Aaaahhh! I finally can share with you the beds I have built for two of my boys. I am so happy with how they turned out, but more importantly, my boys are thrilled with their new space.
When Shane and I moved our bedroom into the unfinished basement so we could split up our boys into 2 different rooms, we took the old bunk beds down. That meant the only one left with a bed was my oldest and his drawers were broken. It was a sad, sad, space!
After tearing out the carpet, painting the walls and ceiling (bye, bye stenciled ceiling!), adding a new light, installing new floors & baseboard, I was finally ready to build the beds.
We were going for an urban, modern space. My oldest liked having a bed with drawers so he requested that the new bed also have storage. My 10 year old wanted a fort. I was a little worried that a fort would have a hard time blending in seamlessly with an modern space. Usually forts are a bit rustic.
Here is what I came up with!
My fear was that by having a bed under the loft bed, it would be a dark hole and that even in the day time my oldest would need the lamp on. We lucked out since there is a window next to it and right across from it, it stays nice and bright!
The tutorials for both beds are over on the Home Depot Blog. Head over and see how easy they were to build plus see even MORE PHOTOS!