Do you remember a while ago I posted about the lights that I was having made for my bunk room? Didn’t mean to leave you hanging, but after that post, I was contacted by HGTV.com about featuring my bunk room on their ‘Stylish Bunk Beds’ feature. I was so excited to be asked, but that meant I could not show you my lights until the feature went up on their website. Flash forward 6 weeks and my room has been featured!
And here it is in ‘real life’……
The bunk room is our upstairs “bonus room” which we added onto the house in 2006. I love how light and bright the room is which serves as a guest room a.k.a. sleepover space and playroom. On the other side of the room is my office space which is in desperate need of some organization. I’m not sure if that will ever happen. These days, I’m having my doubts.
My electrician did a fantastic job on the lights. He nailed it. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. While I was at it with the lights, I made some other changes to the room (surprise, surprise). I added a board and batten wall treatment which instantly made the room feel different. I also purchased some inexpensive navy quilts from Target. I don’t know if you’ve ever made up a bunk bed but they are a pain in the a**. So I learned that thin quilts are the easiest way to get the job done. I splurged on the John Robshaw fabric which I used to make the large 24″ pillows. To save money, I backed the pillows in a solid, navy linen.
The small pillows I made using this fabric from Calico Corners. Much easier on the wallet.
The bunk beds from Ikea were my attempt at trying to get as close to a built-in look as possible, obviously for a lot less. These little bunk beds came in a flat box with about 200 pieces. I looked at my husband and said “omg…I may be in over my head”, and I’m the type that won’t go down easily without a fight! We assembled the beds and then I painted them BM ‘White Heron’ to match the wall color. Can you say nightmare? Don’t forget, we multiplied this times 2!! I still don’t know if I’ve recovered from that project.
The seagrass rug is from Pottery Barn as well as the navy and white striped rug. I purchased the throw from Serena and Lily. I love the little bit of color that it adds to the space, plus it is super soft.
The P-L-A-Y letters came from Joann’s and I painted them navy. I purchased the small children’s chairs a couple of years ago from an antique store and I also spray painted them navy. I made the chair pads from a seersucker shower curtain that I purchased from Target.
I think that pretty much covers everything in the room. Thank you so much HGTV.com for asking me to be a part of their feature.