I may have spoiled my Grand-daughter a bit too much and her room was really full of stuff. I decided that I should just go ahead and spoil her a little more by building her a new bed for her birthday. I used the Camp Loft Bed plan but did modify it to fit her full size mattress and raised the height just a bit to make sure that her doll house would fit underneath. I am so happy with how it turned out! I love that I can fit her toy bins underneath the stairs where they are out of the way and how much more room she has to actually play. I used some really fat yarn and crocheted the little stair runners so it is nice and soft on her feet going up and down the stairs. This project did take longer then some of the others that I have done but I do also work a full time job. I had the bed actually built and put together in a weekend but then took it all apart for staining and finishing which took a long time. There were a lot of pieces to stain with multiple sides and coats to get the coverage I wanted so it would match her other furniture. I also did 3 coats of topcoat on each piece. Looking back if I had to do this over again I would have used 4x4's for the legs/bed posts. She is only 6 right now but as she gets older I will probably switch those so that it is a little more sturdy as she gets bigger.
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