Best Christmas present according to my 4-year-old twins :) I combined ideas from Jen Woodhouse's "cabin bed" and "loft cabin bed" after seeing another brag post from someone who had turned it into a bunk bed. I added a separate platform for the lower mattress for uniformity and to provide some air circulation for the mattress. I also opted for a 2x6 as the bottom weight-bearing beam because I wanted to be able to add an extra couple pocket screws since this mama likes to play in the top bunk too! My girls took turns sleeping in the top/bottom for the first 2 nights, and have been camping out together in the top bunk ever since... and my husband and I are finally getting to sleep in on the weekends because they never want to come out of their room!
**Side note -- I'm not sure how my pictures got flipped but I have no idea how to fix it!
Varathane weathered grey for roof & stairs
Rustoleum "Chalked" in charcoal for window trim