Description: We wanted a low bunk bed for our little girls (aged 3 and 1) and we came across a pre-loved KURA for a real bargain, so no harm trying a hack..
The KURA nearly fits our needs except for a few things: colour, side of ladder and lack of bed base.
We spray painted the bed in Rustoleum satin white, painted the panels and slats for upper bunk to get the bed in plain white and ready for some girly girl makeover. Added die-cut foam butterflies which I painted with my scrapbooking paint mists, sewed some pretty covers for the cushions to. I found a new, never used FABLER canopy (which needed to be hacked cos it can’t fit into the girly girl theme) and ripped out the felt circles and flags and replaced with sequins and felt butterflies.
I wanted the girls to have a cushy headboard so I bought some foam and vinyl and made a sort-of tufted headboard with some fabric cover buttons kit.
I hate to have the mattress lying on the floor, so we bought the SULTAN LURÖY (which does NOT fit) and trimmed down the width just a little in order to fit that in..
Did I miss anything? Oh ya we needed the ladder to be on the right so I had to do some measurements and careful drilling to fix the ladder on the other side (I’m not sure if the KURA they have in stores will allow you to change the position of the ladder without drilling cos I do see extra holes on the post on the right but mine was a pre-loved item 2 years old)..
We had a recess on the wall where the bed is up against, so we used the RIBBA picture ledge and screwed that into the bed frame on the outside to hold soft toys. Something similar with some Ikea drawer organizer box we had lying around the house unused for the lower bunk bed.
While we were at it, I made a simple hack of the MAMMUT stool and trimmed off the legs of the HEMNES and added a DIYed bottle cap knob and modpodge some pretty paper for the drawer lining (sorry no pic)..
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.