We have just got Thea a new (second hand) IKEA Kura bed. So now I am feverishly pinning ‘IKEA Kura Bed Hack’ images. Sorry if you are sick of seeing them on my Pinterest feed! It’s just so flexible and there are loads of things we could do with it, how do we decide?
If you’re not familiar with the delights of the IKEA Kura bed, let me enlighten you. It can be used like a low-ish four poster bed, as we have it. Or you can upturn it, and made into a low mid-sleeper bed. In a few years we’ll flip it over so Thea can have a little den beneath it. She’s too young for that yet – she’s already rolled out, luckily it’s nice and low! That’s not the only danger though, as you’ll find out when you keep reading!
I didn’t think about how the new bed’s frame would cross through her lovely Little Bird wall decals, so I’m trying to decide what to do with them. She’s peeled them off a few times already, so I don’t think they’d survive if I moved them again!
I’ve written previously about my idea of putting both girls into Ava’s room in bunk beds, and having Thea’s (much smaller) room as a play room. But I just don’t think anyone would get any sleep! So when I spotted the Kura bed for sale on a local Facebook selling group and couldn’t resist. I love getting a bargain with pre-loved furniture, as I don’t like wasting money or resources.
Because the bed is second hand, the frame is a little orange, so I’m thinking of painting it white.
What shall we do with the bed?
I have just about come to terms with the fact that the stickers will have to go, so have been plotting what we can do instead. Ryan is pretty keen to make a roof, and I’m all for that! You can see what I’ve been pinning on my Kura Bed Ideas Pinterest board! How sweet are these ideas? I’m not holding my breath though – given our current rate of DIY, she’ll be going to university by the time we find time to do it!
Ryan wants to not only make a frame like in some of these pictures above, he also wants to cover it with cork tiles and add a curtain with a door and window. It sounds great but I’m a a bit worried that it might make the room look dark as it is really tiny!
But realistically, if we even get to do the frame it will be a minor miracle. I don’t think it will ever get to that stage… What do you think? What would you do with this bed? I’d love to hear what you think!
If you want to see more of Thea’s bedroom, when it had a toddler bed in it, check out my guest post on Rock My Family.
And a final note of caution about thE IKEA KURA bed…
When we put the bed up, I decided to unplug Thea’s Gro Clock as she totally ignores it now anyway. What I didn’t realise was that the room would be pitch black at night. When Thea cried for me, I went rushing in, half asleep, and ran into the bed frame, hitting the bridge of my nose at full force. Unbelievable pain. My friend’s suggestion is wrapping the top part of the frame with padding, and I think she has a point!