14 June 2011
it's the long weekend of bedroom swapsies
So it's the long weekend, how many households got out their cordless drills & fixed something?? Me me me. Remember how my 3rd daugther's bed broke & Harvey Norman replaced it a couple of weeks later . . . well another couple of weeks later i put the replacement together & finally spread the children into their own 4 bedrooms!! I wasn't too sure/ capable/ game to pull apart our eldest daughter's fancy heavy French scrolly provincial bed so . . . i left that in her old room & put the new bed in her new room/ other half of my studio. My husband can swap the beds over to the proper owners when he comes home in a month, our hero & he won't damage anything either.
With my 3 trusty girls keen to get drilling, it took opening 3 boxes to find all the 'bits'. Meanwhile, i had questions fired at me like "did Mr Allen invent the Allen key" & "does he know Mr IKEA??" Oh honestly, thank goodness for Google, as all those questions were answered, or not, i just wasn't interested in the history of the Allen key or flat packed beds today, i'd already put this exact bed together twice, as bunks!!
As they were bunks, now seperated into two single beds, there are extra side planks & ladders, all begging to be made into something amazing, hmmm . . . i have a vision (day bed, fancy chicken house, plant boxes) it might take a couple of years but they will be repurposed!!
I decided to put the slats this way, so the black grippy part is close to the mattress/ stress, to see if it holds better?? Thank goodness my children are light or slats might be a disaster. We've done ensemble bases before, i loathe how you can't vacuum under them.
Our puppy likes to lie in the hay outside this window & the lunchtime sun pours in, it was quite toasty. He watched on the whole day, from construction to decorating.
Then the transplanting of wall decorations from one room to the next.
The little touches like her Frenchy calendar came too.
I twisted soft rose fairy lights around the bed head, they look so pretty lit up tonight.
The pillow case is a Denyse Schmidt circa 2004 & doona cover is Quaker or Shaker style (no idea of the difference, i just like it) from Country Road in 1999, still in great condition.
This is her real bed - it's soooo heavy & held together with serious bolts.
Et voila, le chambre is coming together nicely, just ask our puppy. It's a huge long space & by dinner her desk was set up too, but it's still 1/3 my 'stock room' for bulky materials like batting, tulle & cushion inserts, so as i use them up she'll get 100% ownership & spread out. When my husband moves back to Canberra late next year, he'll bring his gorgeous King Delta II lounge & our teenager will score it in THIS room, how totally cool will that be for when she has friends over??
So what a weekend - a huge Handmade Market Saturday; a day on the lounge watching movies with the children Sunday, i even dozed off mid afternoon, ahhhhh, recovery . . . then 3 bedroom swapsies today. Phew, thank goodness long weekends aren't every weekend. Wishing you all a lovely short week, love Posie