Tuesday, March 10, 2009

One Down One To Go!

This weekend we finished staining and painting the boy's loft bed. By Sunday night he was excitedly sleeping in it.

We had planned on painting the whole thing - but during the sanding process we decided to leave it au natural (somewhat)...a little stain...some poly and painted shelves are what we decided on.

We wish we hadn't painted the shelves but I guess that could still be changed later and it might look a lot different once the shelves are filled with boyish books (waiting for the shelves to "cure" awhile long before putting the books back). Still need to add a matching painted trip along the edge of the desktop to pull it all together.

Need to also figure out what to put on the pegboard at the back - I know they do (somewhere?) sell desk accessories that are made to be put on a pegboard.

I bought the boy some army green curtains from Walmart and want to find some sort of army green cover for his bed.

From this...

To this... (before stain and poly)

To this.


Anonymous said...

The beds look great. You can get pegs at Walmart or a dollar type store.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Lovely! I don't think you will notice the painted shelves at ALL once they are filled with books.

They will be easier to wipe clean, anyway.

CanadianGrandma said...

Love those beds! Your kids will enjoy them for a long time to come!