Hey guys… I’m Jen from Organized Design. I love to blog about all things interior design and organizing. When I’m not busy doing the mommy thing, I enjoy creating functional finished spaces. My little girly is almost three and was in need of a big girl bed, so I took this bed…
and made it into this bed!
I am so pleased with how this bed turned out I can hardly stand it. I knew I wanted an upholstered bed for her, but wasn’t finding anything I loved. They were either too boring, no style, or way out of a very descent price range. I first wanted to make the bed from scratch headboard, side rails, foot board and all, but wasn’t mentally prepared for that undertaking. So I decided to take the easy way out and use a bed from Ikea. I started out by purchasing some particle board and cutting it down to the size of the headboard.
Then I decided on the shape of the headboard. From the middle I measured 7 inches across and 5 inches down.
I then attached wood pieces with wood glue around the back of the board. This is to help it be more study with added thickness. I really suggest doing this if you’re going to make one, because the thickness also makes it look like I bought it from a store.
Then glued and staple gunned it to the actual bed and let it sit overnight.
Then came the batting. I had to add extra inside the spaces to make it thicker so it wouldn’t sink in.
Then it got a little tricky, because of all the stinking corners I couldn’t just easily wrap the batting around with one piece. I had to do a layer of batting per row horizontally, then add a whole layer vertically. A big pain in the rear to get this thing to not look like my three year old did it!
In this picture I’m adding the top layer of the fabric. I have already stapled the horizontal piece, and this that I’m wrapping is the vertical. For the front of the bed I almost used two whole yards. There are so many staples in this bed it could stick to a magnetic wall, no joke!
It sits 4 feet from the ground, and is the perfect height with her mattress and added pillows.
The only thing I did to the rails were pad them and upholster them.
This is the occupant of the bed who LOVES it!
Here’s the completed look with pillows and a night stand.
With a few thousand staples a little Ikea can go a long way! 🙂
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.