Thursday, March 4, 2010

boy bunk room - part two

the boy bunk room is taking shape!  we decided on a 4 person bunk unit.  if we ever needed more beds we could put another bed or bunk on the perpendicular wall. :)

below you can see the beginning stages.  mdf board was mounted to the back walls.  i had to pick out a mattress at the mattress store so the builders knew what depth the beds should be (these are fit for a 9" deep mattress).  also, we decided on xtra long twin mattress' since we're dealing with boys here....and if this is their bed for life (in this house) we wanted to give them room to grow! :)


finished bunks before paint and fixtures! 

as you can see we designed the bed based on the one i had seen on the traditional home website.  

the kids giggled and laughed when they first saw them and immediately clamored to the top bunk. :)

keeping with the desire to allow reading and the joy of reading around every nook and cranny of this house we had little shelves built in (for books!) with an outlet (for alarm clocks, ipods etc.)

each unit will have a stand alone sconce as well (see below) that will allow for individual reading at night.

we're planning on having the bunks painted in benjamin moore's fieldstone color.
  

on the opposite wall is a window seat with bookshelves.  boone is on top of the world thinking of all the books he can have in his room now.  that little man (he's 5) can read like it's nobodies business! :)

okay....so orange has been boone's favorite color for the past year and a half (before that it was goldenrod)  isn't he funny?? :) :)  since it's a pretty dominant color we'll just be.....well....accenting with it. :)  

i found the lamp at goodwill for $7.00.  love it.

this fabric is amy butler and is called.....are you ready?  

august fields!!!! 
 i'll be snatching a little bit of this up for accents on pillows or something.

thanks to my friend holly mathis for finding this line for me!


this adorable john golden print doesn't have orange in it but when i saw my friend 
shannan at flowerpatch farmgirl had it in her little man's room, i was smitten.

he has a shop on etsy and when i purchased my print he was having a buy one get one free sale!
the other print will be going in the playroom....but more on that at a later date :)

these are the sconces that will go by each bunk, on the back wall.  mr. daddy and i love the idea of being able to read at night then reaching over and turning the light off....versus having to climb out of the bunk to turn the light off.  i think this definitely promotes reading and provides good light to each individual. :)

lights are from here.  push button on/off switch was mr. daddy's idea.  :) 



46 comments:

  1. Amazing!! That's all I can say!! LOVE IT!
    I would love for you post about your building process. We have 4 kiddos and homeschool and love the idea of someday living in a wide open space for our big family. I have been wondering lately how you go about looking for land. My daughter thinks that land that has no house is free....wish it were that easy...he he!

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  2. the bunks look great! can't wait to see it all come together. i've always loved built-in bunks.

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  3. i am SO impressed. i mean..wow...so beautiful! it's coming along great i can not waitttt to see the finished product. it's going to be a great kids room!!

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  4. What a great room that is going to be! LOVE that you found fabric with your blog name and its such a fab print and color:)

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  5. I ♥ seeing how this bunk room is coming along. You are so smart to think of extra-long twin mattresses. I need to keep that in mind with my five boys. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of a bunk room. Can't wait to see more!

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  6. I love this!!!!!!

    I wanted you to know that you won my pillow giveaway! Congrats!
    Send me an e mail {mmarsh824@aol.com} with your info, and which number and letter you would like and I will get them out to you ASAP!!!

    Thanks again for entering!!

    Happy Weekend!
    Melanie

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  7. thank you everyone for the encouraging and fun comments on the boy bunk room! and what a great beginning to the weekend by winning a giveaway :)

    blogging is so fun :)

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  8. Ok, I want you to know something. I don't know HOW I found your site, but I LOVE it. Just looking at your pictures...reading how you LOVE being a mom...makes me want to be a better mom. I have 3 and struggle daily with them. I love the Lord and know I am blessed, but my patience is soo thin I feel. :( That you home school and are brave enough to put the kids in the same room (praying for you for that :)) makes me really want to raise them to pray for EVERYTHING, love one another...be a family. Thanks for putting this blog together. It is on my regular blog stalking reading list :) Kel

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  9. How stinking fun is this- and what cute names your kids have.

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  10. I just found your blog and WOW! I'm so excited to see your home come together - you guys are amazing!

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  11. Girl - I am loving every inch! Every detail!! And what a bonus with the fabric name. ;)

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  12. SARA!!
    That room is AWESOME!! Thanks for all your comments today and always. Love the new profile pic.
    Hugs.
    Jennifer

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  13. I love it! I did a custom bunk bed for a client three years ago. We didnt really have room for four bunks but I can see that you did! Just spectacular. You will have to keep us posted on the finished product!

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  14. I LOVE this! I called my kids and husband to come look...this might be the answer for our boy's room. You see things like this in magazines and you think, "I should do this!" but no one ever does in real life...except for you! I think it's really a great idea...especially the extra long twin thing...my brother grew to
    6'7" and needed one of those mattress's! Good thinking ahead.

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  15. Wonderful!! thanks for leaving me a note on my blog!! My husband actually works for Smartwool, so....we have to represent, ya know? :) I painted my little smarty pants room today. :) I am going to make Martha Stewart pom poms soon and do a banner...can't WAIT!!! just sharing my excitement for change :) LOVE the house that you guys are building....that will be GREAT space! Anyway, lets keep in touch love...blogs are awesome!

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  16. Hi, I have only just discovered your blog and love it. Will be following from now on! The boys bunk room is looking fantastic!!

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  17. This bunk room is amazing! It looks like such a wonderful place for childhood memories to be made!

    I really enjoy your blog and love watching you transform each room!:)

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  18. Wowwww! This is so much fun! They are going to love it! What a great job you've done!
    So glad you got the slipcovers!!! I can't wait to see them in your room! :)

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  19. Just found your blog from Clover Lane. I'm drooling over the beds! Can't wait to take a look around your blog!!!!

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  20. Love the bunkies, love the house, love your blog. I came across your blog from another friend's blog and I'm so glad I did. I just got all kinds of fun ideas from your blog. Isn't it great how things work like that? I'll invite you to my blog. Sorry mine is a private blog, so I'll put your name on my list. Best wishes with your home, it's going to be beautiful.

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  21. I found your blog via Clover Lane and I have to say how adorable the bunkbed idea with those incredible little lights is going to be! It makes me want to build a house just do that (and I only have one child!) :)

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  22. Man those are awesome!! found your sweet blog through sarah at clover lane...

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  23. Became a follower today. Love your blog. Your children are precious and I love the bunk bed idea11

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  24. I just discovered your blog and I am in AWE! Can't wait to see more :)

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  25. I love this post, Great job!!!! I found you from Clover Lane. I am your newest follower!
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm also a straggler from Clover Lane, and wanted to say how beautiful your photographs are. I will be back for many visits. I thnk I will have my three girls read the post on why sharing rooms is important.
    Thanks for blogging,
    Dana

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  27. that is AMAZING!!!
    i called my husband in and said "you have to see this!"
    i love it.
    i want it in my house!
    wow...looks fabulous!

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  28. I heard about about your blog from Sarah @ On Clover Lane. The bunk beds are a great idea! We have 3 children, ages 3,5, & 7, who share a bedroom that is 7 X 11ft. We had triple bunk beds built for them and it's working out great! I was also home schooled and think your classroom looks fantastic!:-)

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  29. this is such a great idea. i love the way it looks.

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  30. I am crazy impressed with those bunk beds. My kids would think they had died and gone to heaven! Love it!

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  31. oh my goodness. it is going to be the best. i just love it ALL!!!!

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  32. Just found your blog through google "recommendations," and I'm adding you to my reader this instant. I've only seen a few posts, but I'm in love...

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  33. Fabulous! They look so cozy and each child has a little private space!
    I would love something like this in a beach house! Maybe one day!

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  34. I just found your blog today, and oh my goodness, I've always, always wanted a bunk room. I just think they are GREAT for big families. I hope to build it in my existing house someday. My spaces aren't very big though. Please, please share the what the kids bunk rooms look like all moved in :) Thanks.

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  35. I adore this idea! I swear, I am getting addicted to your blog, I've read it almost all the way through today. My head is now brimming with ideas! We just have one kiddo right now, but I would love to need a bunk room one day! What a blessing. :)

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  36. I am *swooning* over your bunk rooms and your homeschool room. Absolutely swooning!! Do you have updated pictures? I would love to see them!

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  37. I just adore this idea. We have 8 boys and 3 girls, and I'm constantly moving things around trying to maximize our small space to accommodate their growing needs. We just purchased a bigger home with taller ceilings, and this idea might work. I was wondering if you could give me an accurate idea of the cost for the whole project, and maybe some suggestions on how to cut unnecessary costs. We, too, homeschool, and live on my husband's relatively small salary.

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  38. I bookmarked the bunkbeds on the traditional homes website long ago as well! I even drew up plans based off the pictures to have built in my girls room, but am now nervous that my ceilings aren't high enough. We have an old house with strangely short ceilings...Just over 7 feet. How tall are your ceilings? 9 feet? LOVE your version!

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  39. I bookmarked the same bunkbeds on the Traditional Home website long ago, and even drew up plans for my girls' room based off the pic. But our new house (Actually very old house) has oddly short ceilings...just over 7 feet, and I'm nervous that I don't have adequate room to pull it off. How tall are your ceilings? 9 foot?

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  40. do you have measurments on these or instructions?

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  41. Can you please provide measurements of the bunks? Overall length including staircase and the height? I think many of us would appreciate it! Wonderful job!

    Coco@scgauthier.com

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  42. I love the idea of the bunk bed, by any chance might u have the plans n instructions to the bunk beds. I have a 4 kids with one on the way and I would really would like to build this for them. I would really appreciate it. Email me. Aka_raquel@hotmail.com.

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  43. Wow! I just found your blog. We are in the process of building our new home and this bunk room is awesome. If you have the plans could you email them to me. Burbie01@sbcglobal.net. We have 8 children that we homeschool, 4 boys and 4 girls. I just love this idea!!!

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  44. I too would love to see if you have measurements and the plans for this project. We have 4 grandchildren and are making a room just for the children. I would appreciate it! My email is juanitaproffitt@yahoo.com.
    Thanks again!
    Juanita

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