Thursday, January 17, 2013

REALLY Big Boy Beds!

When the boys were two and we moved them from their cribs in to toddler beds we always referred to them as their “big boy beds.”  When they turned four though this past December we could physically see that it was time to move them in to something even bigger!

With the two of them sharing a bedroom for the foreseeable future we wanted to make the most of the space in their room to accommodate two growing boys.  Chris found some building plans online to build a loft bed and after a few trips to the hardware store he got to work cutting, grooving, screwing, and nailing them together. 

We then set up a painting station downstairs in the playroom so we wouldn’t have to paint out in the cold garage!  It took a while to get every nook and cranny covered with primer and paint, but I think the end result was worth it. The boys were VERY thrilled with their new sleeping arrangements.



Saying goodbye to their toddler beds.


Final touch up!


Ethan in his cozy new digs



Grayson John



Up so high!


He can touch the ceiling!


I was a nervous wreck of a mother their first night this high off the ground.  Chris added one more safety railing on the side just to give me a little extra sense of security. He also bolted the beds in to the wall, so they aren’t going anywhere!  The boys do great with them.  They scramble up and down them like little monkeys and for the first week they actually told us when it was time for them to go to bed so they could get back in them!  (That excitement has worn off!) Smile

I must also add that for their birthday the boys also got a light bulb put in to their fixture along with all their clothes put up in their closet! This was a huge step for them as they before had only two little beds in a dark little room and that was it!   Life with twins! 

We are hopeful these beds will last them for many years to come.  We still have one of their little toddler beds for sale if anybody is interested in purchasing it!


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  2. Wow, what a change! The beds look great, and I can imagine how excited the boys were about it. And now to have a light bulb - that IS really something. ;-) ;-)


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