Last year I inherited the bunk bed set I slept in as a child. My sister had it before me and passed it on when her girls tired of it. I was so excited to revamp it for my little boys. It was kind of a blonde white-wash look straight from the 90's, and very feminine looking. Originally I wanted to strip and stain it but soon realized how much work it would be. Instead we painted it blue and put a shiny clear coat on top. It took months and it is not a perfect paint job but I am so happy with how it turned out! The kids will just scratch it up anyway, right? One day I would like to paint the room again (white, probably...) and add some decorative touches (I have awesome ideas!). Once Taft is ready to leave the crib I will rearrange the furniture to come up with a more aesthetically pleasing layout and add some accessories to make it look more finished. Oh, and by the way, if anyone is considering getting a crib tent (which is that white thing over the crib) you should do it!!! I used to think it was child abuse and that if a kid could climb out of the crib they should just be in a big kid bed, but I was so wrong! Little Taft is not ready for that freedom yet and this contraption has saved our sanity!! It is so helpful that I'm even willing to put up with how goofy it looks in the room!