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After seeing my last post where I posed the question if bunk beds could be stylish, Jennifer sent me photos of her own bunk bed makeover.

Here’s her daughter’s existing bunk beds before…


What a transformation!
In her own words, here is a description of how she accomplished the look,

“I attached it to the ceiling by first making a large frame from 1×4’s the size of the bedskirt. Then I made a similar frame out of 1×2’s that was 1/2″ smaller all around and then mounted it to the 1×4 frame. This created an inner rectangle slightly recessed and to that I attached my curtain panels with flat head thumb tacks (This way they can be removed if they need to be cleaned.) The bed skirt was stapled on top of the whole frame and was mounted into the ceiling using 8 toggle bolts.”

I love when creative people transform the “Ehhh” in to “Wow”!
Thanks for sharing, Jen!


  1. Thats phenomenal! Esp since Ive always thought the metal bunkbeds are the worst to look at. Shes made a believer outta me:)

  2. wow thats definitely stylish, amazing!!

  3. ummm wow! This is incredible! What vision:)

  4. WOW is all I can say. Where do all these DIY Divas live? I need to befriend some lol.

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  5. Awesome redo

  6. Anonymous says:

    WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Does Jen have a blog?

  7. that YOU for sharing! this is so inspiring…as were the images from your previous post on bunk beds. i have to admit that i don’t LOVE bunk beds, but i have seen a lot that are really well done.

  8. Oh my! Can she come do my kids’ room? Seriously! Wow!!!

  9. What a smarty pants!! That looks soooo much better…

  10. That looks amazing,so pretty. Who knew bunk beds could look so fabulous.

  11. Thank you so much for featuring this Michelle! I feel so honored to see my work on one of my absolute FAVORITE design blogs! Hopefully this will give me the push to start my own blog. There is such a remarkable community of amazing women creating beautiful things out there that I’d love to be a part of! Thanks again!

    • Hi Jenn! I absolutely love what you did with this room. I’m going to try to do something similar in my dorm room and I was wondering if you had any ideas for how to do it without putting any holes in the wall or ceiling. If you have any ideas I’d really appreciate it!

  12. That’s so awesome!!!

  13. Wow, what an amazing transformation!!!

  14. wow!! saw you on nate berkus show today!!

  15. Yay~~ Go Jenn! I am so excited to see your work featured.Very proud of you, friend!

  16. Um, LOVE it.

  17. This is beyond perfect! Absolutely love it!

  18. Wow, it looks fantastic!!

  19. Wow, your work is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!

  20. Love it, had to post it on my Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.

  21. What a wonderful transformation. Really well done!

    Just a bit worried that it will be a lot darker, but hopefully that is just the picture.

    Amazing, really!

  22. AH-mazing! Beautiful makeover.

  23. Super lovely. That’s what I call a makeover!

  24. What a gorgeous transformation! It looks so elegant! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

  25. wow, thats a lot of pink! Definitely makes bunk beds classy!

  26. Wow! Incredible makeover. Love it.

  27. Awesome! I see a Super Hero cave in my near future!!! Amazing!

  28. My jaw is currently on the floor! Fantastic! Now I’m kicking myself for passing over all those cheap metal bunkbeds on Craigslist! This is fantastic!

  29. Wow! Love it!

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