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This week my darling husband grounded me. As you might have been able to tell we have been incredibly crazy busy away from home this summer. I don’t think I should even say how many miles we’ve put on our poor car this summer with quite a few more to go. We have had so much fun as a family this summer in 51 days we were gone from our house for 43 days. We are so blessed that Nate is able to work from wherever there is internet access, I would hate to have him miss out on all this fun (and everyone who knows me knows there is no way I’ll be making a 24 hour drive myself anytime soon).
So, back to being grounded. I was told this past Sunday that I was grounded for the week. This worked out well for the pile of furniture that is needing serious attention. One of the first projects wasn’t even one that was in the pile, it was the two beds (that nicely become bunk beds when space is an issue) that my littlest boys were sleeping on (I don’t think they mind that they’re “camping” with their mattresses on the floor at the moment).
These beds are a nice solid wood and from what I’m hearing from my brother in law were Nate’s and his when they were little so I’m guessing they’re a good 20-25 years old.
I cannot find the before picture but picture nice solid DARK wood bunk beds. With a little sanding, painting and staining they are now these! I cannot wait to get the room all put together and show you how it turns out, the ideas in my head are trying to explode out as we speak!
I did have to not paint what wouldn’t be seen since I ran out of paint and getting more wasn’t an option since we didn’t know the color – so just ignore that part OK! It is a really nice blue then sanded to death and stained all over with minwax early American (my favorite stain color and what is always likely to be found in my garage).
So, I have a dilemma (is that really how that word is spelled?) we *thought* the ladder was long gone but we just got it back….it obviously is wood and not a nice blue color – the rest of the furniture in the room is white and very sanded and stained would it look really weird if I did that to the ladder? Honest opinions here people because I’m not sure what else to do…..maybe I’ll have to get the room all done 1st and decide. Either way let me know what you think?