Our son's room has been in the process of a makeover since August. I started with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, ceilings, trim and built in dresser. Added the magnetic wall from Rustoleum. Then at the end of August, Hurricane Irene struck and we were without power for over a week. We started our home school year right after that. Time flew by and then I hurt my knee. You can't get much accomplished on crutches.
Finally, we are back at it. Trying to get it finished quickly.
This bed which never fit in the room properly had to go. It's an amazing bed but not for a dormered cape. The ceilings are too low and this had actually sat in the middle of the room for far too long.
Last week I took it all apart. It is ready to go to my sister's house this weekend.
Here is the replacement bed. I know it seems weird to have a twin mattress on the full size bed but there is a reason.
Slight mess~no drawer pulls on the built in, dresser that is actually part of the bed, and a ton of things packed in front of the window.
Here is our inspiration. I love these beds from Pottery Barn but can not afford one. So I enlisted the help of my brother to build bookcases into the empty space on the bed above. It is on the to do list this weekend~had to wait for him to come back from Disney. I would have liked to build the bed from scratch but hubby and I don't have those skills and my brother has a job and a family. We can't keep him all to ourselves. So we are starting with a purchased frame.
Purchased this bureau at the consignment shop.
It's a little scratched but I plan to paint it anyway. The price and size was right.
This will fit right into the space in front of his window.
I will be removing the first drawer and adding a shelf.
It will be just like this one. My brother has already built the sides and back for the top of the bureau.
I love the double use~the drawers are nice and deep. There will be plenty of storage.
I am also working on this pillow for a friend.
The first squares waiting to be joined.