Saturday, April 14, 2012

C's Room Part 1- Hanging Bed


It was time to redo C's room. We hadn't changed it since he was 2 and a room that works for a 2 year old (sorry no pictures of the room before) is not necessarily good for a 7 year old.

Our goal was to organize his things and give him more floor space for playing. C likes to play with his "guys" (Rescue Heros etc). He likes to draw, to read and he loves sports and being active.

Our first project after painting the walls was to hang his bed. We had seen a great boys room on The Bumper Crop where they fit 3 boys in one small room by hanging the beds.


This was the inspiration for C's bed but my carpenter (husband) made up his own way of building it. We used chain rather than rope to hang it. He tied it in to the roof trusses for security.

While it's a hanging bed it's not a swinging bed. We knew that would be a disaster and bolted it to the wall at the head and back sides.


We thought about making a ladder but found one at Lowes that was perfect. It's sturdy and lightweight.  C can use it to reach all kinds of other things. It can also be folded and hung up or stored away if needed.

This not only gives him more floor space to play, it also helps burn up a lot of his energy as he climbs up and jumps down over and over again

I should mention that we do have a railing (the kind that slides under the mattress and comes up about a foot above the mattress) that we use at night to make mom happy. C doesn't like it much and it comes off every morning when he makes his bed.

-Joanne

Linking here to: Blissful and Domestic and here to: Joy 2 Journey.


8 comments:

  1. This is so cool! What a fun room! I'd love for you to link this up to my Feature Linky Party

    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/04/feature-friday-linky-party_12.html#more

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  2. Amazing! What a cool space for a growing boy! Your husband and you did a great job. Love the colours too.

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  3. Hey, tell C that the railing is pretty useful. It has nothing to do with his age...
    It's easy to fall out of any bed that's not really all that wide to begin with. I'm a tosser and turner. Once when I was 14, I slept in the top bunk at my grandparents' lakehouse, I found myself falling to the ground with a big thump. Ouch! I had slept in that bunk many, many nights before in my young life, but it didn't stop me from falling out that night. I sure wish I had a railing then! LOL!

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  4. OMG! Girl, that is amazing! I love it!!! and what fun for a little boy to be UP. They all like to be UP don't they? Should I tell you now? That you will definitely be featured next week! You rock!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  5. You have been featured and once again ... I love the bed! Can't wait to see what you do next!!!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  6. I just build these beds for my kids. Does anyone know where the plans are for the bench in this room. Thanks

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  7. You wouldn't have directions on how to make the bed would you? We are looking for a bed for our son but need some instructions! Thanks!

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