Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014: A Space Odyssey

Fact: Little boys love cubbies. Be it a tent, a blanket draped over a few chairs or a fort made out of cardboard boxes, there is nothing they love doing more than "camping out" in their own little space.

My boys have had various different cubbies over the years, a Thomas and Friends play tent, our homemade teepee, our pop up beach tent and various others, but I think we have a new favourite :-)

Introducing the Space Camp!!!

I have had a lot of fun creating this cute little space. Our three boys share a room and wouldn't have it any other way (for now). We have two sets of bunks meaning one bed is unoccupied (unless we have a sleepover) so I thought it would be a great use of the space to turn into into a little camp where they could chill out.

It was such a simple little project, I draped some curtains from underneath the top mattress to create the "walls" of the cubby, making sure to keep the steps of the bunk clear so my older son who sleeps above can get up and down safely.

The curtains have a fun space/robot theme and go really well with the sheet I used which features little UFO motifs.

Then I filled it with a nice variety of the boys' cushions and soft toys, lots of comfy soft textures make the space even cosier.

For safety reasons the fairy lights I used are battery operated and I take the batteries out at bedtime.

The boys love to chill out in here with their books.

There's that bunting which took me 2 years to make :-)

If you have a spare bunk that's just sitting there unused during the day, I strongly suggest turning it into a fun little camp for your kids. You could make a fairy princess theme for a little girl or a camouflaged army camp for an older boy, the possibilities are endless!


Renee said...

This is such a fantastic idea!!! We don't have bunk beds but you've got the wheels turning now!!lol (Loving your blog!)

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks Renee :-) so glad I found your lovely blog and am totally going to steal your kids' bench seat idea :-)

Hello Vintage said...

This looks like so much fun! I am going to have to catch up. You are in Dublin!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Yes we made the big move! So glad to see you back blogging :-)