Recently, I showed plans for our Kids’ Shared Bedroom and how we came to the decision to have our 10 year old daughter and 4 year old son sleep in the same space. After a quick run to Ikea and clearing out a space in what was formerly our son’s bedroom, we wasted no time painting the bunk bed white and getting it set up. Yay!
You may remember this photo from Instagram (follow both of us! Erin’s Instagram/Emily’s Instagram) of the boards all spread out across the floor. The hubs and I took turns painting all of the boards (in one of my favorite white paints – Polar Bear by Behr) and he lovingly assembled it all together.
We only put on a light coat of white paint because:
1. It still allowed the wood grain to show through.
2. It may have saved a bunch of time.
3. We liked the look.
See! What do you think? Not to shabby, right?
Most of the bedding was also purchased from Ikea (Nypronros). We are kind of obsessed with their products and prices, but I promise they did not give us anything for this post. Although, I probably wouldn’t turn them down if they wanted to. *wink*
Even though the bed is painted and put together, there is still a lot to get done in this room! We will be painting all of the trim white, changing the yucky brown walls to Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore (hopefully this weekend), and adding some small splashes of color with Behr’s Aqua Smoke.
So far, the bunk bed has worked out great for both kids.
Check out further progress in this room by clicking the image below!