Published on July 27th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker27
Materials: Eina, duct tape
Description: We wanted a bed for our 4-year-old son, and after purchasing a second-hand disaster that kept falling apart on us, we decided to go for something simple. IKEA! The only problem is that we didn’t really like any of their twin beds, and the space in our son’s room was tight. So we bought a simple Eina bed, but wanted to spruce it up. Our son had specifically requested a rainbow bed, so we set out to do a kind of swirly, mixed-up paint job.
Well, I’m not sure what it’s made out of, but you CAN’T paint it. We tried, scraped it all off, sanded, tried again…..no dice. The paint just flakes right off. Frustrated and tired of the whole bed issue, we weren’t sure what we were going to do.
Then I found the Tape Brothers site, and the answer was clear. Duct Tape! After ordering 7 rolls of 1-inch duct tape (in rainbow colors, of course), we set to work. We banded the edges with black Gorilla tape, set down the stripes along each board, put it together and voila! A beautiful rainbow bed. Our son is thrilled, and we’re pretty happy with the way it turned out.