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Published on April 8th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


boring room for your kid? here’s what jo did!

jo fashions a hideaway for her son – a little nook he can crawl into and get lost at sea. best thing is, most of the stickers and accessories are removable. so once he gets over the penguins-and-fish phase, the room can evolve again.

she says, “when we built our house this year, we used a number of ikea items to make my son’s bedroom. we used one of the upside down beds but felt it was a bit unsafe so my hubby built a rail and post to hang one of the compartment hangers on.


i made a curtain to hang on the front to make it more like a cave, we used shelves as steps/storage, stripa shelves to fill a small gap at the end of the bed. the room also uses ikea wall lamps, mirrors and a chair.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

5 Responses to boring room for your kid? here’s what jo did!

  1. Jennifer says:

    Wow! This is fantastic! I just bought a kura bed and you have given me some great ideas! Thank you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I saw this hack is nearly three years old, but I just wanted to say I love the creativity and the almost professional way it was executed! Indeed, with such a good base the room can become many other fantasy themes. Is it still a sea theme?

  3. wood says:

    wonderful idea!you are great! the LACK decupage is fantastic
    I live in Turin and a lot of forniture in my house are ikea. I love that shop but i think i’ll copy tyou

    bye bye wood

  4. Thanveer says:

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  5. Michele says:

    This is a great room! I can’t imagine what it would have cost if you had purchased similar pieces from regular furniture stores.

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