Our son has always wanted bunk beds and this mama finally conceded to this idea a couple of weeks ago. When he first asked for them, I said he was too little and then we told him once we bought a new house. Well, two years later, he is in the same room and not getting any smaller. So his grandparents gifted him with new bunk beds. Anyone who knows me will know that I found this to be the perfect opportunity to redecorate his bedroom. Off to the paint store I went.
Good bye blue wall and hello white dove. His room has a sloped ceiling due to our roof line so on the only wall where the beds were to go, I painted wide stripes in Revere Pewter. His closet doors got a burst of color. Hello Red. He got a new light as well since his older light hung down too low. It can now be found in our front hall. Re-use right?
I spent all one Saturday painting his room. God love Benjamin Moore Aura as it allows you to recoat in an hour. However, those red closet doors were another story. Despite using the proper base primer first, it still took 4 coats to achieve uniform coverage. ugh!
With the painting all done, I suggested to hubby that we build the bunk beds. This was at 7 pm. Kids go to bed at 8. There was no way that the two of us were able to haul the box that the bunk beds came in up our stairs so we took them up piece by piece. After we dismantled his two twin beds, my hubby opened the manual. Da da daaaa….first thing he read is that the mattress for the top bunk can not exceed 6 inches. For the love of gawd. When I moved our son in to a big boy bed, I invested in great mattresses that were 12 inches thick. These were not going to work. At this point, I was ready to throw in the towel but dear ol’ hubby persuaded me to sell his beds including mattresses and for us to purchase new mattresses. He said that we could not turn back now and disappoint one very excited little boy.
I put the beds and mattresses up on kijiji as well as my FB page. Within 10 minutes we had a buyer and they took them off our hands the very next day. Off we went to purchase new mattresses. Now anyone who knows me also knows how I appreciate a good deal. I got the mattresses for $149 each. They were regular priced at $449. Score! See, I explained to hubby that I would proceed with this bunk bed fiasco on one condition that I did not have to compromise on great mattresses.
Now, we own a Jetta and on that rainy Sunday afternoon we were like two country bumpkins with the mattresses strapped to the roof of our car. The store was unable to deliver them until Thursday. That wasn’t going to work since we had all ready sold off his two beds.
The lesson, even an experienced Interior Decorator like myself make mistakes. I call it keepin’ it real folks. His bedroom is finished. He loves it and I have a few more grey hairs than before this all started.
Here it is now.