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How to turn a cot into a desk ~ a poem!

on September 10, 2014
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How to turn a cot into a desk ~ a poem!

Somewhere to learn and to play…

Once upon a time, there was a little bear,

Born 3 weeks early, you were tiny with no hair;

You slept in your cot, through the night give or take

And rarely did you stir, not a noise did you make…


The cot was your cousins’ and

Has a tale or two to tell,

Many a time between you all it’s

Heard the ‘odd’ scream or yell!


Lost dummies, stuffed teddies

Wedged ‘tween mattress and frame;

I’d nudge your daddy, “Your turn!”,

At least that was my aim!…


Fast forward a few years,

And now you’re starting school,

“I know!”, I shrilled, “I’ve had a brainwave!”

(Thanks to Pinterest) and went to fetch the rule…


With measurements to hand,

We got some wood chopped and changed,

Then spread a layer or two of blackboard paint,

When dry we re-arranged…


…Your playpen came down,

Your baby toys were given away,

Your cot was transformed into a desk,

Somewhere to learn and to play…


By Mummy Bear


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14 responses to “How to turn a cot into a desk ~ a poem!

  1. What a lovely poem, and a lovely tale –
    my daughter’s first bed was made of a beautiful door –
    lovely to up-cycle.
    Hope school is going well!
    Emma 🙂

  2. lifeatthelittlewood says:

    What a fab idea to transform a cot! I love Pinterest, but rarely do I follow through on any ideas! 🙂 Hope your little one has settled into school. And that you have adapted OK too! Xx

  3. mydaysni says:

    A lovely poem and a very good idea! I do like a bit of recycling, thought I am not finished with my cot just yet! I will have to remember this for when I am! #sharewithme

  4. Oh yes, I’ve seen a few of these on Pinterest, too- they look great! Well done you for actually doing it! x

  5. Louisa says:

    How cool to do your post as a poem. I love the idea! Pinterest is fab and a great source of inspiration for me.

  6. Jenny says:

    Fantastic poem. Love it. Pinterest is such a great place to get inspiration. I am obsessed with it.I get so many ideas and get lost for hours on there. lol Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  7. Lovely poem, and what an inspired idea to turn the cot into a desk. Such a fantastic way of keeping hold of a piece of furniture which holds so many memories! #sharewithme

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