We spent a portion of our new year's day doing something we have been itching to cross off our list. Hint. Big hint:
We moved Greta's vintage twin bed from storage to her room and moved her crib-turned-toddler bed out. New Year. New bed. No more binky? One thing at a time! But let me rewind a minute and uncover what is underneath those covers. We thought it would be smart to keep the bed as low to the ground as possible--since our girl, although tall for her age, is still a toddler and if she did fall off the bed, we didn't want her falling too far. So instead of a traditional foundation mattress, we went with Ikea's Sultan Lade slatted bed base for a mere $20.
The verdict is still out on whether it is going to work for this bed. The side rails straighten out before reaching the headboard and footboard (for some unknown, why-would-they-do-that!? reason) so this is as far as we could stretch the slats. Consequently, the mattress has very little support at the head and foot area which might be fine for a 35 lb girl--or might not be. Time will tell. As soon as we put the new mattress on her bed, Greta hopped on and started breaking it in.
Greta caught a really bad case of bronchitis (she cannot win this winter!) so she has been sporting whatever is comfiest these days--in case you looked at that photo and raised your eyebrows really high. Back to business. The gold dot sheets from The Land of Nod were waiting for us when we arrived home from our holiday with our families. And even though they are technically for Greta, it felt like Christmas morning for me all over again. They are gorgeous. And, um, props to Land of Nod for showcasing their sense of humor.
Do not collect $200. We paired the gold spotted sheets--that shimmer with the light--with a white ribbed duvet from Ikea. We actually have the same one, king-sized, on our bed. So yeah, we like it.
Confession. I don't iron our bedding. But after seeing this next photo, I'm rethinking that decision.
Wrinkles aside (my bad), the sheet set is charming. And the sheet set, with the vintage princess bed--double charming.
Greta's reaction was something like a really high squeal and, "Oooo! That's so cute!" Which melted our hearts and reminded me why we're doing this. Here's hoping she isn't too excited about her new bed, she can't sleep. Really, really hoping for that one.
And because now I am curious, do you iron your bedding?
Psst. The Land of Nod was so generous in sending us their gold dot sheet set to use for Greta's bed. They offered it up after we included it in Greta's mood board, so obviously we loved it and would have used it anyway. Although they sent us the sheets, they didn't pay us to write a positive review. But seriously...I kind of want some for our bed now.