Friday, May 14, 2010

Twin XL - sucks

You might remember Sophie's bed. It's beautiful but it's still in the closet. It's an XL twin sized bed. We thought about cutting it down, but I don't have the guts. Heck, I already ruined it's value by painting it.

So, we're going to buy a twin xl boxspring and matress.

Dilemma #2 - bedding.

After many Google searches, I've come to realize that fashion and interior designers do not design bedding in the size of twin XL. What's the deal? Are tall people not good enough for you? Do they break all the Feng Shei rules? Or did you just not want to waste all the good fabric on longer beds?

I'm totally bummed. I've found a few sites with some sets but most are for college dorms. Not for precious young toddlers.

Sophie's room is painted Benjamin Moore's Crisp Green

And her room is highlighted with bright pinks, green and teal.

Welp, here's what I'm thinking. Anyone have any other ideas?

These two sheets sets I found on Thank heavens I have a gift card. I'm leaning towards the pink paisley.

I found the skulls at Rad! But not for a toddler.

Target has this bright and light pink reversable quilt. I'm leaning towards this over a blah comforter.

I found one XL duvet that I liked but it was $99!!! PLUS, I'd have to buy an insert. Whatevah!

What do you think?


Sunshine and Shadows said...

I like the pink paisley as well.

Jessica said...

I love the pink paisley!!! Here's a little secret... (not too sure if you can wait that long though) it is easier to find XL twin sheets at the begining of the school year. Most college dorms use XL twin sheets. FYI. Good luck!

Stopping by via NFF!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I like the pink paisley and the pink quilt from Target. I don't know how easy it is to find an XL insert, but if you could find a cheap one, you could always make your own duvet by adding a strip of fabric onto 2 regular twin sheets and sewing them together...I think?

Jenn said...

All great ideas...I wish I could wait until August to find a good deal. And I have thought about sewing my own duvet - I'm such an instant gratification girl though. I guess I can at least order the quilt and see how it looks. If I don't like, I can always send it back. Thanks girls!

Michelle "Chaos Caretaker" said...

How about building a platform inside of the bed frame to use a standard twin. You might be able to incorporate some cool baskets for books, etc. around the sides. As far as a can make your own!!! Sounds complicated, but it is really just a straight stitch. The bed is lovely. The wall color is yummy. I can't wait to see the end result.