June 28, 2015

Built-In Twin Beds

Recently Hubby and I completed major project we've been putting off for a long, long time.

Our two youngest girls, who are now in their tweens, share a small bedroom and have outgrown their bunk-bed.   

Trying to fit two twin sized beds into their tiny room was a challenge.  After trying countless arrangements we decided a built-in type bed would work best.

After months and months of planning or should I say procrastinating, we have finally accomplished what we set out to do.

The girls are loving the results.



Using basic supplies like 2x4's, and 1x6's we were able to craft a built in bed that gives both girls not only a place to sleep but a lot of storage room for all their stuff.




A planked wall separates the two beds and provided the girls with a little privacy along with creating two separate spaces they can each call their own.




To add an extra level of interest we used screen door molding to create a board and batten look in the space between the mattress and the shelf above the bed.  

This step was my favorite part of the project since I think it gives the whole built-in a finished look.




Below each bed we added a large storage area to help the girls contain all their stuff.  The extra tall cubby gives them lots of room for over-sized baskets or whatever they want in the future.




It's been a few months now since we finished this project and so far it's been a big hit.

All the storage space helps keep the room looking tidy and the girls happily hang out in their room enjoying their cozy little nooks.




I'm thrilled that it turned out so well and seems to function better then I could have hoped for.  Our oldest is now hoping for something similar in her room!  LOL.




Have a great day now,

Robin


p.s... If your at all interested in a more detailed description on how we crafted this built-in just let me know and I'll put together a separate post about it.

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20 comments:

  1. Hi Robin,
    What a clever idea, and it really looks great and very organized. Glad your girls are enjoying it so much, and always nice
    when things turn out better than you expected, for sure.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  2. Hi Robin,
    What a clever idea, and it really looks great and very organized. Glad your girls are enjoying it so much, and always nice
    when things turn out better than you expected, for sure.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  3. This turned out so great, Robin! We'd love to do something like this at the lake...WONDERFUL job!

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  4. Robin,
    This is great what a great use of space. I bet the girls love their new beds! Great job.
    Kris

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  5. This is absolutely FABULOUS!! What a terrific idea...I'm sure your girls are beyond thrilled with their new room.
    Mary Alice

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  6. I LOVE this!! It's adorable! Y'all did a great job! I would've never even come up with the idea in the first place.

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  7. This is absolutely lovely, love the detail and the soft colours.
    well done
    glenis

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  8. It's adorable! I'm going to show this to my daughter and husband. She has been hoping for something like this, only full size. So cute - love it!!
    xo Sally

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  9. It's adorable! I'm going to show this to my daughter and husband. She has been hoping for something like this, only full size. So cute - love it!!
    xo Sally

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  10. this is amazing! i love the privacy this allows them, plus that shelf lip and the storage underneath. so so good!
    b

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  11. Robin,
    I love the idea you had here for your daughters beds...it's super CUTE!!! Thank you for sharing it at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Robin...your beds will featured at my party on Monday.

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  12. That's an adorable room! My girls want to make over theirs now, and I love the color you chose! :)

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  13. Thanks so much for popping by my blog today :) This tween room fix is amazing! So creative and just beautiful in every way. I've never seen anything quite like it. Props--

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  14. Awesome idea! I love it! It's so nice for each girl to have her own special space!

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  15. Would love instructions. Perfect idea for my 4 and 6 yr olds!!! Crystalstar831@gmail.com

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  16. Your awesome beds made it into the top ten on my blog! Congrats!

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  17. I would love details on how you built the bed frames!

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