Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bunk Bed Tent

So you might remember that we have 4 children and live in a 1200 square foot house

Needless to say--we live on top of each other.

Two of my boys literally do--live on top of each other...in bunk beds.

Well, my 4 year old--Landon, who lives on the bottom bunk, decided quite a while ago--that he would like some privacy.  (I'd like some too--but in 1200 square feet--none of us get much of that!)

But to give him his PRIVACY we got creative with the blankets and gave him a little shelter for his bottom bunk:


This was supposed to be for just a night or two--but we found that the little guy slept a lot better in his little fort.  So it became kind of a permanent fixture in his room.

But it was kind of a pain in the butt as the blankets would fall down or get pulled off and we would have to tuck them all back in perfectly for the little man to go to sleep.

I had often thought of sewing something more permanent--but it was always a project low on my list until me and my hubby saw these while shopping at Jysks in Canada:


Fun tab top curtains PERFECT for a little boys room and the PERFECT price of just $9.99 per curtain (regularly priced at $19.99 and not even on sale--I just had a question about them and the guy quoted me the wrong price on them--and so they honored that price at the till--SWEET!!!).

How PERFECT is that? It was CHEAPER than I could buy the fabric and it was already hemmed and had the tabs at the top. All I did was cut the tab, tuck under the raw edge and sew it in place. Add some Velcro and hang them up.




Now it is the PERFECT little place for PRIVACY, for FUN and HOPEFULLY for LOTS OF SLEEPING.



OK--maybe its more for fun than for sleeping.


That in my books is $20 well spent.

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13 comments:

  1. That is really cool. I always wanted to do it. Now that I know it can be done . . . we no longer have bunk beds. Darn.

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  2. Awe! that is really cool. My little loves fort and I am still on the plans to make a fort for him. So fun!

    Adin B

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  3. aww i bet he loves his little tent!!


    Angie-Bigbearswife
    www.bigbearswife.com

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  4. This is AWESOME, I love it! What a fun little thing for your boys and how easy to put up and take down. You're a genius.

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  5. Is it weird that I totally want to hang out in that fort? The fun of forts still has not died for me. :) Great idea!

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  6. Thank you sooooo much for posting this!!! I have been searching for a bunk bed tent idea for a while now. I stumbled on your blog as a result of my search! I had the same problem...the blankets kept falling down and it looked ugly. I now have a princess palace (I have girls) for twenty bucks! Again, thank you for the quick and cleaver idea!

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  9. And I can see that was surely a bunch of fun. I have long been looking for ideas to create a cute and perfect bunk bed, you've got me inspired for this! I found your ideas very ideal! Thanks!

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  10. This is awesome! I'll have to find some curtains for my little guy's bottom bunk!

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  11. Wow - clever of you! I have 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 boys w/bunkbeds so can't wait to do this too. What size curtains? Was the length 83" or 63" It looks like one side of your bunkbed is against the wall, so you used two panels, right? Our bunkbeds would need to be covered on 3 sides, so 3 panels then? Sandy

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  12. Whoops, meant to say 2 boys and 2 girls! Sandy

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  13. Great idea!!! We currently have the blanket system going... my daughter calls it her "cave" I will have to do something like this for her :)

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