Last week marked a big transition in our household - we finally got the 4 year old his own bed!!! He liked his crib fine and was okay with getting a bed but we didn't want to get just any bed. So we designed something, rethought it, rethought it again and well a year later a bed finally arrived.
If you recall, we decided to go with a bed from Restoration Hardware. You can check out the Chesterfield Day Bed HERE. Now a few notes about said bed. You can't see it in a store because they only have the king size version there. Not ideal but I'm a professional right?? Well in person it is HUGE. GIGANTIC and the nailheads aren't really nailheads. I mean they are more like upholstery flat head black tacks. The tacking was a disappointment not going to lie they missed a golden opportunity to add some bling with a brass tack. ESPECIALLY considering the trundle bed is covered up by an upholstered piece that employs a brass piano hinge which is visible. Resto you need to do better. I'm glad I went with the Army Duck though as linen is too open a weave to survive a rolled arm and a deep tuft. It is however a magnet for every single thread, dust piece or fluff but I'm coping.
Now Luke was thrilled - we surprised him with its arrival and have him a Reveal. No I didn't video it his room is too small and it was in a state of full chaos when we brought him up to see the bed. He was ecstatically over-dramatic like every TV show producer dreams of but the true dramatics came later that night when he refused to get under the covers because he didn't want to mess up his beautiful bed. We found him asleep on top of the perfectly smoothed out covers later that night - bless his lil heart. THEN in the morning, when he awoke to discover that his parents had got him under the covers - he FREAKED THE HELL OUT. FULL BLOWN TEARS & a MELTDOWN. He pleaded with me to help him get it back to "How You Revealed It Momma with CEEEE-LI-AHHH. That's how he pronounces her name - to her mother's greatest pleasure. Every morning since he awakens and makes his own bed without anyone asking him to. He is obsessed with keeping it perfect. How is he my child I am asking - I mean it's great that I've instilled an appreciation of beautiful things but hell I only make my bed when my mother is coming over or if there is a photoshoot - and even then sometimes I only sorta make the one side being photographed. True Story.
Our Thibaut wallpaper from Kravet Canada has arrived so now I just have to get some trim up onto the ceiling to act as a crown moulding - I'm thinking it will be painted either a green or a lighter grey/indigo than the stripe on the wall and the paper will go up. Then we are going to assess the pillow story and voila photoshoot time!!! My deadlines for other projects are making me think this will happen in 2014. I have a doozy of a deadline on the 15th (hush hush super big secret) a photo shoot and two reveals before the 15th. Sleep is for amateurs right? Well the bed is damn comfortable did I fail to mention that????