This easy DIY bunk bed shelf was put together in about an hour, not counting drying time for the paint.
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My kids absolutely adore reading in their IKEA loft bunk beds. They each have their own loft and we appreciate the space under the loft for storage space. But let’s be clear here- bunk beds or loft beds, they’re a pain to clean and change bedding on.
My main issue with cleaning their bed sheets is that they love to leave their Alexa device and about a thousand books in their bed. ARGHH!
So I decided to put together these quick bookshelves for the bunks using this Ana White woodworking plan. You can get the supply list, wood cuts, and more on her site.
Here’s the wood all cut for the project….
First part of the plan was to attach the sides and two shelves.
I added two braces in the back next.
Next I added the front pieces using wood glue and finishing nails.
I used gray spray paint on these because I wanted them to dry FAST.
Last, I added some vinyl but I think I’ll eventually remove it and use paint and stencils to make them look nicer. Maybe. I really just wanted these up ASAP so I wouldn’t get hit with books every time I pulled the sheets off.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.