I love the Pottery Barn Kids magazines because they are a great resource for inspirational ideas.
I’ve always loved the swing arm lamps that they have by the bunk beds. (above)
And of course, I love the sports themed rooms. Don’t ya love the baseball?
I also love the collector’s shelves that are usually beside the beds.
Aren’t they wonderful?!
We re-did my two oldest boys’ room two years ago. They wanted bunk beds, and I was glad.
I couldn’t afford the ones at Pottery Barn, but I found a great deal on some bunk beds online that I think look just as good.
Well, I tried to be thrifty and creative, and this was the result…
My husband added chair railing around the room, and we painted the top half tan, and the bottom half navy blue.
The bedding is from Meijer. I got it around Christmas two years ago, and it was majorly on sale.
The storage bins under the bed are from Walmart, and labeled with some of their favorite toys.
The swing arm lamps are from Goodwill. They were old brass lamps and were only $2.50 a piece! I used brushed nickel spray paint to cover them up, and found the lamp shades at Target.
(You could also paint them with oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Just be sure to use a can of spray KILZ primer first!)
I think I had about $25.00 total in the both of these! Much better than the $220.00 it would have cost me from Pottery Barn!
I was wanting some collector’s shelves, but they would have cost me $39-$59.00 a piece if I ordered them from Pottery Barn.
My in-laws had these really cool antique church pew hymnal holders (boy, that was a mouthful!).
I thought they would be perfect for the boys’ room. So I told my father-in-law, and within an hour, he had made a pattern of his and created three for my boys! I took them home and spray painted them a dark red to match their bedding.
The boys absolutely love their collector’s shelves! They read books every night before bedtime and love having their own light to read by.
My mother-in-law had made the boys pillows with their names stitched on them many years ago that ended up matching their bedding perfectly!
My mother and father-in-law used to re-do the interiors of Porsches (the cars). So my mother-in-law used some leather (that they used to re-cover the seats with) to make these wonderful pillows. The boys think that’s awesome! The best thing is that she traced their names in her own handwriting…what a treasured keepsake!
Thank you, Pop and Grammaw!
Here is the other side of the room. I got the dark walnut dressers from Walmart! They matched the bunk bed perfectly, and the drawers are extra roomy.
I got the shelves from Hobby Lobby and stained them with Minwax “provencial” stain to match the dressers.
I had the hardest time getting a picture of this baseball frame because of the glare of the window.
I found this white circle frame at Big Lots for less than $15.00, and I painted the baseball stitches on it with red paint.
It’s not perfect…but it’s good enough for us! And I had a ball trying to create the look I was after for much less.
Be sure to check back on Thursday for my “I made it with Gorilla Glue” post. There is something in the above picture that I will be making….