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Published on March 31st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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turning the morrum into a toddler bed





morrum bed with storagejess c. from maine takes the morrum bed and makes it kid friendly.

she says, “i was drawn to the morrum beds for my kids (5 & 2) as we live in a tiny house and need any additional storage we can find… particularly in their shared bedroom. however, the high bed wasn’t ideal for a toddler… even though his climbing skills are superb, when sleeping i feared my son would roll off. i needed a way to make the beds ‘cozier’.

so i built a frame from 10 inch boards and ‘L’ brackets, left a little wiggle room for adding some foam padding and fabric and cut out a little notch at the end of the frame for climbing aboard. i chose a super fuzzy ‘faux muppet fur’ fabric (i think they called it ‘poodle fleece’) from a clearance aisle of a fabric shop used a staple gun to attach it over the padding.

toddler bedtoddler bedtoddler bedwe also left off the cabinet doors on the storage portion of the bed in order to more safely accommodate our kids using them as tunnels (no pinched fingers!), and also to give us a handy cubby for extra mattress storage (for sleep-overs, etc). the kids love the beds, and on those late nights/early mornings when our two-year-old wants us to lie down with him for a bit, we love how the frame keeps the big clunky adults from falling overboard too! this was my first ikea hack… i get the feeling it might be addictive?”

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10 Responses to turning the morrum into a toddler bed

  1. Mackie says:

    brilliant! i love the idea, and one can see the kids do love it, too.
    very cool you gave it a “furry” covering. :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! Also, love the idea of keeping the extra mattress underneath.

  3. Shelli says:

    brilliant. just. brilliant.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Really adorable and so cute. I love that you even made the storage areas into fun tunnels for them. :) And the little cut out is so clever.

    Is the fuzzy material hard to keep clean?

    ~J

  5. bani says:

    It looks a little like a giant changing table… ;)

    I really like the idea! Especially the fur. :)

  6. Jewel says:

    wow..it’s really a great idea. I’m gonna try this once I have a toddler ^^

  7. Jess says:

    Ha! It DOES look a bit like a giant changing table. :) These beds worked really well… though it takes so long to get posted on Ikeahacker that we have since moved on to hack a tromso twin-over-twin bunk in order to squish the kids into a smaller room together… we never leave things the same way for long! We modified the fuzzy frames to fit the bunks so it’s similar. Thanks for all the comments!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very cute! And in response to her comment, “this was my first ikea hack… i get the feeling it might be addictive?”

    Yes. Be afraid. Be very afraid. I can speak from experience. After your first hack you will wander aimlessly through Ikea, looking at everything in a slightly different perspective. “Hmmm…what else can I use this coffee table for?”

    Have fun! :)

  9. Danielle says:

    Great idea! Very ingenious.

  10. Yosh Meili says:

    How did you attach the foam? I think I might try something similar, except I plan to make a custom base.

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