Monday, August 29, 2011

My little bunkie guest house

I am so happy to have our bunkie complete and to be able to share it with you. We started back in May and have slowly worked away as funds and time would permit . We just need to break it in with a real over night guest now that it is complete.
Welcome , come on in .
I left the ceiling open with a lofty feeling , I bought a Wagner sprayer and sprayed the ceiling , this was a huge time saver. The bed wall is clad in bead board panels and the other walls are horizontal v-groove pine the trim is all MDF sheets cut down to size.
Bold window casings and lots of white.
I used cottage pine wood flooring readily available at Home Depot, painted Jamaican Bay by Behr in high gloss floor porch paint, latex.
the only new pieces for the interior are the lantern on the table $10.00 and the two art pieces , the rest were all items I had. I will be replacing the table and chair with a wall shelf to allow for one more sleeping space on the floor.
I used existing quilts from the house and extra furnishings as well as a donated bed from a client that I painted the same floor color , the other bed is a trundle frame covered in a green quilt. I used simple inexpensive foam mattresses.
I was happy to find a spot for our candle chandelier from our dining room , it was a perfect addition to the bunkie.
All accessories are from Homesense , like these two art pieces which were $6.00 on clearance.

The exterior is clad in cedar shakes from Lowe's stained Cape Cod grey by Behr, the wrap around step is cedar , my husbands little creation which I just love , stained with Australian timber oil in the deepest tone I even used it on our pressure treated deck and it now looks like an exotic wood, we just need to finish up a stone pathway from our deck to the bunkie and a little sod to clean things up.
My favorite feature would have to be the painted floors , I would love this in the girls bedrooms for sure , so charming.
A little sign I made from roof scraps and hand painted .
Well there you have it , a little tour of our little bunkie , if you have any questions please feel free to ask in comments.

47 comments:

Shabbily By The Sea said...

I have a question...are you really proud of yourselves? because your beach house is amazing! i love it and my favorite pieces are the floor and the sign you made but saying that i love it all,
XxX

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the color of the floors. You did an amazing job. I also like the sign you made. Your guests wont want to leave.

Samantha from Colonial Curve Cottage said...

This was truly the blog project of the summer! I've followed it since you started and wow! Totally inspired! If there was an award, and I was qualified to give it to you...I totally would! Well done! LOVE the floors too. The whole thing.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Chris - you have outdone yourself!! I can't believe you built this from the ground up. I love everything about it - the thick casings, the perfect shade of blue for the floor, the beadboard, the lofty ceiling, the cedar porch, the gray shakes. You have poured a lot of love and effort into this bunkie and it shows. If you ever move, I hope you're taking this with you!

High-Heeled Wife said...

LOVE IT!!! what color is the door? is it jamaican bay as well?

Jake said...

LOVE! Pure love! I know you are as pleased as punch. Now enjoy!

:)

Jake's a Girl

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Chris,
Congratulations, on the creation and design of your little bunkie! All of your hard work has certainly paid off!!
This summer will be one to remember... What a lovely addition to your family home.
All of your choices of materials, decor, paint colours and style are a true reflection of your "just beachy"!!
Enjoy!!
All the Best,
Christine

KellyB said...

I was just planning a guest bunkie in my head as I walked around the yard this morning and then come in to see you have finished yours! It is beautiful and just to die for. This may be your best project yet!

Lauren said...

So cute and cozy! I love the floor!

Pine Tree Home said...

A beautiful space. You should take a test run nap in the bunkie!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Amazing Chris. So incredible that you did all the work yourselves too. Now you just need to enjoy it!

vintagefb said...

Amazing!! You are so talented.

CountryCouture said...

Love the bunk house! My question is this: Where do you live? I've followed the blog for some time, but can't recall a city or state! We're in south Louisiana, and I'd have to put a window unit in there FOR SURE! How are you going to make it comfortable for the weather you may have?

Restyled Home said...

Chris, it is perfection!! I have been following along on Facebook and am so excited to see the final reveal. You should be so proud of yourselves...any guest would be truly lucky to stay in your bunkie!

So, on that note, will it sleep five? ;0)

xo
Linda

Erin said...

Cutest thing EVER!!! The floors are my favorite too! But it's all just seriously amazing! You are so inspiring!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

FABULOUS, gorgeous, divine and it should be featured in a magazine (or how about my blog?). You really outdid yourself and I've very envious.

If you get a chance this week come over and enter to win a beach glass necklace :O)

Have a lovely week,
Marie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous Bunkie. Love it. So bright and cheery. Hugs, Marty

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

Just amazing!! Every single detail is beautiful!! What a treat for a guest and for you every time you look out in the backyard. :)

Tracy said...

Wow! wow! wow!

Tracy said...

Wow! wow! wow!

freshnewday said...

You are amazing! The bunkie looks beautiful. Wonder what those neighbors who complained think now? Hopefully they feel a bit ashamed. Enjoy your new guest house!!!

rachel @ gilly grey said...

Pure awesomeness Chris! So much inspiration!

Rachel
xoxo

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I would so love to be a guest in your bunkie.It's darling! I would feel very special staying in a place like that.Great job~Cheers Kim

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

i can't believe you got ALL that done between May and now!! you must have worked on it non stop. and boy, what a result! it is absolutely gorgeous. well done. you should be so proud of what you have created. Kate x

{hooked on hickory} said...

this is too amazing for words! i love every last detail!

ashley
{hooked on hickory}

jo said...

OMG- you are on the House of Turquoise blog. How cool..... love this bunkie so so cute....

Christy said...

Such a darling bunkie - Just lovely! Did you use a "kit" for the structure or just build from scratch? Truly, couldn't be cuter :)

mustang said...

Cutest bunkie ever! Your attention to detail is amazing. Could you provide a little more info on the Australian timber oil please? What's the brand and where did you get it? I have to sand and restain my deck this fall and that might be a good choice. Thanks!

Wendy said...

Chris, fabulous job! I love everything - so restful.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Your bunkie is perfect, I've been watching your progress since you first posted about it. We are thinking of doing something similar for guests at our cottage. Would you be willing to give an estimate as to what it cost you to do the bunkie and the approximate sq. footage? We may purchase a shed and make it into a bunkie and I'm wondering which would be more cost effective. I hope you enjoy all your hard work and make many memories for your family and friends.
Hugz,
Kim

Leslie Young said...

What are the dimensions of the house? When we bought the lot we built our house on, there was a little wooden commissary on it - the lady we bought it from said her daddy's plantation workers shopped for dry goods there! It's pretty run down and she offered to remove it, but we've always wanted to turn it into something like your "bunkie"! Thanks for the inspiration!

MGM said...

I have spent the last 2 days scouring your blog, you are an amazingly talented woman! I love your style and I am completely inspired! Thanks for all the wonderful posts I look forward to many happy hours spent dreaming of things to make and remake in the future.

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

So very cute and charming! I would gladly stay there as a guest.

Jenna

Melissah said...

That looks like it would be a lot of fun sleeping in there. I love the floor color and the cozy looking beds.
x
Melissah from Coastal Style

Terri Gullette said...

LOVE the bunkie, you did a fantastic job. We are looking to do something similar for my girls as a playhouse. Did you design this yourself or did you have plans? Can you give me any info about the dim. of your bunkie. Thank you in advance- found your blog thanks to House of Turquoise!

Keep On S'myelin! said...

I absolutely love it! You did a wonderful job. What a great backyard addition!

Vintage Home said...

Amazing job...Wonderful!

Jaybee said...

Super cute! You did a great job! I especially love the floor & the lantern's hanging on the wall.

Rose West said...

Wow, it really turned out looking great!

Thelma Lobo said...

Congratultions, the guest house is amazing... OMG... you both did such an amazing work, it's lovely and cozy, like a home should be... I just LOVED it, I'm in love with your guest gouse, lol. I adore everything in it, such a good choice.
I hope you may enjoy it with health and happiness.

Hugs from
Thelma Lobo
(www.thelmalobo.blogspot.com)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I am over from Erin's House of Turquoise, from her featuring your beautiful little guest house. I am so impressed that I immediately became your newest Follower! :)
What an outstanding job you did on this little house. It is just gorgeous. I am looking forward to discovering the rest of your blog.
Best,
Gloria

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carrielt said...

I want to come stay!!!!!

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April @ The Painted Cupboard said...

How exactly did you frame out the windows??? And what are all the pieces you used....I love them!

My Greenbrae Cottage said...

All so beautiful!!! What color paint are your aqua door(s)?? Thanks!!

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