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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?
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wow !!!! Love the color!!!! Turned out so cool!!!!!
Thank you so much!
Very sweet project. The memory of bunk beds is a fond one.
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Thank you, I can agree. My sister and I shared bunk beds for a long time. Thanks for visiting!
Looks great, I will be moving my triplets from there cribs to big kids beds soon….I want to do something fun for there new beds.
So beautiful! I love the color and the distressed look.
Oh my word! This is lovely! I wished my bunkbed looked half as nice as this when I was growing up. Maybe if it did my sister and I wouldn’t have broken it!
Abby! Triplets? I will admit I am jealous. I’ve got 7 but no multiples and I always thought it would be so fun to watch how they interact together.
MJ, thank you!
Kahli, thanks 🙂 I love how they’ve turned out.
ooh-great job! I love the blue color that you chose! Your blog title made me laugh! I wish that my husband would ground me! 🙂
Have a happy weekend!
Tausha, thank you. Sometimes being grounded is pretty much the best thing ever….now if I could just get him to tell me to take a nap 🙂
I love the color!! Bunkbeds make great memories!! I sure have some!
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Thank you Jennifer 🙂 they love them!
Love the blue beds! What if you went with another accent pop color – red or green or yellow or some color you might have elsewhere in the room? I think it could add a nice graphic pop! Possible serendipity happening here…
Revi – thank you for your help – I had a little miracle here and we actually were able to find the lid to the blue!! So – it is in a safe place for when (if ever) we put the beds together for bunks – but I like your idea – I love color!
I agree with Revi, I would go with an accent or contrast color. My first thought was red, but blues and yellows can look pretty awesome too. Of course, you could always go with black, too. The beds look great. Makes me want to start painting things around here. Thanks for the inspiration!