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DIY Twin and Queen Bunkbed for Kids and Teens

Little buddy wanted a new bed since the day we moved in. I can’t really blame him, after all everyone else got a new bed. But I promised him it would be worth the wait.

The Bedroom Before

I have been wanting to tackle this room for quite sometime. I am so excited to show you what I came up with!

How to Build a Bunk Bed

First I built the frame with 2×4’s. I made the top big enough to fit a twin mattress and the bottom to fit a queen mattress. I wanted this bed to be able to grow with little buddy, so I turned the mattress out into the room and made the opening a little higher so it doesn’t feel too closed in.

I had electrical ran for 2 sconces and an outlet. After that I used 7 1/2″ shiplap to enclose the bed.

Peel and Stick Vinyl by DuraDecor

I wanted to do something really fun to finish off this bunk bed. I found this fun peel and stick vinyl from DuraDecor. It comes in lots of different finishes and it even has a texture. Not to mention it is super easy to install, just peel and stick.

For this project we went with the Harvest Distressed Wood I love all the fun colors this one has in it and the grey’s matched his bed perfectly.

The Finished DIY Bunk Bed

I think it is safe to say this is one of my favorite projects to date. DuraDecor was the perfect design element to pull the whole space together. I decided to wrap his bed in the peel and stick vinyl as well to bring the wood tones out into the room as well!

I built the X’s and ladder out of 2×4’s and then stained them with Miniwaxes Dark Walnut. The bed is painted in Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams to match the ceiling.

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