Published on June 10th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker8
Bedroom series #2: Bedposts can be hacked too
Maxd made me laugh with these 2 bedpost hacks. We don’t always have space for the things we want to put next to our beds – so why not use the bedposts instead?
Maxd says, “Here are two hacks for my Ikea bed (name of bed forgotten)! It ends up that the inside diameter of the bedpost is perfect for snugly fitting 1.5″ abs pipes. I will probably expand this abs structure when I need more space, or get a cool idea.”
The second is this ingenious use of pipes to connect his 5.1 speaker, alarm clock and lamp to the bedpost.
Tanja’s canopy bed
“I used half of a Index curtain rod, two Andrea tie-backs and the Gava finials and two ready made curtains from a different store to make a beautiful hang for my old irish metal/brass bed. I just painted the rod white, and stuck it between the knots of the Andrea tie-backs, to hold them.
The lamp stand was a heritage piece from my grandmother, but the shade was awful so I got a new one from Ikea and mounted it on the old brass stand (I don’t remember the name I think it’s no longer produced). The little drawer beside the bed was in natural wood when I found it at a flea market. I painted it white, and put new handles from Ikea on it (the old ones were rusty and didn’t look good) to fit the interior of my bedroom.”
Hopen underbed storage
“The Talbo 32″ drawers with casters fit perfectly under the Hopen bed. No adjustments, no hacks. The freestanding kitchen drawers perfectly complement the Hopen. Four 32″ drawers provide plenty of extra storage space for bedding and extras. We put this set together in 2005 and I haven’t seen the Talbo collection recently but it definitely works for us.”