Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bedtime Stories

We're switching the little one to a big bed this summer. You know, for her birthday. She's excited, I'm excited, everyone's excited. We're going to throw on a new coat of paint on the walls and give the room a little bit of an overhaul, something to make a big girl proud. I've found some adorable linens and throw pillows.

The only problem? I can't find a bed.

Now, I know there are bigger problems in the world. And this is certainly not one losing sleep over. (Ha.) But hold on before your roll your eyes. This is a big deal in her young life. It's an enormous transition. And this new bed--wherever it is--is what she'll be sleeping on for the next 10 years or so.

What's my problem? Well, because of the shape and size of her room, I'm looking for a daybed, rather than just a standard twin. I'll spare you the detailed explanation (complete with measurements). This is just How It Is; I need a daybed. Unfortunately, there just aren't that many white, solid wood daybeds out there to be found.
Sure, there's this one from--where else?--Pottery Barn Kids.

It's cute. Heck, it's perfect. (It's also not cheap. Bed, trundle, mattresses, and delivery together come perilously close to 2000 bucks.)

But even more irritating to me than the money is the lack of options. I've poked around on (who knew?) but most of their offerings, once totaled, clear 3 grand. I'll spend the money if I have to, but I kind of want to love it, you know? Love it.

Why the heck am I complaining to you about this? Well, because I'd like to know if there's some really adorable kids furniture company out there with which I am unacquainted. I need your help, Mamas. Tell me all about your cute kids furniture and where you got it. Please? I don't want the little one to end up with the Pottery Barn bed just because that's the only one I could find.

I look forward to your wisdom and good taste.


Ann's Rants said...

Well...ikea has some cute modern beds with clean lines, but I don't think that is what you're looking for necessarily.

My 2.5 year old just has a twin mattress on the floor for now. No worries about him falling out of it, and it's pretty cozy in the corner with all his stuffed animals.

It works for now...

Ruth said...

I once saw something on one of those home makeover shows where they hung a bed from the ceiling with chains. Very groovy, I'm sure any toddler would love it.

Stace said...

I was going to say Ikea too! :) Good luck with your search. xx