Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Kura Bed….better as a Surf Shack

Materials: I kea Kura bed, vinyl lettering/design & Maxtrix Bed curatins

Description: So I love the Ikea Kura bed…! We were moving our 2 1/2 year old to a big boy bed & we wanted something fun & functional! Who doesn’t? We didn’t want to spend $1000 on a bed, so after seeing a few inspirational posts on here I got to work.

I contacted Good Golly Graphics on Etsy to come up with a custom design ($50) and measured the Maxtrix loft bed curtains and got those online from ($99) and put that together with the Ikea Kura bed for ($200) and you’ve got yourself a fun little bed that any kid would love and we saved tons.

Our son transitioned well & loves his new bed. Ikea does advise that under 6 years old not sleep up top however we made the call to override that knowing our child & that it wouldn’t be a problem. I think my research and creativity paid off & hope I can inspire others to save & think outside the “$1000 box” :-)

~ Denise Smith, Lutz, Fl

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Ikea Kura Bed….better as a Surf Shack

  1. Laura Robinson says:

    My son will be 3 in April. We are planning on getting this bed for him. We also feel like our child can safely sleep up top. My question is does your child have any issues with the ladder? I’m debating on creating stairs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is lovely. thanks for sharing. doing something similar for my son but in Pirates. how did u attach the matrix loft curtains? thanks xxx

    • Averys mommy says:

      I’m sure by now you’ve figured out how to attach the maxtrix curtains. They come with Velcro with sticky tape on the other. Worked great at first but good old florida humidity had it way with it and I end up securing every foot or so with nails. Sorry I didn’t respond sooner and hope your son is having fun with his bed! Decorating for boys turns out to be fun after all! :-)

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  4. Anonymous says:

    thanks for sharing the suppliers! Our little guy is 16 months and I have been trying to think of some things to do with the Kura when he is ready for a bed in the next year. I am not a sewer though, and these curtains are perfect!!!

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