I’ve been scouring the internets for pictures of built in beds lately.
I love a good built in bed. They can be such a clever use of space in a cramped room.
As we were moving Lydia out of our closet and into our other larger closet/tiny bedroom, I had a lightbulb moment. I wondered if we could build her bed in to what was originally a closet area for hanging clothes.
Her crib mattress fit perfectly. Huzzah! Then Mr. Darcy put some plywood down to support her mattress and installed a guard rail. So, at the moment her bed looks like this:
And it’s not much to look at right now, but it’s got so much potential. I’m thinking if I painted it all up, added a bedskirt, some drapes, or beadboard or wallpaper… This little nook could turn into something really sweet. Don’t you think?
It’s just a toddler bed, so I know it won’t last more than a year or two, but I figure when she outgrows it, we can turn it into a cute little reading nook.
So, I have officially transitioned my last baby out of her crib. It is kind of bittersweet. The sweet part is that finally after 13 years of being a mom, I feel ready to let go of all the baby days, cribs, and all the gear that comes with little ones. The bitter part is that now she gets out of bed a million times a night and screams, “MOMMY, I WAKE UP!!! MOMMMMMMYYYY!!! I WAAAAAAKE UUUUUUUUPPPP!!!”. Or last night, she grabbed onto me as I was leaving and pleaded, “Wait! Wait! Wait! I miss you! Wet (let) me come! I don’t want it go to bed!” (sic). It was kind of heartbreakingly adorable. You’re killing me, smalls.