Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


There’s a leg in my wall

Materials: Vika Amon screw-able table leg

Description: My son wouldn’t sleep in his bed. Nothing helped. Every night he would crawl into our bed, and as charming as that may be, I would often find myself cramped in his toddler bed back aching and head busy with finding a solution to these ongoing sleeping arrangement… Well one night an idea came up! Instead of shouting Eureka, I screamed Ikea….

The next day I went to the store and bought a simple office table leg (the one that has a screw-able leg Vika Amon), I screwed the plate onto the wall right above my son’s bed, bolted the leg, and stretched a yellow cotton fabric over his bed (I tied the fabric onto the sides of his Ikea toddler bed). My son now has a tent he refuses to leave…. needless to say I got my bed back!

p.s. The leg can be easily removed when not in use, the plate, however remains on the wall and can be painted on – or covered see photos below.

See more of the over bed tent.

~ Miki Steiner, Tel Aviv

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27 Responses to There’s a leg in my wall

  1. Anonymous says:

    Your son will loose an arm in those ultra-dangerous cut-bowls!
    He will suffocate with that fabric!
    He will break his neck after hanging from the leg!

    (just to be a little sarcastic)
    Thanks for being creative and no having your son protected like an atom bomb. He will be not like a plant when he grows.

  2. ece says:

    that’s a brilliant idea, everyone is happy and no nard feelings :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    loves the idea and wondered how you did the decoration next to it. bowls?

  4. Anonymous says:

    fabulous! immediately pinned!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be doing this for my little one <3

  6. jo says:

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Love the cheerful yellow color brightening up this mostly white on white room. Aahh, to be a kid again…

  8. Mydecoreview says:

    Hope he doesn’t feel hot inside his tent

  9. Anonymous says:

    Clever idea & I love the room too.

    The pole is too high for him to grab & swing on, which anyone inspired by this should note.

    It gets pretty hot in Tel Aviv, so once he’s asleep, you can push the tent off & get him some air.

  10. Love this. Whatever it takes to keep them in bed at night. :)

  11. Kim says:

    Cute idea! Would be cute up high with fabric draped like you sometimes see on “princess” beds. Clever clever!

  12. Zulaya says:

    Great idea!

  13. Fatcat says:

    That’s a cute idea.

  14. marikorose says:

    Love the cheerful yellow fabric! It looks like a real pup tent. :-) And a very cute room as well.

  15. Anonymous says:

    You are the BEST !

  16. Anonymous says:

    super cute

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  18. miki steiner says:

    The fabric is linen and besides, the tent is open on the side opposite the wall.

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly the first person who posted has never slept outdoors in a tent. How do backpackers do it?! SUFFOCATION! People crack me up. She’s not putting her kid in a trash bag tent.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks for saying, I was going to say EXACTLY the same.

    • Zulaya says:

      Yeah, I thought about replying similarly. To think, you would ZIP yourself into a tent, horrors!!!! But I flinch every time someone posts ANYTHING about a kids furniture hack. Someone will ALWAYS assume you’ve made a fatal mistake and are about to kill your kid. Every once in a while, someone makes a good catch, but it’s usually someone who just needs to pop a chill pill and move along.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cotton first, Linen now?

    • miki steiner says:

      Sorry, my bad… It’s linen

    • jo says:

      anyhow, both are breathable, so the issue is inexistent ;:-)

    • Anonymous says:

      The word is actually nonexistent. ;:-)

  19. Anonymous says:

    Is there enough air for the little one underneath this tent?

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