Carter and Wesley's Boys' Room on a Budget

Carter and Wesley's Boys' Room on a Budget

Lauren Hufnagl
Feb 14, 2014
(Image credit: Jenny Reynolds)

Name: Carter & Wesley
Location: United States

Since we found out we're having a baby girl this June, on the first of January I decided to get to work redesigning my son Carter's room into a space that he and his brother Wesley could share. That should leave me plenty of time to turn Wesley's room into a girly wonderland!

I found inspiration in a room I saw in Pottery Barn Kids magazine, but since that bed alone would've taken my entire budget I decided to find my own cheaper solution. I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out, especially after hearing the boys squeal with delight once I unveiled it to them!

I hated the idea of our oldest son always getting the top bunk, so when I found these little loft beds on Amazon they were the perfect (very affordable) solution. These are also shorter than traditional bunk beds, so I like that a) if the boys fall, they won't fall from very far (eek!!) and b) the top bunk won't be directly in the way of the upper window. I love the natural light and didn't want to add curtains.

The boys LOVE all of their new hiding spots, especially the forts under the bed. Those are definitely one of my favorite parts as well, but mostly because I can hide any of their ugly toys down there. Win!

While Wesley won't start actually sleeping in here for a little while longer (why convert him from a crib when he's still perfectly happy), he does enjoy playing in here. Specifically jumping on his bed... ugh!

Now that their room is pretty much complete, I'm excited to move on to little sister's space in February! A special thanks to my husband for assembling two beds and a bookshelf all in the same week! I promise no new projects for a couple of weeks!

Thanks, Jenny! Readers, you can see more of Jenny by visiting her blog, Jenny M. Reynolds.


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