I posted foreverrrrrr ago about The Little’s Room and have left you guys hanging around for the deets on the bed. For just about a year.
Nice, I know.
This is a daily email I get with questions about her bed, hopefully I will answer all of them!
We grabbed the MYDAL Bunk bed from Ikea for $159. It was just basically a box of precut lumber with predrilled holes.
We debated about painting in the garage while it was in pieces or assemble in the room and put it together. We chose to put it together, set on top of books, then paint….and it went really fast. The bed is ready to be primed, so no sanding was required.
(bad iphone pic)
I painted on a good coat of primer, then two solid coats of the aqua, with drying time between. The paint is by Behr and the color is Mint Majesty. I took her sheets from PB Teen to The Home Depot to have it colored matched and actually found one that matched up perfectly.
And I am IN LOVE with this color.
Let dry over night then dropped her mattress in, added the bedding then the curtains below.
We opted to not add a mattress at the bottom and let her have the play space. This was the only reason why we chose the bunk bed. Otherwise I would have picked something that was easier to make in the mornings 😉
I picked out curtains that I have used before and knew they would be perfect to trim because of the layered look. I grabbed two packages (4 panels total) and started measuring.
Using a tension rod on the head and foot of the bed, I added a panel each, then set the rod at the end of the slats.
I started with a tension rod across the front of the bed, but quickly realized that wouldn’t hold with her pulling it back and forth and climbing the stairs. I grabbed a shower curtain rod and a set of closest pole sockets.
Make sure the pole will fit into the socket, then attach to the bed, in the upper corners.
Slide two panels on each end, then put shower curtain rod into place. There was a ton of excess at the bottoms, so I trimmed each panel. Another reason why the layered panels are great. You can’t see where I trimmed.
Folded and attached two panels on the backside with my Airstrike (that I am giving away!) and saved the other two for different projects.
She LOVES being able to go in and read or play, and to close it and turn it into a playhouse.