Published on September 30th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Bastis Krona Hack – it’s an ottoman!

Materials: Bastis Krona Pet Bed, 1 yd of material, heavy duty stapler, and that’s it!

Description: I found BK pet bed in the As Is section at Ikea for $5.00. I’ve wanted an ottoman for the longest time and thought the dimensions looked good. There is a piece that comes with the Bastis Krona which you won’t use so just put it aside. It’s the railing which would ordinarily be inserted on the top of the bed.

This hack is super simple:

1. Lay your material on a flat surface and place the bed upside down on it.

2. Starting on one long side staple the material to the wood on the bottom of the bed. First one side and then the opposite. Pull the material tight! Do the same thing with the ends (short sides) of the bed.

3. You may have to trim away excess material so that you can screw the legs into the bottom.

4. Ta da! You have your ottoman! This is my first hack and I think I’m addicted!

Total cost:
Bastis Krona $5
material 6.25
staples on hand
Bringing the cost of this hack to $11.25

~ Maureen, New York

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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 Bastis Krona Hack – it’s an ottoman!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, the feet did come with the pet bed.


  2. SamanthaF says:

    hi there, this is fantastic. did the feet come with the pet bed as well?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the encouraging comments!


  4. Very creative! Congratulations on your new ottoman! The end product is so pretty that you won’t be able to tell it really is a pet bed!

  5. Anonymous says:

    LOVE IT! so happy you did this! Can’t wait to use it!

  6. foggue says:

    i want one of this for just $5.00; i have got lots of fabrics.
    well done.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Small world! We Maureens have to stick together! Hope you’re enjoying Germany. My daughter has been living in England for the past 2 years and she is loving it!


  8. m.winter says:

    How funny as I scrolled down the page and saw the poster as “Maureen, New York”. I am also a Maureen from New York, though now moved to Germany. :) )

  9. Anonymous says:

    The spelling is correct. I remember it came out a few years ago but Ikea no longer carries it. Keep checking the As Is section in the store.


  10. cb says:

    I can’t find this, Bastis krona in the catalogue, is that the correct spelling?

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