We are on Spring Break and our son is visiting my parent’s down South. What better time to remodel our son’s room! Ever since he fell in love with LEGOs his room has been a LEGO disaster zone. I’m sure any parent who has young children can relate. No matter how many times we tell Logan to put his LEGOs away, they just keep finding new spots on the floor.
We have tried a loft bed (too scary for a little boy). We have tried a low-lying bed (doesn’t help with the LEGOs, but makes mommy happy that he is easy to get to at night). We have searched Pinterest and the internet for ideas… only to come up with our own design.
My husband drew a sketch of what we wanted: a hidden bed, a LEGO table, drawers and a hidden toy chest.
This was a very rough draft of our hopes for Logan’s remodel. Since my husband is NOT a custom builder… this is a figure it out as you go project. Fingers crossed it turns out. (Just a side note — my husband build our shed, a spa gazebo, and our fence…so he knows a little about building.)
On Sunday, Chas cleaned up all of the LEGOs! LOL! Yes, we had hundreds of LEGOs to pick up and move. We moved his bed into his sister’s room. All of the other furniture is shoved in front of his closet.
On Monday, Chas began to build the frame for the “stage.” This stage is actually two parts: where the bed goes and where the hidden toy chest + drawers go. Kira (our daughter) was happy to help Daddy build the stage. First he had to build the part that goes over the bed.
Next he used 4×4 posts for the legs. Then he had to build the second portion of the stage (the part that will house the hidden toy chest and drawers) and attach it to the first part of the stage.
This took up most of the afternoon. He stopped around 7:00 for dinner…then it was time to RELAX.
Today is a new day! Time to build again. I will update you tomorrow will how things are turning out.
Click to see the FINISHED PROJECT