Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Big Little, Old New Bunk

{le sigh}
Here I am, again.
I've been sitting here, half of my attention on writing and half on watching an Olympic water polo final, for ten minutes, trying to figure out what to write to bring an almost two-and-a-half-month blogging absence to an end.
So much has happened, so many memories made.
We are enjoying every bit summer.
I'll eventually get around to some of it, but for now, the final result of my bunk bed project.
I found these rough diamonds on Craigslist Bellingham and my in-laws, so wonderfully, went across the border to pick them up and my mom brought them across the water.
Let's just say my excitement waned pretty quickly.
This wasn't a project, it was a PROJECT.
I wanted to do it right and well.
I won't get into the details, because you'd be sitting there so long you'd need food and water, so without further blah-blah-blah, here is the before:
They were dainty and cute and the only thing that kept me going was envisioning them fresh and white and perfect.
Weeks, and hours, tears and maybe a few thrown in towels, a zillion (or what felt like it) coats of paint later, all set up with their new-from-Target bedding, here is the finished product......on the left is what the room looked like as a playroom, and the left, the girls new bedroom.
{some decor}
To the left are my adorable prints from Cici Art Factory
I just got the frame collage wall (which I will blog about later) done late last week, and it finally feels finished! 
Denay loves her upper bunk and Paisley hasn't given us any problems sleeping in her new big girl bed.  The other aspect of moving rooms meant that we needed to create some space, and when you don't have a basement/crawl space, that means purging.  I probably shipped of half of the stuff that was in their playroom and I feel so much lighter.  I had to get creative but it works and everything fits *just* right.
If you're reading this, it means you came back.....thanks!


Joanne said...

Yeah! Missed you and your writing....great job on the bunks...their room looks terrific!

Carmelle said...

The room looks awesome - so fresh & fun! Love the bedding!

Carmelle said...

By the way, way to endure on the bunk beds! They look amazing!