I only a few minutes before I need to start school with the kids so this will have to be a quick update on our progress.
We have the walls and floor painted but I forgot to take a good picture of the floor before we started the beds. Oops. It looked beautiful though.
We used zero VOC Olympic brand paint in Garlic Clove (my preferred shade of white that I've used in all our houses.) I've never used zero VOC before and didn't know how well it would cover but I'm happy to announce it covered excellent with two coats. The floor will get a third but only because we left marks during the bed building process. I'm sure extra coats there will be a good idea anyway. I don't know for sure what I want to do on the floor permanently...carpet, wood, rugs, leave it as it is. I really like the white paint, which with four girls in one room, I'm sure will be covered in make up, nail polish and markers before too long, but it's paint. Who cares, right? Just slap on another coat of paint.
Paint scuffs terribly, but the scuffs have always come right off with a mop and they don't wear shoes past the front door anyway. (We have free range chickens. Ahem.)
So for now, that's as far as I want to go with the floor and I'm loving the way it looks so much that I'm thinking I'll paint my bedroom floor white too!
Once it was all painted and dry, Jeff and Gracie set up shop and built four beds together.
Jeff hates to work alone (even if he doesn't need help) and Gracie has really been wanting to participate so he handed her some power tools, and I'm sure, made her do most of the work. He excels in delegation.
I was happy to have the day off and only be on camera duty. That's my favorite part anyway.
Bed number one.
Good work Grace!
Bed's number two, three and four.
Outstanding craftsmanship, Grace. I'm really impressed.
They screwed them to the wall on two sides so we only used one leg per bed. It might look a little funny right now, but we plan to have built in bedside tables and desks which would prevent you from seeing any of the other legs anyway. We're going with "built-in" furniture because it's an oddly shaped room that would be difficult to furnish otherwise. And if it isn't extremely sturdy and nailed to the floor it wouldn't last around here for long.
Now, guess who has to to clean up this mess and paint the beds?
If you said me, you're probably right.
Next (once our bank account recovers) we'll be adding two large custom built (Jeff built) drawers under each bed. We're also tossing around the idea of incorporating some book shelves into the trim work around the door and window. I'd really like to get this room completed before we move on upstairs, but we'll see how that goes.
I think I'll link up with Sarah today at A Beach Cottage. Sounds fun!