It was time to transition from a toddler bed to something bigger. Her bedroom is roughly 9×9 so saving space is a must. Our plan was to DIY something similar to a captain’s bed using the KURA reversible bed in loft position and the 8-drawer HEMNES chest.
IKEA items used:
KURA reversible bed HEMNES 8-drawer dresser
Captain’s bed assembly
We made some minor but necessary modifications to fit the dresser into the KURA cavity.
The countertop was removed and we shortened the legs about 3 1/2 inches, from the bottom.
It isn’t a perfect fit but really close, only 1/2 of an inch of width is behind the ladder.
There is still the void behind the dresser for a hideout/ storage.
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