Children funkura

Published on May 16th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Fun Kura Makeover

Materials: IKEA Kura bed, fabric, Fabri-tac, shower curtain, shower curtain rod

Description: We loved the Kura bed, but the blue wasn’t a good color fit for our soon-to-be four year old daughter’s room. I had seen a couple of Kura hacks before, and knew that it could be done.

To cover the panels, I used three yards of a simple fabric in a color that I loved. Three yards turned out to be *just* enough without having to piecemeal any pieces together. I cut fabric from my yardage to the approximate size of the panels (just laid the panels on top of the fabric as a template), and then glued the fabric to the blue side. I had to trim really close to the edges to make sure that the cut ends didn’t show on the inside of the panels…learned this the hard way.

After the bed was all put together, we added a curtain (made from a shower curtain) underneath the Kura bed. The length between the posts happens to be perfect for a shower curtain rod! She is ecstatic about her hideaway (a.k.a., the “princess fort”), and I’m ecstatic that I got to reclaim the floor space that her toddler bed was taking up in the room!

See more of the Kura makeover.

~ Kendra, PA

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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".

10 Responses to Fun Kura Makeover

  1. Natasha says:

    Hi, just wondering what kind of glue you used to glue the fabric on? Did you put the glue over the entire surface of the board or just the edges and did it change the feel of the fabric after you did it?

    Thanks for your help :)

  2. Shannon says:

    Does this bed fit a standard twin size mattress? Is this too babyish for my 6 soon to be 7 yr old? She pretty small and loves this!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello all,

    We liked this bed a lot for our children. The downside is that we live in Brazil and the closest IKEA should be 8,000 miles away at least. A friend of ours is a carpenter and he’s willing to help us building it. Can I bother anyone of you who got the bed to help me with the thickness measurement of the wooden beams of the structure, the height of the blue panels (inner edges) and the width of the ladder steps? Our children will highly appreciate it. Please reply to

    Thanks in advance!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for posting the info about yardage. I am going back and forth about fabric or paper or paint. Fabric just gives so many more cool options. Did you use 3 yards for ALL the panels–side and end? Love the shower curtain rod cheat, too.

  5. DGags says:

    Going to use this idea with ideas from one of the others (lights, maybe not cloth, etc) for my soon to turn 4 year old- thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. Anonymous says:

    Where do u find a Kura Bed frame?

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love the little ‘room’ at the bottom! Great idea! Thanks for the idea!

  9. Kristin says:

    One of the cutest Kura hacks I’ve seen!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Congrats! This would have been my dream bed as a child!

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