Juliana’s New Bed

Next month, I will be working on a project to makeover a dresser (more about that in June). I’m a born Do-it-Yourselfer. I love completing projects and creating new things. Toddlerhood has curtailed this hobby for now, so new projects come more out of necessity instead of pure fun. Now, when I get the choice between relaxing, sleep or working a project, sleep usually wins!

My last DIY project was in February when we made over Juliana’s crib.

plain crib

The background on the project is here, but you’ll see the after pictures below. We are so pleased with the results. The bed is safe, looks good and came in on budget.

bed post2bed postThe best part of doing this project is bed time. When we tell Juliana it’s time for bed, she heads right over to bed and climbs right up all by herself. Well, she will usually give a little fuss because she wants to keep playing and not get in bed yet. It’s really funny when she pretends she doesn’t hear you.

But eventually she’ll walk right over and get down to it. I smile inside each time she climbs right in. This is a much safer course of action than the way I had to hoist her over the top. There were some frustrating moments to the project, and many, many extra trips to Home Depot, but it was well worth the safety and independence that she now gets to enjoy.



  1. Ashlie
    • June 19, 2014
    • 1:35 pm
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    This looks great Sabrina!

    • Sabrina
      • June 19, 2014
      • 8:34 pm
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      Thank you. This project proved to be more of a challenge than I thought. But, it’s over and done and that’s all that counts. We also changed the room around so that it would be a nice change for her turning 4.

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