Poor Beau. He’s been so excited about getting his room done, but we’ve been so busy, and his room calls for such grand plans that it seems like we’re not making much progress in there. And oh yeah, the plans keep a’changin every two seconds. Like our new plans for a suspended loft bed.
Okay, let me back up and tell you what we have gotten done, although I have zero pictures to share. We did get one wall painted navy like he wanted, and it looks amazing. Really accentuates the height of the walls without overwhelming the room with the color.
We did get the room cleared out, and we moved in a beautiful antique dresser that just looks gorgeous in there. The dresser was in the living room but looks like it was made for Beau’s room!
We went thrifting for frames to repurpose into display for Beau’s various antique/vintage military patches that have been handed down through our family through the years. Oh yeah, while thrifting, found the perfect rattan chairs for that space that someone beat me to! Still crying a bit over that loss.
Suspended loft bed plans
While we were working on the plans for the loft bed, which admittedly was going to pretty much take over a lot of the room, Michael had a fantastic idea. He said, “why don’t you just build a suspended loft bed, held up by chains or metal rope, like they sleep on on military boats?” As you can imagine, with Beau’s love of all things military, he was on board. He really just wants a bed that is elevated (a la Drake from Drake and Josh and also Henry from Henry Danger who are apparently the cool kids nowadays). This ticks both boxes- military inspired and elevated.
For me, I need to make sure that a suspended loft bed is safe and functional. Safe because, you know, I’m kinda fond of that kid Beau, and functional because one of the reasons I was on board with a loft bed is because he really could use the function that comes with the extra space underneath it.
For what it’s worth, I’m having a really hard time finding exactly what I’m picturing on Pinterest, but I think it will be much simpler than the loft bed that we were going to tackle before. Here are a couple of Pins that kind of capture what I’m thinking:
This last one shows what the bare bones of the project would pretty much look like in Beau’s room. It would be a bit higher. I’d build some sort of railing or something to keep him falling off and then I think a rope ladder to get up and down.
We are planning to do this thing this weekend. Once we get the loft bed done, hopefully the rest of the room will just fall into place. Right?