The girls now have a super cute, custom bunk bed all their own!
We wanted to utilize the area under the slanted ceiling for sleeping space once again, just like in the boys’ bunkroom. Store-bought bunks would not fit in this space, and I try to avoid wasted square footage in the bedrooms as well as clunky furniture taking up too much floor.
So, I designed this bunk bed for the girls to save lots of space in their shared bedroom. I wanted each bed to have a built-in table at the head of the bed where the girls can put a book, a reading lamp, and a special toy or picture frame. I also wanted the beds raised off the floor enough to put in 4 handy drawers for them to organize clothing items, eliminating the need for a separate dresser in their bedroom. I drew up my idea on paper and handed the design to Ryan to see what he thought.
He got to work on the beds and has amazed me once again with making these dream-beds a reality. Other than the table and the drawers, these beds were constructed similarly to the boys’ quad bunks, and the project came together quite quickly.
The drawers were a challenge as Ryan has not constructed any before, so he took his time on those.
The drawers work perfectly! I took charge of the finishing work, and we decided to use the Special Walnut stain from Minwax just like the boys’ beds. Once we finish all the trim, doors and window treatments in all the bedrooms, there will be a lot of bright, clean, sparkly white, so I wanted to go with stained wood for the kids’ beds. I love a touch of real wood in each room as it contributes warmth in the midst of a lot of white.
These beds will be getting all new bedding to match the colors the girls have chosen for their new bedroom, including new quilts that I plan to sew with the girls as soon as I finish the four boys’ quilts. My goal is to get all six quilts sewn before the weather turns chilly enough to need them!
The kids’ bedrooms are really coming together now! We still need to install new carpeting, trim, doors and window treatments, as well as a few more decorative touches and organization solutions. However, getting these bed projects knocked off our list brings such a great feeling of satisfaction and relief.