For example, in the old house we had an old (1920s) brass bed with a lovely patina. It was already beat up a bit, so I didn't feel too badly about putting it through the abuse of a toddler. However, since we're downsizing to a two bedroom, we are definitely going to be need of a set of bunk beds.
In my inspiration folder, I save lots of bunk rooms. They're adorable...
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... but maybe not too practical for us since our kids range from 18 to 4. And we would be very lucky to find a second bedroom big enough for two sets of bunk beds and lots of room to play plus toy storage.
I want to build this set from Ana-White.com:
(based on Land of Nod's Clark & Addison Bunk Bed):
And paint it a bright orange like this inspiration picture (LOVE!):
I've had my eye on this comforter from Land of Nod for quite a while:
But I might end up doing something in a solid with some cool pillows (much like the orange bunk bed picture) and pairing it with this set of sheets from Target (only $18.99 for a twin set):
My color inspiration is based largely on this CB2 bedding, only it's too girly for a boy's room:
Stuff that will stay includes the framed artwork I talked about here. I'd love to actually buy a couple of more since Atticus is now really into the solar system.
And I bought this pair of small wingback chairs off of Craigslist forever ago ($20 for the pair) to recover. Of course, I haven't touched them yet.
I'm thinking a solid green like this from Fabric.com:
And I have two bookcases I built (from Ana White's plans) painted in "Mariner" from Home Depot's Martha Stewart line (at least I think it's Mariner - I don't have the paint with me to double check).
If I build any more storage, it'll probably be painted that color as well.
So that's where I am right now on my son's room. What do you think?