I hacked an IKEA kids’ bed into playhouse bed for my two children. The bunk bed I started with the IKEA MYDAL.
- IKEA MYDAL bunk bed
- Wood planks
- Wood glue
- Enamel paint
How to hack a playhouse bed
First, assemble the MYDAL bunk bed.
Then, extend the 4 posts of the MYDAL with wood planks. Use wood screws and put the screws in diagonally.
At about the centre of the bed, add vertical planks for the wall panels and also to hold up the roof truss.
Related: Hack a triple bunk MYDAL bed.
Then, move on to the roof. Cut more wood planks and add rafters.
Next, measure and cut custom panels to fit the areas you wish to cover. Glue and nail these panels down. We made walls for the front, covered the roof gable, bottom of the bunk bed and side.
To make it look more like a house, we added trim for the windows. The structure is about done now.
Then, it is to move to the fun part – painting! Use a primer to prepare the wood surfaces for paint.
We used enamel colors and painted raindrops on the wall. Personalise your playhouse bunk bed as you like.
As a finishing touch, we signed off our playhouse bunk bed as Lacasadi Mommo.
See a video of how I made my playhouse bed:
~ by Andrew