So the time had come to update the darling daughter’s bedroom. The problem being, it’s a fairly small room with not a lot of options in bed placement.
The main wall has a window and a small recessed wardrobe which is opposite the door. To the left of the door is a chest of drawers. She needed more storage for the bits and pieces a tweenager accumulates, so this was my solution. The Lappland TV Storage unit, tuned on its side! I thought it was brilliant quite frankly!
It was reasonably simple.
I chose a bed first so that it would roughly match the square white style of the Lappland Unit.
After carefully measuring both items to make sure it fit (width of bedhead and inside height of Lappland, in original orientation) it was perfect, although we had to sacrifice the DVD shelf from the Lappland, which I thought would have made a great place for hanging medals…
Before assembling the unit, we cut a section from the bottom panel for the base of the bed to fit in so that the bed is sitting on the floor, not on the unit. (in the original position, this would be the right panel on the picture)
We assembled the unit, (and by “we” I mean “me” whilst husband shook his head) leaving out the DVD shelf, and the back board with the cord hole. So basically the square outside and the smaller storage boxes.
We fixed it to the wall, (and by “we” I mean “he”) so the boxes were along the top and left, obviously you can do either side. We then had to paint the left side panel white, as that was originally the bottom panel which was not white.
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.