I'm a father of 4 girls ages 6,5,4, and 1. So a regular bunk wasn't enough so I decided to add the 3rd bunk. Each painted in my girls favorite colors. The paint was Martha Stewart signature paint which was on clearance on Lowes. Think it was 3 or 4 dollars a quart. The cubby steps are basically just 4 boxes stacked on top of each other and nailed together and made from 3/4" furniture grade plywood.
It didn't come out perfect but I'm pretty happy with the results. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
PS, Ana...my wife is a big fan of yours. She's the one who turned me onto your site.