Good morning blog world!
I thought I’d follow up my post from the other day with a little update…
Earlier this week I shared the latest addition to the toddler room – the Kura loft bed. We are on day six with this new guy and we LOVE him! The kids are having a ball and Ella is really honest-to-goodnessly starting to transition into her own bed. It’s like a miracle.
She even insists on napping in “Ella’s bed!” which is just unreal. She still ends up in my bed by around midnight most times, but I figure if I keep at it, the time will begin to stretch out and eventually she will spend the night in there.
It really is the greatest little spot.
Anyway, I noticed when the kids were climbing up and down that there wasn’t much to really hang on to. It’s a nice low bed, so I wasn’t overly concerned, but I felt that it needed something to give them a hand.
When I first had the idea to add some kind of handle, I thought a simple drawer pull would do the trick, but alas, they wouldn’t work. Typical pulls screw in from the other side of the drawer front, and I didn’t have that option since I was screwing them into wood that had no “other side” to attach them to. At that point I thought I might be stumped, but then I found these which are called “Door Pulls”. I’m not sure what kind of door they could possibly pull, they’re pretty tiny, but they were exactly what I needed since the screws went in from the front and just bore through the wood.
I picked up two of them and obviously spent next to nothing. They came with the coordinating screws and once I got them home I simply needed to measure and do a little pre-drilling before securing them. They’re perfect – they’re really solid and as always, something so simple has made such a difference!
It was really easy, I had them installed in about 60 seconds once I started, and I notice that the kids have a much easier time going up and down…
Please excuse the mismatched outfit – I refuse to let my kids nap in jeans, so they come off and pj pants go on when it’s time to snooze.
I was a little concerned at first that the handles wouldn’t be solid enough and would come right out of the wood, but they are REALLY in there, so I think they’ll be fine. I was pretty confident in Cal’s ability to get up into bed and back down safely, but Ella is also up there every chance she gets, so it was important that I make it as simple as possible.
I think I have achieved my goal! Happy and safe kids = happy and relaxed mama.
Hope everyone had a great weekend, I’ve been alone with all the kids for a full week while my husband has been on a business trip, so I’m pretty relieved it has come to an end! 😉