I had hoped to have a loft bed built for B at the same time but that didn't happen. We have bunk beds as B & N slept in them when J arrived. However, when we moved here we split them up & N slept in one in his room & B in the other in his room. I wanted to put them back together for N & J. So that's what we did today.
However, first I had to remove the Pooh border from the little boys room & put up the Thomas one I had bought extremely
It sounds easy right...
- remove Pooh border
- put up Thomas border
- take down B's bed
- put bunks together
- set up B's new bed
- All done
Yeah, well, I really should have taken BEFORE photos. I had the two little boys working most of the morning cleaning up their room. THEY certainly thought it was clean. I didn't. I had to move everything away from the walls. They tired out so I took over cleaning. Let's just say they'll have a few less toys to have to put away.
I got the old border done very easily actually & the new one up even faster. All of this was done with N's help. He was a huge help to me today. J was put down for a nap when he started spotting tears faster than words. It was a late nap & he was still awake thirty minutes ago (at almost an hour past his bedtime) but I didn't have to listen to the cranky four year old either.
Then came time to move the beds. I headed in to B's room. Oh..my...gosh! I should say that I try very hard NOT to go in to B's room as my blood pressure always elevates. I want to say this publicly right now though..."Mom, I am SO sorry for the state of my room growing up. I don't know how you ignored it like you did." Anyway, I gave him a chance to clean it himself. He declined. All righty then - in I went with a large trash bag. I just scooped up handfuls of whatever was on the floor (yup, including all the nice Legos) & in they went. Thankfully for B my MIL showed up & took the trash bag home & was going to sort through it all to pull out the Legos. Although, I'm really hoping she brings them in to work & gives them away there. She works for a boarding school for troubled kids. Most do not have a lot of toys. This might be a good lesson for B as well.
I'm glad I decided to do this while hubby was here. I had originally thought to do it while he was gone to hunting camp for ten days later in the month. He had to help me take apart the rails on the beds as they were in there very tightly. Then he cut new slats for B's bed as I didn't have any for it. Finally he put together a nice safety rail for the top bunk. Oh & he did help put the bunks together.
Here are photos of the finished rooms...
This is B's room. All nice & cleaned. I should say that we ended up getting him a mattress from Wal-Mart. What, Wal-Mart doesn't sell mattresses where you live? Try the camping aisle. ;-) Yup, we bought him an
cheap inexpensive air mattress. It will work for now until we can get him a real mattress. He's loving it though.
This is little boys room. The bunks are all set up & made. Safety rail in place. Stuffies on the beds. All set for bedtime!
Two very excited & happy boys in their new beds!
And B all snuggled in to his new bed.
So, I'm tired & heading to bed very soon!
This is what I spent my afternoon doing. This morning I made three fleece no-sew blankets for Brady's Smile. I have about eight more to make. Although, I do have a friend who just had a baby & plan to give both her daughters a blanket and I may keep one to give to my nephew for Christmas. That leaves nine I can send off to Brady's Smile hopefully on Tuesday.