Pinterest is my new obsession. But unlike other obsessions, this one gets things done! This was our first major Pinterest inspired project. It helps that I can paint and my husband can build things. I found all of these ideas on pinterest and went to work.
We built a loft/platform with a railing. And a staircase. I was worried about the girls going up and down a ladder. We tried putting in a slide, but there wasn’t enough room. I was really hoping for a slide…maybe in the next house. I painted the whole thing white, with a distressed look. That wasn’t my original plan but the paint really soaked into the wood and I am lazy and didn’t want to paint three or four coats of white paint. I sanded some spots to let the wood show through. I think it really works with the tree house type theme.
I added these plastic window boxes because I was paranoid the girls would fall over the railing. I don’t think that would really happen, but you can’t be too safe. And they actually look cute with the tree house theme. I painted them in a distressed way to match the rest of the loft and made paper flowers on lollipop sticks.
It turned out really cute. We started out with a twin and a toddler mattress up there but the girls want to sleep together (my youngest is a cuddler) so we recently bought a full mattress, which is working out great.