So with my daughter’s birthday being only two days before her first day of kindergarten, Jen and I came up with a plan to redo her room while she was at school the first day. It started with two days of making the bed in August. We used plans from Ana Whites website for a camp loft bed. I did end up raising the bed a foot so there would be enough space to put a desk under it when she got older.

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I did invest in a mini kreg jig for this project and trust me, I can not stress how much the $20 is so worth it.  It saved us so much time and I now can understand why Ana uses them so much.

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The project was a lot of cutting, sanding and painting.

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It took two Saturday’s to complete, but it was so worth it.  The bed came out beautiful and my daughter loved it.

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I also made a bookshelf to hang on the wall from plans over at The Quaint Cottage.

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I also sanded and spray painted her dresser to match the new bed.  I decided the black would give it some nice contrast rather than painting the whole thing pink.

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Of course with some of the scraps from the bookshelf, I also made her a little shelf for her mini My Little Pony Collection.  I found this over at DoodleCraft.  I really love her blog between the My Little Pony and Doctor Who stuff she does, there is always some sort of project on there I want to recreate.

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The end result, one very happy birthday girl, now if I can only get her to keep her room clean…….

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