shared room

Everyone now has their own space!

So, this is a post about the recent big project in our house.  It’s not about migraines, but then again, it may be, because the calm that has resulted in each of my daughters having their own space may contribute to less stress, and possibly migraine relief!

We have three kids and a three bedroom house.  My two daughters share a room, and up until recently had a bunk bed.  The problem came when the younger wanted the top bunk, which the older of the two had dibs on and occupied for a couple of years already.  Basically, both girls needed a top bunk.  Two loft beds.  The problem was there was no easy fix for their room, because their room does not have one full wall.  Each wall either has closets, windows, or doors.  Lots of brainstorming later, we came up with the idea that if we moved the door from the right hand side of the room into the center of the room, a bed could come out from that portion where the door used to be.

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Before we busted out the wall and moved the door, I scanned tons of websites full of L shaped loft beds, all were either crazy expensive, or just didn’t fully meet what we wanted.  We came up with about 4 pretty close to what we were looking for pictures, and ended up combining them to result in two L shaped loft beds, both with a desk the full length of the bed underneath, and a bookcase on the left side of the end of the desk.  My husband did all the work, did an awesome job, and they turned out beautifully.  I don’t think he will ever go into the furniture business, even though it only took about a week to complete the beds, it’s not an instant gratification process!

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Here’s the almost finished product without the bookcases (and before we realized we needed to add another slat to the bed area for safety):

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And here’s the fully finished product:

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Two super happy girls, with their own space.  They have been hanging out on their beds, reading, listening to music, almost like they have their own rooms!  Totally worth living in shambles with their room contents strewn throughout our house and their mattresses in our room for two weeks!