What is the most visually pleasing, safest way to lift this IKEA MALM bed frame about a foot and half off the floor?
In bed, I need to be at least two and a half feet off the ground. Otherwise, I feel gross and dirty. Don't know why.
I'm moving to Chicago with almost no furniture and no car, although I will be renting a van for two days. IKEA strikes me as a good, cheap one stop place for my furnishing needs. I know that there are other beds on the site that are higher than the MALM
(whose mattress rests a little under a foot off of the ground). However, I'm extremely attached to the black-brown finish (I have another item in this color) and no other beds seem to be available in that color.
Therefore, my solution is modification. Ideas I've had:
option 1: buying four black metal posts
and awkwardly drilling them into the bottom of the headboard and footboard. is this stable? will it break when boyfriend sleeps over?
option 2: buying wood at home depot or something, painting it, and trying to attach it to the bottom of the headboard and footboard.
is there a better way? help.