This past summer, I decided to build bunk beds for Joey. Yes, build. From scratch. Like, with lumber and screws. Oh, did I mention that I'm pregnant? Well, that I knew that I was pregnant when I decided to undertake this project?
I saw these bunk beds at The Land of Nod, but at nearly $2000 I would never consider actually purchasing the set.
bunk beds could be found on Ana's blog. Did I mention that she gives these plans away for free?
Since we don't have a garage, basement, or any sort of workshop, I only bought enough wood to complete one step at a time. The building part went by very quickly. But I dreaded the painting. By the time the pieces were ready to be painted, it was hot. So hot that I could hardly bear to be outside. So the unfinished parts of the bed sat in our dining room for weeks until it was cool enough outside to paint. And by "cool enough," I mean 95 degrees.
Here are some photos of the building process:
|Work in progress: headboard and footboard for the top bunk|
|Putting Paul to work|
|All pieces ready to prime and paint|
|Joey's toy shelf, which is not safe for the baby|
|Gotta make room for the baby|
|Headboard/footboard in hallway|
|Headboard/footboard and rails in dining room|
|Our "guest bed"|