Bunk Bed Update: DIY Nightstands for Top Bunks
Top bunks need nightstands, too. If you've been following the progress of our double-wide, then you know that we've got enough bunk beds to sleep 14, plus a couple of queen beds, too. Uncle Dan's bunk bed safety fix made the bottom bunks comfy, but if you're stuck on top, there's nowhere to store your bedside necessities. Until now!
We grabbed these Mosslanda Picture Ledges (currently on sale for $6.99!) from IKEA and installed them at the head of each bed. With a depth of 4 3/4 inches, they're big enough for a water bottle, an iPhone, earbuds, a book, and any other little bedside essentials, but they don't jut out far enough to bump your head. Clip on a little Mighty Bright LED Book Light (we have 14 of them!) and you're in business.
When the beds aren't in use, the shelves display some of our best used book finds from Hobart Book Village. Pictured above, you'll see a vintage Catskills travel book and a gorgeous old children's novel, plus the classic picture book Make Way for Ducklings and a new favorite of ours, From Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs by local author and illustrator Hudson Talbott.
And here's Ramona! She's posing with another one of her Disney fairy tale finds and my new hot pink sewing book from Hobart Book Village, plus one of our all-time favorite books Chrysanthemum, a must-read for any child with an unusual, many-lettered, and absolutely perfect name.