Well folks, we’re done with the bunk beds.
Such. A. Relief.
It’s a huge inconvenience to have two boys displaced from their room.
And when I say “inconvenience” I mean for everyone else but them. They didn’t give one iota.
The construction dust alone was enough but having their clothes, toys and mess strewn all over the house…oy.
It’s been a long process…but one that would have been longer had we followed through to completely to do the whole thing ourselves.
You guys know I’m not afraid of a good DIY project but sometimes you have to know when to let a professional take over.
I had the plans, I had the time set aside, I gave the Mr. sufficient notice so that he could mentally prepare…
then at the last minute we pulled the plug on doing it ourselves.
With the amount of climbing, jumping and clowning around our boys would be doing on these bunks we just didn’t want to run the risk of the thing coming crashing down and squishing someone because of our diy mistake.
Cue Carpenter Dennis, who can do literally ANYTHING!
Seriously, this man walks on water in my book and he doesn’t bat an eye when you change your mind in the middle of the project or ask him to add things.
We asked him to get everything constructed but leave the caulking, sanding, painting and finishing touches for us to tackle.
Without further adieu…
I found this vintage map at a school auction and it fits perfectly.
A big shout out to my mom who is an amazing seamstress and sewed up the curtains. We had today as our deadline to get everything done for a big reveal on Studio 5. After realizing I was completely out of time she drove up from Vegas just to help me get these curtains sewed in time.
It’s simply putting two pieces of fabric together so they are double sided. No loops or pockets. We attached them with ring clips and can be easily reversed.
We made the ladder with plumbing pipes. Goes along with chrome and steel theme plus it gives a touch of the industrial look.
The wall board is 5 1/2″ tongue and groove mdf. I’ve used in in two other places in my home…sort of obsessed.
I found these sconces at a consignment store several months ago for $20.00 each.
When I saw them I knew right away I wanted to use them for the bunk beds I had in my mind.
They are my favorite thing about the entire room.
The nooks are one of my other favorite parts about the room. Perfect for some books, alarm clock and other trinkets boys love to collect.
The light is from Home Depot. I went in for plumbing pipes and sort of just bumped in to it. I love when serendipity happens… love at first sight.
The curtain rods are actually just 1/4″ plumbing pipe.
Home Depot had 1/4″ fittings but not the actual pipe so I bought the fittings and went to a specialty plumbing store (England’s Plumbing) and bought the pipe.
I’ve been wondering why we didn’t do this scenario sooner.
The boys LOVE them!
The curtains have definitely been the cherry on top.
I did them as a cute design element but the boys report that they feel like they’re sleeping in a cabin of a boat.
They’ve been reading in there (with force mind you), playing board games, talking on the phone to grandma…
It’s been cute.
5 1/2″ MDF Tongue and Groove: Huetter Mill
Curtain Fabric: Home Fabrics
Wall paint: Pure White, Sherwin Williams
Vintage Map: Public Surplus School Auction
Chrome Lamp on Dressers: IKEA
Anchor Pillows: Caitlin Wilson
White Light Fixture: Home Depot
Drawer Pulls: Restoration Hardware
Studio 5 feature: