Remember the racing car bed the Rickster had in Silver Spoons? Cheesy, yes, but I must admit, at the time, I was a bit envious. If you think your child would enjoy a car as a bed, but don't want to go to the extreme, this project found at IKEA Hacker is for you.
The bed is the Vikare bed from IKEA, which doesn't seem to be available in the U.S. (only the guard rail) but any bed with a footboard will do. Anna, the talented mom who hacked this bed, described using adhesive plastic sheets to create the jeep details. You could use good old paint as well. And unlike the Rickster, when they grow out of this phase, you can remove the decals or repaint the bed.
Check out more photos of this jeep bed over at IKEA Hacker.
Image: IKEA Hacker