#50: New Beds for the Kids

The kids finally outgrew their Ikea beds, and we wanted to give them a bit more individuality in their rooms. So back in February, they got new beds, ones which hopefully will last them until they’re teenagers, if not longer.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list.

Lucy ended up choosing a fairytale-style frame from Amazon, while Will got a solid, gray slab from Pottery Barn (on clearance). We got flat-pack box springs from Amazon, sheets from Target, and their old comforters made by Grandma Kay (the Princess Peach masterpiece) and Grandma Dorothy (made out of Margaret’s T-shirts).

(Incidentally, the Margaret-shirt quilt is the one Will took with him to Sandhill.)

This seems like a simple thing, but it was the first major furniture purchase they each took part in on their own. We didn’t choose them as a group, they didn’t confer, they both made their own choice. Will and Lucy are both proud of the spaces they’re making their own.

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