Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


New headboard for old

Materials: old Ikea bed frame, single ikea duvet, Ikea Malin Vag fabric, plywood, staple gun, velcro cable ties

Description: Did you know that 1 in 10 Europeans were conceived on an Ikea bed? Our little scamp is among that flat-packed-furniture-boot-knockin 10% so even though our bed had it’s fair share of battle scars & we really wanted a funky new frame, I decided to see what creative improvement I could come up with for sentimental reasons – & saved a few hundred euros in the process!

As the old Ikea frame was still in excellent, no-squeaking, sturdy-enough-to-bounce-on condition I realized that all that was needed to add some more groove to our bedroom was a new head & foot board.

Here’s the super simple penny pinching how-to.

~ Sheri, Berlin

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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".

3 Responses to New headboard for old

  1. TraceeO says:

    This is awesome! Love the fabric chosen for this Hack!

  2. Furnitureflair says:

    Wow. The transformation is amazing. The fabric design and colour is very beautiful and it even has a designer look about it. Congratulations on the successful makeover of the bed from drab to fab!

  3. Sing says:

    Love the fabric!

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