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The Bunk Bed is Built

Oeuf Perch Bunk Bed in the Boys Room
Guys! We are the proud owners of a fully functioning kid lair!

Finn (my 5-year-old) and I worked our butts off over three afternoons last week to get the bunk bed put together, and we did it. Finn did half of the work, he insisted. In his eyes, building the bunk bed was like building a giant Lego set. He was in heaven – he lives and dies by instructions and rules, and he couldn’t get enough of putting this bed together.

His dad has a bit of a hard time with spatial reasoning and general construction principles, and he couldn’t be prouder that his son is “not like him in that way.” He likes to call it his Forrest Gump moment.

Oeuf Bunk Bed in the Boys Room
Finn and I moved the 2×2 Expedit bookshelf from Gus’ room into Finn’s room and positioned it under the bunk bed. We stocked it full of his favorite books and record collection. Right now his favorite jam is the California Raisins record, but he calls it “The Bean Band,” obviously.

Oeuf Bunk Bed in the Boys Room
Overall, the room is nowhere close to being done, my mind and body only have time for finishing (ha!) the kitchen, and until then everything else falls by the wayside. I organized the “play side” of Finn’s bedroom as best I could, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done before this room has officially moved on to the next phase of its life. There needs to be a lot of editing, a bit maturing, and thoughtful furniture and art placement. For now, this is how it will sit.

Oeuf Bunk Bed in the Boys Room
Isn’t he the best? So dedicated to making this bed. I love him.

in Around the House, Kids’ Bedrooms
9 comments… add one
  • jessica October 22, 2013

    My 5 year old son and I are VERY jealous!

  • Anne October 24, 2013

    That is bed beautiful!!

  • Anne October 24, 2013

    Er, make that: That bed is beautiful. :)

  • MKlaus December 4, 2013

    I have been looking for a bunk bed and fell in love with Oeuf but I heard it squeaks a lot. How is the noise level when your boys use it?

  • CYNTHIA January 13, 2014

    HI, love your blog, i live in mpls too , my son Finn is10!

    • Scoops January 16, 2014

      Hi Cynthia! That is awesome, Finn is a good name, isn’t it? I’ve been running into more and more Finn’s these days.

  • Patricia April 3, 2014

    Where is the blue and white striped duvet cover from? So cute!

  • Mouss December 29, 2015

    Recently i came across your own alitcre and also have already been reading together. I wish to convey my appreciation of the writing ability as well as capability to help to make readers read from the beginning towards the end. I would like to study newer alitcres and to share my personal thoughts with you.

    • Cambria November 2, 2019

      I, too, would love to know if you’ve had any issues with squeaking! Thinking about this for our girls, but have also read about problems with squeaking. Can you please give an update on how it’s been for you?

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