August 01, 2011

Cassie's Home - boys shared bedroom

My little sister Cassie recently moved into her first home.  They completely renovated it and it's beautiful.  This is one of several posts, showing the makeovers.  Her commentary will be italicized and mine will be in normal print.  Welcome to Cassie's house.


Cassie's house is looking amazing.  We'll be looking at a room a day and the series will be scattered throughout the next couple of weeks.  I wanted to start off with her boys' bedroom.  She also has two little boys (3 and 5) and this is what the room looked like before they moved in.  The home was owned by a sweet little old lady.

BEFORE:

The room got new carpet.  The molding was replaced with a thick MDF trim.


Here's the after.  It doesn't exactly look the same.  The previous owner probably wouldn't recognize it.

AFTER:

Okay let's break it down.  Here' the entrance from the hallway.


Now you're entering the room (don't mind Baden's head and cranky face) ....


My dad built this gorgeous bunk bed for her.  I think it's too pretty to even call it a bunk bed.  Let's call it something fancier....like a craftsman double-decker bed.  Yeah, that sounds nice.


The small steps on the ladder make it easy for little ones to climb up.


It's made entirely out of MDF.  It makes a fun place to sleep or play.


I'm going to let Cassie explain the rest:

I am not the best seamstress so I bought curtains at Ikea in white with gromets in them and then added 2 panels of fabric that I bought to make the boys bedding with.


The blankets are super easy to make. You sew them onto the comforter like a pillow case - inside out on 3 sides and then invert them and sew the last side and ta-da you have cute blankets for cheap!


The airplanes I found at Hobby Lobby and Tai Pan.  I strung them up with fishing line.  I plan on adding a vinyl quote on the wall behind the planes.


The dresser I found on-line for sale in the classifieds for $30 so I painted it and then added stain over the paint to make it look older and added new hardware. The airplane picture is from Tai Pan as well.


Okay, back to my commentary.  She even found a cute light switch plate.


I love how she made the room clean and simple.  She picked things her boys love, but still kept it mature enough for them to grow into.  My favorite part is the bed.  (Before you can ask I'll tell you my dad doesn't have any plans to share for the bed.  He just knows how to whip up cool stuff on his own.  Sorry!) 


If you liked what you saw today, there's lots more to come.  I'm excited to show you the rest.  If you have questions about anything just leave a comment here and I'll try to get my sister to respond to you in the comment section. 

Thanks for dropping in.

44 comments:

  1. Super cool room:) Love how simple it is......and clean! Does it stay the way? hehe.....

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  2. I absolutely love the bed and the simplicity of the room! I will definately be showing this to my husband :) Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love it! Could you please tell me the brand and color of the wall paint? We really need to paint our boys room! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your family is so crafty! You should all be in an hgtv show or magazine!

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  5. I love the bunk beds. I'm sure the boys will love it too. Decorations are great. Love the hallway flooring. Is that real wood or a laminate. Beautiful!!

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  6. The paint is Behr Premium (with the primer already in it) and its called french silver.

    The flooring is hard wood and the kind of wood is Acai.

    Thanks!
    Cassie

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  7. I love how clean and simple and classy it looks but still SO boy friendly! I have four boys and I'm gathering ideas to re-do two rooms for them. Thanks for the fun post. Cassie, and your dad, are obviously crazy talented!

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  8. I didn't notice anything mentioned about the Route 66 sign. Did you all make it or buy it?

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  9. Holy stinking cow. That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Your dad is the greatest. Didn't he also make the bed or help make the bed for Rex?

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  10. route 66 question as well! where is it from!? super cool!

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  11. Awesome bed! Cool decor. I bet her boys LOVE it!!!

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  12. Too cute! I want your bed, it is exactly the type of thing i've been invisioning for my three boys. I want to do a triple decker bed from floor to ceiling and close in the space between the bed and the wall to form a closet. So glad to see that It could possibly work. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your hard work! LT

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  13. HOLY CRAP I am in love with that bed!!

    Tell your dad he is AWESOME! WOwSA!

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  14. Wow, love the bed and the decoration too!!! I an wondering how you are putting new sheets on??? And does the matress fit through to opening???

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  15. Very impressive! I was also wondering - like the previous comment = how do you change the sheets?

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  16. Absolutely LOVE this room! Love the simplicity and the theme! So cool! Your Dad is absolutely amazing at what he does! Do you hire him out? :) Can't wait to see what's to come.

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  17. wow!! what a super kewl idea for a bed, makes me wish I had more thanone kid so that I could make one! LOL

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  18. That is a pretty cool bunk bed, but having kids that have a bunk bed I wonder how hard that bed is to make. The top bunk is always the worst.

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  19. The Route 66 sign is from Hobby Lobby. I did not make it.
    Thanks!
    Cassie

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  20. Thanks for sharing the room Cassie! Beautiful! I noticed the molding on the closet and also in the hallway...what is it?

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  21. I agree -- your Dad does amazing work. I love how much fun that bed is. It's awesome how this is a room the boys can enjoy now and in 10 years.

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  22. darling boys room! I have the airplane picture from Tia Pan in my boys room too and I love it! Your father is very talented. love the bed!

    I have been dying to buy your subway art/mother teresa quote on your etsy shop, but had to wait until our vacation was over....it is no longer there! Will you be putting it back on or am I out of luck?

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  23. Sent a link to this post to my husband with the subject line...coolest bunk bed EVER! He's pretty handy, maybe I can talk him into something like this! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see the rest!

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  24. And by bunk bed...I meant "craftsman double decker" LOL

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  25. Oh my word! That bed rocks! Your dad is sooo talented! I wish you would send him our way!

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  26. It goes without mentioning.... though everyone else has also mentioned it.... that the bed is absolutely amazing. Your father is an excellent craftsman!
    I also like the simplicity of the curtain and blankets that your sis made. They are nice and bold yet not flashy.
    All in all looks like a great room for the boys

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  27. Where do you keep toys? Do you have a playroom and keep toys out of the bedroom? Or are they hidden in the closet? So cute!! Love the room!

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  28. I'm in your parent's ward (you know, Cassie's old ward), and your mom kept telling me about your blog. So, I finally found it, and I am blown away by your family's skills. She tried to help me with my house, but it was everlastingly too late.

    I wish I was a Magill sometimes. And when I saw those incredibly crafted beds, I coveted them. I know it's in direct violation of the commandments, but at least I've confessed, right?

    Now that I'm seeing how you actually put things together, maybe my house will get drapes! :)

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  29. Brilliant idea to have a built-in bed!!! Looks absolutely awesome. Love the white and grey colour scheme too (my fave).

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  30. Still can't believe it's MDF - nice.

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  31. It is so nice to see a whole family that is talented!! Your dad does really great work...the bed is awesome. I am sure all of the boys have a great time playing and sleeping in there :)

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  32. Ahhh. I love this, what an awesome room. Your dad is unbelievably talented!

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  33. Do you think I can get Chris to make this bed too? Good job, you guys rock!

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  34. Amazing! Every little detail.
    Is it difficult to change the sheets on the top bed? Just wondering because we are thinking about a bunk bed for our kids. Of course the ones we are looking at are not as cute as yours! :)

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  35. That is so amazing! I just don't have that VISION to see past the old carpet and weird trim. It is absolutely incredible. That bunk bed is so awesome. I love the wall color and that carpet is just begging for my bare feet. Or vice versa. :P

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  36. Girl!
    Your father is the best!
    Please do tell him this is the best bed i've ever seen.
    You are so lucky to have him!

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  37. Wow!! Congrats on the house, Cass! Looks beautiful. You guys are all so amazingly talented and creative. Love, love the bed. Someone needs a little girl out there for a princess castle redo. Hugs to you all!

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  38. My comment wasn't answred, so again: I am wondering how you are putting new sheets on??? And does the matress fit through to opening???

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  39. Rita - The mattress does fit through the front. However, to change the sheets she gets into the bed to put them on. It's a little annoying, but the space-saving bed design is really helpful for her in such a small home.

    Cheri

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  40. Wow! Is all I can say! I loooove the bed! That is actually something my husband and I have been talking about making for our boys who share a room. Am I correct to assume that the beds are standard twin size mattresses? They just look smaller for some reason in the photos.

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  41. Yvonne- They are standard twins. I think it's the angle of the photo that makes them look different sized.

    Cheri

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  42. wow, so fun! any way we could see a step by step of the bunk bed building process? also, where is the car frame from that sits on the dresser?

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  43. So cute , I think maybe you have a new job. You are very creative.

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  44. I am jealous of the bed!! Let's just say your dad rocks!! Not only did he make this awesome bed, but he made your superhero bed, which I am also jealous of! I wish I could whip out something like either of those beds for my boys!

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