Tackling the Girls’ Beds

Last week and the week before that, we tackled the girls’ bed situation. I say “Situation” becuause, well, it WAS. I was tired of them playing on the bunkbed like it was a jungle gym, drawing their legs up and swinging on the bars under the top bunk like monkey bars. I was fed up with them grabbing hold of the safety rail and hanging on it, or sitting on it, and bending the screws so that the support rail didn’t stand up straight anymore. Oh, I tried to handle it, believe me – but no amount of training and consequences would correct their hyper-active ways.

So I did what a mother at her wits end does – I got rid of the bunkbed. I don’t have to worry about their saftey (in regards to that bunkbed) anymore.

No, instead I turned to Craigslist (doncha loveit?) and found a twin bed for Princess in excellent condition for only a hundred dollars and I bought a pull out twin bed/loveseat from for Drama Queen from a friend for only $30. Frugal furnishings. Gotta love it.

With the two new additions, we took their room from this (click for bigger):

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That little piece of floor you see in the third picture was all they had. The toybox and bed was immediately to the left of the door, and there was just a tiny walk space between the bed and white dresser/bookcase.

To this:

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Ok, sure, Drama Queen’s bed takes up a little more space when it’s open:

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But, hey! Drama Queen can open it and close it all by herself. And look how much space they have now!

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They’re room (still small) seems a smidge LESS small now. 😉

Princess’ bed is a dark brown wood with 3 drawers underneath and bookcase type headboard. Drama Queen’s is a white loveseat that pulls out into a twin bed at night and gives them seating during the day. The best part is… they can’t SWING on these beds! And sure, they can jump off of them and fall and say,… BRUISE THEIR RIBS.. *ahem*… but they can’t fall as far, right? Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

Tackle It Tuesday is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!!

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Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
March 31, 2009 10:13 pm

Great tackle! Well done!

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Krisi
Krisi
March 31, 2009 11:41 pm

Great tackle!

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Lynn
Lynn
April 1, 2009 9:45 am

I have just found your blog through the Blissfully Domestic Blog! How inspirational and reminiscent it is now that my girls are grown and I watch my granddaughters grow! I will be following for sure! ~Lynn~

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Juliana
Juliana
April 1, 2009 3:16 pm

Smart move, According to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hopital, approx. 18,000 kids under age 6 go to the ER for concussion, arm, leg, skull fractures and brain injuries from bunk bed falls. A handful die each year because they slide between the bed and wall and strangle!

L2L
L2L
April 2, 2009 2:08 am

Yeah good job, we have two boys in one room and we had to split the bunkbeds, didn’t leave much room to play but was way more safer!!!! It looks great!!!

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