Back Upstairs

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image of handmade bedRenovations have progressed to the point where we are all sleeping upstairs in our bedrooms now. My DH and I were the last to move back upstairs, just two nights ago. Since we were sleeping in the living room and not in a tent, there was no point in moving back until he had finished making our new bed. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s made of cedar and pine, and designed to have storage above and below. view of bottom of storage platform chevronHe designed the bottom of the upper storage platform in a chevron pattern–our own special pillowside view.

It’s been raining all day and they’re predicting up to 3 to 4 inches of rain. I think our water table will be back to normal after this.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Zoey October 16, 2005, 3:48 pm

Wow! Please show us more of your home. I am so impressed with people who know how to build things.

bill October 10, 2005, 10:11 am

very nice. I am envious

OldRoses October 10, 2005, 4:07 am

So beautiful! I agree with Jenn. It will look so warm in the winter.

Rundy October 9, 2005, 4:46 pm

Designed it right out of his head. (Mom didn’t know fully what it was going to look like until it was constructed.)

You have a good eye, Cynthia–there is indeed closet built in behind the bed. Actually, a small one for each side.

Boy’s and girls room do not yet have the funiture built. (That is my job.)

Cynthia October 9, 2005, 3:47 pm

Did he design the bed or did he have a pattern to follow? The design is beautiful and simple, and the storage loft is an organizer’s dream!
Is there also some storage room behind the head of the bed or is that just my imagination? I would love to see the guys’ and gals’ rooms also.

jenn October 8, 2005, 12:20 pm

Oh that is well worth the wait. All that warm honey light pouring off that wood! Ought to warm the winter right up!