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Big Boy Bed

January 29, 2010

Do the words BIG BOY remind you of a Brawny Lad and this guy?

It does to me.

Anyway, this is about MY big boy (who doesn’t wear overalls since he is man-boy).  I am slowly closing in on a complete Big Boy Room, but not ready for the full reveal.  I did order the Deer Head, but so far it just looks like this:

This post is about his big boy bed.  We knew we had to get a double bed versus a twin bed since this guy is predicted to be 6’4″ when he is fully grown and the Husband (also 6’4″) said that he had to sleep with his legs hanging from his twin bed.  I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a new bed (whoops, let me rephrase, we really had NO money to spend…). So I went looking for a frugal find that I could dress up.  The Husband wanted a red bed….I felt like I owed him at least ONE thing since I make 99.999999% of the design decisions. 

I went to my online WANT ADS at work, posted that I was looking for a wooden double bed, and got a response on this:

Done. Thank you.  $50 later….

My co-worker had already tried to “paint”  it white  so she gave me a decent head-start.  I sanded it, primed it with SW PrepRite  and pained it SW Antique Red.  Now, at first, it looked orangy-pinky-red.  NOT GOOD for a little boy’s room.  But after the second coat dried completely, it looked fine.  Here is a sneak peek! 

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 9:28 pm

    It really is nice and he’ll love it. Can’t wait to see the entire room done.

  2. January 29, 2010 9:39 pm

    The bed looks wonderful and how exciting that your little one is moving into a “big” boy bed! Our son had my husband’s old red furniture from when he was a child and I loved it! Sadly, we got rid of it when we moved 2 years ago. Now my not so little boy has a queen sized black bed!

    Great job!

    Kat 🙂

  3. January 30, 2010 12:21 am

    Love the red for a little/big boy’s room! Adorable!

  4. January 30, 2010 1:10 pm

    Hey, love your gorgeous red bed for you “big boy”! It really looks great with that color…totally bright and up to date! Thanks for sharing and for linkin’ up to Frugalicious Friday!]

    Jane @ FF

    ps. thanks for making me hungry too! I love Frishes!

    • January 30, 2010 1:32 pm

      Thanks, Jane! I could not get your button to render properly…HTML newbie! SORRY!

  5. mandy permalink
    January 30, 2010 10:32 pm

    LOVES IT! Very nice job, can’t wait to see the end result!

  6. February 4, 2010 8:58 am

    Oh, I love the red! It takes an ordinary bed frame and really makes it pop. Your hubby was right and made a great design choice.

    • February 4, 2010 11:25 am

      MMS – THANKS for checking this out! Yeah, he was right. I guess we have to throw them a bone once in awhile, right?

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