Description: Inspired by an idea I saw on this blog, in addition to my own ideas, I came up with this exciting bed for my son who’s into knights and castles.
We bought the KURA bed and cut out sections of MDF to create a facade that would be mounted onto the KURA frame. My dad and I used a sabre saw to cut battlements and a window on one side. We glued an extra thickness of MDF on top for the battlements to create a relief effect and to strengthen the area against inevitable rough “boy play”. We painted the bed and the mdf a dark grey and sponged a light grey over the top to create a stone effect. I liked the lighter color on the battlements to make them stand out.
A third thickness of mdf was added to the top of each tower to allow us to drill a hole that would hold the flags I bought online.
We made the front piece hang down about an inch from the bottom of the KURA bed to allow a surface to attach the curtain rod to. My mom, who owns an embroidery business sewed and embroidered the curtain. The moon and star lamps were a fun addition to the play space below, since it’s a little dark underneath.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.