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spectrumsparksie
« on: July 03, 2009 05:11:44 AM »

My dd is turning 9 on Tuesday.  And I have been working myself into the ground over the past 6 or so weeks to get her bedroom finished.
She is crafty, just like her mum, and had very little space to work, and even less place to keep her stuff.  so the main goal of this redesigned bedroom?  STORAGE.STORAGE.STO RAGE.
I had seen loft beds in the stores,very flimsy, and online, very expensive, and I decided I could do it myself. So I did! I didn't want a ladder, I wanted stairs with drawers, safer and more practical!

and just to prove I did it myself, the work in progress pictures.  You can see that I used the base slats from her old bed.

And here she is, hard at work at her new desk, complete with a false ceiling so I could put the lights in.

It was a hard slog but I am absolutely stoked that i could do it, and she loves it.
The biggest hassle?  That she had to share a room with her 5yo brother for all the time I was working.  I never let her see it until it was complete.
I would love to answer any questions if you are thinking of having a go at it yourself.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009 05:22:09 AM »

I about to turn 17, and I want that bed/craft space.
Lucky little girl... Roll Eyes



K, I'm done being jealous. You did such a good job, and the color is AMAZING.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009 05:25:22 AM »

This is superb!  I had a cabin bunk when i was a kid and well it didn't really save much space,of course I could have just had too much stuff.... Anyway, I think you did a fantastic job (the drawer/stairs is a genius idea!), and she looks very happy.  Love the colour too!
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009 05:34:38 AM »

I would love to see more detailed plans for that bed.  I have 2 little girls with a set of bunk beds right now, but eventually they will each have their own rooms.  To be able to give them loft beds would be GREAT!!!  You did a wonderful job...I want a room like that...but I don't think you can do a queen bed like that...hmmm.

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009 05:46:12 AM »

that is so AWESOME! I totally love how the stairs are drawers and there are lights under the bed.  You did a reaallly great job!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009 05:46:37 AM »

 Smiley FABULOUS JOB!!  Smiley

My son is about to turn 5 and I'm thinking of re-doing his room for his birthday. NOW I'm stoked to get it done.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009 06:02:23 AM »

I LOVE the color of the walls, very bright! Congrats, it's fabulous!
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009 06:07:54 AM »

I had a bed just like that when I was a kid (except mine didn't have drawers in the ladder) with a desk under it & everything. I loved it & it looks like your daughter does too! Great job!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009 06:23:33 AM »

I love those stairs. Sometime ago I saw a pic online of a house designed for maximum storage it had a drawer in every stair of the staircase. This is a nice realistic way to do it. Love it!
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009 06:59:29 AM »

She's a lucky girl! We're moving into an OLD house (like 90 yrs) and wanted loft beds for our girls but people mustve been short back then because the bedroom ceilings are super low. Sad  I'm jealous!  You did a great job!
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