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?
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. :)