There is something magical about being a kid at the beach. Times of hanging out with cousins or friends having fun. Sleepovers. Resting by playing board games or reading a good book after a long day of riding the waves and building sand castles. Ice cream outings in the evenings after supper. Simple pleasures.
I wanted to design a room at the Sassy Seagull cottage just for kids. There was one tiny bedroom in the cottage that seemed like just the spot. Here are the "before" photos...
There was a closet in the wall that adjoins the front master bathroom. I decided to steal it for the master bedroom/bathroom side and close up the wall on the bunk room side. There will be hooks and drawers for storage in the bunk room instead.
Part of the floor had to be pulled up because there was some rotting and there were also some foundation issues under the house needing repair.
And then we had to steal a few inches in order to widen the next door bathroom to fit all the fixtures back in. Those few inches made a tiny room even tinier and I had to rework the arrangement of the bunks. But it will be functional and cozy.
Once the wall was framed out and the plumbing and electrical were completed the walls were clad in paneling to match the rest of the room.
Then the floors were sanded and stained and the room was painted.
Finally the the light fixtures were installed. I love to give each bunkmate his or her own reading light with their own on/off switch. It gives them a measure of control over their personal space and kids seem to love it! I found a fixture at Lowes that has a grille over the cover that helps give it a nautical look.
I loved this starfish flushmount light at Shades of Light and thought it would be perfect for the ceiling!
Now all we need for this bunk room is bunk beds! I'll save that for my next post! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!