Published on June 24th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Kura Firetruck

Materials: Kura Bed

Description: My second son has a passion for cars, so the idea of recycling the bed of his older brother and turn it into a firetruck. I have added some plywood to create the door and the window, I set on the wheels of an old toy car and have painted in red, grey and white the different part of the “truck”.

I have equipped the bed with a little fire extinguisher, flashlights on the top, a garden hose and some stickers. On the wall I painted a skyline with bright acrylic colors and in the sky I made the “Ikea sun” shine!!

~ Rosandra, Italy

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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".

26 Responses to Kura Firetruck

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  2. Anonymous says:

    What kind of paint did you use for the frame and panels? Our 4 yr old saw this and wanted me to try it with the kura we got this weekend. Thanks!

  3. This is amazing! Is it bad that I’m a 28 year old woman who would totally love to go play in this thing? Definitely keeping it in mind for when I have kids.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What an amazing room! Well done. Could I ask what type of paint you used to paint the bed frame and panels. I have noticed that the frame is pre treated with clear acrylic lacquer when you buy the bed. Thanks

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is amazing!! What a great job!!

  6. Rosandra says:

    Yes, the wall is my own painting. First I designed the skyscrapers with a pencil using IKEA Lack shelves to get their silhouettes. Then I painted them with acrylic colors and finally I retraced the outlines with a permanent black marker

  7. Anonymous says:

    What an extraordinary idea!!! I absolutely love it!!! And I,m gonna copy it for my son when he’s older. I still wonder how did you decorate the wall behind? Was it your own painting or stickers? All together it makes an awsome space for little fireman =)

  8. Anonymous says:

    bello! però, in quanto ad originalità, ci vedo lo zampino di Barbara di Real Time…

  9. marimeri says:

    this is amazing!!!!! great job. I love this kura

  10. Formosus says:

    Great Work, we love this idea.

  11. Anonymous says:

    l’hai visto fare su paint your life su real time?? perchè è stata fatta una cosa molto simile! comunque complimenti!

    • Rosandra says:

      Si l’idea l’ho avuta da Paint Your Life anche se quello era un letto a castello ed ho messo degli accessori veri invece di adesivi. Grazie dei complimenti

  12. jo says:

    to me, what finishes off perfectly is the sun!!!

    io credo che la cosa che completa a perfezione questa cameretta sia la lampada a forma di sole!!! molto carino, peccato che non durerà molti anni, visto che il ragazzo crescerà velocemente…

  13. Anonymous says:

    That is brilliant and beautifully done. I love it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    How creative! I actually LOVE this! The paintings on the wall finish it off beautifully! What a lucky boy- well done

  15. mydecoreview says:

    Wow!! you have taken great pain in doing up your son’s room. So far this is the best hack I have seen. Well done.

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  17. korry ortiz says:

    wow! thats awesome…my daughter would love it! shes almost 3 and she loves cars and anything that “goes” i love KURA hacks! gives me great ideas for when we get her, her own KURA bed next year :)

  18. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic job!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Fabulous, my two years old boy would love such a bedroom.
    Well done

  20. Sewe says:

    Thats so cute, awesome idea, Ill remember this when my son turns old enough for a “bigboy bed” :)

  21. Anonymous says:

    Just beautiful ! Should be part of 2012 Hack Award

  22. Anonymous says:

    bellissimo! che bel’ idea!!

  23. PW says:

    This is really amazing! Well done!

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