Loft Bed

20140108_134509

20140108_134509

3 children + 2 Bedrooms + Minimal space + Too much stuff = DISATER.

We live in what some people may consider to be a small home, we like to think of it as cozy. In 2013 we had our third child and quickly realized that the small bedrooms we had would not accommodate all three children as easily as we had hoped. As the year went on and the rooms became more crowded we started to panic a little, and started looking for ways to fit three girls in two rooms. Sounds easy enough but it was not easy, at all.

We started researching bunk beds and then we came across Loft Beds. They are really neat, total space savers. We started pricing the loft beds, they are EXPENSIVE! We continued to research and Google different ideas, oh and of course used Pinterest. We came across a web site, that showed us step by step how to make the loft bed. It even went as far as to tell you what wood you need and what lengths to cut the wood into. Weekend project for Hubby? I think so.

We went to the local hardware store and purchased the wood we needed, it totalled well under $100. That is an awesome price for this amazing bed. Hubby then set out making the loft bed for our daughter.  The finished product is pictured above.

The bottom part of the bed has turned into a trial and error project. We have had the underneath of it done several ways. We changed it around again the other week. We have decided to hang a closet rod across the end of the bed on the bottom, so that we can hang up dress up clothes.  We were also able to put in a Barbie house and a chalkboard desk. There are so many options with what you could do with the underneath space of this bed. It looks great and she loves it! Without the loft bed her toys would not fit into her room, so it is great that we stumbled across this and even better that we found directions on how to build it.

Loft Bed with closet rod at the end to hang up dress up clothes.

Loft Bed with closet rod at the end to hang up dress up clothes.

The link and directions to make this bed can be found at: http://ana-white.com/2010/05/furniture-plans-loft-bed.html. This is a great website, with lots of DIY projects.

 

 

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