedding on (for now, my hand-me-down chambray bedding from my college years, and a new duvet I got months ago at Ikea when I had the idea of a big boy bed).
My mom wanted to see what the beds looked like, as we were talking this morning on the phone and I was trying to describe the detail. So, here you go ;) We are excited to be taking one last road trip coming up really soon, before we need to stick closer to home and wait for our new baby girl to make her grand appearance. Her little corner is almost done as well :) I'll be excited to post some pics of our boy with his new bed just as soon as it's done and I have the chance. Wish me luck!
PS - The man who sold these to us also gave us slats to use since Sawyer is small. He said we could skip the box spring until he gets a little taller if we use slats - anyone have experience with this? Do you think slats are fine or should we just get a box spring along with the mattress?