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How to un-cramp a child's room. Four different bedrooms are pictured. (1) How to divide a 20x21-ft room into three areas to assure private space for two children. (2) How to use built-ins to organize a smaller room and provide for adequate storage, desk space and room for an overnight guest. (3) How to make a sleep/study/play center with a multi-level platform and a desk surface along one wall. (4) How to make a tiny room accommodate two with a streamlined built-in bunk bed made from fir, plywood and dowels. Construction details for the bed are furnished.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1975 (v.53#2) pg. 64

Photo shows how a child's bedroom can be furnished and decorated by sewing window valance, throw pillows, a quilt and dust ruffles from sheets, by building an assortment of cubes as bases for shelves and a play table, and by painting a giant rainbow on a wall. Est. cost: $177.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 88

Six pages of photos and ideas show a child's bedroom that requires a minimum of change to create an entirely different look as the child grows older.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1980 (v.58#2) pg. 116

Seven space-making projects for kid's bedrooms. Includes 5 bunk bed arrangements.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1981 (v.59#2) pg. 40

Circus motif bedroom and bedroom furniture. Includes circus-tent curtains ($12), three-ring table and stools set ($42), giraffe-shaped desk ($90), juggling-clown wall rack($9), tumbling-Teddy growth chart ($12), lion-shaped bed ($94), pennant border ($32), and big-top striped walls ($24). Plans must be ordered for the desk, bed and growth chart.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 74, 84

Rooms reborn for baby or older child. (1) Sunny stripes are painted on the walls, along with a bold geometric border in primary colors. Includes instructions for painting a bright checkerboard canvas floor cloth. (2) Nursery with quiet impact and a touch of nostalgia. (3) Castle for kids has L-shaped playhouse below, bunk beds on top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1998 (v.76#9) pg. 60

A child's room. Create a childhood haven where wishes, dreams and far-away adventures come alive. Advice on planning a child's room.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1990 (v.13#6) pg. 22

Three decorating themes for a child's bedroom. (1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. (2) Barbie. (3) Dick Tracy.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jan-Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 28

Bedrooms and bedroom furniture for growing children.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 27

How to create a child's room in a basement with different levels for work, sleep and play. Includes a built-in single bed, and a work shelf that can seat two.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #166 Sep 1975 (v.25#7) pg. 34

This bedroom grows with the kids. A large play area and bunk beds may be replaced later with two smaller, separate bedrooms.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #244 Dec 1983 (v.33#10) pg. 42

Decorate the children's room like a three-ring circus.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1965 (v.34#1) pg. 45

Room to grow. A platform floor and modular cabinets turn a small bedroom into a child's haven.
HOME MECHANIX #714 Oct 1987 (v.83) pg. 48

How to plan for rooms that grow up with your kids. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1984 (v.9#10) pg. 34

Design, layout and decorating ideas for children's bedrooms.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1991 (v.16#1) pg. 32

Photos show how two children's bedrooms and a play area were created from one 15x20-foot room.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 42

Wall paneling, carpeting and built-in storage turn an attic into a boy's room in this Cape Cod style house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 64

Childrens rooms. Three all-purpose remodelings. Includes a loft bed which is reached by a wooden stairway that doubles as a storage cabinet. Includes plans for other bed frames, built-in desks and cabinets, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 50

Give your kids a well-designed bedroom in which to grow. Includes a fold-down combination blackboard and bed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 68

Infant's room grows with child. A curtained and canopied baby crib is replaced with a larger canopy and trundle bed when needed. Instructions for canopy, curtains, pillows, bedclothes, lampshade, and other matching accessories included.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1983 (v.6#2) pg. 8, 36, 40

Boy's bedroom features a trundle bed, fold-down model train board, and a study center with lots of storage space.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 166

Storage for split-level sleeping. Bi-level beds, under-bed storage, and hidden storage in platforms add space to children's bedroom.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1985 (v.226#5) pg. 88

A home for kids. As your children grow, so should their playspaces. A look at bedroom and playroom designs and furnishings.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 28

Designing with kids. Parents and children work together to create bedrooms that both generations can live with. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1991 (v.6#9) pg. 52

Rooms to grow. Expert advice and products to help create a bedroom that grows with your child.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #826 Jun 1998 (v.94) pg. 34

How to divide a children's room with a series of shades that can be pulled down from the ceiling.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 4 1979 (v.42#14) pg. 74, 92

Unique bedroom decorating for a child's bedroom. (1) Girl's room features a three-dimensional castle mural headboard built from plywood and ready-made moldings. (2) Boy's bed is converted into a "race car". Giant traffic signs and a race track border decorate the walls.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 42