The other day my 3 yr old said to me "Mommy I need a big boy bed. My crib is too high, I can't get out". Ahh, he was on to me, the jig was up. I guess I couldn't keep my little bear caged any longer. After the initial sadness of my baby growing up wore off, I got really excited about another opportunity to be creative by turning this IKEA Kura Bed hack into a DIY Boy Canopy Bed. Not only is this bed cute but it gave my son the security and feeling of a crib.
Of course, we put the little guy to work which made him even more excited to get into his bed.
Then I closed the belts, glued them just under the buckle and cut them.
I added velcro to the top and bottom of the belts.
For the top canopy, I threaded fishing line through a rattan lamp shade and the middle of the 60x90 table cloth and hung the entire thing from the ceiling.
Again I used velcro on the top bed beams and on the inside of the table cloth to attach the top canopy.