Last week, I got an…

Last week, I got an e-mail from Nadeau telling me that they had just gotten in a teak canopy bed in from Indonesia. I ran up to their store, fell in love, and somewhat impulsively, bought the bed.

Now I have to decide; do I use this for Kavi's actual bed (my original intent), or as a daybed for my home office? It's one inch narrower and five inches longer than standard full-size (80" long x 53" deep x 82" high), and I think would sleep her pretty well; I lay down on the futon-type cushion for a bit, and it seemed quite comfy. Should work fine for sleepovers if two little girls want to share a bed. On the other hand, would also be fun for my office, and I don't think there's any good way to attach a toddler rail to keep Kavi from falling out as she gets used to a big girl bed. Although I suppose we could just put the open end next to the wall for a year or so. If we do use it for my office, it does have the added bonus of working as extra sleeping for either a single visitor or a cozy couple. I'm torn. Opinions?

For her room, I'd be draping it with bright pink and orange fabric. For my office, not sure -- probably white chiffon sheers, but maybe with a bit of silver or gold patterning; embroidered sari fabric ideally.

5 thoughts on “Last week, I got an…”

  1. I like Keyan’s thinking.

    I’m not sure if Kavi is a mover and sleeper. My kids didn’t use the toddler conversion of their beds for very long. They pretty much moved from crib to full-sized bed. They only fell out about 2-3 times. Keep in mind J has been in a full bed for 4 years (4×365/3=<1%).

  2. Heh. If they’d had two, I might’ve been tempted. But as it is, they only get one of these about once a year or so, I think, and you have to move fast to snag it. It’s all a little random.

  3. Given what River has done to his beautiful dark wood convertible crib, I’d keep this in an adult-only (or adult-supervised) room. Too pretty to risk! You can always give it to her when she goes off to college, if she’s not too tall!

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