My initial plan was to build my son bed from scratch. As it got closer to time to actually go buy supplies, I hesitated. I started stalking a couple of other websites like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware teen and noticed in my search that many of the kid beds were essentially storage platform beds with a headboard. We already had a storage platform bed from Ikea so I started brainstorming and ultimately decided to build a new headboard and just update the bed frame with a good IKEA hack!
Measurements in this post are for a queen sized bed, which is typically 60 inches wide and this is what I used for the width of my headboard. In regards to the height of your headboard, you can essentially make it whatever height you want. I settled on 46 inches in height which works pretty well for the space. His old headboard was about the same or maybe a couple of inches shorter and I didn’t want to do anything too, too tall.
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