Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Kura & Maskros Hacks are the highlight of the new room for our 4 girls!


Materials: Kura Beds & Maskros Light

Description: When we were looking for ideas for our girls’ new room I was inspired by another hack I saw on Ikea Hackers for the Kura beds.

We started with two Kura beds (both found on Craigslist!), painted them black while they were unassembled and built the platforms and drawers out of painted plywood.

The drawers are on wheels and go all the way to the back of the bed so they provide a LOT of storage! The curtains for the bottom bunks are just held on with tension rods.

I spray painted the “flowers” on the Maskros light before assembling it.

The pictures on the top of the walls are the IKEA $2.99 framed mirrors. We put black and white pictures on top of the mirrors to make them look like framed prints.

~ Christy Stone

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50 Responses to Kura & Maskros Hacks are the highlight of the new room for our 4 girls!

  1. I think it’s fabulous and even more so, that all 4 girls share a room – in my view a much healthier and better way to grow up! Well done!

  2. Jill says:

    This is great! Thanks for sharing.

  3. mlgcreative says:

    thanks so much for sharing this… its great inspiration :) ))

  4. What a great way to have four girls share a room without giving up storage. Well done!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The entire room looks beautiful. I’d like to see more details about how you built the base and drawers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    J’aime beaucoup c’est super bravo !

  7. Crazytownmuk says:

    You did a fabulous job with this girls’ room. Girly and appropriate, not overdone!! Awesome :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, great hack! Ikea should have designed it like that to begin with.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Very beautiful (and functional) space. Its a classy and fun style that the girls shouldn’t grow out of for awhile. Well done!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great hack! I too would like to see more details about the base and drawers.

  11. emma says:

    I would have loved this as a kid when I had to share with my sister. The little curtain is such a cute way to give the bottom bunk-dwellers a bit of personal space and the storage is amazing. It’s the first bed-on-a-platform I’ve seen that doesn’t look like a bed was plopped on a chest of drawers. Great work.

  12. Anonymous says:

    That looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Hillary says:

    Perfect!! From the colors, to the bunks, to the pics that line the ceiling–this is a GREAT room!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is so lovely. I love the quote on the wall. Would never have thought to use those mirrors as frames. What others have said about the bed on the draws is true. Looks very seamless and your little ladies are very lucky to have such a truly pretty room.

  15. This is really lovely. It is so well done, and it will last as your girls grow. I greatly dislike pink, and I still think it is just perfect.

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is beautiful! I would love to see more on the base of the bed as well. How did you attach the top part?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Beyond wow. Although how you found the time when you have four kids (at least!) is amazing too! Great job, both elegant and welcoming.

  18. It’s more than perfect! very elegant! stylish useful we’d love to c more of your creations!

  19. This was an amazing interior. Especially, girls love to live in. This was really an excellent design with modern thought. Thanks for the post Christy.

  20. Sing says:

    The total room is just darling, well done.

  21. Anonymous says:

    This is so well done! I really like the frames I might try it, it’s a great idea!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Oh wow! It looks very elegant, girly, and neat! I love the colors! Although I can’t imagine how four girls get along together in one room haha:D I was always fighting with my sister because she’s so messy and I’m shy of OCD.

  23. korry ortiz says:

    awesome! it looks like a easy, fun and safe hack! plus thats one beautiful room!

  24. Anonymous says:

    RRRealllly awesome!!!! Which are the drawers you used? Are they ikea too? How did you make the extra “legs” (or panels?) in order to heighten the beds so the drawers could slide underneath – I mean, so the bed remains stable and strong enough at the same time for two kids…?

  25. Anonymous says:

    The mirrors look cool like that, but fend shui advices not to place mirrors to reflect you(or your child) asleep, FYI.
    The beds look amazing as does the layout.
    Don’t really care for the makros in red, but that’s just me I guess

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hi, very nice. How did you build the platforms. Can you describe it?

  27. Anonymous says:

    I have to do this hack!!!! Great Jobs! Do you have the measurements for the plywood base and assembly instructions. and where did you get the storage drawers. Please email me Many Thanks

  28. Anonymous says:

    Great job! Very simple question – did you sand the pine wood frame before you painted? What kind of paint did you use? Thanks, Lorien

  29. Anonymous says:

    Wow, what a nice job! It looks great!

    We just got the Kura bed, and I’d like to paint it for my daughter. My husband says you can’t paint these. Any tips for both the frame and the panels? Did you sand first/what kind of paint?

    Thanks so much!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Hi I want to try to do the same for my 2 little one boy and girl, where the drawer are come from ?
    I admir your creativity you are brilliant …

  31. Anonymous says:

    Excellent Jobs! Do you have the measurements for the plywood base and assembly instructions. and where did you get the storage drawers. Please email me Manymany Thanks

  32. Anonymous says:

    Me parece a mi que no dice la forma de hacerlo porque no lo ha hecho él mismo, sino que lo ha encargado a un carpintero y no tiene ni idea… jaja

  33. krissy says:

    Very nice! By any chance can you please tell me exactly how you did the bed frame?

  34. michelle says:

    Can you explain in detail how you made the drawers and platform please.

  35. GretaKC says:

    Yes, please, tell us how you did the bases!

  36. GretaKC says:

    Please let us in on how you built or modified the bases!

  37. Sofia says:

    Love it !!!
    O que usou para as bases ? (what do you use to make the bases and the draws?)
    Regards from Portugal

  38. Ana Cole says:

    hello, could you please share the instructions on how to build the base with measurements, please? and where did you buy such long drawers? thanks!

  39. Liz says:

    Please email at and explain to me how you made the base. This is just what I need for my 2 children. Thanks!!

  40. Lora says:

    I like instructions on how you built the base of these bunk beds. It adds so much storage. Please please please!

  41. Brooklynmama says:

    I have the bed…now I just need to put the drawers in. Can you please describe how you added the base and the drawers? As many details and measurements as possible! Thanks so much!

  42. Kendra says:

    Can you please tell me how you put the drawers under? Do you have the measurments?

  43. socorro says:

    Hi. Great job. I would also like to know how you built the base and put the drawers??

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