Before & After: IKEA Bed Frame Turned Chaise

published Jan 29, 2015
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(Image credit: Kerry)

A $20 IKEA “as-is” bed frame had served its purpose, but Kerry decided to give it a new use. By adding cushions and wrapping the mattress, she now has a sweet reading spot:

(Image credit: Kerry)

From Kerry:

I’ve had this ultra bland Lillehammer IKEA twin bed frame for several years. I’d gotten it in the ‘As Is’ section for only $20 to help stage our home when we sold it. I hadn’t intended to keep it, but it serves well as a guest bed in our new home, even though it’s boring as all get out. Since I was looking for a quiet place to read, I decided to convert it to a chaise longue daybed by adding a back and arm and upholstering both the frame and the mattress. It’s quite comfy to use as a sofa and is still a functional twin bed.

The fabric came from, which is a really great place to get high end fabrics for a good price. The back and arm are just plywood attached to the frame and padded with foam. Most of the work was cutting batting and fabric and stapling them to the frame. The only sewing was the mattress cover. That’s velcroed on so it can be removed and cleaned. I was aiming for a classic mid-century look so that it would blend with my other furniture; the fabric was perfect for that. I’m really happy with it; both the comfort and the look. The cats are too!

Thank you Kerry!