Published on January 31st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Personalized Kura Bed fit for a Princess with Playhouse Underneath

Materials: Kura Bed, wooden letters, wood cutouts, bunk bed curtain, paint, canopy, SMILA BLOMMA wall lamp

Description: We wanted our 4 year old daughter to have a bed with stairs leading to a loft to sleep and space underneath to use as a playhouse.

We bought a Kura bed, painted it 3 different colors. The trim is painted light pink, the smaller panel in front is fuchsia and the longer end panel is purple with pink slates. We added a princess canopy on top. We attached cutouts on the front panel and added wooden letters to the front panel with the words princess and her name. We made the bottom a playhouse by attaching a bunk bed curtain with working windows, curtains, and doors on the bottom of the bed using double-faced adhesive velcro and placing a pink SMILA BLOMMA wall lamp for her to use when she reads her books is hanging out in her “house” as she calls it.

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~ Adrian and Leslie-Ann, Northern Virginia

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5 Responses to Personalized Kura Bed fit for a Princess with Playhouse Underneath

  1. Anonymous says:

    unsure what paint they used but you can also use contact paper to cover them. there are a lot of cute ones in store or you can order them online. I contact papered my daughters and its way cute

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is really cute. What type of paint did you use? I called Ikea and they only have a blue one in stock and told me it couldn’t be painted. My daughter would love this.

  3. Simple yet colorful. I love this one…

  4. sandra says:

    Great idea, love it. Where did you get the bunk bed curtain from?

  5. elizabeth says:

    This is so cute!

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