Faith has a big girl bed.
A little back story…
We have the single seater couch from our lounge suite in Faiths room, it was our feeding chair and it was in Aarons room when he was little. Its a very very comfortable chair to sit in, it was super comfortable when I was breastfeeding. Its not so comfortable when Faith, at 11kgs, wants to sleep in my arms at 3 in the morning.
We had a single bed (the twin of Aarons) in the garage, just sitting there. I suggested we move the bed into her room so that when the 3am snuggles hit us I could just lie down with her. After a bit of back and forth we agreed to move the cot out and go with just a big girl bed.
I picked up some linen at Mr Price as well as a duvet and pillow and now my baby has her own bed.
As an aside, I really struggled to find nice linen (especially with butterflies) so I have asked @Krimpvarkiez to make me a custom duvet and pillow set. She is very reasonably priced and she also makes awesome baby sleep suits, drop her a tweet if you need something made!
And what happened to that gorgeous cot you might ask???
Well, my mommy, who bought the cot and compactum set for us, is a genius!
All you have to do, is take off one side and lo, you have a bench…
We are going to look for a bench cushion at Mr Price now now, if we cant find one I will have one made.
Now I only have one question…
How can I repurpose the other side of the cot? Any suggestions??
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Pinterest have great ideas to what one can do with something like that.
I would get some big hooks and hang them on every second rail with some empty tin buckets. I will then fill the buckets with fresh or plastic plants or flowers. Decoration 🙂
I guess you have seen what we did with our cots – we have the same ones. One became a bench and the other a little desk for the kids. We justnused the crib matrass and made a cover for it for the bench. I also need some plans for the other side
The most common use I’ve seen is a wall-mounted magazine rack…
I would add legs and turn it into a table.
Perhaps mount it horizontally above Faith’s bed as a headboard?
This one became an accessory hanger for crafty stuff: http://pinterest.com/pin/75153887502100038/
This one is a wall hanger in the kitchen: http://pinterest.com/pin/205406432974621495/
That cot is very cool! Moving into a big bed is like the last of the “baby” stage – kinda bitter sweet!
I had the exact same cot for Logan, loved it. Hmm think I should give Elaine a call for duvet sets for my girls I can never find anything I really like in the store.
She is growing way too fast!
That cot side can be used as a small towel rail just as it stands there, makes a nice feature. Will see if I can find a pic of what I mean and tweet you 🙂