For several months now, despite the Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room I did for my 4 year old daughter, which has a nice big queen bed since it doubles as our guest room, she and my 5 ½ year old son have chosen to share the twin bed in my son’s room. So we started looking at bunk beds…to get decent ones, it’s not cheap! Then we searched Craigslist and had luck a few times but things always sold before we could get them. So we started looking at pictures and plans (such as these by Ana White). But we wanted a double on bottom and twin on top, so my husband drew up his own plans and got to work.
The process of building only took a day or two and it cost around $150-200 total in wood, supplies (like the wood screws and thick dowel rods to support the connection of the two bed shown in below pics) and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (the blue is called Napoleonic Blue).
We ran out of Chalk Paint at one point and it took me a few days to make the hour trip to the closest supplier to get some more…
Then my husband moved them up to the room they fit best in in pieces and put them together with wood screws (don’t use just nails…things will fall apart…not that we learned from experience or anything…wink, wink).
We ordered a Memory Foam mattress from Overstock.com for the bottom bunk so we had to wait a few more days for that to arrive. In the meantime, I put a second coat of paint on the bed.
If you want to know more about the things on his walls and the dresser makeover you can find the details in this post. I went with plaid blankets ($29 each at Walmart) instead of comforters to save a little money. You can find the tutorial for the DIY Superhero Birth Stat Wall Art here.
I asked my husband to add brackets inside the beds where they connect just for extra security. We don’t want any kids getting squished or anything!
The large Superhero set on his dresser we found at Target at Christmas time and they’re pretty awesome!
Finally, if you missed it yesterday, I shared how I made this 20 minute Comic Book Style Pow! Pillow: