Big house, big bed

That house is getting bigger and bigger. I know it’s not going to last, but I quite like the way the structure fills with the early evening sun and glows yellow, spilling fragments of light into our house in new and odd places.

And all is quiet tonight – which is amazing because it’s Lily’s first night in her new BIG bed and it’s a very big event.

That’s the bed! The mystery object from last week. I found a cheap bed frame on ebay, found a place just up the road that powder coats stuff ($90!) and voila! Not quite the Cath Kidston beauty but it makes me happy and it was thrifty and Lily loves her NEW BIG RED BED. The quilt is a very old one from my childhood which I think is one of my Grandma’s very first pieces. It’s pretty loud, but sadly getting pretty faded in parts and is a nice stand in until I finish my bazillion other projects and make Lil a new quilt. Maybe it will just stay that way.

She looks so tiny in that bed. I tried to take a photo of her in it while Phil read her bedtime stories, but in every single photo she is a complete blur of movement –  she was tucking herself in, rearranging her pillows, moving her blanky into a better position, finding that her pillow was slipping etc etc.

And don’t forget those rabbits on auction!

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24 Responses

  1. love the Big Red Bed – looks fantastic!

  2. Emjie says:

    The patchwork bedspread is wonderful. Hmmm… Perhaps I will make one like it one day (for my soon to be born bub).

  3. lexi says:

    That big bed looks fantastic! I’d like to curl up in there! I love that quilt, so quirky, and the bed is beautiful.That house is huuuuuge!

  4. Kirsty says:

    I love your description of the tucking & fussing & rearranging. Hope she sleeps well.And those hexagons are fabulous.

  5. Andi says:

    Well done Lily on becoming a ‘big girl’.That is a great bed for a small person.Looking forward to seeing what amazing creations you’ll put on it next.Andi 🙂

  6. Pumpkinbear says:

    Little bitty baby in a big, big, bed–sniffle!

  7. Kari says:

    That bed is such a score! I LOVE it and the red is perfect.

  8. Bunny says:

    What a great big bed! Lily must have been so excited that first night. Don’t grow up too fast, little one. 🙂

  9. Erica says:

    aw the bed looks lovely! just her size 😉

  10. Frogdancer says:

    Don’t they love a new bed? Even when they’re older. Ryan and Evan were ecststic when we switched from bunks back to single beds. (Nice bargain with the bed… I paid $200 or so for a plain red powder coated bed.)

  11. cameo says:

    fabulous bed!and equal fabulousness on the baby STAYING in bed.we bought our daughter a big girl bed, and she still sleeps with us.she has this great little room – and it sits empty – waiting for someone to claim it.

  12. pip says:

    Oh! She’s more of the pea then the princess in that bed isn’t she?! that blankie is special, isn’t it? very seventies gorgeous, i think. it reminds me of those jan pienkowski illustrations in the Joan Aiken books… perhaps it was in ‘a necklace of raindrops’… or one of those titles. i think there was a lovely quilt in one of those… i think…! how exciting to have a cosy new bed!

  13. kym says:

    We’ve also recently had a cot graduate. Don’t they look so tiny and adorable in their big girl beds? Hurray for staying in bed!!

  14. Rosalind says:

    The bed is very cool. Congrats on making the transition to the big girl bed. Quite a big milestone.I just wanted to write that I think you are being so amazing with you attitude towards the building next door. We are building a house right now and I wish my neighbours had even a tiny bit more grace about the situation. I can’t tell you the personal hell they have created with us at every turn. Good on you!

  15. Fiona says:

    Oooh, the bed is wonderful. Sweet dreams, Lily!

  16. Ada says:

    I think I much prefer the bed you found to the Cath Kidston!

  17. Erin says:

    I remember when we moved my daughter into her big girl bed. It was similar to yours…a pink metal daybed…the original idea was that we’d paint it a different color, but we never did. We got rid of it when we moved cross country. I remember how tiny my little one looked in her bed as well.I also love the painted cupboard! Yummy!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Anna Lekatsas says:

    Hi, just wondering if you could please pass on the contact details for the powder coating place?Kind Regards,Anna.

  19. Jenni says:

    the bed looks a treat, i saw this beauty on ebay & the transformation looks great.(I didn’t bid, as was going away, but luckily snapped up another little beauty & hope it turns out as nice as this.)

  20. Kirsty says:

    Yay you for being mentioned in Bloesem Kids!

  21. Mrs. Fun says:

    That is always such a HUGE milestone for parents and kid. I remember all my kids first nights in their big beds. so bitter sweet.

  22. lindsay says:

    The big girl bed! Such a huge moment for my girls too:) That quilt is beautiful. I think worn things are so comforting.

  23. Jo says:

    Snap on the big bed thing! My son is sleeping in a big bed for the first time tonight, we shall see how he goes..and I am going to paint my daughters bed red..awesome.I have a giveaway going at the moment on my blog, I think you would like it..come on over and enter..


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