I found this bed on Craig's List for $35. It's a spindle bed (love them) but the wood finish was not in very good shape.
My choices were:
1. Strip the varnish and re-stain it.
2. Paint it.
I decided to paint--much faster than striping wood especially with all those spindles. As you can see from the autumn leaves, this was in October. A few days later our house sold and I was in a packing frenzy. I gave Ariel the paint and bed and told her she'll have to paint it--but with a new baby, a two-year-old and a four-year-old, this took her 3 months!
Here is what Yosef's room looked like with the crib...
The feature wall is orange and the other walls are soft grey.
I found these sheets and duvet cover at Target--the colors were perfect and the "outer space" prints on the sheets looked great with his planets hanging from the ceiling.
Sunday, we spent the day taking apart the crib and assembling the bed for Yosef and the crib for Zelda. We had really good helpers.
Yosef said he loves his big boy bed. Moussia said she wants a new bed. Oy.