Savannah spent the weekend at Mimi's house and got home today. I missed her so much...it just isn't the same around here without her. Jon, Scarlett, and I went to East Memphis yesterday and did a little shopping. I had my first trip to Fresh Market - I think I've found supermarket heaven!
I didn't get the bed finished, but at least it's assembled and sanded. All I have to do now is prime and paint it, and I believe I'll wait a week or so until it cools off a bit. There was no blood or tears involved in the building of this toddler bed, but there was definitely plenty of sweat...it was over 100 degrees almost every day that I worked on it!
I had Scarlett model so you can get an idea of the size. It fits a standard crib mattress.
In hindsight, I'm not sure the canopy was such a great idea. I love the way it looks, but I'm afraid she might try to climb/swing on it when she's older. Although the bed itself is very, very sturdy, there really isn't a way to make the canopy strong since I had to use 1x2's. It is removeable, so if she breaks it in the future, she'll just have to do without a canopy. Plus, I've already banged my head on it a few times...
If anyone is interested, I will consider taking an order for another one - though I probably won't build another one with a canopy.