Ammon has been planning his fort bed since Zach moved out into his own room.

Ammon with Benjamin and Julien (his nephews).

The boys had bunkbeds when they were sharing a room. Ammon was on the lower bunk.

The bed had originally started out as a loft bed. We added an extra beam to the bottom to turn it into a bunk bed. When Zach moved out we took out the beam and changed it back to a loft bed.

These are the supplies I used for Ammon’s fort. The closet rod was removed from Amanda’s closet when we decided to put her dresser in there. So it was f-r-e-e, Yay! The drop cloth and rod hardware were bought at Wal-Mart.

First, I measured and cut the drop cloth to fit under the bed. It measured 48″ then I added 5″ to allow for the curtain pocket.

I drilled holes for the screws for the hardware.

Then screwed the rod hardware into the bed frame.

I added the material, then tightened the rod to fit the space perfectly.

This is how it looks from the inside of the fort.

And here’s the finished fort. I probably should of made the bed before I took the picture. Oh, well. Real life, right? He’s trying to decide if he wants the end covered too. It faces away from the door, so I don’t think he’s too worried about it.

We added a clip on light to the front ladder. He says he wants a desk to go in his fort, so he can sit at it and be¬†President of his Club. I guess I’m hunting for a desk next.

I’m linking to:
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

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Veronica December 22, 2010 at 1:38 am

Very cute! You make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

Veronica in CA

Kim December 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

Leanne,
You may be able to find pieces for a desk build in at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Look in the outdoor playset area and they have plastic brackets that you can add a board to and attach to the side, then all you will need is a chair. This would take up very little room but give him the desk area when needed or a shelf when he doesn’t want the chair in there.
My kids have a similar set up and use it for a drive through window.

Liz December 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

Great idea! My son has a captain’s bed with an open area underneath that he plays in, this curtain would be great.

Dana December 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

It’s linky party time again! I hope to have you come link up and enter my $50 american Express giveaway! Happy holidays!
-Dana, Saturday Mornings

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