A New Bed for Kit

It's been about 6 weeks since we bought a new bed for Kit. He had inherited his old bed -a single, from Ethan. The old bed had a hardwood head and footboard, but the rails were composite and the attaching mechanism had stripped loose (an unfixable problem), so the whole bed racked back and forth. That bed only lasted 15 years, which is really lame and I guess the argument for always buying furniture made from solid materials.

Anyhoo, the new bed is a full size, platform style, solid wood frame from Urban Outfitters. I bought a new mattress for Ethan (Casper -so convenient but a tad soft IMO) and used his old one for Kit. Let me tell you, this new bed has been such a great purchase. 

You see, we still read to Kit in bed every night. I hadn't realized how uncomfortable it was for two people to squeeze into a single bed until we got this full, which feels so roomy in comparison. It is so nice to read in bed with him now.

The new bed necessitated new bedding and inspired some other changes in his room which I will post about at another time. I got the botanical bedding at Ikea (29$ for duvet cover and pillow cases!) and this weekend I finally made the euro squares that I talked about here. I banged those out in about 2 or 3 hours, they are identical to the ones I made for my bedroom -no flange and an invisible dress zipper to close.

The last and most exciting thing (for me) about this new bed scenario is the wall hanging that I made for the head of the bed. 

It's made from canvas that I first dyed and then stitched together. Obviously the color and pattern came from this painted wall, which I adore. I coated the entire thing in wax after I was done. I have been devoting a lot of my time to making several of these lately and will dedicate a separate post to my inspiration and process as soon as I feel that I have a coherent story to tell.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might notice that the pretty blue rug in this room is gone. This post, from just over a year ago, shows that and the old bed. How I wish we still had that rug in here but for reasons I cannot even begin to fathom and won't mention for privacy's sake (it's fun to have fun but you have to know how) that rug has gone to rug heaven in the sky (the dump). 

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