psst! we were a featured post on ana white's facebook page!
we LOVE it!!
the bed was based on ana white's plans for a camp loft bed with stair, but slightly modified to make it a bit shorter since we only have 8' ceilings and there's a ceiling fan in the room.
see tons and tons and TONS of pics after the jump break!
first glimpse as you enter the room:
curious about the pom-pom garlands?
from the head of the bed:
this is a twin-sized 10" deep foam mattress. the rails would definitely need to be higher to accommodate a coil mattress and boxspring.
area to the left of the bed:
my special project: the washi tape monster truck collage
even though i initially wanted an enclosed fort-bed, we eventually opted against it for lighting and ventilation reasons. why would we close K off from all the glorious sunlight that pours into his room?
he has one of the few southern-exposure windows in our house, lucky guy!
a few shots of the steps:
the steps are easy enough for a toddler to handle, yet won't be baby-ish when K is ten. but, if it turns out they are baby-ish, we can easily remove the steps (i saw fish take them off to get the frame up the stairs -- i know it can be done!) and add a couple of rungs to the remaining frame.
from the foot of the bed:
you can see how i did the geometric door design here.
it has held up extremely well!
K's view of the room while in bed:
the chalkboard wall is not nearly so immaculate anymore!
but, it IS well-used and much-loved so there ya go.
surprisingly, K doesn't climb out of bed to play with all his toys at night. i'm not sure if it's because the bed is higher up...or if we just lucked out.
essential boy toys!