Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tying the Room Together

Yesterday we went to Ikea for a few things: some inexpensive green rugs for the floor, a bed frame, and some pillow inserts (not pictured as they are for a future project and are stashed in the closet).

Last night Jeffrey and I put the rugs down and get the bed together. The furniture portion of the room is now nearly complete (that side table with the lamp is not staying there). The crib is behind me and isn't yet photogenic, so I'll wait to show that part until it's a little more visually interesting. Cribs never really are that interesting though, particularly because I'm against crib bumpers and such.

The bed is the Ikea Fjellse which, in a twin, is only $49 for the frame and slats. It raises up the box spring and mattress to a height where I won't topple over when trying to carefully sit on the bed with the kid in the middle of the night. Normal people usually do the glider thing, but with a poodle that will also want to join me for night feedings, and occasional guests or me needing to sleep in there, the single bed seemed like a better way to go. The Fjellse comes in an untreated wood finish, so at some point I'll surely treat it with paint, but for now, you can't really even see it, and I'm exhausted today and our travel schedule for the next month is a bit hectic -- so painting won't be happening for a bit.

Next projects to finish include making some wall art and creating pillow covers for the Ikea inserts that are stashed in the closet.

And, you know, finishing up the baby baking.

1 comment:

  1. From vast personal observation, PLEASE consider a big, old rocker!!! You could train Lilli to sit quietly alongside your leg and Lucy to lay at your feet, and Jeffrey can stand behind and rub your aching shoulders. What a great picture that would make!!!. Btw, I can't take credit for doing shoulder rubbing , but Jeffrey is MUCH more considerate than I ever was!!!
    I am starting a search for the wicker baby buggy ASAP.