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Lucky one-year-old girl has custom-made $2,600 bed

A mother-of-four has surprised her one-year-old daughter with an incredible $2,600 princess castle bed – complete with a slide, a two sleeping areas and her name printed on the top. 

Leandrea Goves, from Brisbane, Queensland, purchased her daughter Charlotte’s bed as a first birthday present when she was 12 weeks pregnant as the Bed Monkeys company has a waiting list of two years. 

‘Charlotte came along after three boys so she became our little princess and of course a princess needs a castle,’ the 36-year-old told FEMAIL.

Leandrea Goves, who is based in Brisbane, purchased her daughter Charlotte’s $2,600 bed as a first birthday present from Bed Monkeys, who have a wait list of two years

Scott, the owner of Bed Monkeys, took four weeks to build it using 43 separate pieces and three trips to and from his garage to the Goves house

Scott, the owner of Bed Monkeys, took four weeks to build it using 43 separate pieces and three trips to and from his garage to the Goves house

So Leandrea spent countless hours on the web looking for castle beds that were one-of-a-kind and fit for her ‘over-the-top’ daughter.  

‘As soon as I found out I was having a girl I went crazy. Her wardrobe is already sitting at around $7,000. A lot of my family and friends think its excessive but I enjoy spoiling her and it makes me happy,’ she said.

Combining ideas she found on Pinterest with ways it could be made larger as she grows, Leandrea employed the help of Bed Monkeys to create it.  

So Leandrea spent countless hours on the web looking for castle beds that were one-of-a-kind and fit for her 'over-the-top' daughter

So Leandrea spent countless hours on the web looking for castle beds that were one-of-a-kind and fit for her ‘over-the-top’ daughter

There is a single bed on top of the castle

And plenty of drawers for her to keep her clothes in

‘As soon as I found out I was having a girl I went crazy. Her wardrobe is already sitting at around $7,000. A lot of my family and friends think its excessive but I enjoy spoiling her and it makes me happy,’ she said

‘We understand her bed won’t last her forever but once she has outgrown it we will just sell it on for another little princess to enjoy,’ she said.

Scott, the owner of Bed Monkeys, took four weeks to build it using 43 separate pieces and three trips to and from his garage to the Goves house. 

‘Her bed is a single at the top and double at the bottom,’ Leandrea said.

‘The stairs have built in drawers and under the slide there are shelves and space to hang her doll clothes. 

Leandrea (right), Charlotte (front), Connor (back) and their father were all excited by the bedrooms

Leandrea (right), Charlotte (front), Connor (back) and their father were all excited by the bedrooms

‘The crown is laser cut and under the double bed there is pink mood lighting. On the sides of the double mattress there are two secret boxes where she can store her special things and the top of the towers is actual shelving.’

After the success of the first design Leandrea decided to ask Scott to build her three-year-old son Connor a bed. 

The design idea was clear from the very start. 

'We own an Earth building business and his bed is built as an exact replica of the excavator his father drives,' she said (pictured)

‘We own an Earth building business and his bed is built as an exact replica of the excavator his father drives,’ she said (pictured)

'Connor is a die hard digger fan so of course he had to have one the same as dad,' she said

‘Connor is a die hard digger fan so of course he had to have one the same as dad,’ she said

This project cost the family $2,000, and despite some reservations from dad, is now a welcome part of the family home

This project cost the family $2,000, and despite some reservations from dad, is now a welcome part of the family home

‘We own an Earth building business and his bed is built as an exact replica of the excavator his father drives,’ she said.

‘Connor is a die hard digger fan so of course he had to have one the same as dad. 

‘The bed is a king single, the excavator arm actually moves and the bucket is used as a toy box. 

‘He has a matching shelf personalised with his name and a set of drawers to match the bed.’

This project cost the family $2,000, and despite some reservations from dad, is now a welcome part of the family home.

'He has a matching shelf personalised with his name and a set of drawers to match the bed,' she said

Connor's shelving

The beside drawers and shelving was also produced for Connor’s bedroom

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