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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I am SO buying two of these

Love, love, love this item. As soon as we get the money saved up, I am going to WallyWorld and buying two of them. For the girls' room. I love the concept. They can each get their own dresser and a little homework desk to put underneath. I think it will solve multiple problems in their bedroom (hopefully). The first problem is space. They currently have a trundle daybed. It's ok, but it's kind of a pain to pull the trundle out every night and put it away every morning. Frequently it doesn't get put away, and I hate to go in there. There's zero space. So I think it will free up a lot of space for them. Then there's the whole personal space issue. Those girls are getting on my nerves. They bicker constantly. I hope this might help a bit. I see putting curtains up on the bottom part, so when they want to get away from each other, they can just pull the curtains. image courtesy Walmart.com

So we've decided we'll repaint their bedroom before we get the beds. We're going to let the girls pick a color each for one wall and then find a neutral color to go on the other two walls. Haley wants red and Ashley wants pink. It's going to look like Valentines Day in there all the time!!! I was hoping Ashley would go with purple, her other favorite color. I thought grey down the middle would be a good choice, but I don't know what to mix in with red and pink. I'm not doing black walls, that's for sure.

What do you think?


9 comments:

The Foulgers said...

Cute beds. I'm sure that will make their room feel like there is more space. Good luck with the paint colors, that is a tough one. Maybe you could bribe one of them to change their color!:)

Kristina P. said...

These are a great idea!

Cherie said...

We had a boy version for our boys for quite a few years and it is a really good idea.
They can fit so much underneath it - it really helps to use your space well.
The room will be cute pink and red!
Fun!!!

gigi said...

I love this idea! Make the other wall a light color and go with poke a dots and stripes with the two colors the girls picked out.

Laura said...

Love the beds! You should take the girls to the paint department and let them look at paint chips together. Maybe they can settle on a shade they both like! Or how about you pick the neutral color and they have to match your choice. Good luck!

The Garden of Egan said...

So cute! That will make a darling room. Red and pink...awesome!

imbeingheldhostage said...

gigi's idea rawks-- definitely the way to go.
I'm thinking all four cream walls. Then on the two special walls, one with red and pink dots (one colour being the more dominant) and the other with red and pink stripes (fat stripes for the dominate colour and thin for the other). Do remember though that they've chosen very energetic colours in a room where they're supposed to sleep-- good luck with that (laughing to myself)
You could really have fun with this, I am super jealous I am being limited to neutrals only in this house :-(

tammy said...

Great idea!

I have a friend who's husband followed this same concept, but made lofts in his kids rooms for them to sleep in. Almost like their own little upstairs. Threw a mattress up top, built a ladder up, and voila - all that floor space underneath. And bonus is you never have to see their unmade bed.

Jenny said...

I think this bed is awesome. My sisters had beds like this in their room and love them. I love the idea of putting a curtain round the bottom so they can create a space that is more personal.

I applaud you as a mom for allowing them to have a choice in the colors and design of their room. It is so important for them to have a say since they will spend more time in there than you will. I am sure it is going to look great.