Today I'm back to share another Clean Slate before and after. The two sisters (one a teenager and one in elementary school) share a room in the house. And unfortunately there was no way to give them each their own space. . . or at least not there own room.
This is what the room the girl's were staying in looked like.
It was a very small space and that was with one bed being a toddler size.
With the younger sister now needing a twin size bed, I felt that this room wasn't the best space for them to share.
Instead, I proposed to the family that we turn a built out garage into the gal's hang out. They had never thought of the idea before and were really excited about the possibilities. I also proposed that we build some swanky bunk beds to give each girl their own little private space. When I first mentioned bunk beds the girls weren't too thrilled, that is until I showed them some inspiration photos. Do you want to see what they got so excited about?
Well, first here is the before.
And a few afters!
The floors were a painted concrete, which I decided to leave because I thought they had a cool "teenager vibe" going for them. I like the juxtaposition between the imperfect concrete and the sophisticated bunk beds.
Once again there was plenty of other things I would have liked to tackle in this room (art for the walls, ect) but I think the most important thing got done and I think it is really lovely. I designed these bunk beds, but they never would have gotten done without my wonderful carpenter, Jeff (Tim wasn't able to help this year). Jeff was so excited about building this little haven for the girls and he did such a wonderful job! There he is giving the thumbs up below. Not sure what I'm doing in this picture. I was really tired. :)
As you can see in this progress picture there are bookshelves on either side of the bunk beds. I had them covered with burlap curtains so the girls don't have to keep them super organized all the time.
If there is one thing that I was successful at during Clean Slate this year, it was finding light fixtures. And they really made the difference, especially in this room. Each sister has her own sconce for late night reading and beautiful chandelier lights up the rest of the room.
PS- Are you wondering why there are little shoes in front of the bed? I did not stage them, although that is something I would totally do. Actually, if you look close the bottom bed covers are a little messed up too. That's because the youngest sister was so excited for her new "big girl" bed, she immediately too off her shoes and jumped in (before I had gotten my pictures). I took that as a compliment. :)
So how do you feel about bunk beds? Yay or Nay?