Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lofted "Cottage" Bed...our little girl's room...


Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Our home has small rooms...have I mentioned that? ;)
We needed to get "creative" to give our kids more space to sleep AND play...


Chipping with Charm:  Pallet Racking Lofted Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Last month I shared our son's Little Man Cave made from pallet racking.
And ever since then, our daughter has been waiting VERY patiently for her room's face "lift".

Chipping with Charm:  Sweet Girl-y Room, Before...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/


This is the "Before"...sweet but...

Chipping with Charm:  Sweet Girl-y Room, Before...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Here's the "After" :)

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

My husband built this bed from scratch.  

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

We made the fold down railing from pieces of old spindles...

"Before"

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

"After"

Here's a little tour inside her "cottage"...

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Kitchen

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Baby's Room

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Cozy :)

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

A nice little window seat that doubles as "dress up" storage.
This room is so small...we have to use every inch.

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Chipping with Charm:  Altered Dresser Drawers...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I originally bought this little dresser because I liked the drawers.  I was planning on repainting the pink base.
Glad I waited.  I used vintage book pages to line the drawers.

Chipping with Charm:  Girly Treasures...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

"Girl-y" treasures.

Chipping with Charm:  Planter Baskets for Animals...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Chipping with Charm:  Planter Baskets for Animals...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

The planter to corral her animals was something I saw a while ago on Pinterest.  Works great!

Chipping with Charm:  Lofted Cottage Bed...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

She loves it VERY much!
 
I am very blessed to have a handy husband to help me get creative to give my kids fun bedrooms...despite the small spaces and with minimum expense.
 
I told my husband maybe we should loft OUR bed to make room for a "crawl in closet" ;)

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Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tues.
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Chat soon, 

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful! You have so many great ideas packed into this room...beautiful colors too!! I'm sure your daughter thinks her patience paid off.

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  2. Yay! She has her own ladder to climb!!! :) What a sweet and cozy bedroom!! So perfect!!!

    Crawl in closet bahahahaha!!!! That's funny!

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  3. That is so great - lucky you having a husband who joins in the fun! That fold down rail is the best - love the hinges on it!

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  4. This is so adorable! My girls would like a playdate in that awesome little playhouse! Great work.

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  5. Of course she loves it Laurel... that place is so beautiful! I bet she just loves playing in the little house under the bed :)
    Susan

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  6. Oh, super cool, Laurel. Such a great use of space. I'd hang out there.

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  7. That is absolutely adorable!! You've created a wonderful space for your daughter!!
    Jane

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  8. Just beautiful.. SOME lucky little KID'OS ... I know they just love their spaces.. .Love it all

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  9. so charming! playing under the bed must be magical for her:)

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  10. Laurel, I'm telling you...I am so moving in with you! I want a room of my own just like theirs!

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  11. Laurel, I'm telling you...I am so moving in with you! I want a room of my own just like theirs!

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  12. Adorable. I just love all her vintage accessories.

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  13. Just beautiful! And such a space saving idea too. Love the little kitchen underneath the bed. Just fantastic! What a lucky little girl to have you make such a fun room for her. Cheers, Catherine

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  14. Would you consider a post on how you made the bed?

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    1. I bet we could...I'll talk to my husband and see if he can walk us through it :)

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    2. Yes, I would LOVE step by step directions as well. Actually for both the boy's and the girl's loft beds. These are awesome but my imagination is no where near as wonderful as yours but I can get my husband to follow some directions. :) Thank you.

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    3. Yes, I would LOVE step by step directions as well. Actually for both the boy's and the girl's loft beds. These are awesome but my imagination is no where near as wonderful as yours but I can get my husband to follow some directions. :) Thank you.

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  15. Seriously, this is the cutest little girl's room ever!

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  16. OH she has to love this...it couldn't be any cuter!

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  17. hahaha love the "crawl in closet" :)

    facelift? understatement. What a perfectly wonderful space. Your kiddos will make great memories in those bedrooms that they won't soon forget!

    pinning!

    gail

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  18. What a little 'dream' room! Your hubby sure is talented!
    Love every sweet detail! :)
    Susan

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  19. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I love it all!!!!

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  20. What a sweet room! She must love it! Everything is just adorable! Visiting back from the B Farm. New follower.
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  21. What a cute, cute room. I found you through Kris and I am your newest follower and you are already on my sidebar! Hope you have a glorious weekend- xo Diana

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  22. Both rooms are just very precious! I am now following you through G+
    JP

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  23. Love all that cute space under the bed!

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  24. Wow...what a lucky little princess she it! You did a great job on this room... I love it!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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  25. Great bed! I am sharing this on Pinterest.

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