Honey, I bunked the kids!

Honey, I bunked the kids!
Nikki from Grand Design Co. is one of the craftiest people walking the earth, this is a fact.  Her son’s before bedroom can attest to that, as she single-handedly hung all that beadboard and moulding, repurposed the globe, painted the chalkboard border (genius!), and probably sewed the comforters and laid the carpet. I wouldn’t be surprised if she smelted those beds out of old pipes she found in her garage too. She’s handy.
So handy that none of that stuff was even a challenge. No, she wanted to stretch herself.  She wanted to build quadruple bunk beds in a weekend.  And she did.  Actually, there are two trundle beds underneath each side, so that’s like sextuple bunk beds, which sounds kind of wrong to say in a kid’s room, but amazing nonetheless.  Kinda makes my weekend marathon of Toddlers n’ Tiaras look unproductive in comparison.

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  1. January 25, 2012 / 8:35 PM

    Oh wow! That is amazing. Altho I don’t think I would want to have to be the one to change the bedding in the upper bunks. Not sure my big ol butt would fit 🙁

  2. January 25, 2012 / 8:44 PM

    Smelted? That’s a funny word. I’m not that amazing. But thanks for making people think I am.

    See you at the glitter academy!

    Also, thanks for the shout out. It gives me false hope that I have a lot of readers 😉

  3. January 25, 2012 / 8:56 PM

    Wow! That’s all I can say..

  4. January 25, 2012 / 9:24 PM

    All I can say is AMAZING!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

  5. Anonymous
    January 25, 2012 / 9:27 PM

    Love the new look! sorry to say this but the before photo looks like old hospital beds (but maybe that was her intent). love the stairs going up between the two sets of beds 🙂

  6. January 25, 2012 / 9:34 PM


  7. January 25, 2012 / 9:34 PM

    i love the bunkbeds but i love the old iron beds just as much – cool

  8. January 25, 2012 / 9:45 PM

    Going over to the Grandy’s blog. I don’t want her to hope to be false.


  9. Anonymous
    January 25, 2012 / 9:56 PM

    I am in love with this redo. I want this in my twins room

  10. January 25, 2012 / 9:57 PM

    Oh my gosh my bunk beds were NEVER that cool!

  11. January 25, 2012 / 10:16 PM

    That’s AWESOME! My favorite part? You can just tuck in the end of the bedding on the top bunks, and the rest can be a hot mess since no one can see them! That’s the worst part about bunkbeds… making the top bunk.

  12. January 25, 2012 / 10:37 PM

    Wow, that is incredible!!!

  13. January 25, 2012 / 11:16 PM

    I would have loved hiding from my Mom in those top bunks, perfect containers for children.

  14. January 25, 2012 / 11:49 PM

    Holy cow. That’s A-MAZ-ING.

  15. January 26, 2012 / 1:24 AM

    This is truly one of the best makeovers I have seen! Love, love, love the creative idea and the loads of extra space that was gained.

  16. January 26, 2012 / 2:26 AM


  17. Anonymous
    January 26, 2012 / 7:24 AM

    The before beds remind me of something u would see in annie! Lol or a shared nursery (like peter pan)

  18. January 26, 2012 / 9:03 AM

    It’s a beautiful and comfortable place!

  19. January 26, 2012 / 9:46 AM

    I am gobsmacked! That is outta this world! She certainly is a clever kid 🙂

  20. Anonymous
    January 26, 2012 / 11:23 AM

    Love your blog. Your sense of humor cracks me up….or one of the funniest sayings I have read lately…you make me laugh until tears run down my legs!

  21. January 26, 2012 / 3:36 PM

    I think this is my favorite makeover on this blog so far.

  22. January 26, 2012 / 8:32 PM

    Wow! amazing! :o)
    I wish, I had something like this when I was a kid.

  23. January 26, 2012 / 10:07 PM


  24. January 27, 2012 / 6:33 AM

    So. Flipping. Amazing. I napped all weekend while she did this!

  25. February 1, 2012 / 12:15 AM

    Very beautiful and very cool!!! I definitely want this in my home even though I’m down to two out of three boys.

  26. February 1, 2012 / 12:17 AM

    Very beautiful and very cool!!! I definitely want this in my home even though I’m down to two out of three boys.

  27. Anonymous
    February 26, 2012 / 1:27 AM

    This is truly a beautiful piece! I am trying to get my mom to have this in my room. This would be perfect because the top bunks could also work as like a hang out quiet space with like bean bags and such. If she says yes, I can’t imagine how much space would be saved! Great Job! You better pat yourself on your back for this one!

  28. Anonymous
    April 26, 2012 / 7:39 PM

    How long was the wall that the beds were on? I have 3 boys and this would be awesome, but I don’t know if it would fit in their room! pianojen5@yahoo.com

  29. Anonymous
    June 19, 2012 / 4:22 AM

    I would like to know the demensions of the room, the beds (width and length), height, and if you had to wire the lighting. Thanks!! kimpossible73@att.net

  30. July 26, 2012 / 9:16 PM

    Did you use twin size beds?? Could you please tell me a short summary of how you did it and the measurements please, my email is jules_4209@hotmail.com Thanks

  31. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013 / 2:12 AM

    Do you have plans for this bunk bed? If so, can you email me at laura.sullivan@creditdusters.com? Our family is taking in foster children and this would be perfect for their room!

  32. June 26, 2013 / 2:28 AM

    I saw this on Pinterest, and I fell in love with it!!!!! My mom and I are moving, and I’d love to have this as my bed!!!!! What I’d love to see is a version of this, but with only 2 beds instead of 4.

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