6 Aug 2013

NEW FURNITURE FOR THE SHARED ROOM

Against all reason and advice I went and got the boys new beds.  

The beds are technically used, but new to my boys.  Before I go into the details about the beds, I'll try to justify my furniture switcheroo. This may be quite the feat, but I'll try.  Here goes.  
Firstly, I really wanted to have the beds on the same side of the room.  The previous beds just didn't fit no matter how I tried to rearrange them.  The crib was too long and tall and the toddler bed was too wide.  So these new secondhand beds worked perfectly and I can actually open the closet doors(not visible here, but on the wall next to the crib) to boot!
Secondly, I needed more storage, namely, the dresser that I just refinished.  The dresser would not have fit with a bed beside it.  
Lastly, I'm probably just nuts, but changing up the furniture just worked and made me happy. :)

The beds were both found on craigslist.  My purchase/thought process went something like this:  Little Pilot's (old) toddler bed is not working.  Do I paint it or look for another one?  I really like this one by Oeuf.  I wonder if it's available on Craigslist?  Oh, yay, it is!  

It was a great price so we went and picked it up.  

Now with the new toddler bed at home, my thought process continued:  Oh, Co-pilot's (old) crib looks so huge and the wood tones of the beds still don't match.  I wonder what cribs Oeuf has in that same finish?  Oh, I really like the Sparrow crib.  It has the same walnut finish, but it's not totally matchy-matchy which would be great.  Hmm...Craigslist?  Yes, the crib is there and in walnut!  I wonder if Tech Guy will let me go for it?  

You know the answer to that last question already.   In the end, both boys got new beds and they function really well in their space.


I'm going to show you Co-Pilot's crib first.  He's ready to make a jail break here. :)

I really like the simplicity of this crib.  I think the style is much more us than the crib we had previously.  It has a bit of a Scandinavian modern feel to it.  The walnut is a medium brown that has some grey to it so it doesn't read red at all which I also like.  There's nothing happening on the wall in terms of decor yet, but I have a little DIY that involves yarn in the works.

Little Pilot's toddler bed makes me smile.  I think it looks a little like a mini hospital bed.  You'd think having worked in hospitals before that I would be deterred by that, but I really kind of like it.  He's really excited about it too!

Actually, he was a little more excited about Mummu flying all these planes into his room to line-up on the windowsill. :)

The beds are pretty close together.  I'm toying with the idea of using the bunny shelf as a little side table (i.e., lowering it and moving it to the right).  It would save some space, but still function as a side table.  I also clipped that vintage light to the shelf to see how adding some yellow to the space might look.  Little Pilot loves orange though.  So I may have to add some orange accents to the room.  We'll see.  It's still up in the air at this point.

So that's a little furniture update in the boys room.  The room is still far from done, but the furniture layout I've got figured out, I think!  Now I'm just wishing that time would stand still for a little so that the boys will be able to use these beautiful beds longer!

Anyone else been doing the furniture shuffle or scored something great off of Craigslist?

To view other posts on the boys' shared room click here.

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21 comments:

  1. You were lucky to find the beds in Craigs list. I just got rid of my little miss's crib through craigs list. She got her big sister's bed and big sister a new one from...... TA DAAAAAA: IKEA! :D HAH! The room is looking lovely. Can't wait what else you come up with.

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    1. I was so happy to find them on Craigslist. I'm going to have to check out your girls' beds. :)

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  2. We have the Oeuf Sparrow crib in grey in a looooove it. My daughter is a chewer and she has chewed that thing to death and it still looks great. We also have the change table which is a mix of maple and grey and it's held up amazingly well - such great quality. That toddler bed is beautiful (as beautiful as a toddler bed can be anyhow!)

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    1. Oh, I love the grey one too! I'm glad to hear that the crib holds up well.

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  3. They are beautiful. I just love your new finds. They work beautifully in the room!!!

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  4. That's the most stylish crib I've ever seen! Doing the "furniture shuffle" ... is that a DIY'er dance move, haha, that seems to be my only form of exercise ;) Robin

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    1. haha! I think that and lifting babies are my main forms of exercise now too. ;)

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  5. love those beds! and great job finding both of them on craigslist!

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    1. I was so happy to find both on Craigslist and in the same finish! I'm not usually that lucky. :)

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  6. The new beds are great! I love the style of the crib. It's gorgeous! Good finds!

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  7. Very cute! I'm in the hunt for bunk beds on craigslist, but haven't had luck yet. I should go check and see if there's something as cute as your two finds! I popped over from House of Hepworths--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thanks Abby. Craigslist is a great place to find furniture. You just have to have a little patience sometimes to find exactly what you're looking for. :)

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  8. I love both the crib and toddler bed!!! Glad you found a solution to your space situation! Stopping by from Transformation Thursdays and following you on Bloglovin!

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    1. Thanks so much Selene! So happy to have you here! :)

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  9. gorgeous. i love the scandanavian feel too

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  10. I think that the new beds look great and I am super impressed that you found what you wanted at a discounted price. Your son seems to be pretty excited about the change too :-) and those planes...so fun! Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery.

    ~Sarah

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  11. This looks AWESOME, great job!!!! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/08/super-summer-saturday.html Thanks! Julie

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  12. Such a gorgeous shared room, I love the new beds. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-linky-20.html

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  13. room arrangement is so attractive and beautiful...Nice furniture and love the design of curtains...

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  14. Great looking boys room and great photos too! Lovely colours!

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