Wasn't it just yesterday when we built these beds?
Yes? Oh good... I thought so. ha!
Well... we were having a little issue, with Miss Jocelynn wanting to STAY on the top bunk... so Cason and I decided to take them apart and try these beds as singles.
One little problem... this room is T-I-N-Y... to say the least!
Literally... two beds, and it's busting from the seams. lol.
Another drawback, after taking these beds apart were these dumb leftover posts.
We had to hammer those suckers in the FIRST time... so needless to say, they aren't going anywhere, if we simply try to pull them out.
I'm pretty sure we'll have to saw them off, and then paint white over them.
If we need to make bunk beds again, we'll just drill some new holes, I guess.
Another thing that was kinda weird, is that these beds, once apart, had TONS of room under them... and sat up REALLY high. They didn't have any kind of toe kick type board, to anchor the bed... and putting a bed skirt, under the mattress like normal, wasn't working either, because it wasn't long enough... not to mention we only had ONE.
So... we got out scissors and a staple gun. LOL
First we cut the IKEA bed skirt in half
And then stretched the bed skirt from one end of the back of the bed, to the other... and just stapled it right to the wood.
Tada! Easy fix... and MUCH better :)
These bed skirts prove to be great for hiding things too :)
We've been hiding the girls's shoes in these... "now too short"drawers.
One bed has dressy shoes, and one has play shoes.
It's working great so far!
Speaking of storage... since there is absolutely no more room for the girls's dresser, we had to put it in the closet.
I don't know if this is exactly where I'd have it, in a perfect world.
But it works for now. lol
I also added this tiny little table, to basically just hold a lamp, for night-time book reading.
It was a little yellow from sun damage, when I bought it on clearance... so I just put a quick coat of white spray paint on it, to freshin' it up a bit.
Once again, it's probably not my most favorite "fix" for the small space problem, but I already had it, and it works... for now :)
I'm on the hunt for a small yellow, or cute blue nightstand that is wide and tall, but not deep.
LOL... sounds kind of impossible huh?
Might have to build that one. lol. Shhh... don't tell Cason I said that.
Anyway... I wanted to show you our progress so far.
I have some really fun ideas for decorating these bare walls,
so I'll share some more on that, when we get to it!
This poor room is having an identity crisis. LOL
(can you do that? LOL)
Or maybe it's owners just can't make up their minds. LOL
I'm sure by this time next year it will be a guest bedroom or something.
Okay... so anyway, I'm really excited about some stuff coming up on the ol' bloggity-blog.
Friday - My Christmas Decorations! FINALLY! :)
Monday - A fun, easy, inexpensive craft post!
Till then, folks! :)