When the retail world fails and you just can't seem to find the right piece for your children's spaces, turning to a local artisan isn't a bad solution. This bed was handmade in Kansas City and we're pretty positive we have a big fat junior high crush on it (though we didn't try passing it a note to confirm if it liked us too).
The project turned out fabulous and serves as a great reminder that if you're looking for a piece that will last a lifetime and more, don't rule out local artisans instead of always turning to retail options. Even though this set up won't come in at big box prices, it will be something that can be passed down through a family and will continue to look just as fabulous as the day it was installed.
Do you have a recommendation for a woodworker or artisan in your area? Leave their name or studio in the comments below!