Built-in Bunk Bed Reveal

For the past few weeks, we have been working on a project for the soon-to-be owner of our current farmhouse. They have twin girls who will be sharing a room upstairs where our daughter’s room currently is. The project was built in bunk beds for these sweet girls. Of course, we are always up for a project and we knew this would be a fun one and one that would make the room super special. This room will be a place where many memories will be made while they bunk together for the next several years as they grow up.

After meeting with the new owners, designing the bunk beds, moving our seventeen-year-old daughter out of her room, and a few hard work hours for the past several weeks, the bed is now complete!

We are happy to say, it is one of those projects that after seeing it completed has exceeded our expectations. This is probably one of my favorite projects we have ever done! And I must say, Henry is pretty talented. It’s ok to brag on my husband, right?

Upfront we had a pretty good idea of what the new owners wanted and had in mind. Henry then created a 3D mock up of the bed. This gave them and us a visualization of what it would look like. We were happy to know they were very pleased with the design and things got underway.

The overall design was pretty straightforward: Ladder on the left, shelving on the right, and a queen-sized bed in the middle. The top loft area will serve as an extra place for the girls to hang out and play. It’s also big enough for a twin-size mattress.

Henry constructed everything with framing lumber and wrapped it using ship lap and primed 1x boards. Here’s a time-lapse video we posted on our Instagram account that will give you an idea of how everything was built.

The plan for this project was to implement several elements from our home. This would ensure that the existing modern farmhouse vibe would flow right into this new bunk bed.

We painted the bed Sherwin Williams Creamy. This is the same color on our walls. We wanted the bed to look built-in and seamless within the room. The lighter color allowed for the black railing to pop. The railing was also another element we tied in which mimics our stairwell. The use of shiplap was used on the bed as it is in other rooms of our home.

We borrowed an element from our covered porches by adding a natural look of pine tongue and groove planks above the bed.

The two last things to be installed were the brass wall sconces and the black metal ladder and railing. I truly feel like this puts the icing on the cake!

The new owners chose the brass wall sconces, which we love! They look great and add just the right amount of glam. They also work perfectly with the existing pendant light in the room.

To top it all off, the new owners chose a pink bedding from Anthropologie that looks absolutely adorable! The sheets have a black and white pattern that ties into the black railing and black window frame. And there is gold stitching in the pink pillowcases and comforter, which plays off of the brass elements. It’s a subtle touch, but it looks so good!

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  • Reply Donna Marie

    This is a wonderful look!!! And it is practical!!!

    October 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply Brooke

      Thank you Donna! So glad you like it.

      October 13, 2019 at 3:18 am
  • Reply Wendy

    This seriously is the cutest bunkbed combo I have ever seen. Do you know the width of it?

    November 19, 2019 at 1:59 am
    • Reply Brooke

      Thanks! It’s 11ft.

      November 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Amy

    So beautiful! Is the bed on the floor queen size?

    November 20, 2019 at 3:02 am
    • Reply Brooke

      Thank you so much Amy! It is a queen size.

      November 20, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Sasha

    Where did you guys get the ladder from I really wanna do this but I can find a ladder..

    February 23, 2020 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Katti Hatch

    Did you paint the bed with a brush or spray it?

    March 31, 2020 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Sabrina

    Is that a built in bed

    February 28, 2021 at 3:22 pm
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