Four sisters sharing one room? That's just the kind of challenge Casa Kids loves. Here, the Brooklyn-based company, who specializes in bunk and loft beds, created a custom solution in a "beautiful, but compact" loft in Soho, New York so these siblings can bunk up together beautifully.
If Virginia Woolf had been writing about children, she might still have argued that a room of one's own is necessary for imagination and creativity to reach their full potential. As my mom (and her poor couch cushions) will attest, every kid dreams of having a hideout. Whether they're pillow-and-blanket constructions that get torn down in a matter of hours or more permanent places nestled among branches and leaves, forts and playspaces are the ultimate childhood escape.
When Stephanie decided to add a rustic element to her home, she was inspired by the memory of a wood focal wall she once saw on a TV decorating show. She wanted a way to inject some warmth without spending a lot of money on the project. Thankfully she remembered some wooden shims left over from a holiday DIY and a DIY art project was born.
Lemonade stands are a classic part of many a childhood. Growing up on a major road in a big city, my siblings and I raked in a nice bit of change during the summers. But our humble folding card table and poster-board sign left us baking in the sun while our precious ice melted away at a precipitous rate. We certainly would have appreciated something a bit more posh, a tad more stylish--something a lot like this.
Is your little one just a bit too old for that crib, and it's time to graduate to something a bit more grown up? Don't throw that old thing away - if you're looking for a fun upcycling project for your baby bed this summer, check out these posts from around the web on how to get started.
When I was a kid, a bed shaped like a low-slung race car was the hot item among bedroom decor for young boys. It gained an extra bit of panache by being prominently featured in almost every episode of 'Silver Spoons' as the bed of Ricky Stratton, the rich kid with an arcade in his living room and every cool toy known to man. Here is a much more down to earth take on the same concept, with the added bonus of being handmade by a dedicated dad. Eat your heart out, Stratton!