The kids have been asking me for a cover or a tent for their bunkbed. The prices on those things are really high. I cannot imagine paying that kind of cash for something that doesn’t really serve a purpose other than just being fun. I know. I’m a little too practical that way. So today, when I was decluttering the drawers in my sons room, I got a little sidetracked by the messy floor and started picking up around the room. Under the bunkbed was this rather large playhut type thing folded up and just laying on the floor. Extra large sized at that.
A relative had picked it up at an auction one day for about $2. (Which means, I don’t know where you can find one like this). At the time I wasn’t exactly thrilled because, well, it’s really big. Massive in fact. It could not fully be opened up in the bedroom. There was no place to put it, so it just got folded up and hidden. I was very close to considering it trash and getting rid of it, but now I am glad I did not. A thought hit me when I saw it under the bed. It looks like it’s about the same size as the bed… I wonder if it would fit around there? I wonder if I could get the holes to line up? I fiddled with it for a few minutes and decided, yes indeed it would fit around the sides if I cut one side. Snip, snip, snip went my scissors down the edge. I wrapped the bed around the edges as best I could.
Then I came to the awkward place where the ladder was. There was only a little bit of the playhut blocking it and it was mostly fabric, so a few more snips were made to clear it out. I made skinny strips from the extra fabric and used it to tie the sides of the hut to the bed. I was glad that I only had to use the fabric to hold it there. That means there will be no permanent repercussions. When we decide to get rid of it there won’t be any extra holes in the wood or anything.
I was so excited that it turned out so well. The holes line up so there are two in the front and one on the end. It’s almost like it was made for this purpose. It was just so perfect.
I’m not sure who was more excited, the boys or my little girl. She was the first one in it. The boys were both wowed when they saw it too.
I guess it really is true what they say. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.