Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mini Bunks!


This post really should just be called THANK YOU DADDY!! 

Cody did such an amazing job building our girls some beds. I found basic plans online and Cody altered them to fit crib size mattresses instead of twins and didn't extend the legs, so the bottom bed is easy for Carter to climb in and out of. 

He painted it Behr Rainwater, it's the perfect shade of turquoise!

All told, these bunk beds cost us less than $100 to make. Sure beats the Ikea bunks that I had my eyes on.



 I wanted to keep the crib size instead of moving up to twin, one - because we didn't have to buy new mattresses. Two - because the girls are still young enough to be comfortable in the smaller size, and three - because the rooms are moderately small, and I'd rather have more room in there for them to play!

Reagan is over the moon! She discovered quickly that she can escape her sister and have a little solo play time. CJ is still a little too young for the coordination it takes to climb the ladder (I'm sure it's only a matter of time). Reagan spent all afternoon sitting on the top bunk looking through our collection of junk mail magazines that were freshly delivered, it was the sweetest thing.




15 comments:

  1. this is great! now that you've had it a while is there anything that you would change about it?

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    1. Thanks! I loved them! We recently moved the girls to single twin beds because their new room has a low ceiling and doesnt have room for the bunks. I wouldn't have changed a thing, they were the perfect fit for our small bedroom situation. And the girls were still young enough to fit comfortably in their crib size matress. Good luck!
      -Ashley

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  2. This is exactly what I've been looking for! I want to extend the life of our organic crib mattresses that we bought, and my daughter is dying for bunk beds. Thank you!!

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    1. Yah! My girls loved them! I'm sure your little girl will love them just as much. Best of luck in the build process!

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  3. can you tell us the measurements he used. I am trying to find measurements so that we can build a toddler bunk bed for my two before October

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    1. Hi! Sorry for the delayed response, I had to measure! The bed fits a standard crib matress, and we left a little wiggle room to make getting the sheets on easier, so the bed 'boxes' are 30x54 and we left the legs off the bottom which were 8" making the bunks 55" tall. In hindsight we could have shortened them even more by taking a few inches out of the space between the bunks.

      Hope this helps! Good luck!

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  4. Hi, This is exactly what I have been looking for! Are you willing to sell the plans for this bed??

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    1. Hi! The plans are actually available for free on the ana white website, here is the link http://www.ana-white.com/2010/09/classic-bunk-beds-cleverly-designed.html

      We just tweaked ours a little by making our 55" tall (8" shorter than the plans) and making the bed frame portion smaller to accommodate the crib size mattress.

      Good Luck, we sure loved ours!!

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  5. what type of wood did you use to build these

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    1. We used pine, it's cheap, light and easy to work with! :)

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  6. what type of wood did you use to build these

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  7. To protect your baby from falling out,toddler bed bumper pad will provide a comfortable enclosure. Whenever he rolls over or moves around the bed, it will work like a safeguard. The installation won’t be complicated and time-consuming. You just need to place the bumpers under the bed sheet of your mattress. It will ensure a comfy and soothing support and feel for your baby. He won’t get hurt by the soft yet firm bumper foam that he might get from the metal bed rails.

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  8. Hello,

    I noticed on the "basic plans" for bunk beds was missing wood, per the comment section. Did you notice that problem? This would be our very first project and we don't want to miss anything. Would you by chance have your shopping list laying around?

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    1. Hi Denise,

      About a third of the way down the page is the "shopping list" and just beyond that is the "cut list" that tells you what sizes to cut the wood. Hope that helps, good luck!
      http://www.ana-white.com/2010/09/classic-bunk-beds-cleverly-designed.html

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