Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bunk Beds

I fell in love with this image of bunk beds from pinterest...


So a couple days after Christmas my husband and I decided to try it out. 

I'll take you through our 3 days of construction with these impressive iphone pictures.





I know, great quality right? Anyways, here's the after.




The kids have the perfect place behind the stairs to hide. It's not huge, so it makes for an interesting family sardines game. I still have to put up some trim to cover up where the bead board meets but other than that, it's all done. The two hinged boards on the bottom come up and we can pull out two trundle beds. So that makes a total of SIX twin beds in here.

I bought the light fixtures from Home Depot for $12.00 a piece. I drilled holes in the bottom and wired them to a lamp cord. The kids love it and have already figured out how to hang barbies from the fan. And I love it because when my sisters come to visit, we can chuck all 9 kids in there and watch a movie in peace.


55 comments:

  1. That is so awesome!!! You did such a great job!

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  2. wow this is so amazing...I love them...Great job

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  3. Nikki!! Amazing!! I so wish I had a room big enough to do this. You guys are brave and hard core diyers. WTG!!

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  4. You are awesome!!! I have 5 kids and have totally pinned that (and other mass bunkbed pictures) on Pinterest! I can't believe how quickly you got it done!!!

    I'm impressed!
    --Katie
    Creatively Living

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  5. I have been dreaming of doing this! Gorgeous!

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  6. I pinned that image a long time ago, too! I love it, and you guys did a great version of it. Wonderful!

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  7. i LOVE it. Now what did you do with the old hospital beds?

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  8. I've been drooling over a similar bed. You two cranked that out quick!

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  9. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!! You are amazing!

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  10. I am in awe of how amazing that is! You are lucky to have the support/help of your husband. Amazing.

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  11. Your version of the beds is way better. How dumb to have glass photo frames and giant lampshades right above your bed. If I had a nightmare and sat upright quickly I would smash my face off.

    I still think the pirate mesh rope would be better than the treacherous four inch stairs, though.

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  12. that looks awesome Nikki!!!! I love how you see something you like and you do it! You really are a go getter!!:)

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  13. thats AMAZING! love the wainscot too. by the way yours look even better than the photo that inspired you. good job!

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  14. Oh it looks amazing !!!
    So fantastic !!!

    Your blog is so full of inspirations...
    Many lovely greetings,
    Nell

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  15. SO COOL! I wish we owned our house so we could do that. I'm actually making a loft bed from some premade bunk beds for the four of my kids.

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  16. I found your blog the other day and went through it when my mouth hanging open. I can't BELIEVE all the stuff you do and all the cute stuff/furniture/decor that you have and find. Then this post pops up, and I don't even know what to do with myself. How in the world did you DO THAT just by looking at a picture?? I am beyond in awe! Will you move out here and be my neighbor and help me?? :) I'm officially your new stalker. Be warned. :)

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  17. holy mother of God! that is amazing! I Love it!
    d e n i s e

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  18. How lovely! I always love bunk beds! Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

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  19. It looks great! It looks so professional, and I like the changes you incorporated into your design.

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  20. is it wrong to say that i like the white even better than the original??? great job!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! I have to show this to my husband to prove to him that "See, we *can* have more kids!" (He thinks three is our limit. Ha.)

    And btw, I always love Colton's take on things! ;)

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  22. love it!! i hope we can build those in our new house! is it hard to make the bed on the top bunks?? that's the only thing i'm worried about... changing sheets

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  23. You must be so proud! What an outstanding job. When will the full tutorial be posted????? You will probably start a new trend if you decide to post one, and I will be the first to follow.

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  24. Just stopped over blog hopping to say hello as your newest follower. Rumor has it you smelt metal, so I had to see for myself.

    ~Bliss~

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  25. Wow! Not a very fancy word, I know -but it says what I mean! They turned out fantastic. Makes me want to build some in my kitchen so that I can look at them all of the time. LOL! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  26. Really really gorgeous! I wish I was one of your kids! LOL! Oh... and mommy I wanna sleep on the upper left please!

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  27. Your bunks are awesome. We are adding bunks to my son's room and I was just looking at lights just like yours on pbkids for $70 each. Can you do a tutorial on how you rewired the inside to make those plug in instead of hardwired?

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  28. Awesome, we are going to do this in our playroom, with toy storage underneath instead of the trundles! It will be a great place to chill out and read a book for our 6 kiddos! Thank you

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  29. that is awesome!!! Great job. Many years from not when I have a beach house, that's my dream!!

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  30. Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    Has anyone ever told you you're amazing?? They should!

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  31. WOWZA! I am in awe! What an amazing transformation! You & ur hubby did a terrific job! I'm a new follower of yours now, can't wait to see your next project! Stop by my place and say hi sometime :) http://macaylasroom.blogspot.com/

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  32. I am speechless. And a new follower, of course! You are amazing!
    Stacy

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  33. Love it! I have to know though how tall your ceilings are. . .I'm wondering if they are the same as our and how they'd look in our space. Thanks for posting! You're work is amazing!

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  34. I have been trying to figure out a good way to putt a lot of beds into a room. This is seriously amazing!! Love the blog by the way. I'm a native here in good 'ol hot arizona. :) Mind if I ask how big the room is that you put these beds in? Thanks

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  35. Shannon BartlettMay 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Would you mind telling us approximately how much this project cost?

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  36. Where did you get your trundle beds?

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  37. LOVE IT! I don't think that I realized you were in AZ!

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  38. im curious to know what the length is between the floor and ceiling!

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  39. I am in love with this! Build in bunk beds has been on my to-do list for the past year. You wouldn't happen to have a tutuorial?
    Thanks, Michelle 4men1lady.com

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  40. you are right the kids have the perfect place behind the stairs to hide.I have been dreaming of doing this! Gorgeous!Thanks for sharing see more

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  41. I just fell off my chair! That is amazing, and nice job on the finish details. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. What a magical hang out for children. Love how it looks!

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  43. this looks phenomenal! I love the way you did it and most of all i love the lights you chose!! way awesome! I found you through the not just a housewife contest, and am your newest follow! Good luck in the contest!

    <3 Bethany @ thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

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  44. All I can say is WOW. Amazing job. I wish I had such handy woodworking skills to pull this off.

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  45. This is amazing! I'd love this at a cabin! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  46. Those are great! Can you give us a break down of the cost for this project? Thanks so much!

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  47. Where did you get the plans?

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  48. wow outstanding. it is one of the most and perfect place to spend the time.
    Suppliers of beds and mattresses

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