Yes, they're unmade. Yes, every single piece of bedding is mismatched. Okay you're right, both of those things are different. (sheesh, cut me some slack, the kids just left for school!) What I'm trying to show you is this:
Book racks! These were from another plan from Knock Off Wood, and they were really quick and easy to put together. They were also really inexpensive to make -- waaaay cheaper than these. The hardest part was using the jig saw for the round cut on the sides, and I totally made my husband do that. I'm not sure why the miter saw doesn't bother me but a jig saw does?? I've got selective wussiness, I guess.
The plans didn't cover how to hang the shelves, so first me and my brilliant self decided to drill holes in the back that would allow me to hang the shelf on a couple screws -- and then I realized the shelf would be able to just slide straight off the screw heads. You can see why I didn't decide to study engineering in school, perhaps. In the end I decided to use those little silver hanger thingamajiggers that you hammer into the wood.
Pay no attention to the school-bus yellow paint -- momentary lapse of reason. I think the green is a fun color but not as obnoxious-hurt-your-brain-when-you-stare-at-it-like-those-ridiculous-racing-lights-at-Christmas-time-sorry-if-you-have-them-but-not-really. And I like to enjoy time in my house headache free, thank you very much. I think the color is a nice complement to the boys' homemade duvet covers, too.
Now you have to scroll back and make sure it matches, because I didn't take a picture of the duvet cover with the book rack. I think I'm something like 0 for 5 this morning, people. Can I go back to bed?
And yes, those dangly chains at the top of the last picture are from a ceiling fan. Yes, I know ceiling fans and bunk beds are a pretty big safety no-no. It's on my to do list, I swear. It's pretty hideous anyway. Behold:
I guess if you have to have a ceiling fan nearish a bunk bed it should definitely be of the T-rex variety with its wee baby fan blades.