Children’s bedroom furniture fun can be created simply by following this step by step guide. If you have tools and a flair for making magic with wood, nails and paint, you can turn a youngster’s bedroom from boring to extravagant. Here you will find basic directions for a barn-door headboard plus stable-shaped storage units to hold everything from books to toys to clothing.
Let your child help with the work and the finished room will be fun, unique and a parent/child labor of love–just the kind of place your children will want to show off to their friends.
Construct a headboard to set the room's theme. Measure the width of your child's mattress and plan to make the headboard a few inches wider and about the same height as the width for balance. Begin by trimming plywood to the dimensions of the headboard.
Make a storage stable by cutting a house-shaped backboard of 1/4-inch plywood to these specifications: 24 inches (horizontal measurement for the base) by 25.5 inches (vertical height at both sides marking the walls) and 37.5 inches tall at the center of the roof peak.
Place the shelving unit on the floor and line up with the plywood backing. Attach the shelving to the plywood with nails. Paint the shelving stables a suitable color like farm brown. For authenticity, cut and nail down some real shingles. If room permits, make several and line them up to create a wall of storage to hold toys, clothing, games and more.