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    Default Ikea Kura Questions

    I am thinking about getting two Ikea Kura beds and putting them in an L shape in the girls' room. I've measured, and although it would take up a lot of space, at least they would have the extra space beneath. Any comments on the Kura bed? Am I correct that the panels are white on one side and blue on the other so we could put on the white out? Or maybe paint them.

    What I would love to know, is the height from the floor to the bottom of the bed. Does anyone know where I can find that, or if anyone has it do you think you could measure it for me? I am trying to figure out what we might fit underneath (like the play kitchen, or possible a dresser, etc).

    What does your DC have beneath the bed? Do they play under there? We are still missing the playstand and thinking this would make a nice little playspace.

    ETA: Which mattress do you have for this? I can't figure out which one is recommended.
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    I've been thinking about the Kura, too. Here's a cool idea: http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/bed...ed-hack-054565

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastrygirl View Post
    I've been thinking about the Kura, too. Here's a cool idea: http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/bed...ed-hack-054565
    I saw that too! I love it. I've never used chalkboard paint. Can you just paint it on with no prep?
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    I've never used chalkboard paint, so I'm not sure...

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    My experience with Ikea is that those bold colors are high gloss laminate. With that kind of surface I would put some sort of high stick primer before I would put on any type of paint.
    FWIW Martha Stewart has a way to make any color chalkboard paint, then you aren't stuck with black or green. http://www.marthastewart.com/article...alkboard-paint
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    That is so cool! I had no idea making chalkboard paint would be that simple.
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