Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Big Girl Bed

It has only taken three years and three months to get BG into a toddler bed. Three years because she is now three years old. And yes, she has been sleeping in a crib up until this point. (Don't judge. She has never tried to climb out and it contained her nicely.)

Three months because I bought the toddler bed in March. I decided I wanted to paint it. It took me that long to get it sanded, primed, and painted. Last night I took down the crib and put together her big girl bed. She was so excited about it!

We went from this.

To this. Hurray!

She how excited she is? She has to model the bed for its intended purpose. I couldn't get her to stand by the bed and smile.

On a side note, we now have a crib taking up space. Anyone need a crib?

For anyone interested, this is what the bed looked like prior to all my efforts. I have since decided that painting anything with slats is more trouble than it's worth. I have a side table sitting in the garage half sanded that is awaiting a similar fate with paint.


Kristina P. said...

Love the big girl bed!

Jillene said...

My second was in her crib until she was 3. No judging here!!

LOVE the big girl bed!!

Riddle Girl said...

You did a great job on the bed! It looks beautiful. Even more so with such a cutie laying in it!

Julie and Carlos said...

It turned out way cute Jess. And by the way - you don't have to sand wood down until all the finish is gone with an electric sander - at least I never have. A little hand sanding with a medium grit is all I've ever needed to make the paint stick.

And I need your crib.

Just kidding.