It’s finished! After months and months (and months! seriously, oi) of working in our spare time, Jeremy and I have finally finished Waits’s bedroom makeover. It’s so exciting!
And what a labor of love. This is a project that started off ambitious and then progressively spun further and further out of control. But Jeremy and I were having so much fun! Can’t really blame us for that, eh?
I’ve gotta to say, I see a lot of Pinterest bedrooms that seem to be designed more for the parents than for the actual kids. And I didn’t want that. So as you’ll see, this isn’t some hip Scandi minimalist space, haha. I really just wanted to fill this teeny tiny room up to the top with the things that Waits loves, with items that interest him and that are meaningful in our lives. It’s a good blend of vintage, family history, and hand-me-downs, combined with flashy, fun modern stuff. It’s everything that he loves and it’s all for him, and that’s what matters to me.
Okay, now here comes a million pictures!
First, the pièce de résistance: the fire truck bunk bed that Jeremy designed and built from scratch. The lights really light up. The control panel is real diamond plate steel, fitted with real switches and buttons. We got a real bumper, gauge, and steering wheel from the junk yard. And the fire hose and nozzle (which unravel far enough to reach the living room!) are real as well – a vintage model that Jeremy scored on Ebay.
The lower drawing was done for me years ago by one of my closest friends. It features a wacky variety of “creepy crawlies” (I did my undergraduate research studying parasites).
And that’s that! Before I go, I just want to take a moment to thank the person who made this all possible. Jeremy conceived of the fire truck bunk bed that started it all, but that was just the tip of the goliath ice berg that ended up being the bedroom project. From coming home late and finding him tearing up the old carpet, to seeing him spend his days researching materials and options, I can say with 100% confidence that none of this would have been possible without our strength, our motivation, and our never ending FUN – our Jeremy.