How to Build Tents for your Kids
The photo that immediately sparked inspiration for me was in THIS PIN! Surprisingly, I simply asked my husband to make frames that would fit over the mattresses and he came up with a similar design without even seeing the photo. Great minds must think alike :)
If you look to the left of the photo, you'll see another little addition to the room. See that big green chalkboard over there? It started life as the bottom piece for a crib...IKEA dumped it in the as is section...I jumped at a strong board with pre-drilled holes and linear dividers. After a coat of chalkboard spray paint (Ollies - 99cents), and a few hooks and knobs I had waiting to be used for something, the kiddos now have a designated spot for backpacks, lunchboxes and hats. (none of which are hung up at the moment...we'll see how well this works...) I still have some finishing touches for this baby...
|yes, that is my hot glue gun left out during the photos...I'm no better than the kiddos at picking up...|
In THIS POST I also told you about the joy of trying to handstain/paint these frames whilst chasing a 1 year old around the yard. I don't recommend it. Next time a playpen will be set up before the painting begins. The reason for a reddish wood is to complement the existing furniture we already had from Alex's Pop.