The color of her royal highness' bunk beds that is :). We went to Walmart to get some Kilz paint - they have the stuff that is paint and primer in one - so we picked a few color samples and showed Alyssa. She liked them all, every time we picked a new one she said she loved it and it was her favorite. So finally I grabbed 4 choices - a couple pinks, a purple, and a light green and told her she could only pick one favorite and she grabbed "Pink Tiara" which kinda looks like a lighter version of pepto bismol lol. the best part was the price, only $22 something. The Behr Premium Plus Ultra with the primer and paint was almost $35.
I thought of doing the beds white but she loves pink and I figured white would get too dirty. If we hate it we can always change it later.
Once we got home, I ordered the hardware for the bed. Instead of screwing the rails to the posts, we're going with brackets that will allow us to disassemble the bed as needed. considering we are renting and will move probably a few times during this bed's lifetime, I figured that was the safest bet. I did get a suggestion to use heavy duty hinges and just pop the pin out when needed, but the brackets were under $13 for the whole bed and I had a coupon - couldn't beat that and they will be way easier to work then pulling a pin out.
Here they are:
They will be totally invisible from the outside too :) I found them at Rockler.com.
As for the building progress, I got the 2 headboards all puttied and sanded and they just need paint. I still have to sand the rails and attach the slat supports but that's pretty simple. then of course need to paint them as well.
I actually talked to 2 friends today about my project, guy friends. If they were standing near me I probably woulda slapped them around a bit lol. The first was asking me to name all the tools I used and then asked if I made sure to use safety goggles and if I had a level as if somehow I wouldn't know to use those. Of course I got the last laugh when first - he asked me if I had a level AFTER I told him I had a combination square - which for anyone who works with tools you know that it is a square with a level build right in, and second - he opened this blog and saw my pictures and was amazed lol. The second friend saw the pictures and said "they were better then I expected they would be" and seemed to think it was a compliment. He tried to cover his tracks and say that most women wouldn't use tools or build anything. Shame shame shame. But I know for a fact that many women are proving him wrong on a daily basis and reminded him about that little song "Anything you can do, I can do better!" lol.
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