Update a Bunk Bed With Paint and Drapery Panels

Add designer flair to a kids' room by transforming a basic bunk bed with ceiling-mounted hardware, floor-to-ceiling drapery panels and a fresh coat of paint.

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Position Mattresses

Before beginning the drapery hardware installation, it’s important to add weight to the bunk bed to keep it from becoming unsteady. With the help of a friend, position both mattresses in place along the top and bottom bunks.

Install Drapery Hardware

Use a stud finder to locate joists along the ceiling and studs along the adjacent walls, then mark with pencil. Next, use drill to fasten flanges or brackets directly to the wall into marks made with pencil. Once wall flanges are in place, place ceiling-mounted hardware along marks made with pencil, then attach up into joists using drill. Slide poles and rings into proper positions and secure as needed.

Attach Drapery Panels

Place drapery panels up to drapery rings, then secure in place with drapery hooks. Ta-da! The made-over kids' room is ready to use and enjoy.

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