Monday, May 31, 2010

Putting Up the Bunk Bed

I bought this bunk bed last June from good will for $50. I had the plan of sanding and painting them. Well, when I started I had no tools to make this worth while. Finally I was able to borrow some from our friends and the process was able to really begin. However, vacation, Emily's appendicitis, pregnancy complete with morning sickness, made the project a lot longer and harder than originally planned. But I finally got it done what with the deadline of baby #3 looming over me. Here is the beginnings of putting it up.

We realized as we were putting it up that we were missing some much needed support for the base boards. So Robert went out and had them cut a lot more to keep the beds secure.

The finished project. I really like how nice this bed is. For a $50 bed + time and money on redoing it, it is really pretty sturdy. I have been hearing all about the bunk beds they are making these days that are $400 and yet are horribly creaky and unstable particle board. This is solid wood with metal parts and it is much stronger than what we could have bought at the store. The girls love it!

4 comments:

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job on the paining, it looks SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

It looks great!

Proctor Funk said...

AWESOME!! For $50 you can't beat it! I love them!!! Lucky find for Goodwill, I have tried to find bunk beds there and never do!! I bet the girls just love them!

jugglingpaynes said...

RYC: I would start with one child and work your way up. ;o) I actually lost a lot of strength when I was pregnant with my youngest.

4 days to go? Do let us know when the baby arrives!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina