Monday, July 8, 2013

New Jenny Lind Toddler Bed in da' house

Hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! We got to enjoy a fun kid's parade, go swimming at our local pool, cook out on the grill and enjoy some fireworks with the neighbors. A fun filled day for all. And sorry this post is a little late, but with rain in the forecast every day last week it was hard to get this project finished.  Here is the Jenny Lind toddler bed I found on Craigslist for just 25 bones. That's right!  Probably upwards of $200 new and still in perfect shape. Of course it wasn't this color, but the color of light blond wood.   I gave it a good sanding, scrubbing, primer and two coats of "Snow" by Valspar high gloss spray paint.  The fabric that you see, is a new pillow case I sewed the day the bed got assembled in the living room while the kids napped.  


Here is her cute new bed in her room, all dressed and ready for sleeping/reading/lounging. As you may recall I sewed the duvet for her and the pink striped sheet.  The pillow with the navy stripe is from Ralph Lauren. 


This is the pillow I sewed for her with fabric from fabric.com called "In the Navy Rings."  I love the Navy rings with pink dot accents.  I attached ric rac around the opening edges for a cute detail.


The pillow case with the large rings goes so well with coordinating duvet in navy blue and white polka dots.


Here's an angle from her level showing you more of that gallery wall. This is not where I originally intended for the bed to go since I planned on having a bed that went on the big wall, but I thought this would be safer so she can't fall out as easily. Luckily the bed and coral dresser fit pretty well in this corner.



Still thinking I should change out the fox lamp shade to white, it's currently soft baby blue, but maybe I'll just add some dots?


Here's a wider shot of the sleeping corner.   And I'm sure you're wondering about the rug by now.  Since we just redid the floors to solid hard floors, she definitely needed something soft to play on.  She thinks it her "dancing rug." It has a super thick soft wool pile and it's from Overstock.com. It's called the Handmade Luna Moroccan Trellis Navy Wool rug.  I think it's out of stock right now, but maybe they will get more later.  I chose it because 1) she needed a rug 2) I loved the dark rich Navy color to give a bold graphic punch to the room 3) the soft curves of the Moroccan design was a nice contrast with the stripes on the bottom of the curtains and the polka dots of the bedding and 4) It was a good price for the quality.


So glad the girl has a place to sleep now, she was on the floor for about a month. Not literally on the floor but on her mattress.  I'm hoping that I can get some "finished" pics on her room soon for you. So stay tuned. It's another lazy summer week around here for us as we soak in these last few weeks of summer for the oldest. 

xo
Cathleen

4 comments:

Sarni said...

very pretty!

Cathleen Pearson said...

Thanks Mom. :)

Life As A "Cepak"! said...

I've been looking all over for a Jinny Lind toddler bed. Do you know where I could look for one?

Cathleen Pearson said...

Have you checked Land of Nod? http://www.landofnod.com/jenny-lind-toddler-bed/f12708 They have one, but it's $399. I would keep your eyes on craigslist, but I know it can be frustrating to wait and get lucky. Good luck! :)

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