So after day two, the girls’ room looked like this. It was a good start, but we knew we wanted to get Talia’s mattress off the floor. It’s not just because it’s our culture to have a bed frame, but because it would keep her bedding cleaner, and would also keep her much warmer during the cold months. I’m pretty sure we learned that from Bear Grylls on Man vs. Wild.So, we had this beauty of a bed sitting in our entryway. I wish I had taken some closeups of the details. The bed was about a foot too wide for a standard twin mattress, and too narrow for a double. Besides that, it was super dirty and had been half devoured by termites. So, after getting permission to remodel the bed, Ryan got to work.
First, he took off the beautiful headboard that consisted of a laminate panel, a mirror and lockable cubbies.Then, he took the frame apart, evicted the termites, and cut it to the right width. Some of the pieces were unusable, but there was still enough to work with. He just wasn’t going to be able to recreate that sweet headboard. Thankfully, he had the use of some power tools from work to make the bed a little less rustic. The original craftsman hadn’t even bothered to sand it. The picnic table has turned out to be a good work bench. Talia got in on the bed-making and enjoyed being Daddy’s helper.After assembling it all in the outdoor kitchen, he took it apart and reassembled it in Talia’s room. He made the new headboard simple and to resemble the bed Talia had in Bangkok. Much to his delight, she noticed the similarity all on her own.
So, now the girls’ room is the coziest, most set up space in the whole house. They even have some pictures on their walls.
We still have the laminate and mirror left over from the headboard. Any ideas on how we could re-purpose them?