We are gearing up to start our school year in a couple of days and I had an epiphany...well, of sorts. The kids usually end up all bunking in the same room, so I thought to myself that it would be nice to turn the other bedroom into a homeschool room. As usual, I'm flying by the seat of my pants trying to get it done and I've been toying with the idea of a triple bunk bed for a while. So, Sam went to help our friend move this morning and when he came home, he found me eye deep in pondering how I could possibly turn the boy's current bunk beds into a triple bunk. Didn't want to spend any money, you see. Just wanted to use what we had on hand. He said I was crazy. He's starting to come around to my upcycling obsessiveness. Well, after much collaborating together, we came up with a plan and we (read mostly Sam) went to work on it. :) Poor man is now pooped, but looky at what he built!
The kids are giddy with excitement! They are loving it. We have a few more boards to add after some more money gets allotted for this project. I'm also going to put up curtains on rods for the two lower bunks and a tent for the top. We had all that wood on hand and the two upper bunks are the same metal bases from the previous bunk beds...Now, I need to figure out what to do with the head and foot boards from the other bunks.... ;)
I so wanted to paint the kids' room today. I have some paint out in the garage and was sorely tempted, but I figured I could get to that another day.... I might paint the school room first since it will be mostly empty for a split second before I start setting up shop in there... All I know is that it will feel better in both rooms once the unfortunate colors get hidden under much more soothing neutrals. I think almost 3 years is enough time spent with those colors. :)