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The elusive ladderWe actually need to finish this bed thing before May (read: before baby Yeh #2 comes along). So I was talking to the great and wonderful B-chan about it and worked it out that we should be done with the ladder by the end of April. We should probably be done with a lot of things by the end of April, but this post is about the bed...
I googled a tutorial for a loft/ bunk bed ladder by Ana White, but we still have to figure out how to attach it so that it slides in and out. The monkey seems to think that he can climb up on the ladder. I just don't want to be staring an unfinished project in the face when I can do absolutely nothing about it for at least 6 months.
Part of this whole build-a bed thing is completely rearranging pretty much the entire house so that the kids have the big bedroom. I was re-thinking things and figured it might be nice to have our bed back in the big room once the kids share a bunk bed of sorts. It means we'd be able to get at the drawers in the Malm chests that currently are barely accessible. For the small room, I've even seen a Murphy bunk bed! But that's later, waaaay later.
Musical Chairs...beds, desks, etc.So, back to rearranging... I emptied our closet so that we could move our computer cabinet into our room. An empty closet clears it of our stuff for the Monkey and Coconut's clothes.
|Printer cabinet before move|
|Crib relocated next to changing table|
We are planning to get the bed this weekend from someone on Craigslist. Hopefully, it will work out that they can disassemble it enough to fit into the accord. I think we still need to get a mattress though.
For now, I took pictures of how the sewing corner looks after I emptied the monkey's toy shelf and added it to our old nightstands (see below). (I will post more pictures of the kids' room when the monkey is not asleep.) We got a different toy storage system from B-chan's sister. Yeah for hand-me-downs; just keepin' it green, and redecorating with stuff I already have.
|Bookshelf with toy shelf and relocated toys|
Creating new storage
|Bookshelf over nightstands|