Another fabric sample.
And an idea for beds to include this:
Our decorating and color ideas came from this bedding that we already had:
But before any of that could work in a room with five boys, we had to paint...and before we totally took the room apart, we remember pictures!
Before all the painting started, Mark and Granddaddy put their heads together to come up with bunk bed plans. Granddaddy got the wood and cut it and even pre-drilled the frame and delivered it on Piano Recital day (cause he rocks).
I'm tempted to stop here and make ya'll all wait until tomorrow to see what took place but then I think someone would come up with the cyber version of rotten tomatoes to throw at me so I won't!
And this started...
Not going to show the finished project yet...I had some art up my sleeve to do as well as a bit of refinishing. And while I worked on canvasses, three very sad looking male faces appeared and requested ever so sweetly to paint one. I couldn't resist those big blue and brown eyes so an afternoon of painting commenced on their very own canvasses.
Not sure how we didn't get a picture of Josiah in action, but he was there painting his square too.
And, when we visited Granddaddy Thanksgiving weekend, he showed us a chest of drawers he had picked up for $35! No kidding. Solid wood. Just needed to be painted. For those that don't know, my parents are pickers on the side. They have a booth at an antique mall where they sale their finds. But this, this I was not going to let get away and gladly accepted it!
It had those missing drawers, I just had already taken them off to get the hardware off so Mark could sand it.
So ya'll want to see the finished product huh???
I was kind of bummed that we didn't get to do the beds L-shaped. When we put them in the L-shape, there was no room to put two dressers and a crib so we had to think and rethink. My dad and Mark wanted to make sure they were sturdy enough for, well, boys. And that meant using a bit bulkier wood. But ya'll, these things will last for a long time! We also had to factor in that the beds were tall enough to hit the fan. Mark willingly volunteered to chop off a bit to make it work but we came up with this configuration and it worked. I'm really happy with how it all turned out and the curtains on the beds are a super hit! This room was a month long project and every time the boys woke up it was kind of like Christmas. They spent four days sleeping in the living room (on the sleeper sofa) and so they were truly surprised each time they awoke to find their room a little different. It was a great treat for them and I'm so excited that they love it.
Now, I realize this is a long post, so next time we do a big project, should I just post as we go or wait until it's done? I love waiting so everyone could definitely see the finishing touches. Sometimes I forget to post the finished product when I post as we go.