"big kid" rooms....sad, but it happens. So, the nursery became my daughter's room, and when our nieces moved in, it became their room too. Problem is, the room is only about 12x13. When we built the house, there was already a walk-in closet in that room, so I had the builder leave the extra closet open. I'm glad, cause it did open the room a little more. Having 3 girls, we decided to put a built in bed in that open closet. My sister helped me. We just used the studs in the closet wall, and the outer frame of the space to attach and frame the bed. We cut MDF board for the platform, that the mattress would lay on. We made it tall, so the kids could store stuff underneath, or get under it and play. Then, I found a mattress at IKEA that fit pretty well, and there ya go...bed in a closet. I actually stapled the bed skirt fabric to the wood support, running across the bed frame. I don't sew....It is a little crude under there, but it is very stable, and the kids seem to love it. It is a neat kind of nook to sit in and read, etc..... It definitely gave us more sleeping room for the girls. So, if you think you are running out of space. I bet, if you look around your house, you can always eek out another few feet, somewhere......
|there is a light in here too. Can you say PINK!|
|shelves for her nicknack's...|
|I added these corbels when it was a nursery, but I love them, makes the opening a lil more fun...|
|Hobby Lobby fabric--cheapy...|
|I won't pull up that skirt, it will ruin the whole look....|
Let's just say there is some kinda prison for dolls going on under there....
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