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Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Jules Yap


Teenage Dreams to Antique Reality


Materials: Noresund Queensized bed frame

The Noresund Bed frame was my first queen sized bed as a teenager. I loved the swirls and how it was almost antique looking. When I finally moved into my first house I was lusting after a real grownup bed and fell in love with the trend of brightly colored antique frames. I decided rather than buying an expensive new colored frame ($899 +) I would convert my Noresund.


Step 1. First I used a hacksaw to cut out the swirls in the head and foot board, leaving the arches at the top to create an antique look.


Step 2. I filed back the sharp edges and used QuickSteel putty to fill in the holes left by the hollow tubing.


Step 3. I sanded the filed and puttied edges, then lightly sanded the entire metal frame. In order to this this I took it completely apart.

Step 4. I hung the separate sections up and painted the entire frame with a grey rust converter undercoat,


Step 4. I went to the hardware and chose a matte mint green wall paint. I painted this in three coats over the entire frame. 1 300ml sample pot for $7.50 was enough (just) to paint the entire frame.


Step 5. I reassembled the frame in our new room! voila!

~ E.J Babbage

Christmast Light 2013
Reclaimed wood Billy

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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".

One Response to Teenage Dreams to Antique Reality

  1. Gill Osborne says:

    Fantastic. I have the same bed frame in my guest room and one of the swirls has broken. I have been thinking about what to do with it and up popped your hack. I am going to copy this if you don’t mind. It looks much nicer.

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