In 2015 as we began renovations and reinvention of the stairs were a must.
Could they be any grosser? Is grosser a word?
Steve said when the new stairs were being installed that one day, a space under the stairs should happen. Not knowing we would have the cutest little grandson, it immediately became a place for him. A place that one day, he would want to play in, a place to nap and maybe even spend the night when he’s older.
The news stairs are not gross and actually so very the opposite of grosser
My wheels started rolling a few months ago.
Enter the master bedroom, make a hard right and behind the door you will find the entrance to the Hideout.
Before it was obviously a pillow storage.
We still need a door, but that’s coming and it’s going to be a doozy!
Immediately to your right as you enter, is a book/toy nook.
Jack loves little toys so the baskets will hold his toy animals and of course his favorite, cars.
There is no electricity so I had to be creative and used @nestingwithgrace magic light trick. Regular sconces with puck lights installed. Remote controlled allows for instant lights.
The first section holds a twin size bed. I purchased a piece of foam so it could be cut to exact measurement required. Sewing sensation Mom/Nana made a “beddy bed” like cover for the foam. It has a fitted bottom sheet just like a regular bed with a cover on top connected with a zipper. No blankets scattered and no cold children. All snug as a bug.
To the left of the first space is a play wall which now holds a magnetic board for our ABC practicing and a chalk board.
The left wall is just for fun. I wanted whomever was in this space to feel loved and empowered.
Immediately behind the first space is an opening that leads to the second space.
As you pass through the first space, the second space holds a queen size bed, with the same zippered bedding, the same lights but has rope lighting all he way around the space.
I admit to crawling back into this space with a book and relishing in the quiet and the comfy cave feeling.
Claustrophobic? This space is not for you?
I’m so very proud of the space we have created for Jack and for the next babies that come along.
Making a space from nothing is part of our DNA and I think we did good.
Enjoy little boy.
You are incredibly loved💜❤️💙