Archive for the ‘Bedroom’ Category

A while back, we set up this little office nook in our already tiny bedroom. Sometimes, this ends up being the dump station before we have company, which is unfortunate and makes the space unusable. I’ve been keeping it clear though for the last couple months and it has been a nice space for getting away from the rest of the household chaos. Our 5yo has been using it when she wants to make little iPad video episodes of her toys.

The desk, which you can’t really see in the photos, is L-shaped and quite small. We cut it out of plywood to the exact size that we were looking for, used brackets to hold it up on the wall side and used a couple table legs we found in the magic alley for support in the front. I painted the desk a distressed muted green and I love how that turned out (I’ll have to get photos of that for another post sometime).

The curtains are from Overstock and they are an ivory velvet with blackout material on the inside. The blackout material is great for getting late night projects done without the light disturbing whoever is trying to sleep.

The floating shelves are from Ikea and this “tieback” is from Ikea. It is actually a hanger for things like scarves and other accessories  but flipped on its side, it makes a nice wide tieback, which is just what I was looking for for this curtain.

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Knowing I love painted furniture, my mother-in-law gave me this little cabinet with instructions to paint it. We tried it in a few places before picking a color and when we decided it should go in the girls room, we also knew it needed to be blue.  I had a lot of little helping hands when it came to the painting!

We used my current favorite Annie Sloan Chalk paint color “Provence,” with clear wax over the paint.

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Bunk Rooms

Throughout childhood, my dream house included a bunkroom for visiting children.  I remember one particular vacation as a child where we rented a house with a bunk room along with a number of other families.  I think there were four bunk beds with a couple trundles.  The room could have slept a dozen children.  For most of the trip, it was only my brothers and I sharing the room.  I remember wishing every bed was filled.

Today I’m sharing some bunk rooms that I have found inspiring…

This couple, who’s house was featured in Southern Living magazine, turned a small upstairs room into a bunkroom.

Here is one that has a wonderfully rustic, clean farm/lake house feel that I think would make a splendid beach house bunk room.

Speaking of beach house bunk rooms…how jealous am I of this one?!  Look at that balcony with the sand and waves. Wow.

And, if I wasn’t already jealous enough, there are four beds in there, not just two.

I’m loving the privacy curtains!  This reminds me…

It has been our dream to take the kids all over the country in an RV or travel trailer someday.  I imagine the kids will be sleeping in some sort of bunk setup when we realize this dream.  Whenever I imagine our dream house bunk room, I always have the image of a tour bus dancing around in there too. So, here are a few of those as well.

I might consider the mini screens in the travel trailer bunks, but not in the dream house bunk room.

Could you imagine sleeping 12 cousins in that amount of space!

Back to more stationary bunk rooms with privacy curtains.

I’ve heard of folks converting large hallways into bunk rooms. Depending on where that hallway ends up I think that could be a pretty nifty idea.

I’ve also heard of very small rooms or large closets being converted into cozy space-mazimizing bunk rooms.

I love the varied levels in this colorful bunk room.

These corner bunks look like a lot of fun.

I’m not sure what I think about the four against one wall look. After seeing the tour bus and hallway/closet-small rooms, it seems like a lot of wasted space, but…

I do like these central, shared ladders though.

If you have a large room, something like this might be fun.  You could pull them all out partially and have a bleacher set up for impromptu plays.

Here’s another large room set up that I probably love simply for the green and red combo.

And for the dream cabin…

And a few more, just because…

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