Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Barn Bed

When Brady was little, he loved tractors.
He loved cutting the grass on the "tractor" with Daddy.
We also lived in an old farmhouse that had a barn.
Eric and Brady loved doing projects out there.
When it came time for Brady to have a big boy bed, I thought a barn bed would be fun.
Eric designed the bed, and then he and Brady got to work on making it.

The roof has real rubber shingles.

The barn door opens.

We had the crib mattress in the bed for a couple of days before we found a big mattress.
Brady loved his barn bed!

My husband always impresses me with his creations.
This is the same man that didn't even own a tool box when we got married!

I know it won't be long before Brady gets a new bed.  I mean, how old can he be and
still be sleeping in a barn bed?  He doens't seem to care...but I know it's only
 a matter of time before he wants a new bed or
a friend is over and says something about's bound to happen!

I'm not sure what we'll do with this bed when Brady gets a new one.
I can't imagine getting rid of it.  Usually I'm not sentimental about these things...
but there are some things that are harder to let go of than others.  I'm sure I will
cry when we disassemble it.  It's just another sign to add to my growing list
that our little boy is getting older...whether we like it or not.


Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

That is amazing. Very creative, especially for someone who is learning as he goes. I wouldn't get rid of it... maybe if Brady doesn't care, instead attach it to the wall and add a whole bunch of hooks to it for his caps and hats and just have dad make a new headboard to match the footboard. You're right some things just need to be kept!

Stef said...

Holy cow! That is amazing. That is talent, I tell ya.
I wouldn't be able to get rid of it either. Surely something could be done. I like Dana's suggestion.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Your header is sooooo sweet!!!

I always feel better about getting rid of sentimental things when I know they are going to a good home. I bet you can find someone that you know who will LOVE that bed as much as Brady does/did. It really is sweet that you have pictures of the two of them assembling it :-)

Lollipops & Pig Tails said...

Love the bed! It is really amazing talent.

Nicolle said...

That is definitely something you have to keep, forever! I would cry too taking it down. You should keep it in case Brady has a son one day. Give him the bed and an envelope full of the pictures you have taken of it. Such a wonderful, cherished possession! Your husband is so amamzingly TALENTED! :)

Kim said...

That is soooo sweet! You can't get rid of it. You need to save it so Brady can have his kids use it. He helped make it after all. Oh my, I love it!

CranfordFamily said...

That is too cute! I can't imagine it taking up too much room when it is dis-assembled. I would put it away in the attic for a grand baby or someone in the family that would cherish it! Its too precious!

Jen said...

Love it so much. You must keep it forever. Is that Barbara on the bed? Did I get the name right?

gabe said...

Lydia loved the bed. . .she was reading over my shoulder. The boys have that same blanket on their beds!

You have to keep it Kerri, because someday Brady or maybe his wife:) will surely want it!

It sure is hard to move on sometimes isn't it. . .bittersweet!

sloan said...

OK, Kerri, first of all, that bed is amaaaaazing ... of course, you should keep it - it's a one-of-a-kind and so so special!!! But, hey, you're talking to just the person who can totally sympathize on the whole 'getting older' thing ... how I've cried and cried at these very moments, and still so many more to come ... it hurts doesn't it?! A happy kind of hurt, but still ...

Garden of Egan said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

I showed all the nurses in the ER your blog and those peanut butter cookies!
Uhm! YUM!

Your little family is so darling. I love your little guys bed. Very talented and creative hubby.

I'm off to snoop some more around here because its too cute to stay away!

Karen said...

I remember the barn bed! I wasn't sure if you still had it or not. Definitely keep it. Maybe someday Brady will have a son... Oh wait, that's really rushing time. Sorry.

Susan said...

That is the cutest bed ever. Your husband is very crafty. It looks like something out of Pottery Barn Kids.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Your hubby did a GREAT job! WOW! I love how the little door opens!
Oh boy! What to do with it??? These are hard decisions.
My BABY turns 19 on sunday! NINETEEN! So my boys are 24,21 and 19! I know what you mean... sniff sniff.
Have a pretty day!

Donna said...

Kerri...that is just ADORABLE!!! I bet he could sell his plans for it to a mecanical craft magazine!! It is just amazing...a family treasure for future granchildren!! I bet he enjoys it for a few more years!

Cindy said...

Love this bed Kerri, and I agree with everyone must keep it!! Too much love and history not to. The day my baby moves out of the crib all three have slept in...lookout!!!
Have a happy day

I know you had a crazy week this week...getting better??? it's almost the weekend right?!?:)

Becca said...

Very cute little bed! I have a handy husband too...aren't they wonderful?

Jenny said...

Sniff sniff, that would be so hard to part with. Your hubby is truly talented. So impressed. My hubby is pretty handy too and he had like two tools when we got married. We watch a ton of This Old House and we used to watch HGTV all the time. Definitely learned a lot from them.

Jill said...

I love it!!! So creative! I know what you mean about them growing up. Happens so fast.
Have a great weekend!


J said...

Love the little door that opens! He is talented! You are a creative family!

christi said...

that bed is amazing! love that the door opens and the shingles are real. not a detail missed!

Cherie said...

That is a really really cool bed!!! Very neat that they could make it together.

My son has that same bedding in his room for an Americana theme - Soooo versatile!!

Great job!

Amy said...

That bed is amazing!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to "meet" you.

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