This summer I decided to join forces with 5 Minutes for Mom, and tackle one big project every week and blog around it. This week's project had been more than one week's work, but accumulation of a summer's work.
In April, my Ladybug turned six years old. She asked for two things for her birthday, a DS handheld gaming system, and a bunk bed. After looking around at bunk beds, my husband decided he would built one on his own. When I say, on his own, I mean it. Rick is your classic Kinesthetic learner. The bunk bed was totally of his own design, and resembles outdoor play equipment. This bed is SOLID. My husband was also on his own time table. So, it was only appropriate, that the bunk bed project started for Ladybug's birthday on April 8th, would be completed just in time for Bumblebee's birthday on August 8th.
During this time, Ladybug decided how she would like the bunk bed painted. Her inspiration was a Henry and Mudge book,where Annie, Henry's prissy but beloved cousin moves next door. Mommy did her best to recreate a garden setting, you be the judge...
I even broke out the sewing machine, which has not seen the light of day in a long time. I had to crack out the instruction manual to remember how to thread the machine! The window toppers were made from pink scratch material from Ladybug's baby quilt and the aqua bedskirt that came with Bumblebee's bedding set.
We used the money we saved by staying home for our STAYCATION to replace their windows.
But my most creativity trick was using the quilt rack given to me by my good friend, Stephanie as additional closet space for the girls' Sunday dresses. Ladybug decided to display her trucks below it "for decoration, Mommy. "
My $9.00 butterfly rug was a good find and fitted great into our garden theme.
The girls love their new space!