We'd been thinking about getting a loft for Caleb for a while to conserve space in his not-so-big room, but figured we would wait until we found a good deal.
Room Store liquidation = great prices = Leach family visit to the store!!
We found a great loft for a great price and even added an additional matching dresser for less than the original price of just the loft. For the first time, I will finally be able to have Caleb's summer and winter clothes out at the same time! Until now, I have packed up clothes several times a year and left a storage bin in his closet with "in between" clothes. Not anymore!!
Matt, our friend Steven, and my dad worked today to put it together. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily it went up. Matt and I spent the afternoon transferring clothes, rehanging pictures, and putting other finishing touches on the room. Steven's oldest daughter is now the proud owner of Caleb's previous twin bed! This makes Caleb very happy because he can visit his bed when we go over to their house. :)
This is the whole loft. It has an additional double bed that comes out from the bottom, but we obviously don't need it. We turned the area under the bed into a look reading nook for Caleb. He calls it his grotto. I have no idea where he gets this stuff!
This is the dresser, which is also one side of the loft base. It holds all of his summer clothes.
These are little cubbies that hold things. Caleb's fish, Emily, now lives in his room on a high shelf after she very nearly became a land fish the other day. I rescued her bowl from the grip of a curious toddler and promptly relocated poor Emily to a safer residence!
This is the other side of his room, with the additional dresser we purchased. I don't have anything in it yet, but we'll start filling it as it gets a little cooler. No more packing up clothes!! Caleb is also finally able to enjoy his Anywhere Chair in his room.
Father and son, reading in the grotto.
Thank you, Room Store! Your loss is our gain!