Bunkroom

This is the bunkroom where we all sleep. It originally had 4 bunks, but we removed the bottom right bunk to make space for a closet and drawers for clothing storage.

My husband designed a crib-style safety barrier for our daughter’s bunk. He used the specs of our home crib for the slats. It sits in two brackets, latches on both sides and easily lifts in and out. It has worked perfectly, and our daughter loves her bunk bed.

He mounted our video monitor camera in the back of the bunk by running the wire through the wall of the towel area. It’s completely safe, and unless she learns how to work a screwdriver, she can not access the wires.

There was an opening above the double closet for a TV, but we use it for towel storage.

We ordered custom bins to slide under the bottom right bunk. They house our laundry supplies, dirty laundry and extra bedding. One of them is still empty, but I’m sure we will find a use for it.

My husband took some paneling he had left over from the office to block the windows. All three of us are used to sleeping in complete darkness at home, and we wanted to keep it that way. We rehung the curtains, so you don’t even notice the windows are blocked. We left the outside access door functional, but covered the window on it as well. We wanted to be able to use the door as an exit in case of a fire.

The Sterilite drawer units were ordered off the Sterilite website and mounted by my husband. He put in a rod for the closet, made the sliding closet door from some leftover paneling from the bunk he removed, and moved the light that was in the bunk into what is now the closet. I think it’s wonderful, and it houses all the clothing we need.

We use the original double door closet and drawers for our daughter’s things.

The bunk quilts and pillowcases were orginally a Queen bed set that I used at home years ago. I cut them to size and hemmed them. They match the camper color scheme very well.

I have included a lot of pictures below, including an inventory of what’s in the closet and drawers. This is what we carried for our initial 5 month summer trip. I have swapped over for winter clothing now, and I hope to get some pictures and inventory of that in the coming weeks.

Looking into the bunkroom from the doorway.

Another view of the bunkroom from the doorway.

Another view of the bunkroom from the doorway.

View of the baby bunk from below.

Sliding closet door.

Closet with door opened.

Inside the closet.
Ashley’s Contents: 6 sundresses, 2 nice long sleeved shirts, 2 hoodies, 1 sweater, 2 pair of jeans, 1 pair of cargo pants, 1 raincoat.

Russell’s Contents: 2 pair of cargo pants, 1 pair of jeans, 3 nice shirts, 1 fleece jacket, 1 raincoat.

Towel storage, mounted video monitor camera, baby bunk without the guard.

Towel storage area that was designed to house a TV. It holds 10 beach towels, 15 bath towels and 14 washcloths, with room for more.

Bins under the bottom left bunk store our laundry supplies, dirty laundry and extra bedding.

Bins slide out for easy access. Notice the laundry detergent is stored in a canister with a screw on lid. You don’t want that stuff spilling.

A shot inside the baby bunk. Barney, Ernie and Puppy Dog.

Sliding latch on baby bunk – right side.

Sliding latch on baby bunk – left side.

Top left drawer. I use the drawers on the left side. Russell uses the drawers on the right side.
Contents: makeup kit, nail polish kit, extra razors, teeth whiteners, extra facial cleaning towelettes and my jewelry in the ziploc bags.

Second left side drawer.
Contents: hair dryer, flat iron, curling iron, hair color, hairbrush, comb, hairspray, hair accessory kit (pony tail holders, barettes, clips, bobby pins, etc.)

Third left side drawer.
Contents: 10 panties, 8 bras, 5 pairs long socks, 6 pairs ankle socks.

Fourth left side drawer.
Contents: 4 pairs pajama pants, 5 pairs leggings, 9 wife beater type tank tops, 1 belt.

Fifth left side drawer.
Contents: 6 pairs of shorts, 8 tank tops, 3 long sleeved shirts.

Bottom left side drawer.
Contents: 6 pairs flip-flops, 1 pair rain boots, 1 pair tennis shoes, 2 hats.

Top right side drawer. With the exception of the swimsuits, the right side houses Russell’s things.
Contents: 3 swimsuits, hair clippers, extra RX eyeglasses, 5 pairs of sunglasses.

Second right side drawer.
Contents: 10 pairs of socks, 10 pairs underwear, 4 wife beater undershirts.

Third right side drawer.
Contents: 13 Tshirts.

Fourth right side drawer.
Contents: 6 pairs of decent shorts, 4 pair of cheap knit shorts, 1 pair of swim trunks, 1 belt.

Fifth right side drawer.
Contents: 4 pairs of sweatpants, 8 long sleeved thermal shirts.

¬†Bottom right side drawer is not pictured. Somehow, I missed that one. It’s where we keep Russell’s shoes.
Contents: 1 pair of sandals, 2 pair of tennis shoes, 1 pair of leather shoes.

This is our daughter’s closet. I added in a 2 drawer Sterilite unit, a large storage box for cool weather clothes (just in case) and 2 plastic shoe boxes.
Contents: 1 raincoat, 1 fleece jacket, 2 hoodies, 2 swimsuits, 1 terry cloth swimsuit coverup, 5 sundresses and 15 complete outfits (top and bottom). I use safety pins to keep the tops and bottoms hung on the same hanger. It makes it easier to dress her, plus it keeps the closet neat.
Top drawer of daughter’s closet.
Contents: 6 pairs of panties (just in case), 8 pairs of ankle socks, 8 pairs of long socks.

Bottom drawer of daughter’s closet.
Contents: 10 pairs of pajamas. I rolled them up together – tops and bottoms – then used rubber bands to secure them together. This makes it easy to grab a pair, keeps them neat, and is the only way I could have gotten 10 pairs into that little drawer.

This is the bottom of her closet where I keep warm weather clothes, shoes, panties, socks and pajamas. The two shoe boxes hold a pair of 1 pair rain boots, 1 pair crocs, 1 pair of flipflops and 1 pair of swimming shoes.
Bin at the back of the closet where I keep Birdie’s cool weather clothes in case we need them in early October. I have 5 complete outfits – tops and bottoms – rolled together and secured with rubber bands.
Left side drawer of Birdie’s closet. I keep her sunglasses, hair accessories, hair brush, comb and fishing hat in here. The right side drawer is still empty, so no pic of that.
Bottom of the closet with 2 doors.
Contents: 210 diapers, 2 packages of Little Swimmers, 7 packages of baby wipes. It could easily hold more.

 

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