The Oldest One’s Room

I saved this one for tonight because I know y’all have nothing better to do on a Friday night than wait for a new blog of mine.

Last year, when she went to camp, I did a room makeover. Shockingly enough, I cannot find any after pictures. The room makeover actually started around this specific chair, and the entire room was planned around it. Then, when I went to go get it, it was…gone. Last one, too, because it was custom made. I had a complete meltdown. I never did get another chair. I did take pictures before this newest makeover, in her ridiculously messy room – here is what the newer configuration looked like, but believe me when I tell you that it did NOT look like this when we did our big reveal last year.

A while back (like, too long ago to admit), her bed broke. I really have a bone to pick with that company, too, because it was perfectly fine when my friend Erin and I used it for sleepovers back in the 80’s. In all sincerity, I cannot believe it lasted 30 years (and I’m not entirely sure how I ended up with her bed anyway). And just for fun, her name is engraved on the bottom – I love that my kid sleeps on the same bed that we did as kids (plus 30 years of dust mites, and that’s if they bought it new, which I’m not entirely sure that was the case). The bottom says “Erin was here, hiding from housework” (though it’s cropped to avoid her last name). It’s awesome.

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How ironic, I’m hiding from housework right now!

But it broke – a while back. Poor kiddo has been sleeping in the bed anyway, because she’s not the complainer that Grumpy Toddler is. Hubbin’s father is seriously talented with his woodworking ability (is that a word? He makes stuff. Beautiful stuff.). If you remember, he made our kitchen cabinets (click here for that horrific transformation). I asked him if he could make her a bed.

Understatement. of the year.

It is so much better than I hoped!!

My standards were way lower than this.

It’s stunning, isn’t it? I loved finding some finishing touches this evening; the journal on her bed, a little hamper.


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Love it.

Love it.

In. Love.

In. Love.

I am too tired to be witty or elaborate, but I am so happy with it!! Hubbin’s father really does do beautiful work, and we are so lucky to have him!

We pick her up from camp tomorrow; I cannot wait to see her face!!

1 comment

    • Landena on July 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    The bed is beautiful. She is going to love it. I would love it!

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