We finished up the largest project for our One Room Challenge makeover of my six year old boy’s room: the gray bunk beds. And I must say, they rock.
We built these for my son but both kids have been sleeping in the bunks ever since we finished them. Seriously, hearing those two kiddos giggling and chatting as they go to sleep and when they wake up in the morning is pretty adorable. It might even be worth spending several weeknights and part of the weekend dealing with ALL THE PIECES.
And those are just some of them. The good news is that these bunk beds are super sturdy. They are made of solid wood, have about a million long screws and have been subjected to lots of kiddo antics all without falling apart. One of the best things about building them was the instructions. Maybe I’m just used to Ikea picture directions or even no instructions like for our kitchen cabinets, but these bunk bed instructions were really detailed. Every single piece was labeled, making assembly easy (if time consuming). First we put together the bed frames and threw them into the corner for a night.
Then we added the stairs. And mattresses.
Um, that’s a lot of gray on gray on dull happening there. Next, over the weekend I finished building the drawers. It is unbelievable how much storage is in this thing! It has three huge drawers in the stairs and two under the bed.
It even has a couple of sneaky cubbies on the side – which I discovered the kids were already using to play cars.
The stairs are great not just for storage but also for making the bed. Instead of balancing on a ladder while I made the top bunk, it is pretty easy to use the stairs. Also, having no ladder blocking the bottom bunk makes it much easier to make that one, too. To keep things easy, I also went for fluffy bed covers that don’t have to be tucked in. Lazy or brilliant – you decide.
So now that the bunk beds are in, it’s time to turn to the wall next to it and work on adding the book ledges. And a new light fixture. And color – this room needs color.
You can catch the mood board (and sources) for the room here to see where this is headed. In the meantime, I’m just glad the kids are loving “their” bunk beds.
Anyone else go for bunk beds? Or take the lazy approach to bedding? These cozy bed sure are tempting for me to crawl into…maybe I need to sneak a nap!
P.P.S. I think our kitchen backsplash tile should arrive on Friday – I may have to start working on the kitchen again soon…