Ikea Hack

Recently I've been helping my friend Rachel decorate her new place and she found the most amazing bed frame.  Don't you just love it?  It's that perfect mix of modern (headboard-only platform bed) and vintage (cast iron antique wheels).  It's also kind of spendy- $600.
Before she spent that kind of money, I wanted to see if there was anything out there that we could cobble together ourselves.  This is what I found:

The bed frame is from Ikea of course, and costs $150.  It doesn't have a headboard but you could make one if you had some power tools.
The wheels I found online (could probably also find at a flea market) and depending on the size and weight requirements cost between $14-$20.  With shipping and additional hardware you could bring this project in for under $300.  That's half the price of the original!  I'm definitely keeping this idea in mind for the next time I move into a new place.
Stay tuned for more decorating ideas from Rachel's new home!


Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love that bed and going out and figuring your own is always so kitsch and chic!

Crystal said...

Isn't it so stylish? I can't wait to try this out in my own place!