Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Bed for Anna

It's been an interesting venture to design our own furniture for local carpenters with paper, pencil and tape measure (the metric side of course!). In a land with very few 'power tools' I designed a bed fit for a princess that was 'shooting for the moon' if you will. Three feet off the ground, yet short enough to have a mosquito net still hit the floor... Note to self: Next time you design furniture in Congo, DO NOT start the design process online at pottery barn kids...

With all due respect, the carpenter who did this is the best of the best here, and the lathe work does look really nice.

Head- and side-board getting coat after coat of white paint... And after 4 days of painting and drying on the front porch - installation day!

Hey, it can double as a jungle gym! Not.

Though I did design it to have play space underneath for those days when she wants to have a slumber party or curl up with a book. It'll be a while...

And a little later, we had a great night's sleep in her first real BIG BED! Some of you do not realize how momentous this is... We have waited, visited, cajoled and prayed for this bed to be finished for over three months, so it is cause for joy! Here is the princess tucked under the mosquito net and lovin' it! (notice the awesome prayer quilt made lovingly by a group of women in ministry at home - Hi ladies!)

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Very cool. Yay for a bed for Anna! Love the design.

Ann said...

It is soo sweet to see her quilt in action!! Beautiful to think she is, as you all are covered in prayer!