The girls share a bedroom with bunk beds. The room is small and the height and placement of the bunk beds does not permit bedside tables. I decided to make them some book slings so that they could keep their current reading material at arms reach.
(Above photo: she memorizes Robert Munsch books and reads them aloud. About 18 months ago, she was so-so about reading, and then she discovered Munsch books).
I used this tutorial and this tutorial ( I used the second tutorial for the construction because I wanted a hidden channel). These book slings are completely reversible. The double rod hardware was found at Lowes (which now ships free in my area). Normally, I am not fond of border prints but I bought this fabric on impulse almost two years ago (it is the pink and blue Bernartex House and Home) . The inside print is the coordinating non-border print. The hardware is drilled into the studs and I used thick 1” dowel (48 “ long) (available at Home Depot for about $3 a rod).
The project is a useful one and a nice option for bunk beds.
Have a great day!