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The Blue Bunk Bed - Η Μπλε Κουκέτα

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 Today I am going to continue the transformation of my daughter’s bedroom, the blue room as we now call it. When we moved to Greece there were no Ikea stores.   We had moved a lot of furniture, but I did not think I needed a bunk bed till I had my 2 girls. What to do?  I had taken one of their catalogues with me and so using the measurements from the catalogue I was able to go to a carpenter and order a bunk bed which looked like the MYDAL from Ikea. 

If you have been following me you know what I have done so far.  But I have not shown you what the room looked like before. So maybe this is a good time to show you a little before …

Σήμερα θα συνεχίσω τον μετασχηματισμό της κρεβατοκάμαράς της κόρης μου, η όπως  το αποκαλούμε, το μπλε δωμάτιο . 

Όταν μετακομίσαμε στην Ελλάδα δεν υπήρχαν τα καταστήματα Ikea. Είχαμε μετακινήσει πολλά έπιπλα, αλλά δεν  νόμιζα  ότι  χρειαζόμουν  μια κουκέτα μέχρι που είχα τα 2 κορίτσια μου. Τι να κάνω? Είχα πάρει ένα από τους καταλόγους Ikea και έτσι, χρησιμοποιώντας τις μετρήσεις από τον κατάλογο πήγα σε έναν ξυλουργό και παράγγειλα αυτό

Γνωρίζετε τι έχω κάνει μέχρι τώρα.  Αλλά δεν σας έχω δείξει πως έμοιαζε πριν το δωμάτιο. Έτσι ίσως αυτή είναι μια καλή στιγμή για να σας δείξω το πριν …

The bunkbed area before, The Blue Bunk Bed
The bed is incredibly strong and made from solid wood.  Four kids have jumped up and down on that bed and used it as a playground. But now it is time to revamp it a bit. 

Το κρεβάτι είναι απίστευτα ισχυρό και είναι κατασκευασμένο από μασίφ ξύλο. Τέσσερα παιδιά έχουν πηδήξει πάνω και κάτω σε αυτό το κρεβάτι και το χρησιμοποίησαν ως παιδική χαρά. Αλλά τώρα ήρθε η ώρα να το αναδιοργανώσουμε λίγο.

after painting the room, The Blue Bunk Bed

Ideally, I should paint it but at this point it is not an option.  So instead I am going to try and tone down the wood a bit. Here is my easy solution. 

Ιδανικά, θα έπρεπε να το βάψω, αλλά σε αυτό το σημείο δεν αποτελεί επιλογή. Έτσι, θα προσπαθήσω να και χαμηλώσω τους τόνους του ξύλο λίγο. Εδώ είναι η εύκολη λύση μου.
 T oning down the wood by covering it with blue striped fabric, The Blue Bunk Bed
Blue striped fabric, The Blue Bunk Bed
I just added some fabric to the head and foot of each bed. In the case of the head board, I have inserted some old blankets to give it a bit of a cushion. 

Απλά πρόσθεσα λίγο ύφασμα στο κεφάλι και τα πόδια του κάθε κρεβατιού. Στην περίπτωση της κεφαλής, έχω τοποθετηθεί κάποιες παλιές κουβέρτες για να  είναι  

Adding fabric to head and foot of bed, The Blue Bunk Bed
Head of bed with fabric, The Blue Bunk Bed
foot of bed on top, The Blue Bunk Bed
foot of bed on bottom, The Blue Bunk Bed
coral pillowcases and blanket, The Blue Bunk Bed
pillowcases to match the bunk bed, The Blue Bunk Bed
It was that simple.  The blue stripes tie in with the rest of  the room and give the bed  a pulled together look. And that is the end for my Blue Room.  In my next post I will show you the rest of the room, and all the toil I have put myself through. 

Ήταν τόσο απλό. Οι μπλε ρίγες δένουν με το υπόλοιπο του δωματίου και δένουν στο κρεβάτι μια συμμαζεμένη όψη. Και αυτό είναι το τέλος για το Μπλε Δωμάτιο. Στο επόμενο post μου θα σας δείξω το υπόλοιπο του δωματίου, και όλο το κόπο που έχω κάνει.
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Nikki Frank-Hamilton

Sunday 27th of September 2015

Your family is so lucky to have you! It's amazing what you can do with a bit of paint and a few yards of fabric or yarn or twine! I am amazed at the transformation, can you get her out of the room!!!!


Thursday 17th of September 2015

Now that's a really clever idea!! It looks great!


Friday 18th of September 2015

Thanks Keri, I'm almost done... whew!!


Thursday 17th of September 2015

Mary, it is awesome how some fabric can change an entire room. I love the detail of the Frankenstein lamp behind the bunk bed. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!


Friday 18th of September 2015

Pili, your wish is coming true.. I am finished and will upload the room next time! Thanks for your sweet words.

Elizabeth Spencer

Thursday 17th of September 2015

So fabulous, Mary! The fabric head/foot boards are GENIUS! If my daughter, with her own blue bedroom, complains about all the wood of her loft bed, I'll show her this idea. You might very well save the day! ;)


Friday 18th of September 2015

I hope so Elizabeth. We need to find frugal ways to update their rooms because their style changes every


Friday 18th of September 2015

What a lovely transformation, you are an artist Mary! Love it, Anne.


Friday 18th of September 2015

Hi my favorite first friend. Thak you for the compliment. It is you who are the artist!!

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