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June 16, 2007

Out with the old and in with the new

French_rose_sm Since Michael took his bed to his new apartment, his old room was almost a blank slate.  In the picture on the left, his room looks pretty small but that's only because the ceilings are 10 feet high.  The room could easily accommodate a king size bed -- or two twins. With so many possibilities, it's been hard to figure out exactly what to do with it!

We know the girls won't be in their cribs forever so we'll eventually need beds for them.  It seemed pretty safe to get the beds now and use them in Michael's old room until the girls are ready for them (then we'll move them into the nursery). 

So, there's the question of bedding.  We wanted something that would coordinate with the colors in the nursery since we've already invested a small fortune to decorate that room with Pottery Barn Kids window coverings (green gingham panels with pink/green butterfly sheers underneath).  The new bedding needs to be in that color family.  But not pink.  So that leaves green.  This was starting to get pretty easy....

I found the green French Rose bedding at PBK and it was reasonably priced so I tossed two of everything into my online shopping cart and tried not to fall out of my chair when the price (with tax and shipping) topped $600.  That's *only* $300 per bed so I guess it's not too bad but I still had to swig a glass of wine to work up the nerve to enter my credit card number and click "submit".   

Eventually, we're going to buy the white bed you see pictured (with the bedding we bought) above.  But they are $1500 each (with trundle for fun sleepovers with friends) and the girls are still happily sleeping in their cribs so we think we have some time before we'll need that.  In the meanwhile, we'll buy the mattresses and box springs and the room will function as a 2nd guest room.

So, what do you think?  Should we paint the walls yellow?


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