Thanks TOH + Updates

February 13th, 2013

First of all, thank you everyone for sharing your opinions on bunk beds!  Wow, it is so great reading your insight (read 100+ fantastic comments here if you’re considering them too), I’m so grateful for your thoughts!

Second, I’d like to say thanks to This Old House for the feature in the March issue – they asked me to submit pictures of my DIY drying rack for their article featuring great ideas from bloggers (you’ll recognize several of your favorites!)

this old house drying rack feature

 

The rack is still one of my favorite DIY projects to date and I use it almost daily. 

diy drying rack

Find the full how to build it in this old post!

     

Exciting news, I’ll be updating the blog soon, giving it a more polished look, but all the navigation features will still be there (Project Gallery, Style Files, etc.) All of the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ links will be categorized in an easy to browse gallery too, you’ll love that! Finally, I copied all the past magazine articles last night on my antiquated scanner (took forever) but if you’re interested you can read them all here – just click on the cover.

cg in print

 

Are y’all ready for Valentine’s Day? My daughter chose that day for her birthday party so I’ve got to get busy decorating… no school on Friday so we’ll have 14 little girls in our house tomorrow evening, crafting, eating, and watching movies. So romantic right?  Ah, the sacrifices of parenthood!  :)

 

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Bunk Beds for a Girl

February 12th, 2013

My daughter turned nine last week and the thing she’s asked for in her room are bunk beds. I confess they weren’t my first choice for a girl’s room but she’s entering that sleepover phase where she wants to invite friends over and a single twin won’t work anymore.

The thing that finally convinced us was when she said she’d “let her younger brother camp in there too.” When they’re not bickering one of their favorite things to do is tell each other spooky stories at night – lately it’s zombies and one-eyed rats that star in their tall tales but they always end up laughing in their attempt to outdo one another. The idea of them sleeping in the same room from time to time is charming (we eavesdrop on those spooky stories, it’s priceless) so we’ve agreed to make the investment and buy her some white bunk beds.  

The challenge for me is giving them a more feminine look but Pottery Barn Kids always makes it look easy.

lavender linens on white bunk beds pbkids

PB Kids

 

How gorgeous are these from Restoration Hardware?  They’re wicked expensive and way waaaaaaay too impractical for my artist daughter – she’s always got a marker in her hand and all it would take was one rogue stroke and they’d be ruined.

rh baby upholstered bunks

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

  

I love the look of built ins but I’m not ready to commit to something so permanent – maybe someday in that dream vacation home when I’ve got grandkids, ha! 

coastal living bunks

Coastal Living

  white bunks pink accents coastal living

Coastal Living

 

Having a double bed underneath is an idea – especially since I have a habit of crashing with them after stories. Does that happen to you? I swear I fall asleep twice a week in my kid’s bed.

pink and green bunk beds for girls

House and Home

 

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