Wednesday, 10 October 2012

searching for Wooden Letters

Today I updated the initial design I made (back in march 2011) on how I though the kid's room would look like. Based on the original baby furniture we bought at Baby-Dump (in 2009), consisting of;
  • a dresser
  • a baby crib
  • and a wardrobe
  • (we already had the upper-self from Ikea)

Here is my initial sketch and measurements back in 2011 - I tried to re-use most of the baby furniture.

I am now updating the design to incorporate the upper shelf we built during the weekend (where the loft bed is going to rest) this will also add more space between the beds.

I also updated the 3 section shelf (lower bed) to the actual 5 existing compartments. I am also thinking to add the kids names above their bed area. In our last visit to Italy we drove till Collodi (in the Italian Toscany) where Pinocchio was created. The old town in the hills of Toscany was amazing, well worth seeing, in the other hand I was more excited to see wood workshops and to shop for unique wooden letters, unfortunately I came across to only two shops selling "wooden souvenirs, mainly Pinocchios", so I had to come back empty handed from the Italian trip.

I am now back behind the pc, searching (& possible ordering) Wooden Letters on line. The are a couple of website I have visited, so far the one I like the most is the wooden letters company (UK based). I am almost ready to order the names from their site, the only thing stopping me is that I first I wish to visit the Xmas market in Cologne (Germans always have the most lovely wooden toys) and somehow I still have this romantic idea of smelling & holding wooden letter on my hands... we are even contemplating the idea of making them at home. I never thought it would be this difficult to find wooden letters.

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