When I can’t shake an idea or project that’s been brewing in my head, I hold on to it until I’ve seen it through. Finding and staining a Fjellse was one of those projects.
It was a simple DIY really. I researched IKEA’s cheapest bed frame and the fabulous ways you could hack it, and found there weren’t many examples of stained Fjellses on the web (not even Pinterest!), so I wanted to document my own project.
I managed to find mine in perfect condition, with slats, for way less than it was already worth, and my boyfriend Max and I picked it up and brought it to his house. I used a quart of wood stain (“Early Amerian” Minwax brand stain specifically–my first stain was too orange) and a simple brush, and for the love of Fjellse, it sure looks great now.
Photos by Max Krongaus