Tim and I talked about it and decided to sell the girls bunk beds and build a triple bunk bed in there. The thinking is that the beds they were in were really cute and functional but as the girls have grown the boards underneath are sagging a little with their weight. Our girls might be living with us forever. So sturdier beds are in our near future anyways. So we decided now is the time to build the triple bunks. Carolyn could have the top bunk. Elizabeth the middle and the bottom one for whoever God might send. :) The girls also have a friend that comes to visit sometimes. So even if we never got any other girls permanently, the bottom bunk can be used occasionally for guests or makes a great place to read books and relax. Also building the triple bunks would make more room in their room so we could fit a crib in there if needed! Can you feel the excitement! :)
So we sold their little girl princess beds and I asked our friend to come and help me build the triple bunk beds. God has helped me do a lot of huge building projects in the past. I have built several beds including the bed Tim and I have slept on for years. I knew I could not safely do this project on my own. I am not as strong as I once was and I would need help to hold the bed boxes up against the wall while screwing them into the studs. To dangerous for my kids to help me with for sure. I also knew that together our friend and myself could get this done in a day. Instead of it taking me many days just to build them. Ok...here is the disclaimer. Build something like these at your own risk. :)
Our friends Mr. D and Mrs. M are the sweetest couple. They actually did the add on to our single wide trailer. Going from this. Where we had this repo'ed single wide brought out to my dads farm and set up in 1999.
We built the bed boxes out side in the drive way and brought them in to mount them onto the studs in the walls.
We then built the small ladder/support post for the middle bed and put on the bed rails.
After everything was swept up, vacuumed up and wiped down it was time to plug the screw holes with wooden buttons!
I love it that the middle bed is like a fire escape in case of an emergency just like the other bed they had in there. We do fire drills so that just makes me feel better.
Thank you Mr D. for all your hard work. You have always been such a blessing to us. May God abundantly bless you and Mrs. M. We love you!
The girls are really enjoying these beds so much. I love to see our kids happy. God is so good.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.