Beds Ikea "!Kura"

Published on February 10th, 2014 | by mia777


Ikea “Kura” with LEGO play area

Ikea "!Kura"

With a little toddler in the house our boys, 5 and 7 years old have difficulties with building LEGO without disturbance so we got our hands on an old “Kura” bed from Ikea that we painted and we also covered it in wallpaper.

Ikea "Kura"

On the floor we put a thick mattress and on top we added a wooden board  that we covered with wall-to-wall carpet. Up there the children can sit and build LEGO in peace, without their one year old little sister bothering them. And also, it’s easy to vacuum!

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8 Responses to Ikea “Kura” with LEGO play area

  1. Amy says:

    Wow, this is awesome! Do the kids ever stand up when they’re on the top level, and does it all still seem secure? Did you attach the wood floor to the bed frame? Thanks so much — we’re expecting our third child, and my two older kids would love this!

  2. Bianca says:

    I adore this bed. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you get the print of the stones for the panels? Is that contact paper or…?

  3. Mia777 says:

    I did not seal the paint but I did sand the wood down properly before painting it and the paint have not scratched off yet. Good luck!

  4. James says:

    Did you sand the wood down? Ikea applies a coating to the wood, this would prevent paint, primers and stains from bonding properly. If it still doesn’t bond, you might need to scuff the surface up with coarse sand paper..

  5. Noelle says:

    Did you seal the paint? I am doing a hack of the kura bed for my girls. I did two coats of primer followed by two coats of a paint and primer in one and the paint keeps scratching off! But I can’t find anywhere if anyone sealed it after painting. And insight appreciated! Thank you! And I love the way you made the top a play area. Great plan!

  6. Kristen says:

    What a great idea! Can you tell me how you got the panel end and ladder on the right side together?? We cannot seem to figure it out from the instructions that Ikea provides.

    Any help would be appreciated :)


    • Mia777 says:

      I really don´t know how we dit that. This was an old bed that we bought for basicly no money at all, so maybe it´s an old model of “kura”? We didn´t use any instructions when putting it togehter, but I think we might have made some adjustments with the position of the screws….I actually don´t remember!

      I hope you can solve the problem!

  7. Claire says:

    Pure Genius. I have one of those beds and was thinking of getting rid of it, never thought to use it as a play platform. Thank you!

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