Bedroom chocolate

Published on June 14th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Bed with huge chocolate bar

Materials: Ikea Fjellse twin size bed, Ikea bed risers, Hershey’s muffin pans, space blanket, brown vinyl

Description: I love chocolate!

That’s the inspiration behind my latest Ikea hack: Bed with a gigantic chocolate bar headboard and a drippy chocolate bedskirt.

With a bed like this, I’ll be dreaming of chocolate without the calories!

How did I make this chocolatey bed, you ask?

The base piece is the Ikea Fjellse twin size bed, at $39 in the US. To make the chocolate bar headboard, I got a bunch of Hershey’s silicone muffin baking pans, attached them onto a piece of brown vinyl fabric, and wrapped the whole thing around the headboard.

As for the bedskirt, I want it to look like melting chocolate in a candy wrapper. After scratching my head on what material to use as the candy wrapper, I came across a space blanket which fit the bill perfectly. Tada! With some brown vinyl fabric and a space blanket, I made the drippy chocolate bedskirt.

With the bed now finished, I can catch some sleep and have sweet chocolatey dreams!

P.S. For those of you who’ve been reading IKEA Hackers since 2007, you may remember my chocolatey-marshmallowy footstool covers, upside-down man lamp, cheese cabinet, and other silly hacks.

See more of the chocolate bed.

~ Winnie Lam, Mountain View, CA

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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".

22 Responses to Bed with huge chocolate bar

  1. Anonymous says:

    Funny that she’s a chocolate lover but used Hershey’s ;)

  2. cribs for twins says:

    Cute and comfy chocolate! great way to sleep and dream.

  3. Anonymous says:

    All I can think of is how expensive all those HERSHEY’S baking pans must be! 36. Eek!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I just love that it inspires me to look at other things to use instead of the purpose they were made for. Great job and imagination my grandkids would adore this.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is one of those things where you just have to say “to each his or her own..”. While I’m horrified by it’s tackiness, someone else may absolutely love it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “good luck on ever getting laid again”- of course this person is the obvious choice to base my idea of what good taste is.

    All I say to the hacker is to keep having fun- and some people just won’t ever, ever get it.

  7. paigely says:

    definitely NMS but very imaginative and well executed!

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I find it great and funny too. Clever, simple, easy to replicate, low-budget: what else should it be?

    Don’t mind the Anon.: he/she really really really has missed a good chance to think before posting…


  12. bani says:

    I think it’s great, and feel sorry for Anonymous and his family – conversations in that home must be very depressing.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Dear Anonymous,
    How rude are you! Just because you’re anonymous on the interweb doesn’t mean it’s time to get your nasty on. This is not a site for sniggering at other’s efforts, which is why people are brave and generous enough to share their ideas and work. If you don’t like it,fair enough, but just move on – we don’t need you to stop and share your snide comments. If you can’t play nice, then please don’t play here.


  14. prue says:

    wow, hater alert……

    amazing what some people would say in front of their mom or daughter, isn’t it? funny that these people should be the same talking about “poor taste”… hmmmm…..

  15. failsafe says:

    Anonymous – all she’d have to do is take off the fabric covers and boom, it is just a Fjellse with a brown sheet set. So it doesn’t look too difficult to change if she decides she wants to sell it or repurpose it.

  16. Sing says:

    Wow! Very “rich”. haha

  17. Anonymous says:

    I think you’ve confused clever re-use with poor taste.

    Good luck on on ever getting laid again, much less getting rid of it when you’re tired of it.

  18. Anonymous says:

    That would be so cute in a Willy Wonka-esque kid’s fantasy room!

  19. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Cute and comfy chocolate! Whata way to sleep and dream.

  20. MacMama says:


  21. OMG I’m putting on weight just looking at this *ggg*

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