My kids love sharing a bedroom and even though they used to have their own room, they asked me if they could share a bedroom so they can talk to each other at night and feel safer in the dark (their own words!). I didn’t want to spend money on new beds knowing they would change their mind the following week, and I wanted something that was cute, neutral but young. The beds I looked at were either too girly, too boyish, too cheap or too expensive, so I decided to build my own. Yes, brave move and I wasn’t sure how that was going to go, but once I found the right tutorials online (listed below), I knew this could be done 🙂
I already had my daughter’s R from her nursery so I went back to Hobby Lobby to get a J and used them to identify their beds. I had the barn lamps from a previous coffee bar that I had done in my kitchen for Christmas, so I decided to use those as their night reading lights.
The shutters used to be a dark brown wood, but I spray painted those white. Removed them, took them outside and used small spray cans to paint them lightly over and over and I could not be happier with the results!
There are no toys in their room as I was getting tired of seeing this room upside down. We converted the office into a playroom/TV room for them and I will share that one soon too. Now they use their bedroom for naps and nighttime only! Finally this room is almost clean on a daily basis.
Beds: we built them ourselves with this tutorial for the Headboard (painted ours white) and this tutorial for the Platform | Rug: Safavieh | Comforters: Wayfair (Grey and Taupe) | Dresser: BBB (IKEA Hemnes 3 drawer was discontinued but I linked a similar one) | R and J letters: HobbyLobby | Barn Wall Lights: Lowes | Pillows: HomeGoods | Cinderella Carriage: Hobby Lobby | Silver Telephone: Ross |
(P.S.: I should have ironed these comforters before I took the pictures! Ha.)