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Topic: From Bunkbed to Surf Shack!! Completely finished... pics on page 7!  (Read 14750 times)
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« on: January 02, 2009 02:39:50 PM »

We wanted my daughter to have a beach style room because she loves the beach and when we got my husband's old bunk beds we knew what we had to do!

Here's the ugly old bunk beds... please excuse the mess...

Then we added the sides...

Then we made the top bunk into a stable floor that she can walk on, and added a net "door" and a grass bedskirt...



And here it is all finished!  All we have left to do is build some solid stairs to replace the little temporary stairs in front of her door. 

This is a shot of the inside of the bed.  I made little bamboo curtain rods and tiny curtains for all of her windows and my husband actually knocked out the power to half the house when he installed the little porthole light. Cheesy

And this is what the top of the bed looks like.  I think the little pink cloth parrot really adds to it!  Thanks for looking!  I hope you guys like it!

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 02:49:38 PM »

Man, if only I hadn't had a little brother and had to share the bunk beds with him. Given the option, I might have killed for something like that when I was a kid. Hell, I want one now.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 02:53:37 PM »

Wow, this might be the greatest bed ever made.  So, so cool!

This definitely rocks!

(Also, I had that exact same parrot when I was a kid.)
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009 03:30:52 PM »

So much fun!!! Like her own little world to escape to! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 03:32:31 PM »

and I thought it was so cool when I got Little Mermaid bedsheets as a kid...
Your's is a lucky, lucky kid.  Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 03:57:15 PM »

 Shocked Wow. (hits this rocks!) You are like, the BEST mom ever. I so want to do this for my kids.... Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009 04:07:46 PM »

makes me wish i was 20 years younger!

GREAT JOB!
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009 04:11:09 PM »

Thanks for the wonderful comments guys!!  I think I actually might use the bed more than my daughter does!  When she and my husband are making too much noise I sneak in there and read books.  They almost never find me. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009 04:22:03 PM »

That is so cool!  All of the details are so spot on!  The grass skirt, the corrigated metal roof...!  All of it!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009 04:26:49 PM »

Love that bed! So creative. Your daughter's friends will be soooo jealous. Man, I'M soooo jealous!  Smiley Thanks for sharing.
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