Hey all our readers! We have got a special treat for you today! Today we have a guest post by Bridget Sandorford who's bio information is at the very end of this post. Some of these ideas are pure genius and I'm sure any kid would love to have any of these toys/beds! Thanks Bridget for contributing!
Best Ikea Hacks for a Kids’ Space
Ikea furniture is a great choice for a kid’s room. Not only is it inexpensive, but it is also infinitely customizable. With a little bit of paint, some fabric, and some creativity, you can create pieces that are beautiful, interesting, and uniquely yours.
Ikea hacks – as customized Ikea furniture is known – are also great for creating kids’ play items, such as play kitchens, train tables, and puppet stages. A look through Pinterest or a search on Google will turn up hundreds of innovative ideas that will fit any budget. Here are some of our favorite picks for the best Ikea hacks for a kids’ space:
Kitchen from a Sideboard (http://krighanna.blogg.se/2013/january/mera-vimplar.html)
A little paint and a few modifications turned this sideboard into a fun and modern play kitchen.
Nightstand Play Kitchen (http://www.smallfriendly.com/small-friendly/2012/01/diy-modern-play-kitchen.html)
Two Ikea nightstands were converted into this play kitchen with a sink, stove, and backsplash. This conversion required a little more muscle work, with a hole cut for the sink, a new door made for the stove, and a lot of painted details.
Bookcase into a Train Table (http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/11/dreaded-kids-train-table-with-new-twist.html)
This bookcase was turned on its side and put on casters to become the perfect train table with under table storage.
Tractor Bed (http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/04/tractor-bed.html)
This bunk bed was converted into a cool tractor bed with a few modifications to the height, the addition of the wheels and other elements, and a coat of new paint.
Firetruck Bed (http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/03/kura-firetruck-bed.html)
This makeover turns a boring toddler bed into a fire truck. With a little extra elbow grease, the bed has even been transformed to include working headlights!
What are some of the best Ikea hacks you’ve seen? Do you have any that you’ve tried yourself? Share links to your favorites or tell us about your own projects in the comments!
Bridget Sandorford is a freelance blog and culinary writer, where recently she's been researching top chef schools. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.