Transitioning Violet to her bedroom from ours was way too easy. What a difference six months made. Turns out, she was just ready. Six months ago there was two hours of crying when we tried to make her sleep in her bedroom – screaming until her tiny voice was hoarse and I gave up. This time around, we let her choose her own bed, her own sheets and a rhino head chosen in lieu of the six foot giraffe she was carrying around the store when we went to choose sheets.
Bed shopping, we wanted something quickly and she fell in love with one of her big sister’s-friend’s-beds the last time we visited. It helped keep the room makeover on budget, since it was $129 at Ikea (The black Minnen bed from Ikea, pictured below). It’s surprisingly sturdy – and we extended it to the full size to accommodate a twin mattress from Costco.
Tip: the two pack of holiday branch trees with LED lights (also from Costco) make the perfect nightlights.
Now though, it’s time to replace Olivia’s bed as those Storkcraft bunkbeds from a couple of years ago were cheap – but as with everything, you get what you pay for. They’re okay, passable, but starting to really show their wear.
From splurge, to cheap, to DIY – we’ve got a few favorites: the Ikea Minnen bed | the surf shack bed + cabin bed | the splurge-worthy cedarworks slide bed | the DIY house frame bed (we just might attempt this project over the next few months)