When we started with the space it looked something like this:
But after the painting was done and before the carpet was installed we got t work making that perfect little nook for the boys.
Luckily thanks to all the utility rooms we were forced to create a perfect little nook was created for us.. with the help of my dad who happened to be visiting at the time we all got to work and the result was..
Now to take a step back and walk you through the process. Step One was to build the base.
Step Two attach it to the wall.. as an extra support they attached to 2x4's to the wall to lay the base on.. once the entire structure was built those 2x4's were removed.
Step Three the front of the loft..
Step Four the ladder
You see the yellow slide in the background.. well we very much wanted to install a slide to make this little tree house loft complete.. unfortunately things didn't go exactly as planned. the slide was much longer than we had planned for the the space to narrow.. installed we ended up with a slide that ended about two feet away from the wall.. and we almost smacked right into the wall during our practice slide.. not exactly child friendly :(
See for yourself.. eek
Once the space was created it was my turn to paint.. so first I primed it.. painted the walls and inside of the loft a yellow and the front of the loft plus some stairs blue and upon D's insistence added a touch of pink! And D was in charge of the car decals.
We threw inside the cushions of our old Ektorp sofa that was headed to the curb for some added comfort and stuck glow in the dark stars on the ceiling.. in the near future a rope ladder will be added in place of the slide and the yellow walls have a purpose we home to finish by the end of the year..
We put D's little slide his aunt gave him for his first birthday to good use..
The rest of the kids space looks a little like this
The trampoline a gift from aunt on H's first birthday.. some bookshelves we no longer used.. a cute ikea table and chairs, storage buckets and swing in the corner.
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