I live in a 350-square foot NYC apartment and with me is Lola Mae and George Murray, the adorable pug and cat team.
IKEA DUKTIG doll bed x 2
How I made the IKEA pet bunk bed
I bolted two DUKTIG wooden doll beds together to make the pet bunk bed. It wasn’t very hard to do.
All I did was add some straight metal braces to the side of the bed posts, where the two beds meet. Just make sure to get the right width for the brackets so they don’t extend into the sleeping area. I joined them on all 4 legs.
Later, I found the vintage ceramic letters at a flea market and was delighted to be able to spell “bad” and “dog” with them. (Here’s a wood alternative)
Has your child outgrown the doll phase? Don’t throw that doll bed away. Repurpose it. It so easy to turn an old DUKTIG bed into a planter. See tutorial here. As it is wood, the planter will work best indoors or in an area shaded from rain.
#2 Vintage makeover for IKEA doll bed
If you are looking for a cute vintage style bed for your little girl then this IKEA Hack is for you. I had purchased the DUKTIG Doll’s Bed for my daughter but wanted something that had more of a vintage look rather than the modern look it had. So with a few wood elements and some paint I was able to give the bed a vintage style makeover. You can see more details here.