I absolutely love it. I'm actually planning on buying a kit to change it from a cot to a junior bed. I figured Oscar will get at least 5 or 6 years out of it by doing so.
I've had a re-think about the kids' bedrooms, and where each will sleep. It makes sense to put the baby in the bedroom closest to the kitchen (Bed 4). This way, I can put a child gate in front of his bedroom door and the room can become like a giant playpen. This will be ideal while I'm cooking - he can't get under my feet, but I can still keep an eye on him and he will still feel like part of the action.
Unfortunately Ubabub don't manufacture wardrobes, so I am hoping to find a mid-century wardrobe that will go nicely with the cot for the nursery. Has anyone got any ideas where I could source one and how much would I expect to pay for it?
Alternatively, I could get one made up similar to this:
It's got the right proportions, tapered legs, and cute solid timber peg door knobs - in fact the same knobs are specified for the robes in the other bedrooms. This particular wardrobe has a long hanging space on the left, shelves on the right-hand side and two deep drawers below. Crafted out of a birch ply, it could be stained in walnut to match the cot or I could leave it natural and paint some of the doors or drawers white (eg, similar to Oeuf's mini library.)
I know I'm going to a lot of trouble to decorate/furnish his room - but it's probably because I feel guilty. The poor thing has been sleeping in our wardrobe since he was born. But before you go and ring Child Services, it is a Walk-In-Robe.
All I need now is an Eames rocker, and Oscar's room is set!