Description: My son and I live on very little space, so I wanted to make a bed for both of us that didn’t take up too much space.
I bought a Kura bed, painted it white and removed one of the panels of the bed in order to fit an 140×200 cm mattress instead of the original 90×200 cm. The new mattress is much wider than the original, so I had to make new bed rails – I painted them blue. Below I put several bookshelves for my son’s toys, as well as a lamp and glowing stars under the bed, for him to watch when going to sleep.
I painted the end of the bed with magnetic paint and on top of that paint to use chalk on. I also made curtains from Ikea fabric, so he can close them and have a nice little “cave” in there!
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