{Ikea Hack} Duktig Doll’s Bed

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Today I am bringing you my first Ikea Hack! For those of you that don’t know what an Ikea Hack is, it is when you take a basic piece of Ikea furniture (or any of their products!) and customise or modify it yourself, therefore making it WAY better! I love Ikea………..I would be happy to live in their showroom. Our closest Ikea is about 1 and a 1/2 hours away so I only make a pilgrimage about once a year and usually I spend all day there (this is best for our bank balance too as while things are affordable I always need everything!). It is such a great source of inspiration and it is always different every time I go.

This hack is all about their Duktig Doll’s Bed, which retails here for $19.99 AUD. I actually bought mine at an Op-Shop for $5 which makes this hack even cheaper for me. I wanted it to have a more vintage look rather than the quite plain modern look it has and by adding a coat of paint and a few wood elements I think I created quite a cute little bed.

You will need:

Ikea Duktig Hack | Colour Saturated Life

Ikea Duktig Hack | Colour Saturated Life

Tools Required: Sander, Drills, G-Clamps, Wood Glue & Paint (I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Apron Strings)

First give your bed a light sand all over to remove the coating and bring it back to raw wood. This won’t take a lot of work as it isn’t a thick coat.

Next you will need to attach the wood decals using the wood glue to the front and back of top sections of the bed. Use your G-Clamps to secure them in place while the glue dries.

Ikea Duktig Hack | Colour Saturated Life

Next you need to drill holes in the top of the four corner posts to fit your wood finials into. Add a bit of wood glue before placing the wood finials into the holes to secure them into place.

Ikea Duktig Hack | Colour Saturated Life

Ikea Duktig Hack | Colour Saturated Life

I next stained my wood, mainly because I planned to distress it and I prefer to see dark timber to show through, but you can skip this step.

Finally paint your bed and if you have the time sew some nice new linens for the bed so the Baby Doll can go to sleep in style!

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

 

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Ikea Hack Duktig Doll

Simple, isn’t it? Buts it looks less like an Ikea piece of furniture now and something a little bit more special. I know my daughter loves it now! Have you tried an Ikea Hack?

 

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  • Jennifer - June 13, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    where did you buy the wood decals from?ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - June 13, 2015 - 8:29 pm

      Hi Jennifer – I bought them on Ebay search for wood decals or wood appliques. Good Luck!ReplyCancel

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  • Tanja Künzler - March 2, 2015 - 7:41 am

    so nice!ReplyCancel

  • Kyla @HouseOfHipsters - February 28, 2015 - 3:00 am

    This is absolutely adorable! I love the color you chose and the distressing. Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - February 26, 2015 - 5:46 am

    I love how this turned out. So sweetReplyCancel

  • Dinah - February 25, 2015 - 1:19 am

    I love this! It reminds me of a little wooden doll bed I made over for my daughter that I found at a thrift store. Love the added touch of the finials.ReplyCancel

  • Diana Rambles - February 24, 2015 - 10:27 am

    This is so adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Christine from So Domestically Challenged - February 20, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    That turned out really cute!

    We were looking at those IKEA beds and my daughter thought they were too boring for her AG doll. I love how you added the little wooden accents! That definitely give it character and is going to help me convince her that it’s not boring 😉

    Thank you so much for the serious inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - February 20, 2015 - 1:29 am

    Oh my goodness gracious! This is THE cutest little doll bed and I am just smitten with the colors. My daughter would love this 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kate from Handmadesensations.blogspot.com - February 19, 2015 - 9:13 pm

    My oh my, this is sooo wonderful! Looks like a pretty simple DIY, thanks for inspiration! I’m sure my daughter will love it too, when I show her. And this colour! Briliant!ReplyCancel

  • chelsea Jacob - February 19, 2015 - 12:41 am

    This is so creative!ReplyCancel

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