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  • Menos Gastos! Couple Transforms Part Of Daughters' Bunk Bed Into A Mini Study Table

    They went the DIY route para makatipid.
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Menos Gastos! Couple Transforms Part Of Daughters' Bunk Bed Into A Mini Study Table
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda
  • With more families spending time indoors because of the community quarantine, it was only natural that they started upgrading their homes to make it a more comfortable and relaxing living space. But because of constraints brought by the pandemic, many are opting for the DIY route — and it looks even better than what you can buy in stores!

    This is what mompreneur Jennifer “Jenn” Forfieda and her husband, Neal, did for their two daughters, Jahzara Vinnie, 8, and Janeeya Caitlin, 5. In a post shared with Facebook group Tipid Living, the mom of three shared how she converted the girls’ bunk bed into a DIY loft bed with a mini study area at the bottom bunk.

    “Husband’s work was affected because of the pandemic. Andami niyang time sa house kaya marami rin kaming nagawang DIY out of wood pallet,” Jenn shares with SmartParenting.com.ph in a quick chat via Messenger. They run a "yaya-less" household, with Jenn running a food business called J's Kitchen.

     

    Jenn with her husband, Neil, and three kids, Jahzara, Janeeya, and Jarred.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda
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    The mom of three adds that they had always wanted a loft-style bed for the kids that they would often see in Facebook groups. But since they didn’t have the budget for it, they opted to do it themselves.

    “Maliit na sa kanila ‘yung study table nila, so naisipan naming i-cut na lang ang bed nila at wala naman kaming magagastos masyado,” she says.

    How to make a DIY loft bed

    How their daughters' bunk bed looked like before.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda

    Jenn says she and her husband only spent half a day transforming the bunk bed. The lower part was detachable, so they just split it into half. Then, they measured the right size for the table and chairs.

    “Gumamit kami ng extrang kahoy for the base of the chairs and wood pallets na may stock naman talaga since nag-d-diy kami nung mag-pandemic,” the mom shares. “Screw, nails, and paint rin. Kaya all-in-all, wala kaming ginastos.”

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    Take a look at how the bed looks like now:

    Jenn spruced up her girls’ bedroom with fairy lights.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda
    It sure looks cozy!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda

    According to Jenn, her two girls fell in love with their new learning space. "Tuwang-tuwa po sila kasi maluwag na space nila 'pag nag-sa-study. Super thankful sila sa'min ng daddy nila. Medyo matagal tagal nilang magagamit yun kasi kahit kami pwede dun," she says.

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    If it wasn’t already obvious, Neal is pretty handy at woodwork. He's a certified DIY dad! Here are some more of his projects:

    He's a dad who indulges Jenn becoming plantita!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda
    Here's another plant rack.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda
    This will make a great coffee nook!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda
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    And a cozy tambayan where the whole family can enjoy breakfast. Galing!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jenn Forfieda

    Want to share your #budgetperofancy home makeover and get featured? Email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com and tell us about your project. For more home improvement and renovation ideas, click here.

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