(Firstly, thanks for the love about Dream Big Atlanta - I'm so excited about it, and have some fun things coming up for y'all related to the event!) I've been sharing photos of the girls' room here and there on instagram, but here is an official update with the bunk beds. (See how the room looked originally here.) Brigette had been requesting a regular sized bed for some time, and we decided to go the bunk bed route to keep more floor space and also because we just thought it might be fun.
(Sources: Doodad Peel and Stick Wallpaper; Neon Nightstand; Kura Bunk Bed (modified slightly); Mint Metalwork Bookcase; Pastel Geometric Lamp; Scallop Shelf; Fisher Price Record Player; Pink Cloud Rug; Fan; Scallop Duvet Cover and Shams; Bunny Pillow; Cotton Candy Pillow)
We ended up deciding to go with the IKEA Kura bed, which is not really a bunk bed, but can easily become one. (See my pinterest board for some fun ideas!) We painted it Sherwin Williams Embellished Blue, and my dad modified it for us so that it's off the floor a bit - will be sharing how he did that on Wednesday! We decided on this bed because of the super low price point; I was a bit nervous that Vivi might not like the height, or that it would be super annoying as I received much feedback that making the top bunk is such a pain.
(Sources for above: Bananas Print; Doodad Peel and Stick Wallpaper; Neon Nightstand; Kura Bunk Bed (modified slightly); Mint Metalwork Bookcase; Pastel Geometric Lamp; Scallop Shelf; Fisher Price Record Player; Pink Cloud Rug; Fan; Scallop Duvet Cover and Shams; Puppy Pull Toy)
I'm happy to say that so far, the bunk bed has worked out really well. Both girls really love it, and I think that in a shared room, it helps them feel like they have a little spot that is all their own. Vivi especially loves the shelves above her bed, and fills them with treasures and special items she wants to keep close. The Kura has a lower height, so it's not as tall as regular bunk beds. It's not as easy as a twin to make up, of course, but I can reach it ok, and honestly, you can't see it super well, so if it's not perfect, it isn't super noticeable.
I switched a few things around, and brought this bookcase up from the playroom and moved their dress up rack downstairs. We just needed more book storage and organization, so this metal shelf has helped so much, and I just adore the look of it!
I feel like the books are constantly taking over, and we use every bit of this acrylic bookcart, the built in on the wall (go here for plans to build it!), and some of the metal one - and somehow we still have piles of books all over the place! It's a good problem to have, but I've learned you can never really have enough book storage.
I was going to move the toddler bed to the playroom for now, but the girls love playing and reading on it, so I decided to leave it. They call it their "couch" and it's become a super handy spot to sit.
The dresser from Vivi's nursery is still holding up, although the drawers are nearly bursting! We manage to fit clothes for both the girls in it, though.
It's been really fun to freshen up their space a little bit, and they are loving the bunk beds! Let me know if you have any questions about how we make it work - and stay posted for the details on how we modified the bed on Wednesday!