Sunday, March 7, 2010
Little M Gets Big
A week or so ago I noticed that Little M was trying to escape out of the crib. I figured it was time for him to transition into his big boy bed. Since I didn't want to buy some "cheap" toddler bed that would barely get him through the toddler bed years, I decided to build one, using Ana's plans from Knock Off Wood. This is the Farmhouse bed, toddler sized, but of course to Little M - it's a big boy bed.
I used China Red stain from MinWax. I also distressed it a little bit by rubbing the edges with my trusty sanding block. All poplar, so it was a little more expensive than if I had used common boards, but I loved the grain in the poplar. Not to mention, I think this bed will last through quite a few toddlers - not just Little M.
And speaking of the little devil, I couldn't get him out of the bed long enough to take pictures. He seriously refused to budge. So, we put the sheets and stuff on it and let him veg out in the living room while we took apart the crib.
I think he likes it.