About six months ago I posted a short blurb about us debunking the girls’ bunk beds into two twin beds. Well. The two twin beds on the floor weren’t really working for me.
Their room is forever messy. I mean MESSY. I do get it cleaned up every once in awhile, at least every 2 weeks when the cleaning lady comes, but even then, I never felt like it was REALLY clean because the beds were still sitting on the floor since the frame was made for bunk beds. And most of the time it was a flat sea of STUFF.
I asked Scott to build a frame for the beds so it would be 1-2 feet off the floor. Well, we all know what happens when Scott starts building. I knew we were in trouble when Scott walks in from the hall and says, “I think I have an idea for the girls’ room.”
He decided to reuse the book case and desk for bunk beds but to split them up and make them BOTH top bunks. He used some 2×4’s he had around the house and voila! We have bunk beds again.
Warning: please do not refer to these pictures for organization skills.
As you can see, it adds a TON of floor space. I like that you don’t see the really messy desk and book case from the door. I like that a lot of wall space was freed up. I like that their desk and book case are now a sort of wall unit, hidden beneath their beds.
For anyone curious, here is the inside where he attached four screws from the outside.
Scott had it done in less than 30 minutes and the room is completely different. Lexi was really worried about sleeping up high but when she woke up, she said she loved it. Works for me.
Ally Garner says
This reminds me of my freshman dorm at UGA! My roommate & I payed a small fortune to have those lofts built for our shoebox room. But it was well worth it. We had tons more space available. Brilliant idea by Scott! Hope the girls love it 🙂
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It reminds me of a dorm room too.