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『 Craft 』ikea gnome christmas gift tags

ikea gnome christmas gift tags you know what, i bought these gnome christmas decorations last year but now that i’ve seen what clairol did with them, i ain’t going to hang them on the tree this year. clairol writes, “i decided that they’d look much better on gift tags, than…

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『 Craft 』IKEA Kallax crafting table

IKEA Kallax crafting table This project we used: 2 4×2 KALLAX shelving units 4 KALLAX drawer inserts 4 KALLAX door inserts 6 KALLAX caster sets 2 LINNMON table tops secured by L-brackets My husband assembled each shelving unit and added the doors and drawers. He then added the casters (3 sets on each…

『 coffee-table 』Mirrored KLINGSBO side table

Mirrored KLINGSBO side table This is my gorgeous hack of KLINGSBO side table of IKEA. I painted it with silver spray paint. Placed a custom made round mirror in the lower shelf of the table and a I cut a black light cardboard and placed it under the top glass…

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『 Dining 』IKEA Kallax Kitchen Corner Seat

IKEA Kallax Kitchen Corner Seat What we needed was a flexible corner seat for the kitchen. Challenge: the radiator was not to be covered completely. This is what you need: IKEA: 2 x Kallax 1×4 12 Capita legs 8 cm stainless steel (3 packs) fabric of your choice (Sofia waxed…

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『 Craft 』IKEA Kallax crafting table

IKEA Kallax crafting table This project we used: 2 4×2 KALLAX shelving units 4 KALLAX drawer inserts 4 KALLAX door inserts 6 KALLAX caster sets 2 LINNMON table tops secured by L-brackets My husband assembled each shelving unit and added the doors and drawers. He then added the casters (3 sets on each…

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『 Craft 』little umbrellas, big light

little umbrellas, big light another lamp hack from zieak’s craftster list. this one’s from lil jammer and it makes you wanna order a mai tai. drink umbrella lamp looks great when it’s off  or on! there are 2 ways to skin this lamp. lil jammer trimmed about half the stick…

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『 Craft 』Stitching pony hack

Stitching pony hack I was in bad need of a stitching pony. It is a device that allows you to hold two pieces of leather if you want to stitch them using saddle stitch – traditional hands only technique for (once) sewing harnesses and saddles and now used to make…

『 coffee-table 』Mirrored KLINGSBO side table

Mirrored KLINGSBO side table This is my gorgeous hack of KLINGSBO side table of IKEA. I painted it with silver spray paint. Placed a custom made round mirror in the lower shelf of the table and a I cut a black light cardboard and placed it under the top glass…

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『 coffee-table 』Idea – Two-tiered RASKOG End Tables

Idea – Two-tiered RASKOG End Tables Materials: Raskog Kitchen Utility Cart My wife and I were looking for some modern end tables for either end of our loveseat, but couldn’t find anything we liked. Then my wife spotted the Raskog kitchen cart at IKEA. Raskog comes with three shelves/baskets, which…

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『 Craft 』how to paint plastic?

how to paint plastic? “so i have the trones for shoe storage at my landing strip. i bought them in cream as they matched the wall and sort of disappeared. now i’ve gone and painted that wall a light brown color. i really need help on painting the trones. how…

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『 Craft 』Compact Craft Corner from BISSA Shoe Cabinet

Compact Craft Corner from BISSA Shoe Cabinet IKEA Items Used: BISSA Shoe Cabinet PLUGGIS Container set with rail BYGEL Container x 3 I’m a reasonably crafty person — enough to have a stash of glitter and glue, but not enough to really need a full craft closet or a room…

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『 Craft 』IKEA Hack for gorgeous food photography lighting

IKEA Hack for gorgeous food photography lighting IKEA items used: DIODER 601.165.40 SKUBB 302.903.62 We tried to help authors who share their recipes. In the easy DIY, we hacked a SKUBB box into a photography lightbox. FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY HACKHow to improve your food photography for less than 30€#lightbox #diy #photography…

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『 Craft 』add a spot of colour to your room

add a spot of colour to your room lisa who blogs from shelterhome sent me these wonderfully blue pieces. am loving the deep marine colour. makes you wanna dive in, doesn’t it? she says: “my hacks are pretty simple but i think they add a lot to my apartment decor….

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『 Bathroom 』KALLAX bathroom vanity for small bathroom

KALLAX bathroom vanity for small bathroom The products I used are Kallax 4×2 (with doors and sliding doors) and Capita furniture legs. I wanted a relative cheap bathroom sink and found out that the Kallax had the right measurements for our small bathroom. I installed the legs, because I want…

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『 coffee-table 』Idea – Two-tiered RASKOG End Tables

Idea – Two-tiered RASKOG End Tables Materials: Raskog Kitchen Utility Cart My wife and I were looking for some modern end tables for either end of our loveseat, but couldn’t find anything we liked. Then my wife spotted the Raskog kitchen cart at IKEA. Raskog comes with three shelves/baskets, which…

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『 Bathroom 』Kitchen Groland into gorgeous bathroom vanity

Kitchen Groland into gorgeous bathroom vanity We didn’t want a typical bathroom vanity, we wanted something different. New bathroom vanities are up to 36″ high which is what we needed as we are both tall. After looking at different ideas, old dresser’s, vanities etc, we came across the Groland kitchen…

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『 children 』IKEA PAX wardrobe into cabin bed hack

IKEA PAX wardrobe into cabin bed hack My 7 year old daughter is in the smallest room in the house and outgrowing her Ikea Minnen extendable bed. I can’t extend it to its full length where it is because the wall is only 1.8 metres long, the rest of the…

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『 Craft 』Temporary Sewing Table Solution

Temporary Sewing Table Solution Here, in my sewing room, it is a busy little world. Our guest bed lives here, the computer workstation of my flatmate lives here, my Sewing machines live here – so all in all the word multifunction becomes a whole new meaning. When I am working…

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『 coffee-table 』Modern LEGO Table Hack

Modern LEGO Table Hack I saw other elements of this on another site but it was too colorful, very small and without the shelf and bins that I’ve added with custom handles for a lot of storage. This table is all IKEA elements except for the LEGO plates on top….

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『 children 』Cocoon Mydal bunk bed with reading nook

Cocoon Mydal bunk bed with reading nook Here are some pictures of a Mydal bunk bed hacked for my daughter. Step 1: Reduction o the bottom panel for a smaller mattress (140 x 60 cm) Step 2: Assembling the external structure + MDF panels Step 3: Integration of 2 BESTÅ…

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『 Craft 』Stitching pony hack

Stitching pony hack I was in bad need of a stitching pony. It is a device that allows you to hold two pieces of leather if you want to stitch them using saddle stitch – traditional hands only technique for (once) sewing harnesses and saddles and now used to make…

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『 Dining 』Norden Concealed Puzzle Table

Norden Concealed Puzzle Table IKEA items used: Norden Extendable Table Other items used: – 3 melamine panels cut to size – leaf alignment pins – felt – quarter round Started with a regular Norden table. I had 3 melamine panels measured and cut at Home Depot. I then applied iron-on…

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『 Craft 』KALLAX Craft Cabinet with Doors

KALLAX Craft Cabinet with Doors The configuration of the Kallax system is perfect for my craft supplies, but I didn’t like how messy it looked when not in use. Even with everything put away and tidy, the visual busy-ness was distracting in my otherwise minimal workspace. These lightly whitewashed plywood…

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『 Bathroom 』Narrow bathroom cabinet with tons of storage

Narrow bathroom cabinet with tons of storage    Items used: Lillangen High Cabinet with mirror front ($110.00) Tyngen ($80) I used one that has been discontinued but this one is the same size I bought a house that had a tiny master bathroom and I expanded it by taking 3 feet…

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『 Craft 』Compact Craft Corner from BISSA Shoe Cabinet

Compact Craft Corner from BISSA Shoe Cabinet IKEA Items Used: BISSA Shoe Cabinet PLUGGIS Container set with rail BYGEL Container x 3 I’m a reasonably crafty person — enough to have a stash of glitter and glue, but not enough to really need a full craft closet or a room…

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『 Dining 』Bar/ High dining table with KALLAX shelves

Bar/ High dining table with KALLAX shelves IKEA items used: 1 x KALLAX shelving unit 5 x LACK wall shelves 1 x TORNLIDEN tabletop (optional: 2 x KALLAX insert with 2 drawers + 2 x LEKMAN boxes) IKEA surprisingly has very limited option for high dining tables… I have a…

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『 coffee-table 』IKEA comic tables

IKEA comic tables Materials: LACK table, HEMNES nightstand I lined a Lack table with comics. I used glue, old comics and varnish. The other table I painted the top and lined the legs with comics using the same technique of the other table. The HEMNES table I painted and glued…

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『 children 』Kura Treehouse Beds

Kura Treehouse Beds IKEA items used: 2 KURA Beds, 2 TROFAST Frames For these beds, I was inspired by similar projects I saw on Ikea Hackers and on Pinterest. We have 2 boys, and each got his own treehouse bed. They’re sleeping on the bottom for now, but when they’re…

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『 Craft 』IKEA Hack for gorgeous food photography lighting

IKEA Hack for gorgeous food photography lighting IKEA items used: DIODER 601.165.40 SKUBB 302.903.62 We tried to help authors who share their recipes. In the easy DIY, we hacked a SKUBB box into a photography lightbox. FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY HACKHow to improve your food photography for less than 30€#lightbox #diy #photography…

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『 Dining 』The Cam3l Bar

The Cam3l Bar Ikea items used: 2 x Kallax square shelves/ 1 x Kallax long shelf. Step 1. Remove one side from the Kallax ‘square’ 2×2 shelves to give adequate bar height (If you and your friends are giants you can leave these as square…) Step 2. Place Kallax ‘longer…

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『 Craft 』Quilt Extension Table

Quilt Extension Table Materials: Akurum 18″x22″ kitchen cabinet shelf Description: I needed a quilt extension table for my sewing machine. Being that these can be very expensive and I can be very frugal. I figured I better just Ikea hack my way through this project. I found in the Ikea…

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『 children 』Turn the TROFAST frame into a rolling drawer

Turn the TROFAST frame into a rolling drawer I used 4 TROFAST basic frames and TOSTERUP handles to make rolling drawers for storage under the bed. Quite simple. 1. Assemble the TROFAST. 2. I used MDF to cut a right sized panel to cover the “bottom” of the TROFAST unit….

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『 Craft 』Temporary Sewing Table Solution

Temporary Sewing Table Solution Here, in my sewing room, it is a busy little world. Our guest bed lives here, the computer workstation of my flatmate lives here, my Sewing machines live here – so all in all the word multifunction becomes a whole new meaning. When I am working…

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『 Bathroom 』Disguised MALM laundry basket

Disguised MALM laundry basket My wife and I just hacked the Ikea Malm chest of drawers. We converted it into a disguised laundry basket. We wanted a clean bedroom and were struggling to find a place for our laundry basket. Having no place in our bathroom, we wanted to disguise…

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『 Craft 』A Malm Headboard Gets New Life as a Project Table

A Malm Headboard Gets New Life as a Project Table Materials: Malm bed (headboard piece), Expedit Shelves and Expedit Casters (wheels) Description: I have been wanting to make a Project Table for awhile now, but wasn’t sure what to use for the materials. My Malm bed had survived two moves,…

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『 coffee-table 』Farmhouse Coffee Table

Farmhouse Coffee Table Materials: LACK black-brown coffee table I bought the LACK coffee table in black brown because it was cheap, let’s face it. A year after I purchased it, I was sick of it. But, it is a large and functional table, so I wanted to continue to use it….

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『 children 』Playroom Table with Storage

Playroom Table with Storage Materials: Ikea Capita 6 1/4″ legs (4) Ikea Trofast wall storage (2) 1) Assemble the two Trofast wall storage units. 2) Cut a board (I used 2′x4′ mdf panel) to your desired width and 39″ to match the length of the Trofast units. 3) Flip the…

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『 Craft 』KALLAX Craft Cabinet with Doors

KALLAX Craft Cabinet with Doors The configuration of the Kallax system is perfect for my craft supplies, but I didn’t like how messy it looked when not in use. Even with everything put away and tidy, the visual busy-ness was distracting in my otherwise minimal workspace. These lightly whitewashed plywood…

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『 Craft 』International Women’s Day-cup in Norwegian style

International Women’s Day-cup in Norwegian style Materials: Ikea coffee cup, transfer for ceramicsDescription: I love the I♥New York-campaign from the seventies. The 8th of march is the International Women’s Day, and I wanted to make some cups for the day. Some cups I’ve made by the use of plastic foyl…

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『 Bedroom 』Malm Platform Storage Bed

Malm Platform Storage Bed Have a small bedroom but need lots of storage? Then this Hack is for you! Tons of drawer space plus lots of hidden under bed storage! Materials List Stuva Combination with drawers Rill wheels Malm 3 drawer Malm 6 drawer Bekvam step stool Fjellse bed Step…

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『 coffee-table 』Easiest LACK footstool hack ever

Easiest LACK footstool hack ever Materials: Lack Side Table, Poang footstool cushion Circumstances outside of my control forced me into a spending freeze. I wanted to buy a Karlstad ottoman ($139) to go with my Karlstad sofa, but had to put that plan on hold. Lack to the rescue! I…

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『 children 』From LACK to embeddable play kitchen

From LACK to embeddable play kitchen This project was mainly made out of second hand IKEA products and other second hand materials. It was designed to fit on an EXPEDIT (1X5) which is being used as a toys and kid books’ storage and playing surface. I wanted the toy kitchen…

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『 Craft 』The Ultimate Quilting Table

The Ultimate Quilting Table Materials: 2 Ikea Expedit bookcases, 1 Ikea Numerar countertop, 4 heavy duty casters and 2 2x4s Description: As any quilter will tell you, a large table to support the quilt is a must have item. We were looking at all kinds of hacks for months before…

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『 Bedroom 』From Lappland to Nappland!

From Lappland to Nappland! Items Used: Lappland TV Storage Unit Dioder Flexible LED Lighting Strip Kallax Insert with Door x 3 Kallax Insert with 2 Drawers White paint So the time had come to update the darling daughter’s bedroom. The problem being, it’s a fairly small room with not a…

『 coffee-table 』Hemnes Coffee Table Chalkboard

Hemnes Coffee Table Chalkboard Materials: Hemnes Coffee Table This is a very easy hack that expands the creative space in your living space: 1. Purchase a primer, chalkboard paint and foam rollers. I used Rust-Oleum Corporation 00608 Primer, because I’d read that it covers Ikea furniture well and is also perfect…

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『 children 』Upcycle IKEA HEKTAR boxes into a play stove

Upcycle IKEA HEKTAR boxes into a play stove The boxes in which our new lamps were packaged immediately called out “stove” to us. The stove is easy to make but you need to be a die-hard hobbyist. There will be sawing, sanding, painting, pasting and cutting involved! The inside of…

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『 Dining 』IKEA INGO dining table gets marbled

IKEA INGO dining table gets marbled We love the natural wood color of the INGO dinner table but it was getting yellowed and had some discoloration. I thought that a marble coating would be great. While visiting the Koctas tiles, a lightbulb lit in my mind and I quickly calculated…

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『 Bathroom 』EKBACKEN Bathroom/Laundry Room Divider

EKBACKEN Bathroom/Laundry Room Divider We recently built a new combination powder room/laundry room and were looking for a way to (1) separate the two uses, (2) conceal the clutter behind the stacked washer/dryer, and (3) add some wood to “warm up” the room. We simply cut the Ekbacken countertop to…

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『 Craft 』Quilting cutting table island on wheels

Quilting cutting table island on wheels This is my version of a quilting cutting table island to look nicer for me. I was moving into a huge new quilting studio space and I knew I had lots of space to play with. So what I did was I wanted a…

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『 children 』IKEA PAX wardrobe into cabin bed hack

IKEA PAX wardrobe into cabin bed hack My 7 year old daughter is in the smallest room in the house and outgrowing her Ikea Minnen extendable bed. I can’t extend it to its full length where it is because the wall is only 1.8 metres long, the rest of the…

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『 Craft 』Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage

Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage Materials: two Antonius Frame and Wire Baskets, Vika Amon Table Top Description: This is a simple sewing/craft desk made with two Antonius Frame and Wire Baskets and the Vika Amon Table Top. I used four cable clamps and small wood screws per each Antonius frame…

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『 Bedroom 』Fabric Paneled dresser – IKEA Tarva Hack

Fabric Paneled dresser – IKEA Tarva Hack I created a fabric paneled version of the Ikea Tarva dresser. Here is how I did it. MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE MAKEOVER – 1″x 2″x 8′- quantity 3. I used furring strips. 1/4″ x 3/4″ screen moulding – need around 40′ Burlap –…

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『 coffee-table 』Lucky Lack

Lucky Lack Materials: LACK side table Remove legs, sand table-top, dust top, pick choice acrylic paint with primer, apply, order screw-in mid century legs on Etsy, allow dry and attach new legs. Watch bf marvel over nightstand conversion from LACKadaisical-to-Lucky-Lack. ~ Sherisse Steward Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』IKEA NORDEN: Bar Cart Envy

IKEA NORDEN: Bar Cart Envy Materials: Norden sideboard I built the piece leaving the top off and did not assemble one of the drawers.  The one assembled drawer I centered in the top.  Modified the remaining pieces from the other drawer to construct the empty slots.  I cut the top…

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『 Bathroom 』EXPEDIT and the Bathroom Sink

EXPEDIT and the Bathroom Sink This is not the first hack I have done as I made a bed for my son.  He is now down a unit because I have taken his shelving unit to make an idea I have had in my head for a while! An Expedit…

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『 children 』Cocoon Mydal bunk bed with reading nook

Cocoon Mydal bunk bed with reading nook Here are some pictures of a Mydal bunk bed hacked for my daughter. Step 1: Reduction o the bottom panel for a smaller mattress (140 x 60 cm) Step 2: Assembling the external structure + MDF panels Step 3: Integration of 2 BESTÅ…

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『 Bedroom 』NORNÄS Nightstand Hybrid with Feminine Flair

NORNÄS Nightstand Hybrid with Feminine Flair IKEA items used: NORNÄS 4-drawer chest with 2 compartments After assembling the dresser, I used an electric jigsaw to remove the right wall of the upper right cubby hole. This now serves as a 2-tiered nightstand. I sanded, primed, painted the entire dresser I…

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『 Craft 』From the bathroom to the craft room

From the bathroom to the craft room Materials: Expedit shelving Unit, Molger towel rail, molger toilet paper holder, drona boxes Description: To set up my crafting corner I used some items that used to be in my old bathroom and for which I no longer had any use. In this…

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『 Dining 』A hideaway dining table using IKEA mirror

A hideaway dining table using IKEA mirror Materials: Ikea MONGSTAD Mirror and Ikea stool This is a hack to turn the Ikea mirror into a stowaway dining room table that seats 6 people. Great for people with small apartments but who still want to host dinners/events. Steps: 1) Attach two…

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『 Craft 』DIY decoupage on IKEA Lack table

DIY decoupage on IKEA Lack table Materials: LACK side table We took a plain white IKEA Lack side Table, which cost the grand old total of €6. Mine was damaged with bumps and spilled nailpolish, so rather than dump it we made it into somewhere super cheerful to sit at. Watery…

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『 Craft 』Vintage crate gets IKEA RAST drawers

Vintage crate gets IKEA RAST drawers Materials: IKEA items (2) IKEA RAST 3 drawer chests (plus accompanying hardware), 2 vintage crates, drill, wood glue, screws, saw, rubber mallet or hammer Description: 1) Cut down the drawer parts (for four drawers or as many as will fit in your crate) to…

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『 Bedroom 』The NORNÄS Tie Display

The NORNÄS Tie Display I like to collect ties, and here is my home made tie display. Tie display units are impossible to find on the market and often have to be custom made for up to thousands of dollars. As for custom glass doors, 1 custom made door to…

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『 coffee-table 』Penny Topped Ikea Lack Side Table

Penny Topped Ikea Lack Side Table Hi all, After viewing lots of hacks on here and various Pinterest posts I had to make something of my own. I decided on creating a penny topped Ikea lack table! What is needed: Ikea Black/Brown Lack table Wood moulding Black paint Picture frame…

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『 Dining 』Expedit/Lekman/Linnmon custom kitchen countertop & storage

Expedit/Lekman/Linnmon custom kitchen countertop & storage I already had an IKEA EXPEDIT Unit (now the KALLAX) with 8 large LEKMAN storage bins. I bought 2 LINNMON counter tops and sawed one of them to complete the desired length of 67” when joined together. I marked the actual EXPEDIT counter width (so once mounted it…

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『 Craft 』Kallax Counter Height Cutting Table

Kallax Counter Height Cutting Table Materials: Galant Tabletop, Kallax 2×2 Shelves and 6″ Capita Legs A new spin on an old hack. I’ve seen Expedit shelves used to make counter height fabric cutting tables before, but I wanted to tailor one to my own tastes. Since Kallax shelves are 30″…

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『 Bathroom 』And the winners are …

And the winners are … Again, IKEAHackers readers have chosen. The Expedit Bar and the Upside Down Lamp are the winners of the IKEA Hack of the Year 2013 and IKEA Idea of the Year 2013, respectively. At one point, I thought the Trofast Studio was the sure winner, but the Expedit Bar ran…

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『 children 』Kura Treehouse Beds

Kura Treehouse Beds IKEA items used: 2 KURA Beds, 2 TROFAST Frames For these beds, I was inspired by similar projects I saw on Ikea Hackers and on Pinterest. We have 2 boys, and each got his own treehouse bed. They’re sleeping on the bottom for now, but when they’re…

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『 Craft 』A craft pod that hides a sewing machine

A craft pod that hides a sewing machine Liz hacks a craft pod with 2 Billy bookcases. Open to craft. Close to hide the clutter. Perfect. She says, “I used two Billy bookcases, a piano hinge, two hinges for the sewing machine fold out shelf and 8 wheels also from…

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『 Bedroom 』Mood Headboard

Mood Headboard I needed a new headboard, and after having another project stopped for months, I really needed to do something about it. So I decided to try and have something done, the original idea it was to have something more temporary but after seeing the final result, I think…

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『 coffee-table 』Expedit + Expedit = Expedit

Expedit + Expedit = Expedit Materials: EXPEDIT 2×2 & 1×1 So, this probably isn’t a hack or so, but I do like how it turned out. I got myself a 2×2 expedit and realized it was way to high for it to be my side-table. I started thinking and went…

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『 Dining 』Fyndig side table mini bar

Fyndig side table mini bar Materials: Ikea Fyndig Wall Cabinet One day when browsing the web I came across some images for side tables that were also mini bars. It’s a great idea, but the prices were astronomical. A quick brainstorm and googling for regular cupboards brought me to the…

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『 children 』IKEA Gulliver crib with baby’s door

IKEA Gulliver crib with baby’s door IKEA items used: GULLIVER crib Our daughter sometimes felt trapped inside the crib but also loves to play in it. Therefore I removed six of the side wall bars and replaced them with a baby’s door that I crafted in my kitchen. The door…

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『 Craft 』Bad closet turns to good craft space in Laundry room

Bad closet turns to good craft space in Laundry room Materials: ALRIK swivel chair, GRUNDTAL shelf, LANSA handles, LINNMON table top, RATIONEL glass shelves, SLATTHULT wall poppies This area was a hard to reach closet so I took down the wall and created a crafting area/ folding table. LINNMON table top…

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『 children 』Turn the TROFAST frame into a rolling drawer

Turn the TROFAST frame into a rolling drawer I used 4 TROFAST basic frames and TOSTERUP handles to make rolling drawers for storage under the bed. Quite simple. 1. Assemble the TROFAST. 2. I used MDF to cut a right sized panel to cover the “bottom” of the TROFAST unit….

『 Dining 』Hyllis Working/Dining Table

Hyllis Working/Dining Table Materials: LINNMON table top, HYLLIS shelving unit x 2, BOSSE bar stool x 2 I had an extra Linnmon table top from the office that I brought home, and wanted to transform it into a working countertop where we can eat at and do work standing up…

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『 Craft 』XL cutting table

XL cutting table A husband is a good thing, I’m gathering from these recent hacks. Handy hubby Larry whips up this mega-sized cutting table for his wife’s fabric and sewing business. He says, “My wife runs an internet-based fabric and sewing business and recently took some office space. She wanted…

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『 Bedroom 』Leirvik bed with LED night lights

Leirvik bed with LED night lights IKEA items used: Leirvik Bed The IKEA Leirvik Bed Frame is top when it comes to stability and price. As my self-made bedside tables are quite small (intended) the night light need to be integrated in the bed directly. The following solution I’ve been thinking…

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『 Craft 』Sideboard Turned Ironing Table

Sideboard Turned Ironing Table Materials: NORDEN sideboard You might remember my stacked LACK cutting table from a few years ago. I have once again been hacking in my sewing room! After years of wishing for a large ironing surface like those I use at work, I finally built my own…

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『 Dining 』IKEA BILLY Bookcase to slim wine rack

IKEA BILLY Bookcase to slim wine rack Materials: Billy Bookcase 15 3/4″ by 79 1/2″ white I had an opening of about 6″ in width between my IKEA pantry cabinet and my wall. I took a 15″ wide white Billy Bookcase and cut the back, top, bottom and shelves to…

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『 children 』Playroom Table with Storage

Playroom Table with Storage Materials: Ikea Capita 6 1/4″ legs (4) Ikea Trofast wall storage (2) 1) Assemble the two Trofast wall storage units. 2) Cut a board (I used 2′x4′ mdf panel) to your desired width and 39″ to match the length of the Trofast units. 3) Flip the…

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『 Craft 』Spring Chick’s to-die-for craft room

Spring Chick’s to-die-for craft room Once in a while I receive a craft room hack that turns me green, really really green. This is one of them. Lucky you, Kari! Kari says, “I recently moved to a new house and am lucky enough to finally have a whole room for…

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『 Bathroom 』A taller Fullen

A taller Fullen In our new apartment we needed some storage room under the bathroom sink. Our old and reliable Ikea Fullen was not fitting because of a water heater. Photo: IKEA.com After a long search for a fitting “Badunterschrank” – that’s how the Germans call this kind of thing…

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『 Bedroom 』KALLAX Changing Room with Storage

KALLAX Changing Room with Storage IKEA items used: 3x KALLAX 4×4 3x KALLAX 1×4 Other Items used: Prefinished Birch Plywood Metal Plumbing Pipe and fittings 2×4 lumber When I was remodeling my Kyokushin Karate Dojo, I needed some simple changing rooms for the students. I wanted them to be easy…

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『 coffee-table 』Gilded KLINGSBO

Gilded KLINGSBO We had two KLINGSBO end tables for about a year, but the glass tops showed fingerprints, dust, and water rings far too easily. Also, the stark black and glass look didn’t match with our warm cozy living room style. So I spray painted the underside of the glass…

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『 Craft 』Craft / Sewing / Work Table Hack

Craft / Sewing / Work Table Hack Used 2 IKEA Expedit Shelves & 2 IKEA Linnmon Table Tops Bought 2 Expedit Shelves, 6 sets of caster wheels, and 2 Linnmon table tops. After assembling the Expedit shelves and attaching the casters, I attached the two Linnmon table tops with “L” brackets…

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『 children 』From LACK to embeddable play kitchen

From LACK to embeddable play kitchen This project was mainly made out of second hand IKEA products and other second hand materials. It was designed to fit on an EXPEDIT (1X5) which is being used as a toys and kid books’ storage and playing surface. I wanted the toy kitchen…

『 Dining 』Last minute Christmas table decoration

Last minute Christmas table decoration For my Christmas table, I customized some Öppen plates and Rättvik glasses. For the plate, I cut out a stencil of a deer that I put on the back of the plate and I sprayed it with artificial snow. I hacked my glasses by wrapping…

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『 Bedroom 』KALLAX corner wardrobe for my bedroom

KALLAX corner wardrobe for my bedroom IKEA items used: 4 KALLAX (2×2) and 4 KALLAX (1×4) On the left wall: 2 Kallax (1×4), on the ground separated by a clothes rail. Above, I hung 2 Kallax (2×2) raised by 4 pieces of wood. (Slotted between the 1×4 and 2×2) On…

『 coffee-table 』3 Legged Expedit Insert Table

3 Legged Expedit Insert Table I had a Expedit Insert laying around, and decided to turn the door into a small table. It has 3 awkwardly placed hole (for hinges and a handle) but I was determined to use it in a small table, turning a design constraint into a…

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『 Craft 』Love is Blund

Love is Blund Cute overload ahead! Mette felt in love with Blund at first sight. She says “He just looked at me … I looked at him… and took him home…. and promised myself to make as many jumpers and trousers as possible for MY BLUND and all the ‘Blund…

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『 Bathroom 』Stuva Bathroom Hack

Stuva Bathroom Hack Our sweet hack using Stuva storage unit: My husband Stuart and I were looking for a decent under sink unit for our shower room with good storage. He spotted the Stuva storage system which with a few tweaks would tick all the boxes. First he measured up…

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『 Craft 』Expedit dog crate & multipurpose desk

Expedit dog crate & multipurpose desk Description: There are a few reasons that prompted me to make this hack; – I live in a tiny (200 sq ft) apartment which doesn’t have enough space for a dog crate, desk and craft table, – I’m getting ready for the arrival of…

『 children 』SAMLA Play Deck

SAMLA Play Deck My girl’s room is rather small so adding storage while leaving enough space for playing is an ongoing issue. A couple of years back, I made a wooden play surface on wheels that fits under the bed but it didn’t get used as much as I would’ve…

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『 coffee-table 』Hemnes Lift-top Coffee Table

Hemnes Lift-top Coffee Table Materials: Hemnes Table, lift-top hinge Description: Lift-top functionality allows your coffee table to raise up and move closer to you, which is useful for eating on your coffee table. I wanted to add this to my new Hemnes. I ordered a set of lift-top hinges from…

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『 children 』Norden Concealed Puzzle Table

Norden Concealed Puzzle Table IKEA items used: Norden Extendable Table Other items used: – 3 melamine panels cut to size – leaf alignment pins – felt – quarter round Started with a regular Norden table. I had 3 melamine panels measured and cut at Home Depot. I then applied iron-on…

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『 Dining 』Besta Bench Seat Dining Area

Besta Bench Seat Dining Area Materials: Besta Cabinet base, with MDF top upholstered by caravan upholstery shop and Vassbo style doors. This is a really functional, space saving and comfortable area. Its ideal for socialising, eating, entertaining and working. Everyone loves the booth seat in a restaurant, so why not…

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『 Craft 』Magnetic hacks

Magnetic hacks Hanging stuff up with magnets is a great way to declutter and get more work space. These 3 hacks show how you can add a little attraction to your space. Craft magnetLinda makes good use of the Grundtal magnetic knife rack in her craft room. What she did…

『 Craft 』Kids 3-drawer desk/craft table

Kids 3-drawer desk/craft table 1. Assemble the chest as directed, but wait to tack on the back and insert drawers. Paint if desired. 2. Decide which side you want the drawers to be on, and affix the 2 ADILS table legs to the opposite side of the Linnmon table top…

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『 Bathroom 』VARIERA shelf insert to bathroom shelving

VARIERA shelf insert to bathroom shelving Hello dear IKEA Hackers! I always watch your hacks with enthusiasm. I had an issue, and for quite a long time I did not find the solution. An abundant preview of IKEA Hackers site told me: “Think it over! Think more! Think!” The same…

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『 Bedroom 』Bed Bridge Bookcase from IKEA BRIMNES + BILLY

Bed Bridge Bookcase from IKEA BRIMNES + BILLY My Bed Bridge Bookcase is a bridge bookcase is made from three IKEA cabinets and takes the place of nightstands and spans a full or queen size bed. I built this project for my oldest daughter, Julie, who was the first to leave…

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『 coffee-table 』Butcher block coffee table and end table

Butcher block coffee table and end table Materials: Numerar oak kitchen countertop Description: We remodeled out kitchen with IKEA. There was left over butcher block counter top so we turned the leftovers into a matching coffee table and end table. The end table is the piece that was cut out…

『 Craft 』Keep your cuppa warm with this tea cosy

Keep your cuppa warm with this tea cosy This is a great idea from Liza. Now we know Ikea’s thick padded potholders make fantastic tea cosies too. Liza says, “I love tea in a teapot, and it’s hard to find a good, well padded, tea cosy in the US, so…

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『 children 』Upcycle IKEA HEKTAR boxes into a play stove

Upcycle IKEA HEKTAR boxes into a play stove The boxes in which our new lamps were packaged immediately called out “stove” to us. The stove is easy to make but you need to be a die-hard hobbyist. There will be sawing, sanding, painting, pasting and cutting involved! The inside of…

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『 children 』Teddy Cubby and Reading Corner

Teddy Cubby and Reading Corner Ikea item used : Kallax 4 x 2 cube and Ikea Spice Racks Assemble 4 x 2 Kallax and lay flat. Go to hardware store and purchase 6mm MDF (they cut it to my measurements) Fill with desired kids toys. Place wood on top, quilt…

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『 Dining 』“GRAPHIQUES” FROSTA chair

“GRAPHIQUES” FROSTA chair Materials: FROSTA These chairs were made in the 50s. Seats and backs were replaced by the FROSTA seats – birch plywood sanded and oiled, in order to preserve the color and increase the contrast with the black paint. The wrought iron structure whose shape is easily recognizable,…

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『 Craft 』Chevron and chalkboard on HEMNES Bureau

Chevron and chalkboard on HEMNES Bureau Materials: Acrylic paints, 3D powder, ground coat, paintbrush, sponge roller, masking tape, polisher, varnish Description: First I polished the front doors. I mixed chalkboard paint by myself, which contains 2 pieces acrylic paint and 1 piece 3D powder. After coating I put on three…

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『 Bathroom 』DUNSÖN Drying Rack

DUNSÖN Drying Rack Materials: DUNSÖN cart with trellis It has been love at first sight, when I discovered DUNSÖN in light green at IKEA a few months ago. There was just a tiny problem: I definitely didn’t need a dolly or a trellis Very soon a new idea was found….

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『 Bedroom 』APTITLIG Chopping Board Turned Jewelry Tray

APTITLIG Chopping Board Turned Jewelry Tray IKEA items used: APTITLIG Chopping Board Supplies: Gold Resin Antlers Double Hook Grey Marble Contact Paper Gold Craft Paint Screwdriver Paint Brush Hot Glue Gun & Gluestick Directions: Unscrew the two antlers from the base. They will pop out easily. Paint the edges of…

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『 coffee-table 』Solsta footstool becomes coffee table

Solsta footstool becomes coffee table Materials: Solsta footstools Description: Some time ago, I bought 3 SOLSTA footstools. I wanted to use them as a small couch, but unfortunately they where way too small and unstable to sit on. I didn’t had a coffee table yet, so I decided to make…

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『 children 』LÄTT Play Kitchen

LÄTT Play Kitchen IKEA items used: LÄTT Children’s table and 2 chairs and small TROFAST box and lid When a roller shade popped off of the window frame and poked a nice, ugly hole in our LÄTT children’s table, I really thought this wonderfully cheap table set has seen its…

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『 Craft 』sandrine’s show and tell

sandrine’s show and tell sandrine means craft queen in french. okay, it doesn’t but after seeing the bunch of stuff she sent me – all crafted from ikea items – i am inclined to think that way. i am especially taken by the tindra candle collages. aren’t they just so…

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『 Dining 』IKEA Tarva turned Drink Bar

IKEA Tarva turned Drink Bar I took the IKEA Tarva three drawer chest and turned it into a drink bar. I used the drawer fronts to create the doors by cutting them in half and then gluing them together. I also added shelves within the chest for extra storage. See…

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『 Bathroom 』Boiler and Washing machine housing make over

Boiler and Washing machine housing make over I have commissioned a loft conversion and at the same time completely remodelled the first floor to make everything work. I needed to relocate the boiler. I also wanted to relocate the washing machine which was in my (Ikea Faktum) kitchen to get…

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『 Craft 』New customized sewing room cutting table

New customized sewing room cutting table Materials: 3 (2 x 2) Expedit Shelves, 7 Capita Legs, Wood Screws, Pressed Board 79 x 118 cm, Butcher Block 100 x 140 cm, Sand Paper, 10 L-Brackets, Wood Stain or Wax, Good Strong Partner Willing to Help Description: I am really EXCITED to…

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『 Bedroom 』Bedside table from STACKED LACK

Bedside table from STACKED LACK IKEA items used: 1 LACK Side table on casters, birch effect Article Number: 101.984.11 1 LACK Side table, birch effect Article Number: 401.042.70 I wanted to use a rolling LACK side table next to my bed for reading lamp, books, open storage, etc. but at…

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『 Craft 』crochet table decorations

crochet table decorations have dinner guests and want to pretty up your table? if you can crochet, here’s one quick hack from marion. she writes, “for last year’s silvester-party i needed a bit more sparkle on my table, we had more people than usual, so i had to bring out…

『 children 』The Highscore Chair: Game on with the IKEA ANTILOP

The Highscore Chair: Game on with the IKEA ANTILOP Just finished a hack/mod to an IKEA ANTILOP highchair. I added some Joysticks and Buttons I had lying around, loosely intended for expanding my arcade cabinet. These parts have the added advantage of actually being functional. I also added MIDI out, which amounts to 10 MIDI…

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『 Dining 』DIY Home Bar built from BILLY bookcases

DIY Home Bar built from BILLY bookcases A gorgeous bar from tall and short BILLY bookcases. The tall ones form the storage cabinets for the bottles, nothing much hacked here. On to the bar counter … the bones are 2 shorter BILLY bookcases and a walnut kitchen counter also ordered from…

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『 Craft 』Easy IKEA Cabinet Makeover with shelf paper

Easy IKEA Cabinet Makeover with shelf paper Materials: IKEA Cabinet (no longer sold), Chevron Shelf Paper, Tape Measure or Ribbon, Scissors Description: One of my favorite IKEA pieces in my home is this white cabinet (no longer available at IKEA) in my bedroom. Since the walls in my room are…

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『 Bedroom 』IKEA RAST built-in hack

IKEA RAST built-in hack Materials: IKEA RAST chest of drawers x 2 Tools used were: Level Brad nailer Paint brush Putty knife Extending miter saw After the paint dried I placed both dressers on either side of the closet and attached (using long brads) the dressers to the closet floor…

『 children 』MelBÖRD Tennis Table from IKEA MELLTORP Tables

MelBÖRD Tennis Table from IKEA MELLTORP Tables Made from: 4 x Melltorp Tables 2 x pieces of pine screws Process: Assemble Melltorp table as per usual except use only longer length stretcher to create a larger square table. Repeat. Screw the tops to the frame with pine spacer making the…

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『 Craft 』ikea fabric shopping tote

ikea fabric shopping tote just wanted to share this update from the shopping sherpa who sent us her zippered pouch made from embellished akseline fabric a while ago. the matching bag is finally done. voila! link. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』Faktum Kitchen Peninsula

Faktum Kitchen Peninsula Materials: Faktum Base Cabinet, Gerton Adjustable leg, Pragel worktop I bought a Pragel kitchen top from the ‘As-Is’ section that saved me a great deal lot. I used a jigsaw to saw away the bad part of the worktop. The cabinet is actually a Faktum kitchen base…

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『 Bedroom 』Easy DIY headboard for your bed

Easy DIY headboard for your bed I made a headboard from the IKEA LACK tables and shelves for my bed. Item List: IKEA 2x LACK coffee tables 2x LACK side tables 4x LACK shelves Home improvement store 6x iron plate 50mm x 100mm 4x iton plate 50mm x 200mm a…

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『 Bathroom 』From drawer to cabinet

From drawer to cabinet Materials: KOMPLEMENT drawer I wanted to fix my bath for very little money, I found at IKEA a  KOMPLEMENT drawer for very little money 3 € so I decided to turn it into a small cabinet where I can put all the products. After assembling the…

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『 children 』Toy storage crate turns into play fridge

Toy storage crate turns into play fridge IKEA items used: – APA storage box – LANSA handles I found the APA storage box on Craigslist for $10. Saw it used for as a hack so I attempted it! Got handles for the fridge and also got some hinges from Home…

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『 children 』IKEA Gulliver crib with baby’s door

IKEA Gulliver crib with baby’s door IKEA items used: GULLIVER crib Our daughter sometimes felt trapped inside the crib but also loves to play in it. Therefore I removed six of the side wall bars and replaced them with a baby’s door that I crafted in my kitchen. The door…

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『 Craft 』Set of drawers hacked into a sewing box

Set of drawers hacked into a sewing box Materials: Fabric, Ikea drawers, staple gun, saw, screws, glue gun Description: First I disassembled the drawers. Then I used hardboard to fill in the box to the correct config. Covered with batting and fabric to upholster. Appliquéd a design for the lid….

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『 Craft 』ikea gnome christmas gift tags

ikea gnome christmas gift tags you know what, i bought these gnome christmas decorations last year but now that i’ve seen what clairol did with them, i ain’t going to hang them on the tree this year. clairol writes, “i decided that they’d look much better on gift tags, than…

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『 Bathroom 』New Bathroom with Kitchen Cupboards!

New Bathroom with Kitchen Cupboards! Materials: Abstract High Gloss Grey, Akurum Base Cabinets, Pax closet, Stave Mirror Bathroom vanities can cost a fortune! After searching long and hard to find a custom looking vanity to fill this large bathroom, I turned toward the IKEA kitchen line and came up with…

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『 Bedroom 』IKEA KURA Castle Bed

IKEA KURA Castle Bed I am a stay home mommy and it’s the first time I did something like this! I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. This IKEA KURA Castle Bed was so much fun and I love the idea of what we can build over this…

『 Dining 』Easy X-shelf for EXPEDIT bar

Easy X-shelf for EXPEDIT bar Materials: EXPEDIT / KALLAX I have limited tools for woodworking, and wanted to construct a wine rack for my EXPEDIT. I looked at the available project ideas, and it involved using a table saw, that I am afraid to use because I need my fingers…

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『 children 』KURA castle bunk bed

KURA castle bunk bed From a simple Kura to a castle bunk bed with a play nook adding some plywood and a plywood platform for the second bed. It even has a secret ball pit. All is completed by Ribba picture ledges hacked into clouds. See more of the KURA…

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『 Craft 』little umbrellas, big light

little umbrellas, big light another lamp hack from zieak’s craftster list. this one’s from lil jammer and it makes you wanna order a mai tai. drink umbrella lamp looks great when it’s off  or on! there are 2 ways to skin this lamp. lil jammer trimmed about half the stick…

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『 Craft 』Valentine’s Day wreath from Christmas ornaments

Valentine’s Day wreath from Christmas ornaments Materials: Ikea Christmas wreath, Ikea heart ornaments, wire hangers Description: The Valentine’s Day wreath is made from Christmas wreath (white/red polka dot garland and white fuzzy heart ornaments). STEP 1 Take a wire hanger and shape it into a heart by pushing inward the…

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『 Bedroom 』Kallax Storage Bed and Malma Headboard

Kallax Storage Bed and Malma Headboard IKEA items used: 16 1/2×57 7/8 ” Black brown Kallax x2 10″x10″ black Malma mirrors x 18 21 ¾ “x 4 3/4 ” Black Mosslanda picture Ledge x 3 Tjena boxes with lids Non Ikea Items: No More Nails Glue 10 Tap-Con concrete screws…

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『 Bathroom 』Spa style bathroom for renters

Spa style bathroom for renters My parents (Wout and Mieke Moelard) live in a rental apartment in the Netherlands and wanted a rustic, spa-style bathroom without installing fit cabinets. So they bought two GROLAND kitchen islands and painted the bottom part black. My dad installed a stone bowl sink on…

『 children 』SAMLA Compact Kiddie Play Stove

SAMLA Compact Kiddie Play Stove IKEA items used: – Samla 11 litre black box & Lid x 1 – Small Losjon hanger x 3 – LÄMPLIG pot stand x 2 A very simple hack. Use a hot glue gun to secure the pot stands to the top of the SAMLA…

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『 Craft 』how to paint plastic?

how to paint plastic? “so i have the trones for shoe storage at my landing strip. i bought them in cream as they matched the wall and sort of disappeared. now i’ve gone and painted that wall a light brown color. i really need help on painting the trones. how…

『 children 』SAMLA Play Deck

SAMLA Play Deck My girl’s room is rather small so adding storage while leaving enough space for playing is an ongoing issue. A couple of years back, I made a wooden play surface on wheels that fits under the bed but it didn’t get used as much as I would’ve…

『 Dining 』PS Tray makes handy Espresso helper

PS Tray makes handy Espresso helper Materials: IKEA PS 2014 From the tray of the new IKEA PS collection I made a small rack for my Espresso capsules and accessories. I took two 3 cm deep wooden slats sawed from the hardware store and fastened them to the tray with…

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『 Bedroom 』KALLAX for closet space

KALLAX for closet space Items Used: – 2 x KALLAX 2×2 units – 1 x KALLAX 4×2 unit – 2 x KALLAX Drawer inserts – 2 x KALLAX Door inserts – 1 x ORE curtain rod How to use the KALLAX for closet: – Build both 2×2 units completely –…

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『 Craft 』Expedit sewing/crafting/cutting table

Expedit sewing/crafting/cutting table Materials: Expedit 4×2 units, Vika Amon tabletop, Ribba picture ledge Description: This is a cutting table for craft and sewing projects. The base is two Ikea Expedit units (4×2) that I put on their sides and connected together. To connect them together I used the brackets that…

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『 children 』KRITTER kid chairs turns into a shelf

KRITTER kid chairs turns into a shelf Funkynality found a set of KRITTER children furniture. When a friend who has a little boy wasn’t keen to take them on, she promptly went to work. She threw out save the table but transformed the chairs into compact shelving. Here’s what she did:…

『 Bathroom 』Grundtal over the door towelrack

Grundtal over the door towelrack As there is no room in our bathroom to fit in a wallmounted towel rack I bought a three-way towel rack that could be hung at the back of our bathroom door. Unfortunately the space behind our door was not big enough to fit it…

『 Dining 』Barn Board Table Set

Barn Board Table Set Materials: Jokkmokk I run a small business on the side restoring and painting antique furniture. I was looking for a new kitchen table set for myself but could not find an antique one that fit the vision I had in mind. I came across this Ikea piece…

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『 Craft 』add a spot of colour to your room

add a spot of colour to your room lisa who blogs from shelterhome sent me these wonderfully blue pieces. am loving the deep marine colour. makes you wanna dive in, doesn’t it? she says: “my hacks are pretty simple but i think they add a lot to my apartment decor….

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『 Craft 』Having a crafty Christmas?

Having a crafty Christmas? Ahh … tinsels and carols. The season is definitely coming. And I am busy making new ornaments from IKEA JULKUL cupcake liners. It’s a first for me – making ornaments, that is. Decided not to go the store-bought route this year and so far, I am…

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『 children 』Pro Style Kid’s Kitchen Hack

Pro Style Kid’s Kitchen Hack When we had our first daughter we converted the office in our house to a playroom. Because there was no storage in the room, as toys were added they just kind of ended up everywhere. When we had our second daughter we didn’t have enough…

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『 Bedroom 』TRONES storage + headboard!

TRONES storage + headboard! Photo: Anna See Thanksgiving is not celebrated where I live but I’m bursting with gratitude all the same and want to take the chance on this special day to thank you for making IKEAhackers possible. Seriously, when I started this website, I thought my interest (and…

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『 Bathroom 』Benno DVD (GNEDBY) toilet paper roll holder

Benno DVD (GNEDBY) toilet paper roll holder Do you remember  ”Benno DVD bathroom divider“? Today Benno DVD is called GNEDBY Well, I had one more piece (502.771.47). So, I put it together with the back side facing front, and made a little hole with a drill just right to put…

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『 Dining 』Kitchen island turned custom bar

Kitchen island turned custom bar Materials: Groland Kitchen Island, Hutton Wine rack I set out to make a custom bar for my apartment, and the Groland Kitchen Island proved the perfect starting point! I left off the towel bars when assembling and custom built a small shelf unit to subdivide…

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『 Craft 』Quilt Extension Table

Quilt Extension Table Materials: Akurum 18″x22″ kitchen cabinet shelf Description: I needed a quilt extension table for my sewing machine. Being that these can be very expensive and I can be very frugal. I figured I better just Ikea hack my way through this project. I found in the Ikea…

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『 Craft 』assemble a colouring book

assemble a colouring book it’s cute overload when i found mike tsao’s entry in sowbug.org. he gives us a great tip, “recycle and parent in one step: ikea assembly instructions make great coloring books.” my! indeed. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bedroom 』Hack a PAX Murphy Bed

Hack a PAX Murphy Bed If you can’t decide whether your spare room should serve as a home office or guest room, a Murphy bed might be the answer. Its named after William Lawrence Murphy who applied for patent for a pull down bed in the early 1900s. We wanted…

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『 children 』RIBBA-MALA Writing Wall Hack

RIBBA-MALA Writing Wall Hack We were looking to replace our Mala kids easel and save some space at the same time. For this hack we used the Ribba shelf to mount the Mala paper roll to the wall. Completed the entire hack for US$65. Parts: Ribba Ledge: $10 Mala Paper:…

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『 children 』Teddy Cubby and Reading Corner

Teddy Cubby and Reading Corner Ikea item used : Kallax 4 x 2 cube and Ikea Spice Racks Assemble 4 x 2 Kallax and lay flat. Go to hardware store and purchase 6mm MDF (they cut it to my measurements) Fill with desired kids toys. Place wood on top, quilt…

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『 Bathroom 』Grandma’s LACK laundry trolley

Grandma’s LACK laundry trolley My grandma was getting older and needed a small trolley to carry around her laundry or other heavier stuff. That is why I created a small and agile trolley out of two LACK tables, some wheels and a broom stick. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Craft 』DIY IKEA INGO Sewing Table

DIY IKEA INGO Sewing Table Materials: Ikea INGO or other dining/kitchen table with a rail under the tabletop (this tutorial is not for Ikea tables where you pick a top piece and legs separately – you need that rail underneath in order to attach the support beams that will hold…

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『 children 』Learning tower from IKEA MOLGER cart

Learning tower from IKEA MOLGER cart Materials: MOLGER cart Get one IKEA MOLGER cart Assemble as per instruction but do not set the top tray Put the front tray onto the front side You can use it or you can add step for your toddler to climb up by him/herself…

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『 Bedroom 』Night-time BRIMNES

Night-time BRIMNES Materials: BRIMNES Chest of 3 drawers The Brimnes chest of 3 drawers (Art. 703.120.17) has a frosted glass window in its top drawer. I don’t know why it does, but it can certainly be put to better use than showing an outline of your sock pile! Here’s what…

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『 children 』LÄTT Play Kitchen

LÄTT Play Kitchen IKEA items used: LÄTT Children’s table and 2 chairs and small TROFAST box and lid When a roller shade popped off of the window frame and poked a nice, ugly hole in our LÄTT children’s table, I really thought this wonderfully cheap table set has seen its…

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『 Craft 』Melltorp to Sewing Desk

Melltorp to Sewing Desk Materials: Melltorp, Effektiv door. Description: A sewing machine sitting on top of a desk isn’t the most ergonomic or comfortable. Hands are perched in the air to reach the sewing bed, kinda like The Thriller dance. Amy’s idea was to mount the Effectiv door panel below…

『 children 』MYDAL Loftbed with play area for girl’s room

MYDAL Loftbed with play area for girl’s room My daughter has a small room but we wanted to maximize the play area and make a loft bed for my little girl. Materials: MYDAL bunk bed STUVA combination Storage for dress TROFAST Storage for toys HAMPEN carpet (for under bed and upper…

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『 Dining 』BESTA wine rack hack!

BESTA wine rack hack! We wanted some wine storage under our kitchen island and discovered the BESTÅ units are the perfect depth — but don’t offer a good bottle storage solution. There are a couple great wine rack hacks here, but none had a look that I liked. Instead, I…

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『 Bedroom 』An affordable IKEA dressing table (makeup vanity)

An affordable IKEA dressing table (makeup vanity) I was planning to surprise my girlfriend for a long time with a custom dressing table and I finally did it. This makeup vanity complies with all the requirements that, in my opinion, this kind of furniture should have: • Storage space (as…

『 children 』Santa’s South Pole Holiday Home

Santa’s South Pole Holiday Home The main structure is built of IKEA FNISS waste paper bins, joined with nuts and bolts and lit with Christmas lights. I built a ride on train that has IKEA push lights too. I build a different grotto each year for all the children (and…

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『 Bathroom 』Gulliver travels to the laundry room

Gulliver travels to the laundry room Materials: GULLIVER crib We needed a laundry rack without a foot print because our attic is small and our laundry was growing with one kid and one underway. Racks suspended from bannisters are very common here but as a kid I always hated having…

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『 Craft 』Versatile Expedit Crafting Table

Versatile Expedit Crafting Table Materials: Expedit (3 of the 2×2 bookcases), pine boards, pine edging, MDF board, varnish Description: 1. Build the three Expedit units as per IKEA instructions. 2. Cut a sheet of MDF to size for the table top: (2*Expedit Width)*(1*Expedit Width)+1″ all around. These proportions are important…

『 children 』Mud kitchen for kids

Mud kitchen for kids Materials: 2 Trofast Boxes, optional: 1 Pax shelf Additional Items needed: 4 Bottle crates + Sand + Water + optional: Limmaland stickers 1) Just stack 2 bottle crates. Do that twice and put it next to each other … 2) Cut a Pax shelf like we…

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『 Bedroom 』IKEA Bestå home cinema nightstand

IKEA Bestå home cinema nightstand Materials: Bestå Here is a solution where you can hide your home cinema in the bedroom. A clean white wall was perfect for a home cinema. IKEA Bestå hides the projector in its position and a hacked drawer ensures a table for sweets and drinks….

『 Dining 』Marius “Magic Wand” Bar Stool

Marius “Magic Wand” Bar Stool Materials: MARIUS stool I was amazed when I searched for stools for my kitchen island and found this kind of furniture is quite more expensive than you could imagine for what it appears to be. So I thought to make an IKEA hack or allow…

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『 Bathroom 』DRAGAN toilet roll holder

DRAGAN toilet roll holder We love bamboo and were looking for a toilet roll holder in bamboo, but could not find one. IKEA has Dragan which is a set of two bamboo boxes with lids. The larger one, when upright, is just wide enough to enclose a roll of toilet…

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『 Craft 』Quilters Table with storage

Quilters Table with storage Materials: 2 IKEA Expedit (2 x 4) bookcases 2 sheets of plywood (3/4″) 5 heavy duty casters 5 washers 5 lockwashers leftover flooring trim 18 – 20 L-brackets Description: 1. Assemble the two bookcases 2. Cut the two sheets of plywood down to 6 ft (cut…

『 children 』VÄDER lightsaber (convertible)

VÄDER lightsaber (convertible) The VÄDER lightsaber is a convertible LED flashlight/lightsaber. This hack is really easy to do and needs about 5 to 10 minutes. Needs: – 1 IKEA Väder flashlight – 1 broken toylightsaber – a hot glue gun Steps: 1. Find a suitable Lightsaber that fits in the…

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『 children 』IKEA KURA double decker playhouse

IKEA KURA double decker playhouse Materials: IKEA KURA bed TROFAST shelving unit It’s built with plenty of wood and without a plan. Measured, sawed and built the frame for the facade. Then closed it up with wood planks. We added the TROFAST shelving unit, covered with wood trim, as a step…

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『 Bedroom 』IKEA SEKTION Hack: Platform Bed DIY

IKEA SEKTION Hack: Platform Bed DIY This video shows you how to turn seven standard SEKTION kitchen cabinets from IKEA into a platform bed with storage underneath. It’s a perfect solution for anyone with limited closet or attic space. The approximate cost of this project was $480, roughly broken down…

『 Bathroom 』New bathroom cabinet to replace hole in the wall

New bathroom cabinet to replace hole in the wall Materials: – Komplement, Drawer white Article Number: 902.463.52 – LED countertop light Article number: 202.193.90 – mirror 40cm x 50cm – HPL (High Pressure Laminate) front panel ~ 75cm x 80 cm – 4 sockets – cable, screw, mounting bracket The initial situation…

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『 Craft 』Fabric Covered Magnet Board for Bead Organization

Fabric Covered Magnet Board for Bead Organization Materials: Spontan Magnet Board, Fabric, Mod Podge, Metal Containers, Magnets Description: I grabbed a magnet board from IKEA to use as a way to store my beads in my craft room. I wanted it to look girly, so I covered it with pretty…

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『 children 』IKEA KURA Barnhouse Bed

IKEA KURA Barnhouse Bed I wanted to make the KURA bed a little safer for my three year old son, while still making it look cool and unique. It was very quickly done and super easy to make. All in all we needed about 1 hour to get it done…

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『 children 』Kura Bed with Climbing Wall

Kura Bed with Climbing Wall I built a first bed for my two year old son based on the Ikea Kura but featuring a climbing wall. The wall itself has evenly spaced holes drilled in it with T-Nuts installed so that I can make the route up easier or harder….

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『 Dining 』Tiny kitchen table from Brokhult & Adils

Tiny kitchen table from Brokhult & Adils Materials: ADILS legs, BROKHULT kitchen door I wanted a tiny kitchen-table-for-one to put in a very “space-challenged” apartment, but the small dining tables attach to the wall and I didn’t like the look of the smallest desks Ikea had on offer. I found a…

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『 Bathroom 』How I saved my Antonius laundry bin

How I saved my Antonius laundry bin Materials: ANTONIUS laundry bin The laundry bag of was all mouldy and could not be salvaged. I bought a roll of wire mesh. I measured the Antonius frame and cut the mesh to size. Affixed the mesh with cable ties to the Antonius…

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『 Craft 』Yarnbombing Station

Yarnbombing Station Materials: Rationell Variera, old cupboard door Description: I live in a room in a shared house and like to do yarnbombing. My old setup was basically a perpetual mess – I use that table to put lots of other stuff on and the cones or yarn would collapse…

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『 children 』KALLAX Kids Desk

KALLAX Kids Desk This year my kids got their own bedrooms. For my Daughter’s 9th birthday, I IKEA Hacked a desk for her to do her homework and art, as well as a place to store her books, stuff and art supplies I combined 2 pink KALLAX units ( 2x2cubbyhole[902.758.20]…

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『 children 』IKEA KURA Castle Bed

IKEA KURA Castle Bed I am a stay home mommy and it’s the first time I did something like this! I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. This IKEA KURA Castle Bed was so much fun and I love the idea of what we can build over this…

『 Dining 』EFFEKTIV cocktails

EFFEKTIV cocktails Materials: EFFEKTIV cabinets (no longer available but the same can be done with many currently available IKEA cabinets) First, I designed a layout of cabinets that would be able to serve as a bar (incorporating a half fridge), electronics cabinet, and living room toy box for our little…

『 Bathroom 』Kitchen cart turned bathroom vanity

Kitchen cart turned bathroom vanity Materials: Groland kitchen cart 1. Before assembling all pieces were stained with Minwax Early American. I first brushed on wood conditioner according to instructions and then applied a single coat of stain with a foam brush. I whipped the stain off after 30 minutes. 2….

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『 Craft 』A Malm Headboard Gets New Life as a Project Table

A Malm Headboard Gets New Life as a Project Table Materials: Malm bed (headboard piece), Expedit Shelves and Expedit Casters (wheels) Description: I have been wanting to make a Project Table for awhile now, but wasn’t sure what to use for the materials. My Malm bed had survived two moves,…

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『 Bedroom 』TRANSFORMERS! Bulk-Storage-Bed into a Lounge!

TRANSFORMERS! Bulk-Storage-Bed into a Lounge! Beds with a lot of bulk storage is a classic Ikea hack. Our bed design is SO easy that anyone can do it. No alteration of the original Ikea furniture, virtually no work, it’s THAT easy! But when we made our bed, we would never…

『 children 』IKEA LACK LEGO table with built in storage

IKEA LACK LEGO table with built in storage A simple, budget hack using IKEA products to create a fabulous LEGO table that the kids will love at a fraction of the cost of an ‘official one‘ with built in storage to help them keep their LEGOs organised and handy. For…

『 Dining 』Bigger bowl

Bigger bowl Materials: Trygg and Blanda Flip the Trygg up side down and clean the bottom side with acetone. Apply UV-curing glue along the rim of the bottom. Remove the sticker from Blanda and clean it with acetone. Place it on Trygg and let the glue cure using a UV-light or…

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『 Craft 』Dra ut hyllan

Dra ut hyllan Materials: Billy shelf (white), 1/2″ white particleboard Description: A few years ago, I bought my first condo, which had a loft floorplan. Most of the room was one big ground floor, with a small lofted bedroom and even smaller study area/second bedroom. As such, I promised myself…

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『 Dining 』Balcony Bar

Balcony Bar The patio at my apartment does not have a lot of space so to maximize its usage I wanted to install a bar that was not attached to any external structures. Ikea Parts: PRÄGEL Countertop (1) – $80 Can GERTON Leg (2) – $25 Can EKBY STÖDIS Bracket…

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『 Bedroom 』LÖNSET Pallet Bed

LÖNSET Pallet Bed Materials: 2x LÖNSET Slatted bed base 90×200 1. Mount 4 pallets together 2. Attach 2 beams on each side of the palletframe with long screws 3. Attach 2 beams 4. Build the bed bases 5. Screw the bed bases to the beams 6. Add LED strips 7….

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『 children 』Kura bed gains height

Kura bed gains height Materials: KURA bed, STUVA combination 128 cm, 3 STOLMEN chests Our daughter’s baby bed was getting too small, so we wanted to change it for something larger, and with the goal of winning some space. The Kura bed fit our expectations, but the space underneath was…

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『 children 』Several mods on IKEA MÅLA easel

Several mods on IKEA MÅLA easel I made several modifications on the IKEA MÅLA easel 1. I hung a canvas from screws on the black side 2. I hung a portable box for chalks 3. I made a rolling paper roll. So kids can roll all painted paper on another…

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『 Craft 』International Women’s Day-cup in Norwegian style

International Women’s Day-cup in Norwegian style Materials: Ikea coffee cup, transfer for ceramicsDescription: I love the I♥New York-campaign from the seventies. The 8th of march is the International Women’s Day, and I wanted to make some cups for the day. Some cups I’ve made by the use of plastic foyl…

『 Dining 』Kitchen Wall Cabinet to Modern Mini Bar

Kitchen Wall Cabinet to Modern Mini Bar Materials 2 each Kitchen Wall Cabinet and Doors and glass shelves, 4 Stainless Capita Legs, 2 Blankett handles After we moved to London I had two left over kitchen wall cabinets that had once hung above my step-sons bed for extra storage in…

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『 children 』Gulliver baby crib meets an engineer

Gulliver baby crib meets an engineer We bought a Ikea Gulliver baby crib and some improvements needed to be made. We wanted to have the baby on same level as our own bed and without one side. This gave easy access towards the baby during the night. However there was…

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『 children 』Kura City – The triple bunk bed

Kura City – The triple bunk bed I hacked a triple bunk bed from two Kura beds. The cost was very minimal: two Kura beds and a few square meters of spruce boards … The colored LED lights (also IKEA) give the wow effect when the “city skyline” lights up…

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『 Bathroom 』Back-to-Back Lillangens with double sink

Back-to-Back Lillangens with double sink Materials: Lillangen Sink 702.071.44, Dioder LED lights 201.194.18, Capita Legs 200.495.38, Lansa Handles 601.387.59, Integral Hinges 501.323.76, dampers 801.262.13, Limnmon Table Top 002.513.38, Grundtal Towel Racks x 6 To better fit my kids’ bathroom space yet incorporate a double sink in a remodel, I installed two…

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『 Dining 』Expedit home bar: Add light and texture!

Expedit home bar: Add light and texture! Materials: Expedit Capita legs from Ikea $60 for 6 Linmon table top from Ikea $45 Plywood backing from Lowe’s about $25 Primer & black paint for the backing, about $25 Special bolts for the Capita legs $7 Dioder lights from Ikea $80 for…

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『 children 』IKEA TROFAST hacked into Kids Market Stand

IKEA TROFAST hacked into Kids Market Stand Materials: Trofast Storage Frame, Trofast Storage Bins, Knagglig Boxes A supermarket counter from the TROFAST storage frame and Knagglig boxes. Ka-ching! 1. Trofast Storage Frame. 2. Add wood trim to front bottom to support bottom of Knagglig Boxes. Took plywood to make three…

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『 Craft 』Trofast Craft Table

Trofast Craft Table Materials: Trofast Frame, Trofast Wall Unit Description: Put together Trofast Frame & Wall Unit as instructed. Use Wood Joiners (cheap, Home Depot) to join Frame to Wall Unit and Trofast bases to 39X60 cut Cabinet Grade Plywood (Home Depot $23- 2 free cuts). Cover with 38X59 self…

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『 Bedroom 』IKEA NIPPRIG enlightened night tables

IKEA NIPPRIG enlightened night tables In the attempt to combine several functions in a single object as much as possible for a tiny holiday apartment in a fishing village (not where pictures have been taken!), I came out with this idea to create bedside tables which are also cozy lamps…

『 children 』The Highscore Chair: Game on with the IKEA ANTILOP

The Highscore Chair: Game on with the IKEA ANTILOP Just finished a hack/mod to an IKEA ANTILOP highchair. I added some Joysticks and Buttons I had lying around, loosely intended for expanding my arcade cabinet. These parts have the added advantage of actually being functional. I also added MIDI out, which amounts to 10 MIDI…

『 Bathroom 』Cheap bathroom storage from Lack tables

Cheap bathroom storage from Lack tables Materials: 2 BYGEL S-hooks batches, 2 LACK side tables, 3 BYGEL rails We had a lot of wasted space on top of our washing machine in our bathroom, so we decided to put some shelves or equivalent up there. The problem was that the…

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『 Craft 』The Ultimate Quilting Table

The Ultimate Quilting Table Materials: 2 Ikea Expedit bookcases, 1 Ikea Numerar countertop, 4 heavy duty casters and 2 2x4s Description: As any quilter will tell you, a large table to support the quilt is a must have item. We were looking at all kinds of hacks for months before…

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『 Bedroom 』TARVA restyle

TARVA restyle Sarah gave her plain TARVA a restyle. To add the skirting, she first glued wooden slats onto the feet of the TARVA to increase its thickness and create a flush profile. For the skirting, she used baseboards, cut angular at 45° so that the corners meet. She cut…

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『 children 』LACK table with LEGO Storage Drawers

LACK table with LEGO Storage Drawers Item used: Ikea Lack Side Table I created a series of storage trays that fit under a Lack side table in which I can put all my child’s LEGO. The trays were laser cut from MDF and Poplar Plywood. There are more photos on…

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『 Dining 』IKEA Expedit DJ Booth for LoungeBar

IKEA Expedit DJ Booth for LoungeBar Materials: Capita Bracket and a Lack wall shelf, Capita Leg, Expedit 79×79 shelving unit (now it’s called Kallax) I got this job, to make a DJ booth for a coffee and wine bar. It had to be a bit of a loungy look, so…

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『 Craft 』Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage

Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage Materials: two Antonius Frame and Wire Baskets, Vika Amon Table Top Description: This is a simple sewing/craft desk made with two Antonius Frame and Wire Baskets and the Vika Amon Table Top. I used four cable clamps and small wood screws per each Antonius frame…

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『 Bathroom 』MOLGER shelving above the throne

MOLGER shelving above the throne This is my continuation from my previous post: Molger from bathroom to kitchen shelf From my last episode, I was still working (or rather — thinking) on the cut off legs from MOLGER. As my original intention for my MOLGER was for my bathroom, it…

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『 children 』Little girl’s vanity

Little girl’s vanity Materials: For legs – NIPEN, KRILLE Table top – ALGOT shelf LUNS magnetic board LOTS mirror FRACK mirror Piece all the pieces together to create a small vanity, suitable for a girl. You can paint the ALGOT shelf and LUNS magnetic board to a color scheme that…

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『 children 』New York Islanders Zamboni Bed

New York Islanders Zamboni Bed Ikea Items used: Kura Bed Trofast Vartal Curtain Rod and hooks Ikea Gransta lights So having the Kura bed for a while now (my son rolls all over the place while sleeping and the bed on the floor works for him), I decided to make…

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『 Dining 』Guinness Theme Bar

Guinness Theme Bar Items from Ikea: Kallax  2×4 : 202.758.85 Kallax 2×2 : 602.758.12 Expedit drawer Besta : 201.021.54 Besta : 501.021.43 Besta : 502.216.50 INREDA : 501.965.42 And then some Capita legs   Items from Ebay: Car vinyl gloss black Custom made Guinness logo   Items from Amazon : LED set up   Homedepot…

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『 Craft 』From the bathroom to the craft room

From the bathroom to the craft room Materials: Expedit shelving Unit, Molger towel rail, molger toilet paper holder, drona boxes Description: To set up my crafting corner I used some items that used to be in my old bathroom and for which I no longer had any use. In this…

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『 Bathroom 』Shower base from IKEA SAMLA plastic box

Shower base from IKEA SAMLA plastic box Material: SAMLA box This is a shower base created with Ikea’s plastic box, SAMLA. As I did not find a regular shower base that could fit in the space I had for it, I had to create it with Ikea’s box. For this,…

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『 children 』MelBÖRD Tennis Table from IKEA MELLTORP Tables

MelBÖRD Tennis Table from IKEA MELLTORP Tables Made from: 4 x Melltorp Tables 2 x pieces of pine screws Process: Assemble Melltorp table as per usual except use only longer length stretcher to create a larger square table. Repeat. Screw the tops to the frame with pine spacer making the…

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『 children 』KALLAX Toddler Desk

KALLAX Toddler Desk We wanted to create a table for our nearly 3 year old daughter so she could play with her dollhouse but also double as a desk or craft table. We figured the area where we would put the dollhouse would be a spot that she would stand…

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『 Dining 』Narrow STÄLL bar

Narrow STÄLL bar Materials: STÄLL shoe cabinets (both the taller deeper 3-comparment one and the shorter and shallower 4-compartment one) plus EKBY JÄRPEN wall shelves and EKBY VALTER brackets I wanted to put in a nice home bar in my living room, but have very little space, depth-wise. When I…

『 Bathroom 』BEKVAM for toothbrushes

BEKVAM for toothbrushes Materials: BEKVÄM Spice Rack We urgently needed something for our toothbrushes but I didn’t want to spend money. So I had the idea to take the plastic cups from the Ice Coffee I just drank and glue nice tissues on it. But this couldn’t be all I…

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『 Craft 』Vintage crate gets IKEA RAST drawers

Vintage crate gets IKEA RAST drawers Materials: IKEA items (2) IKEA RAST 3 drawer chests (plus accompanying hardware), 2 vintage crates, drill, wood glue, screws, saw, rubber mallet or hammer Description: 1) Cut down the drawer parts (for four drawers or as many as will fit in your crate) to…

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『 children 』Toy storage crate turns into play fridge

Toy storage crate turns into play fridge IKEA items used: – APA storage box – LANSA handles I found the APA storage box on Craigslist for $10. Saw it used for as a hack so I attempted it! Got handles for the fridge and also got some hinges from Home…

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『 Bedroom 』MALM extendable bedside table

MALM extendable bedside table Modified version with extendable table for adjustable beds to the left: Materials: IKEA MALM, 6 drawer (with a mirror in the lid) seen to the right. A problem with adjustable beds is to reach anything placed on a bedside table so a solution was to make…

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『 Dining 』Hemnes Bar with hidden door slides

Hemnes Bar with hidden door slides Materials: HEMNES wardrobe, pocket door slides A Hemnes wardrobe was turned into a bar essentially by changing the hinges and adding a shelf insert. I made a trip to Lee Valley to pick up hidden door slides (pocket door slides) to replace the 90…

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『 children 』A Mydal Bunk Bed Upgrade

A Mydal Bunk Bed Upgrade The Kitchen-Bed Playground Combo Assembly MASTER PLAN First you should remove the bottom panel. You could give it a few extra nails just to make sure. Improvise a suitable part to fix the ladder. A simple wood plate will do the trick. Prepare a set…

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『 Bathroom 』Besta tilt out hamper

Besta tilt out hamper I was searching for a solution  to create a built in hamper. The Besta cabinets turned out to be the perfect size! I used a double Besta cabinet on the bottom and added a smaller unit on top to create a more playful look. I attached…

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『 Craft 』Lindmon mosaic tiles

Lindmon mosaic tiles Materials: Lindmon natural, wood stain, grater Description: This hack is using Lindmon blinds to make decorative mosaic tiles. The blinds used in these pictures are natural coloured ones and this is probably your best bet as these are minimally treated and the wood stain is sticking to…

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『 children 』Kids room entertainment and toy storage unit

Kids room entertainment and toy storage unit IKEA Items used: Hemnes TV stand, 2 Hemnes bookcases, and Hemnes Wall/Bridging Shelf As the kids got older we needed to update their playroom to include an entertainment center for watching movies and playing video games, but it also needed to include plenty…

『 Bedroom 』Billy Chest of Drawers!

Billy Chest of Drawers! The BILLY bookshelf was a perfect size for a particular area in my house and I needed a more practical clothing storage solution. This was made by measuring the BILLY and making sure each opening was equidistant from each other, then the measurements were taken down….

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『 children 』Easy Full Height Bunk Bed Stairs

Easy Full Height Bunk Bed Stairs Materials: TROFAST, STUVA, 1×2 pine boards, random hardware/scrap wood, standard height bunk bed set Description: We bought this bunk bed set a while back, but haven’t yet been regularly using the top bunk. It is now time for our oldest to move into the top,…

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『 Dining 』BESTA floating glass bar table

BESTA floating glass bar table Materials: BESTA legs, BESTA unit, Capital brackets I wanted to find a modern and original yet practical solution for a kitchen table for my studio flat. Wherever I looked, I found none that appealed to me. So I decided to hack one myself. I used…

『 Bathroom 』Bathroom Transformation

Bathroom Transformation Materials: Akazie, PLATTA decking The bathroom that I show was completely white. and the perception of every person that entered the bathroom was… that the bathroom looked very simple and very cold, and that is why I decided to transform the bathroom so instead of transmit a feeling…

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『 Craft 』Billy turns spray-booth

Billy turns spray-booth Materials: Billy Bookcase, range hood, drawer guides, a hint of swearingDescription: I decided to built me and the missus a hobby-room, where she can do her artsy stuff, and I can built my model kits. So off to Ikea to get stuff Which turns into this… And…

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『 Bedroom 』PAX traditional fitted wardrobe hack

PAX traditional fitted wardrobe hack Our bedroom project had been on hold for months due to job commitments, and the looks coming from Mrs W were getting worse, so when work finally calmed down I figured I needed to win back some brownie points. This led to ‘the wardrobe project’….

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『 Dining 』Lack Table Ceiling Sculpture

Lack Table Ceiling Sculpture Materials: 16 Lack 55x55cm side tables, Lengths of 44x18mm timber for frame and offsets, lengths of chain. Step 1: Build wooden frame. Ensure that each beam is positioned to run down the centre of the table tops. Step 2: Glue wooden slats to under side of table…

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『 children 』Oversize Bed

Oversize Bed My first posted hack.  My boys each needed a bed, but a third bed would be a big plus for overnight guests.  Oversize bed is made up of three side by side twin mattresses.  I wanted a storage platform but nothing out there would accommodate three side by…

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『 Bathroom 』Lillangen Lift

Lillangen Lift Materials: Lillangen sink The Lillangen sink gets an upgrade by trading the standard wall brackets for custom millwork, providing storage and bench seating. Start with a stud wall with plumbing exposed. Attach plywood to the studs for added reinforcement, leaving a cut-out for plumbing. Attach wall brackets (these have…

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『 Craft 』Expedit cutting table on wheels

Expedit cutting table on wheels Materials: Expedit (3 each of 2×2), casters (4 or 5), two sheets of plywood, screws, wood joiner, L-bracketsDescription: 1. Prep the plywood first, according to instructions because the drying time can be long. I used stain + lacquer and it took 2-3 days total with…

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『 Dining 』LINNMON Bar with iPad Mini inset

LINNMON Bar with iPad Mini inset Materials: DIODER, LINNMON, OLOV, STIG My boyfriend asked kindly if we could have a bar with stools in our living room. Sure, okay; but we had to work around a few issues. 1) It had to fit with another MDF plate which was already…

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『 Craft 』Needlepoint Pencil Cup

Needlepoint Pencil Cup Materials: Dokument, yarn and needle Description: A metal mesh pencil cup from IKEA (DOKUMENT $2.99/2 pack) provided the perfect surface for a needlepoint experiment. Just thread your needle with yarn and use the openings in the metal to guide your design. See more of the needlepoint pencil…

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『 Bedroom 』Tarva bed goes four poster bed

Tarva bed goes four poster bed Materials: Ikea Tarva queen bed The four legs were exchanged against four long legs of same width (42*42mm). The old legs were used to drill the holes in the new legs at exactly the same place (no new screws needed). Four top bits of…

『 Bathroom 』Rast bathroom vanity

Rast bathroom vanity For this project I used Rast chest, Blanda Blank salad bowl (28 cm), Lansa handles, Capita legs, faucet, plumbing and wood (at the sizes 30*90,30*70 and 30*28). First, we made the holes for the faucet and the plumbing, and drilled out the bottom of the bowl. After,…

『 children 』Hemnes (Car) Stereo for my Kids

Hemnes (Car) Stereo for my Kids My wife and I had been wanting to get our kids a stereo for their room so that they could listen to CDs by themselves. Most of the cheap CD players on the market are of the top load variety. That would be fine…

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『 Dining 』Banquette and Breakfast Table

Banquette and Breakfast Table Materials: AKURUM refrigerator cabinets, NUMERAR countertop We had an awkward nook in our kitchen, but it had potential to be a great breakfast spot with a little customizing. Like most people we were working on a budget and to get a millworker to custom a banquette…

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『 children 』Mega TROFAST LEGO Table

Mega TROFAST LEGO Table This is a LEGO table, based off of the TROFAST storage system. It comprises 5 modular storage units topped by 2 table top pieces to make the “U” shape. It also has two cut out doors on the deck to slide the LEGOs in for easy…

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『 Bedroom 』Monster Expedit King Bed

Monster Expedit King Bed Materials: 4 x Expedit shelving unit, BEKVAM stools, Sultan bed slats Space restraints led me to design and build this monster of a king size bed frame. I used the EXPEDIT shelves to dictate the size of the frame. With the gap on one side to allow…

『 Bathroom 』Custom-made bathroom closet for small bathroom

Custom-made bathroom closet for small bathroom Materials: FAKTUM closet, LAGAN countertop I saw a beautiful bathroom closet in a shop that was more than 1000€ and too big for our bathroom. Our bathroom is tiny and the closet would have to be right next to the door, so size was…

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『 Dining 』Cheers! It’s an Illuminated Bar

Cheers! It’s an Illuminated Bar We wanted a cool bar for a corner of our “library room” (you remember the Gigantic Expedit-Bookcase?). As all prefab bar-furnitures did not fit our needs and/or were too expensive, we decided to build one of our own. Step 1: Find a free corner. Step…

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『 children 』KURA castle bunk bed

KURA castle bunk bed From a simple Kura to a castle bunk bed with a play nook adding some plywood and a plywood platform for the second bed. It even has a secret ball pit. All is completed by Ribba picture ledges hacked into clouds. See more of the KURA…

『 children 』Sleeping with dragons

Sleeping with dragons First of all, I will have the name of that bed wrong. I can still read the part of the label that says ‘Ikea’ but the rest of the label is damaged…   This bed has been modified a number of times… 1. This bed started out as…

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『 Bathroom 』Molger Mirror Hack

Molger Mirror Hack Materials: Molger mirror birch The Molger Mirror comes in a lot of sizes. It has a 3 or 4 inch shelf or ledge going the whole way around the mirror. Photo: IKEA.com We cut down the top and two sides, leaving just one shelf along the bottom….

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『 Craft 』Ikea Mix’n’ Match Studio

Ikea Mix’n’ Match Studio Materials: Expedit, Effektiv, Tag Handles, Galant, Grundtal Description: My husband and I just relocated to Denver. I needed to make an office space out of half of our living room without it being an eye sore. I do alot of sewing so I needed something to…

『 children 』Changing table to chest of drawers

Changing table to chest of drawers Materials: Singlar changing table, TROFAST storage boxes We got a Singlar changing table very cheap at the bargain section in our IKEA shop. It has a shelf but that was not enough for the multiplying clothes of our baby. My husband loves DIY, so…

『 children 』SAMLA Compact Kiddie Play Stove

SAMLA Compact Kiddie Play Stove IKEA items used: – Samla 11 litre black box & Lid x 1 – Small Losjon hanger x 3 – LÄMPLIG pot stand x 2 A very simple hack. Use a hot glue gun to secure the pot stands to the top of the SAMLA…

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『 Dining 』Expedit drinks bar: Inspired by another post

Expedit drinks bar: Inspired by another post This bar would not have been possible without the original post. Items from Ikea 1 – EXPEDIT Shelving unit, high gloss white 2 X 2 1 – EXPEDIT Shelving unit, high gloss white 2 X 4 2 – Pack of CAPITA Leg, stainless steel 1 – Capita bracket From Amazon:…

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『 Bathroom 』Numerar laundry room

Numerar laundry room Materials: NUMERAR beech countertop (39″ x 73″ size cut down) We used a Numerar butcher-block countertop to span the wall-to-wall space above the washer and dryer in a typical American tract home laundry room, rather than installing it in a kitchen as was originally intended. Full description and how-to photos…

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『 Craft 』Perpetual Family Photo Calendar

Perpetual Family Photo Calendar Materials: IKEA Tolsby Photo Frame Description: Repurposed $1 Tolsby picture frame turned into an interactive perpetual calendar made with photos to flip for each day of the month! – Remove inserts that normally ‘sandwich’ the photo – Trim cardstock and photos so they will swing through…

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『 children 』Stuffed Aquarium

Stuffed Aquarium I just realized that I had my own IKEA hack, but hadn’t really thought about it since I made it years ago. When I saw all of these sea creatures in the kids section at IKEA I knew they’d make for a fun picture with the help of…

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『 children 』KRITTER kid chairs turns into a shelf

KRITTER kid chairs turns into a shelf Funkynality found a set of KRITTER children furniture. When a friend who has a little boy wasn’t keen to take them on, she promptly went to work. She threw out save the table but transformed the chairs into compact shelving. Here’s what she did:…

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『 Dining 』Expandable Bar Table

Expandable Bar Table My BF and I signed up for a large group cooking party (it rotates through the community) and realized that we didn’t have nearly enough counter space. Our kitchen is all on the small side, and we wouldn’t need the extra horizontals forever; here’s our solution. The…

『 Bathroom 』Bathroom Vanity and Medicine Cabinet

Bathroom Vanity and Medicine Cabinet This is a funny site…Just stumbled on it. I don’t know the names of the items I used, because I did this so long ago (2003 to be exact). The “bathroom vanity” pictured is actually a kitchen or utility cabinet they used to sell. When…

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『 Bedroom 』Raised Bed inside built-in Wardrobe

Raised Bed inside built-in Wardrobe I really wanted to wake up and be able to look out my window from my bed every morning, but having a built-in wardrobe in the way made it impossible. I decided I would simply just remove the contents of my wardrobe and create a…

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『 children 』The convertible BILLY-Princess-Row-House

The convertible BILLY-Princess-Row-House INGREDIENTS: 1 BILLY bookcase, white 1 BILLY extra shelf, white 2 saloon hinges 2 IKEA table-runner (GULLIRIS and MÄRIT here) 1 roll of self-adhesive foil circa 1 liter of paint (optional) STEP 1: UNBOXING, SANDING AND MEASURING – If you want to paint your row house later…

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『 children 』Pro Style Kid’s Kitchen Hack

Pro Style Kid’s Kitchen Hack When we had our first daughter we converted the office in our house to a playroom. Because there was no storage in the room, as toys were added they just kind of ended up everywhere. When we had our second daughter we didn’t have enough…

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『 Dining 』Ikea Bar Cart Hack

Ikea Bar Cart Hack This Ikea Hack transformed an Ikea kitchen cart and glass rack into an elegant bar cart. Bar Carts are beautiful but can be extremely expensive and often do not have built in storage for wine glasses. So when my whiskey cocktail obsessed partners insisted on getting…

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『 Bedroom 』Pax built into existing wardrobe opening

Pax built into existing wardrobe opening Materials: 2x Komplement rails, 2x Pax, 3x Komplement drawers, Komplement multipurpose hanger, Komplement shelf I moved into my flat in January of last year. A disappointment was that the master bedroom had a large walk in wardobe that wasn’t actually that practical. A large…

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『 Craft 』New Use for Bygel wire basket

New Use for Bygel wire basket Materials: Bygel Wire Baskets Description: I needed a better way to store ribbon in my craft room. Dowels are annoying to swap out ribbon spools, especially if you’re very particular about arranging your ribbon! I suddenly realized that the hanging Bygel wire baskets in…

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『 children 』RIBBA-MALA Writing Wall Hack

RIBBA-MALA Writing Wall Hack We were looking to replace our Mala kids easel and save some space at the same time. For this hack we used the Ribba shelf to mount the Mala paper roll to the wall. Completed the entire hack for US$65. Parts: Ribba Ledge: $10 Mala Paper:…

『 Bathroom 』Faktum dresser including laundry basket

Faktum dresser including laundry basket My wife asked me to make her a new dresser. To help her we went to Ikea and found the Faktum double closet was the best option. We added a wooden top in which I cut a circular hole so the laundry basket could easily…

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『 Craft 』White and gold Vika trestle desk

White and gold Vika trestle desk Materials: Vika Byske tabletop and Vika Lerberg trestle legs Description: I wanted a trestle desk with a little touch of glam. I bought a Vika Byske tabletop and Vika Lerberg trestle legs. I added one coat of primer, three coats of paint, and two…

『 children 』Crafty Secretary

Crafty Secretary Materials: AKURUM cabinet, Harlig door, Lindingo cover panel, Rubrik Turquoise doors Wanting a tidy place to put away my kid’s art and craft supplies that were taking over our living space, I came up with this solution. From Ikea, I was able to get 24″x30″ and 18″x 30″…

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『 Bedroom 』Trofast Beauty Station

Trofast Beauty Station Materials: TROFAST I hacked a TROFAST storage unit by flipping it over, adding casters and painting it black. Back when I made this the only color options were white and natural wood. I also added handles, a hair dryer holder (found at any beauty supply store) and a…

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『 children 』Repurposed EXPEDIT-KALLAX-MALM hybrid for Remodeled Nursery

Repurposed EXPEDIT-KALLAX-MALM hybrid for Remodeled Nursery Ikea Items: MALM dresser drawers, EXPEDIT Shelving Unit, KALLAX Shelving Unit, CAPITA Legs, POANG Chair, Unidentified Floor Lamp, REGOLIT Shade, LINNMON tabletop, LANSA handles When we found out we were having our first child, we wanted to have a great looking nursery, while also…

『 Bathroom 』Metod laundry cupboard

Metod laundry cupboard We wanted to use the 23 cm we had between our shower wall and our washing machine and dryer for something useful. We needed a solution for storing our laundry so we decided to do our very own hack. We bought two METOD Base Cabinets as they…

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『 Craft 』Cut an Expedit for a cutting table

Cut an Expedit for a cutting table Materials: Expedit bookshelf, Lagan countertop Description: Becky spotted this hack on Prudentbaby and sent it over. It’s a lovely hack of an Expedit turned cutting table. The old Expedit which was taking up too much wall space and dominating the area was sized…

『 Bedroom 』From dresser to bed drawers

From dresser to bed drawers Recycle your old Leksvik dresser and make some new under bed drawers for your bedroom. 1. First, I pulled out the two large drawers of my dresser and measured whether these would fit under my bed. Unfortunately, the larger one of the two was too…

『 children 』LÄTT children’s table redo

LÄTT children’s table redo I hacked the LÄTT children’s table into something durable and nice looking. I bought a can of spray paint in “Ocean Breeze” colour and some wood planks at the Lowe’s to fulfil my plan. And look what I’ve got. See more on my blog. Article Source…

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『 children 』IKEA KURA Minecraft decor bed hack

IKEA KURA Minecraft decor bed hack Materials: KURA bed x 2 I took two KURA beds, screwed then together, and cut the upper one down so it wouldn’t be close to the ceiling lights, then clad it in minecraft painted plywood. The upper bed had some rails removed so my…

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『 Dining 』Expedit bar table

Expedit bar table I wanted a bar / small dining room table in my livingroom. Since I’ve been using a lot of Expedit and Linnmon stuff in the rest of my apartment I decided to keep on using those. Stuff you’ll need: Expedit “2×4″ Linnmon 120cm x 60cm Glasholm 148cm…

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『 Craft 』Black TV unit gets a Second hack

Black TV unit gets a Second hack Materials: HUGE BLACK TV UNIT, MDF, WOOD, GLUE, SCREWS. SAW AND SCREWDRIVER Description: Sorry can’t remember what the unit was called and it wasn’t around for long. First we cut it in half and added Ikea work tops and made 2 console tables…

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『 Bathroom 』Sink Cabinet Change style

Sink Cabinet Change style I bought the sink cabinet Hemnes Rattviken with 2 drawers in white color. When I brought it home, the modern design and white color of the cabinet did not match my New England style interior of the bathroom (and the house itself). I decided to change…

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『 Bedroom 』Hollywood Glam Malm Mirrored Dresser Island

Hollywood Glam Malm Mirrored Dresser Island Materials: 6-Drawer Malm Dressers (x2) I wanted to hack a large glamorous mirrored dresser island so I constructed 2 Malm dressers and placed them back to back. Then I went to Lowes and had plywood cut to form a frame on the tops and…

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『 children 』Learning tower from IKEA MOLGER cart

Learning tower from IKEA MOLGER cart Materials: MOLGER cart Get one IKEA MOLGER cart Assemble as per instruction but do not set the top tray Put the front tray onto the front side You can use it or you can add step for your toddler to climb up by him/herself…

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『 Dining 』Expedit Dining Nook

Expedit Dining Nook Materials: Expedit 2×4 and Expedit 1×1 Description: I’ve been wanting to better utilize some of the space occupied by our table and chairs. Along with a switch from chairs to benches along two walls, I wanted something that also had extra storage. I decided an Expedit unit…

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『 Craft 』Leksvik book shelf to sewing table

Leksvik book shelf to sewing table Materials: Leksvik book shelf, metal shelf brackets, screws, rawl plugs, wood glue, wood stain, drill Description: When I decided this year I didn’t like my Olde Worldy obbity Leksvik-filled living room anymore, I had to find a good use for the 3 book shelves….

『 Bathroom 』Benno DVD bathroom divider

Benno DVD bathroom divider Today I took an idea from “Benno dvd tower headboard and room divider” and realized a divider between bath and bidet transforming the Benno DVD into a flowerpot and a cabinet for bidet towels. I bought at a DIY store some wooden planks and a 4mm MDF…

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『 children 』From bunk bed to playhouse

From bunk bed to playhouse Materials: Mydal bunk bed, Trofast storage as stairs While I was browsing through all the amazing Ikea hackers’ projects, I got inspired and decided to make my own! My project was to transform the Mydal bunk bed into an indoor cabin. Who doesn’t need an indoor…

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『 Bedroom 』A new headboard for Rykene

A new headboard for Rykene Materials: Rykene bed I wanted a new look for my IKEA bed. So I screwed on wooden planks I got from my parents old terrace as a new rustic looking headboard. More information (in German). Article Source ikeahackers

『 children 』MYDAL Loftbed with play area for girl’s room

MYDAL Loftbed with play area for girl’s room My daughter has a small room but we wanted to maximize the play area and make a loft bed for my little girl. Materials: MYDAL bunk bed STUVA combination Storage for dress TROFAST Storage for toys HAMPEN carpet (for under bed and upper…

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『 Craft 』Asker Patchwork

Asker Patchwork Materials: Asker hanging containers, pretty Japanese paper, Mod Podge, paint brush Description: Once upon a time these containers looked nice and white. However, after a few months of hanging above our kitchen bench for cutlery storage they became scratched and well, not so nice looking. Mod Podge and…

『 Dining 』IVAR ikea hack

IVAR ikea hack Materials: IVAR Description: The hubby and I’ve been looking for a buffet for extra storage in our kitchen for a while, but we’ve been unable to find something thin enough for our small kitchen. Hubby really wanted a project, but not too much of a project, which…

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『 Bathroom 』Akurum Laundry Sorter

Akurum Laundry Sorter I wanted a laundry sorter that also functions as a tv stand for my bedroom. I screwed together three Akurum cabinets and created a base for extra stability. I used shorter Harlig doors to leave space at the top to toss clothes. I bought a couple slats…

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『 children 』Lofted kids bed for a small space

Lofted kids bed for a small space Materials: Malm 6 drawer dresser and both are placed on a Renate rug, Ovre bed We have 3 kids and since 2 already share a room our third was fit into a fairly small room (7×8). Since floor space is at a premium…

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『 Dining 』Alfresco Porch Dining for 4

Alfresco Porch Dining for 4 Materials: Gerton table top, 2 Godvin legs Description: We attached four 3″ T hinges on the underside of the table top using 1″ stainless steel screws. We got two folding leg brackets from Rockler Hardware (online). Because of the hex bolt bracket on the top…

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『 Craft 』Multi-level work table

Multi-level work table Materials: Vika Manne table tops and legs Description: I wanted a work table that was high enough for me to work standing up and not have to bend my back. I also wanted a place to store my tools and not have them pushed off the table…

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『 Bedroom 』TARVA headboard makeover

TARVA headboard makeover I needed a new double bed but after searching around and unable to find a perfect bed that suited me and my budget, I decided to get creative and create my own version. Photo: IKEA.com I purchased the TARVA double bed frame for £105 and also purchased wood, hardboard,…

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『 Bathroom 』Compact TIVED

Compact TIVED This is my first hack so it’s not a hard one. My bathroom has a lack of illumination, and I need another light that I could manage to move all around the mirror, to reach the vanity mirror and to cover the huge amount of holes that exist…

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『 Craft 』Ikea green christmas

Ikea green christmas Rose shares her “green” Christmas with us. “I bought my sister an early christmas present, a Cyril desk, and instead of throwing out the massive amounts of cardboard, we decided to go green this christmas.” More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』Broder table

Broder table Materials: Ikea Broder, Glulam Description: I wanted a table which requires no cleaning, just vacuum clean the floor once in a while. I used Broder metal shelves to create the tabletop. Frame is made out of pale glulam. More photos. ~ Antti Hakala “drakmin”, Finland Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bedroom 』Malm Hack with Overlays

Malm Hack with Overlays I wanted to customize my Ikea Malm storage units: 2- 2 drawer chests, 2-4 drawer chests, 1-3 drawer chest, 1- 6 drawer chest, and 1- 6 drawer dresser. I arranged the 2- 4 drawer chests, with the 6 drawer chest between them, the 3 drawer chest &…

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『 children 』Knuff Dice Tower

Knuff Dice Tower I’ve been wanting to make a dice tower for our family for a long time. It can prove useful when one plays boardgames that include loads of dice. But I needed a simple design and the examples I saw on the web were very creative and amazing…

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『 Bathroom 』Hack a Ceiling Track for Shower Curtain

Hack a Ceiling Track for Shower Curtain Materials: One pack (24 pieces) IKEA Dignitet hook & clamp, 12 pieces IKEA stainless steel cabinet escutcheon 15cm x 2.5cm, aluminum i-beam ceiling track (2 meter length), 12 roller hooks for i-beam track, 3 screw-mounts to attach i-beam track to ceiling, shower curtain…

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『 Dining 』PS 2012 Marble Upgrade

PS 2012 Marble Upgrade Materials: PS 2012 kitchen table Description: To create a small marble kitchen table after searching in vain for a bistro table, we sourced a former coffee table marble top and discovered that it was almost the same size as the ikea PS 2012 kitchen table. We…

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『 children 』FLAXA Bunk Bed with lots of storage

FLAXA Bunk Bed with lots of storage I found a picture of beds on Pinterest that I wanted to recreate. Storage is very important with kids especially in a small room so we came up with this. It’s made from an Alex 9-drawers set, the Flaxa bed frame w/storage+slatted bedbase…

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『 Craft 』Advent calendar made from Wilma tab-top curtain

Advent calendar made from Wilma tab-top curtain Sonja is here to spread some Christmas cheer. An advent calendar has pockets of treats for each day leading up to Christmas. “With December here, I thought I’d share with you the advent calendar I fashioned from a ready-made Wilma curtain. It simply…

『 children 』Kid’s Bookshelf Bed

Kid’s Bookshelf Bed The idea was make to a little bit higher bed that works also as a bookshelf. Our child is two years old and the size of the bed is optimized for that. We started to look at different IKEA products to make proper bed and this is…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathroom rubbish bin/stool hack

Bathroom rubbish bin/stool hack Materials: MOLGER Description: So we have this IKEA bathroom suite and we were looking for a suitable rubbish bin to include in it. IKEA doesn’t sell the piece of furniture any more but you can do the same with the MOLGER stool. We put in our…

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『 Bedroom 』Rast Hack Bedside Tables

Rast Hack Bedside Tables Materials: RAST chest We purchased two RAST dressers to convert to bedside tables. My husband added trim to the drawer fronts, added a beefier top to them, and trimmed a more substantial base at the bottom. We stained the tops, painted the rest, and added LANSA…

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『 Dining 』Light Bar Design

Light Bar Design Materials: Lack Shelf, Ullrik black, Dioder, Plexiglas plate, drill, bracket, screws, anti slip Description: 1. Mount Lack Shelf (height : 70cm) & Ullrik table leg 2. Place two brackets on the wall by drilling (height : 70cm) 3. Place four anti slip patches on Ullrick table leg…

『 children 』Mud kitchen for kids

Mud kitchen for kids Materials: 2 Trofast Boxes, optional: 1 Pax shelf Additional Items needed: 4 Bottle crates + Sand + Water + optional: Limmaland stickers 1) Just stack 2 bottle crates. Do that twice and put it next to each other … 2) Cut a Pax shelf like we…

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『 Craft 』Baby changing table grows into light table.

Baby changing table grows into light table. Boris recycles his daughter’s old changing table into a lightbox. Love how it closes in a compact little thing. “I made the Sniglar baby changing table into a light box. My wife, for a few years now, likes to practice sewing for our…

『 children 』RIBBA cloud night light

RIBBA cloud night light Place the paper on a soft surface, with a pencil make holes on the boundary of the cloud . Put the lights in the holes and fix them with tape on the back of the sheet. Finally, put the sheet into the frame placing the batteries…

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『 Bathroom 』Personalized vanity with bowl basin

Personalized vanity with bowl basin Materials: HEMNES wash-stand 60 cm Description: Assemble wash-stand according to instructions. Use pine wood board for stand top. If you want an overhang on the other side of the stand, choose 10 cm wider board than the width of the stand (here board is 50×70 cm, stand…

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『 Bedroom 』Built In Dresser for Nursery

Built In Dresser for Nursery Used a PAX Wardrobe, BRIMNES Dresser and an Old BILLY Book Case to built a custom built-in wardrobe/dresser for a nursery. This plus a custom floating desk I did for my office was my first attempted reno project so it didn’t turn out perfect but…

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『 Dining 』Expedit Bar Hack

Expedit Bar Hack Materials: Expedit Description: We bought the black brown expedit unit and attached runners to hang the champagne glasses from (also ikea from the kitchen section) and the ikea basic wine racks and sawed the legs off so they fit into the space – for a colour match…

『 children 』VÄDER lightsaber (convertible)

VÄDER lightsaber (convertible) The VÄDER lightsaber is a convertible LED flashlight/lightsaber. This hack is really easy to do and needs about 5 to 10 minutes. Needs: – 1 IKEA Väder flashlight – 1 broken toylightsaber – a hot glue gun Steps: 1. Find a suitable Lightsaber that fits in the…

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『 Craft 』Craft cabinet

Craft cabinet Kristin tucks an ultra-hardworking craft area into a computer armoire. It’s amazing to see how much stuff she managed to sneak in there. “Using several Ikea products, I took an old computer armoire and cabinets to make a scrapbooking/craft/desk/office area. I don’t know the names of the actual…

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『 children 』Children’s reading nook from TV furniture

Children’s reading nook from TV furniture Use of a TV storage unit as a children’s reading nook and toy and book storage Items: Lappland TV Storage unit Extendable shower curtain rod Shower Curtain and rings Misc. screws and nails Description: Assemble the unit as directed Except for the shelving unit…

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『 Bathroom 』Shabby Chic RAST Vanity Hack

Shabby Chic RAST Vanity Hack Materials: RAST Dresser, Chalk Paint, Sandpaper, File, Putty, Drill Description: I decided I need a vanity unit underneath my sink but it should match the exact corner of my bathroom so it needed to be custom made. I was inspired by another RAST Dresser Hack…

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『 Dining 』EXPEDIT Bar Sink

EXPEDIT Bar Sink Materials: Expedit Description: This hack was made out of a 5×5 Expedit unit. We are using 2 of them in a corner as bar shelves to hold the bottles. We found ourselves always looking for a spot to dump the finished drinks and decided that we needed…

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『 Craft 』A craft pod that hides a sewing machine

A craft pod that hides a sewing machine Liz hacks a craft pod with 2 Billy bookcases. Open to craft. Close to hide the clutter. Perfect. She says, “I used two Billy bookcases, a piano hinge, two hinges for the sewing machine fold out shelf and 8 wheels also from…

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『 children 』Kura Bed with Climbing Wall

Kura Bed with Climbing Wall I built a first bed for my two year old son based on the Ikea Kura but featuring a climbing wall. The wall itself has evenly spaced holes drilled in it with T-Nuts installed so that I can make the route up easier or harder….

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『 children 』Dollhouse Bookcase, Billy Hack

Dollhouse Bookcase, Billy Hack Materials: BILLY By adding a roof, chimney, wooden details, paint, fences, walls and even windows, the Billy Bookcase becomes a chic beach house, or a fab urban row-house. Use as a bookcase, shelf, or dollhouse… you get to decide! See more of the BILLY bookcase dollhouse….

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『 Bedroom 』Nailhead Trim Hemnes Nightstand

Nailhead Trim Hemnes Nightstand Supplies: • Ikea’s Hemnes nightstand in White Stain • Drawer pulls • Medium weight fabric, such as linen • Mod Podge • Large paintbrush or the Mod Podge Brush Applicator • Nailhead trim • Hammer Directions: 1. Start building the Hemnes nightstand but stop after completing…

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『 Bathroom 』Humanist bathroom tiny stuff holder

Humanist bathroom tiny stuff holder Materials: Ikea wooden people ikea bathroom clear storage Description: Hot glue 2 wooden people to the trays. Then stretch out their arms to hold washcloths. See more of the Humanist bathroom holder. ~ sealedesign, Hull, MA Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』EXPEDIT drop leaf table: Texas style

EXPEDIT drop leaf table: Texas style Materials: EXPEDIT, LACK, contact paper, sliding rails, hinges Started off with this Got some contact paper from Home Depot for around $8.00. PANYL has better colors but I went the more affordable route. After an hour or two of cutting and smoothing out the…

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『 children 』KURA Little Forest House

KURA Little Forest House Challenging the limits of a pre-defined object, I studied its construction system, its vulnerabilities and material language to alter it looking for another use, not documented or anticipated in the original proposal. With a playful catalyst, I altered the structure extending the construction system and wrapped…

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『 Craft 』Anyone who sews will love this ironing board

Anyone who sews will love this ironing board If you ever need to iron large pieces of fabric like curtains, you’ll love Katie Croteau’s ironing board. It’s hacked from the Norden table, with a cover/pad over it. See more here. More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 children 』KALLAX Kids Desk

KALLAX Kids Desk This year my kids got their own bedrooms. For my Daughter’s 9th birthday, I IKEA Hacked a desk for her to do her homework and art, as well as a place to store her books, stuff and art supplies I combined 2 pink KALLAX units ( 2x2cubbyhole[902.758.20]…

『 Bedroom 』“Lack” of Storage

“Lack” of Storage I converted 4 LACK shelving units and 16 IKEA VESSLA Storage Crates into 2 dressers.   I stacked the 2 LACK shelves horizontally and connected them with the 3 flat metal brackets. I removed the wheels off the VESSLA crates and used the Dremel rotary tool with…

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『 Bathroom 』Custom Bathroom Unit with Adils legs

Custom Bathroom Unit with Adils legs Materials: 8 x ADILS Black Legs, 1 PRÄGEL Countertop Description: I made a custom Bathroom Unit out of ADILS legs and PRÄGEL countertop. Description:I customized the PRÄGEL into 2 Units that fitted the width of the niche. I also made them trapezoids with one…

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『 Dining 』Expedit turned Banquette Seat

Expedit turned Banquette Seat Materials: Expedit, MDF Description: The back is a 4′x6′ piece of plywood, padded with 1″ thick foam and covered with batting. My indoor/outdoor canvas fabric measured 55in wide, which would have been fine if I wanted to run the pattern horizontally. Since I wanted to run…

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『 Craft 』XL cutting table

XL cutting table A husband is a good thing, I’m gathering from these recent hacks. Handy hubby Larry whips up this mega-sized cutting table for his wife’s fabric and sewing business. He says, “My wife runs an internet-based fabric and sewing business and recently took some office space. She wanted…

『 children 』APA Park, Model Railway in an APA Box

APA Park, Model Railway in an APA Box Materials: APA Box, LEDBERG lights Removing the front panel from an APA box creates a handy size self contained baseboard for a model railway project. add a new base to box out of 9mm plywood on one inch square block and you…

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『 Bathroom 』Laundry organizer from kitchen cabinets

Laundry organizer from kitchen cabinets Materials: Faktum article number: 441.786.10 Description: This describes a solution to be able to organize white and coloured laundry. Take 2 Faktum kitchen 441.786.10 units and one package of shelves 1) Trim a little bit the bottom side panel so you can nail the back…

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『 Bedroom 』Tarva Chest of 3 Drawers into wardrobe

Tarva Chest of 3 Drawers into wardrobe Materials: Ranarp Lights, Stuva Betsad Doors, Tarva Chest of 3 Drawers We have a small bedroom in 1880′s terrace house. We were fed up with getting in each other’s way in the mornings and wanted both drawer space and hanging space on each…

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『 Dining 』Outdoor cooler box

Outdoor cooler box Materials: Metalcabinet Josef Description:This time I needed something to hold the beers, milk or other liquids cold. Perfect when you sit outside on warm summerdays along with friends, so everyone doesn’t have to run into the kitchen and pick up new beers all the time. I found…

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『 Craft 』Spring Chick’s to-die-for craft room

Spring Chick’s to-die-for craft room Once in a while I receive a craft room hack that turns me green, really really green. This is one of them. Lucky you, Kari! Kari says, “I recently moved to a new house and am lucky enough to finally have a whole room for…

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『 children 』Kura bed gains height

Kura bed gains height Materials: KURA bed, STUVA combination 128 cm, 3 STOLMEN chests Our daughter’s baby bed was getting too small, so we wanted to change it for something larger, and with the goal of winning some space. The Kura bed fit our expectations, but the space underneath was…

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『 Bathroom 』Racka and Lustifik create adorable bathroom cabinet

Racka and Lustifik create adorable bathroom cabinet Materials: Lustifik shoe rack, Racka curtain rod, 2 Betydlig curtain rod holders, fabric Description: Our old under-the-bathroom-sink cabinet doors were falling apart! The hinges weren’t put in correctly when it was first built, and so the doors would never shut completely and we…

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『 children 』DROMMAR light garland

DROMMAR light garland Materials: DROMMAR baking cups Using DROMMAR baking cups and a simple string of lights I created this light garland. CAUTION: Please use cool LED lights to minimize fire risk. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』Unaliberia and Unacucina

Unaliberia and Unacucina Materials:  Norden and others for kitchen, Ekby Trygvve and Ekby Töre for shelving Description: The Hack is not mine but I could not resist bringing it to your attention to this extreme Ikeahacker. Descriptions and more product information on their website.   Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Craft 』Love is Blund

Love is Blund Cute overload ahead! Mette felt in love with Blund at first sight. She says “He just looked at me … I looked at him… and took him home…. and promised myself to make as many jumpers and trousers as possible for MY BLUND and all the ‘Blund…

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『 children 』Gulliver baby crib meets an engineer

Gulliver baby crib meets an engineer We bought a Ikea Gulliver baby crib and some improvements needed to be made. We wanted to have the baby on same level as our own bed and without one side. This gave easy access towards the baby during the night. However there was…

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『 Bathroom 』Non-gratuitously priced AND sturdy over-the-toilet storage

Non-gratuitously priced AND sturdy over-the-toilet storage Materials: HYLLIS. Optional: bed risers/wood blocks, paint, extra fasteners/lashing materials Description: The $15 HYLLIS shelf always looked too flimsy to be very useful, but it’s surprisingly sturdy. 1. Assemble HYLLIS using only the top 2-3 shelves, depending on the height of your toilet and…

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『 children 』HEMNES baby changing table

HEMNES baby changing table Materials: HEMNES dresser We need a changing table for our first child. Since we did not like the finished changing tables, we built a changing table from the Hemnes dresser from Ikea. The three sides are 69.5 cm wide and 15 cm high. The board on…

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『 Dining 』LINNMON and LERBERG, A Long and Narrow Dining Table

LINNMON and LERBERG, A Long and Narrow Dining Table Materials: LINNMON table top, LERBERG trestle legs, ADILS legs Description: We needed a long table for our dining room because we have a very large window seat. However, we were having a lot of trouble finding anything that was long enough without it…

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『 Bedroom 』EXPEDIT Shoe Display

EXPEDIT Shoe Display Materials: Dioder LEDs, Expedit bookcase, Kallax wheels, Variera shelfs I decided to display my sneakers using all IKEA products. I manage to rack up a few pairs and was running out of room to store. Using an Expedit bookcase already on hand, purchased in the “As Is”…

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『 Craft 』Magnetic hacks

Magnetic hacks Hanging stuff up with magnets is a great way to declutter and get more work space. These 3 hacks show how you can add a little attraction to your space. Craft magnetLinda makes good use of the Grundtal magnetic knife rack in her craft room. What she did…

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『 children 』IKEA TROFAST hacked into Kids Market Stand

IKEA TROFAST hacked into Kids Market Stand Materials: Trofast Storage Frame, Trofast Storage Bins, Knagglig Boxes A supermarket counter from the TROFAST storage frame and Knagglig boxes. Ka-ching! 1. Trofast Storage Frame. 2. Add wood trim to front bottom to support bottom of Knagglig Boxes. Took plywood to make three…

『 children 』Billy the robot

Billy the robot Materials: A jigsaw Paint Sandpaper Paint Laundry For the body Billy Bookcase 40X102cm cabinet door (the one disc) sandpaper and some acrylic paint For the 2 arms and 4 “plates”: An extra shelf from a 80cm wide Billy shelf Two long screws with color plates and bolts…

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『 Bathroom 』Narrow Bathroom Units

Narrow Bathroom Units Materials: LILLA…NGEN Bathroom Units Description: We have a narrow bathroom, but needed to put some base units in to cover existing pipework and provide some storage. Ikea have the narrow LILLANGEN washbasin cabinets but no other narrow base cabinets – so we used the upper wall cabinets…

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『 Dining 』The TARVA Ice Chest

The TARVA Ice Chest Materials: TARVA 3-drawer chest Description: Summer has arrived in Texas, which keeps you struggling to keep your drinks cool out on the balcony. The obvious solution is to get a plastic cooler, but that’s not half the fun as building your own custom ice chest! The Tarva proved…

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『 Craft 』Keep your cuppa warm with this tea cosy

Keep your cuppa warm with this tea cosy This is a great idea from Liza. Now we know Ikea’s thick padded potholders make fantastic tea cosies too. Liza says, “I love tea in a teapot, and it’s hard to find a good, well padded, tea cosy in the US, so…

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『 Bathroom 』Molger 2.0

Molger 2.0 Materials: For this hack you need 2 Molger shelves and 1 (or 2, I used 1) Molger benches. Saws, drill, screws, nails and “brackets”. Description: After moving we had too many Molger units, and to save space I decided to build a shelf that fit around my washer….

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『 Dining 』Besta Wine Rack and Liquor Cabinet

Besta Wine Rack and Liquor Cabinet Materials: Besta Frame 75 5/8″ (401.021.29), Besta glass door, Inreda mirrored glass shelf insert (501.965.42), 4 extra Inreda shelves (901.034.71), 1.25″ lumber, cut into 12″€ rods (a total of 30-42′ depending on the number of shelves desired), Dark brown wood stain, Lacquer, Gorilla glue Description: Having…

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『 children 』Bekvam mini kitchen

Bekvam mini kitchen I used: Chalkboard paint 1 Bekvam step stool 3 Losjon hangers 1 Brakig tray 1 Observator clip-on basket 2 Bygel hooks 1 Bekvam spice rack Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bedroom 』Castle playhouse & loft bed

Castle playhouse & loft bed Materials: SNIGLAR bed, STOLMEN pole & climbing ladder I always dreamed of having a castle bed as a kid and now since I have a little 4 year old that loves castles I decided to just make it! What we used from Ikea was; a…

『 Craft 』sandrine’s show and tell

sandrine’s show and tell sandrine means craft queen in french. okay, it doesn’t but after seeing the bunch of stuff she sent me – all crafted from ikea items – i am inclined to think that way. i am especially taken by the tindra candle collages. aren’t they just so…

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『 Bathroom 』How-to: 30cm LILLÅNGEN mirror wall cabinet

How-to: 30cm LILLÅNGEN mirror wall cabinet Photo: IKEA.com Materials: Two-door mirror wall cabinet LILLÅNGEN 202.051.71 (pix, right)Description: There is just no such thing as 30-cm wide LILLÅNGEN mirror-doored wall cabinet. As a matter of a fact there is also no 90-cm cabinet of such kind. Wall cabinets with full mirror…

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『 children 』Mydal bunk bed to single beds

Mydal bunk bed to single beds Mydal bunk bed + saw = two identical single beds. What to do with a Mydal bunk bed when 2 daughters get their own rooms? This awesome hack that’s what! You’ll need only basic tools, a helper and about one hour. 1. Remove the…

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『 children 』Expedit Lack hack for child’s room

Expedit Lack hack for child’s room Materials: 2 x Expedit, 4 cube bookcases, 4 Lekman boxes, 1 Lack table (only used legs). Painted Expedit pieces with undercoat and then Dulux ‘Peppermint Fresh’ colour. Assembled Expedit leaving out one of the small pieces on one of the bookcases. Reinforced other small…

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『 Dining 』Ikea PS hack for American diner living room

Ikea PS hack for American diner living room Materials: 4 Ikea PS red Description: So I’m crazy about American Diners and wanted to change my living room/open kitchen into one. Tables,chairs and decoration are easy to find. A closet, well that’s something you won’t see in a real diner. I needed the…

『 Bedroom 』REDD side table

REDD side table Materials: REDD shoe shelf I started my project with simple shoe shelf from IKEA (it’s called “REDD”). The first thing I did was cut it in half. Make sure you sand down the edges because it becomes sharp as a knife. The shelf had an edge that…

『 Craft 』crochet table decorations

crochet table decorations have dinner guests and want to pretty up your table? if you can crochet, here’s one quick hack from marion. she writes, “for last year’s silvester-party i needed a bit more sparkle on my table, we had more people than usual, so i had to bring out…

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『 Bathroom 』Pax Fill-In-Shelves

Pax Fill-In-Shelves Materials: Godmorgon Wall cabinet, Pax Shelves, hanger bolts, circular saw Description: I wanted to fill the gap between our to Godmorgon Wall cabinet with some shelves. The local hard ware store didn’t provide any board that would fit to the black-brown cabinet corpus. By chance i found out…

『 children 』Expedit DIY dollhouse

Expedit DIY dollhouse Materials: Expedit I used napkins and decoupage to make a dollhouse from the Expedit for my daughter. However it needed a proper primer, long drying times holding the napkins where they should be. Next time I would just use wallpaper. It has a bathroom, bedroom, living room and kitchen…

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『 Dining 』Double it! Malm console becomes a 10 people table

Double it! Malm console becomes a 10 people table Closed – a console Opened – a dining table! Materials: Malm console, long hinges Description: If you need a long slim console table that becomes a larger table when you need it, you can follow these easy instructions: – Buy 2…

『 Craft 』what to do when you no longer love orange

what to do when you no longer love orange so kim got sick of neon orange, which was all the rage a couple of years back. thankfully, it’s nothing a little mod podge can’t fix. here’s how she saved neon orange kaxas dvd shelf. “i had 3 of these ugly…

『 children 』Little girl’s vanity

Little girl’s vanity Materials: For legs – NIPEN, KRILLE Table top – ALGOT shelf LUNS magnetic board LOTS mirror FRACK mirror Piece all the pieces together to create a small vanity, suitable for a girl. You can paint the ALGOT shelf and LUNS magnetic board to a color scheme that…

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『 Bathroom 』Turn a throw blanket into a shower curtain

Turn a throw blanket into a shower curtain Materials: Ursula Ikea Throw Blanket Description: A blanket can be a gorgeous shower curtain too. See step by step instructions on Lynne’s blog. ~ Lynne Knowlton, Design The Life You Want to Live More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』Your turn to dip

Your turn to dip Materials: SNUDDA, 6 small glass bowls and a bigger one, scrap piece of nice wood (I used walnut), Bandsaw, Router, Routertable, Hole-Saw Description: 1. Unscrew the turning-mechanism. 2. Make three boards using the scrap piece of nice wood. The shape should end up like a wave….

『 Craft 』crafty trash bag holder

crafty trash bag holder tons of yarn. plenty of eager crocheters and knitters. how do you keep them from becoming a tangled mess? adora tipped me on this great use of the rationell plastic bag dispenser at maker faire [via such sweet hands]. just stuff the containers with yarn with…

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『 children 』KALLAX Toddler Desk

KALLAX Toddler Desk We wanted to create a table for our nearly 3 year old daughter so she could play with her dollhouse but also double as a desk or craft table. We figured the area where we would put the dollhouse would be a spot that she would stand…

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『 Bathroom 』12" Depth Bathroom Vanity

12" Depth Bathroom Vanity Materials: 4 AKURUM Wall Cabinets, LILLÅNGEN Sink, RÖRSKÄR Faucet Description: My customer needed a shallow bathroom vanity to increase the available space in her bathroom for her disabled mother. Cost was also an issue. I used 2 full length AKURUM wall cabinets (12″ depth) and 2…

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『 children 』Lego Logistics

Lego Logistics Materials: Trofast storage units (2) We decided to create an IKEA-hack for our boys’ play table (and Lego storage). We purchased two Trofast storage units. My recommendation is to get many of the 1/2 size bins they are fantastic for Lego. Initially our plan had been to merely join…

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『 Bedroom 』Making a loft bed from the DALSELV

Making a loft bed from the DALSELV Materials: DALSELV When we realised that we will become parents for the first time, we had to create a bedroom for our little daughter. Therefore we used our homeoffice-room and brought our decks in our own bedroom after bringing our Dalselv-Bed up on 160-170…

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『 Dining 』Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby Materials: GRONO table lamp, one stainless steel washer, silicon, 4 silicon half spheres Description: This is made from quite an old lamp, about 10 years or so. Take out the electric stuff (unscrews at the bottom). Put silicon around the hole and cover it with a washer…

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『 Craft 』colouring cloth

colouring cloth update! see valerie’s version of a fabric filled in with colour. do you have a version? send it in and share it too. the shopping sherpa sent me this all-too-cute zippered pouch made from ikea akseline fabric, which has big leafy motifs in black and white. looking at…

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『 Bathroom 』Now you see it, now you don’t potty chair

Now you see it, now you don’t potty chair Materials: Stefan chair, additional seat panels Description: My grandmother lives in an old house in Malacca, Malaysia without upstairs plumbing. I hacked the Stefan chair to build her a potty that looks like a regular chair. It was quite easy, mainly…

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『 children 』A Mydal Bunk Bed Upgrade

A Mydal Bunk Bed Upgrade The Kitchen-Bed Playground Combo Assembly MASTER PLAN First you should remove the bottom panel. You could give it a few extra nails just to make sure. Improvise a suitable part to fix the ladder. A simple wood plate will do the trick. Prepare a set…

『 children 』Gorm turned into Doll bench

Gorm turned into Doll bench My daughter has so many dolls and loves to play with them. To make sure they all get the attention they deserve I have converted a standard Gorm into a double bench. It took me a few hours to get to this stage and she…

『 Bedroom 』Reimagined Woods-y RAST

Reimagined Woods-y RAST Materials: Rast night stand Since I decided to update my end tables I searched for an inspiration. I found this amazing furniture with exaggerated cartoon wood grain by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong. I loved the colors and the fun contrast, so I decided to try to…

『 Craft 』one million stipple side table

one million stipple side table this is one hack that made me go “OMG! how did she do it?” i marvel at mia‘s patience in stipple painting the ikea lack side table. i would have just painted 10 big dots and be done with it. “i had a blue lack…

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『 Dining 』Industrial dining table from a simple IKEA table

Industrial dining table from a simple IKEA table Materials: INGO Dining table Description: I transformed this simple Ingo dining table from Ikea to a nice industrial style dining table. I wont give a big description about it, because I think the pictures will speak by themselves See more of the…

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『 Bathroom 』A warmer and single sink GODMORGON

A warmer and single sink GODMORGON Materials: GODMORGON Description:My idea was to make a simple, chic, not too modern cabinet for the main bathroom. I chose the IKEA GODMORGON cabinet with two drawers for its size and simplicity. The thing is, IKEA does not offer more than one option for…

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『 Bedroom 』Manly Leirvik

Manly Leirvik Materials: LEIRVIK Bed The LEIRVIK Bed comes with a beautiful but quite feminine top part. As gorgeous as it is, some times you might get tired of it, especially since the bed itself is nearly indestructible and tend to stick around for quite some time. To make the design…

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『 children 』Children’s play table with storage too

Children’s play table with storage too Materials: – Kritter table – Mula Puzzle – Frogs’ game cups (not in catalog) – PVC pipe – MDF I intended to get some space to store children’s toys; I used a Kritter table with the purpose of playing and storing at the same…

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『 Dining 』Old book table

Old book table Materials: Old french book, PVA and clear varnish Description: This was originally the UTBY Bar table, brown-black, stainless steel. After having this table for 3 years, the wood veneer came off in places. The table started to look terrible. So I made a table cover from an…

『 Craft 』ikea fabric shopping tote

ikea fabric shopping tote just wanted to share this update from the shopping sherpa who sent us her zippered pouch made from embellished akseline fabric a while ago. the matching bag is finally done. voila! link. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bathroom 』Pharmacy Cabinet from HEMNES Cabinet

Pharmacy Cabinet from HEMNES Cabinet Materials: HEMNES Glass-door cabinet Description: My husband and I were looking for a tall cabinet that fits between the toilet and the wall (39 inches) for our master bath remodel. We were so excited when I found that the HEMNES Glass-door cabinet fits perfectly! But,…

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『 children 』Easy Full Height Bunk Bed Stairs

Easy Full Height Bunk Bed Stairs Materials: TROFAST, STUVA, 1×2 pine boards, random hardware/scrap wood, standard height bunk bed set Description: We bought this bunk bed set a while back, but haven’t yet been regularly using the top bunk. It is now time for our oldest to move into the top,…

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『 Bedroom 』Ultra Simple Wardrobe with New* NORDLI + 2x MALM

Ultra Simple Wardrobe with New* NORDLI + 2x MALM Materials: NORDLI 6 drawer dresser, MALM dressing table x 2 How to? Photo: IKEA.com Photo: IKEA.com – Assemble the Nordli chest as per IKEA’s assembly instructions. – For the first Malm dressing table (to be stacked on top), assemble everything but…

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『 Dining 』Expedit kitchen and bar

Expedit kitchen and bar Materials: Expedit, Expedit doors and drawers, Vika Amon table top, Capita, 4 baskets to use as drawers, a piece of MDF, white paint and cute doorknobs Description: My husband and I live in a very small place, so we need all the storage space we can…

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『 Craft 』ikea gnome christmas gift tags

ikea gnome christmas gift tags you know what, i bought these gnome christmas decorations last year but now that i’ve seen what clairol did with them, i ain’t going to hang them on the tree this year. clairol writes, “i decided that they’d look much better on gift tags, than…

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『 children 』Oversize Bed

Oversize Bed My first posted hack.  My boys each needed a bed, but a third bed would be a big plus for overnight guests.  Oversize bed is made up of three side by side twin mattresses.  I wanted a storage platform but nothing out there would accommodate three side by…

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『 children 』NORDEN Sofa Table turned kids’ creativity centre

NORDEN Sofa Table turned kids’ creativity centre Materials: NORDEN I was getting so frustrated with the kids’ art material constantly populating our dining table at dinner time that I decided to turn a barely used corner of our office into their art nook. I knew I needed something with storage…

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『 Bedroom 』Walk-in-Pax

Walk-in-Pax Materials: Two Pax of 60×200, two Pax sliding doors of 150×200 Inspired by some works in ikeahackers.net I decided to build a walk-in-Pax, using two 60cm Pax standing oppositely with their openings in a niche which is 2,70m width. I also bought two PAX sliding-doors of 1,50m each and a height…

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『 Dining 』T Kitchen Island/Dining Table

T Kitchen Island/Dining Table Materials: Expedit Shelving unit, Pragel Countertop, Galant Tabletop, Vika Byske legs, wood and hardware Description: 1. Attach the countertop to the bookshelf using Gorilla Glue and L-brackets. I used 8 brackets total: 1 on each short side and 3 on each long side. 2. Drill holes…

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『 Craft 』little umbrellas, big light

little umbrellas, big light another lamp hack from zieak’s craftster list. this one’s from lil jammer and it makes you wanna order a mai tai. drink umbrella lamp looks great when it’s off  or on! there are 2 ways to skin this lamp. lil jammer trimmed about half the stick…

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『 children 』Hemnes Bridging Wall Shelf Bench/Toy Storage

Hemnes Bridging Wall Shelf Bench/Toy Storage Materials: Hemnes wall unit We had a tricky space to fill in our daughter’s nursery: very narrow and rather short. All of the regular bookshelves and media units were too wide and wouldn’t allow for the closet door (not shown) to open. So we…

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『 Bathroom 』Vanity from HEMNES Dresser

Vanity from HEMNES Dresser Materials: HEMNES 3 Drawer Dresser Description: My husband and I needed a vanity with storage for our master bath remodel. We couldn’€™t find the one we liked at the local hardware stores and online, so I searched IKEA Hackers for an idea and sure enough found…

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『 children 』Easel to Magnetic Board + Whiteboard Combo

Easel to Magnetic Board + Whiteboard Combo Materials: Algot metal shelves, Dokument pen cups, Mala easel, SLÄTTHULT wall stickers Had a Mala easel which I had no space to open up and use since moving into my new apartment. After browsing around here for some ideas, decided to disassemble it…

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『 Bedroom 』Lamplig trivet into tie rack

Lamplig trivet into tie rack Materials: LAMPLIG trivet I thought the LAMPLIG trivet would make a good tie rack for my husband. I have a stud/beam in the middle of my closet and felt I needed to use it for something rather than it staying as dead space. The rack can…

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『 Dining 』Breakfast bar/home office desk

Breakfast bar/home office desk Materials: AKURUM kitchen wall cabinet + LINNMON table top + cover panel Description: We needed a dining table and home office desk in a very small area. Also needed storage space for office that wouldn’t look cluttered. Bought AKURUM kitchen WALL CABINET in the wood finish…

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『 Craft 』how to paint plastic?

how to paint plastic? “so i have the trones for shoe storage at my landing strip. i bought them in cream as they matched the wall and sort of disappeared. now i’ve gone and painted that wall a light brown color. i really need help on painting the trones. how…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathroom bookcase

Bathroom bookcase Materials: Billy bookcase, Kvissle organizer Description: I redecorated my bathroom with all new Ikea products but the one that was hacked was the Billy bookcase. I wanted something that spaced the sink from the wall just enough and would also align with the sink/cabinet. The only thing I…

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『 children 』IKEA bench seat with lots of storage

IKEA bench seat with lots of storage Materials: 2 Alex Drawer Units and 1 Double and 1 Single BESTA shelf unit with Vassbo door IKEA came to the rescue for us recently when we were looking to add more storage to our son’s bedroom to store his toys and schoolwork….

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『 Dining 』Cake stand with SKURAR

Cake stand with SKURAR Materials: SKURAR candle dish, cake stand fitting, power drill Description: Drill hole in SKURAR plate, put the cake stand fitting through the hole and.. done! I drilled holes sized 6mm because the cake stand fittings are mostly for 6mm diameter. This was very easy to do…

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『 Craft 』add a spot of colour to your room

add a spot of colour to your room lisa who blogs from shelterhome sent me these wonderfully blue pieces. am loving the deep marine colour. makes you wanna dive in, doesn’t it? she says: “my hacks are pretty simple but i think they add a lot to my apartment decor….

『 children 』Wickeltisch, HEMNES diaper changing table

Wickeltisch, HEMNES diaper changing table Materials: 2x CD Rack, Ikea Hemnes I used an old “Hemnes” sideboard. I pulled the drawers out and painted the rest in white (little tricky on the side but it works. Use lots of “children safe” paint). Then I broadened the depth with two CD…

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『 children 』A bed that looks like a castle

A bed that looks like a castle Materials: IKEA Kura bed Simple hack. All drawings made in Sketchup. You need 3ea 2440x1220mm plywood building plates, a few meters 36x98mm and a few meters 48x48mm. You also need wood glue and misc wood screws. 1. Cut according to measures 2. Drill…

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『 Bathroom 』A Fullen Washstand Re-Vamp – Bathroom

A Fullen Washstand Re-Vamp – Bathroom Photo: IKEA.com Materials: Fullen Washstand – Melamine Description: We recently tiled our bathroom and fitted a shower bath but having a small bathroom, we were pretty much limited to the size of washstand we could fit in and the Ikea Fullen one had the…

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『 Dining 』Bar Cabinet from wall cabinets

Bar Cabinet from wall cabinets Materials: Akurum wall cabinet frame, 30″w x 39″h, Perfekt wine shelf, 9″w x 39″h, (2) Lidi glass doors, (2) glass shelves (comes in a pack of 2 already), Cabinet door hardware, Cabinet door dampers, (3) Boholmen cutting boards, Dioder LED 4-piece strips, Some extra hardware…

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『 Bedroom 』Under eaves storage TARVA hack

Under eaves storage TARVA hack Materials: 2 x TARVA chest of 5 drawers OK so I needed some clothes storage in my new attic room but I didn’t want a wardrobe at an odd angle following the roof line and also I didn’t want to lose any valuable floor area….

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『 Craft 』assemble a colouring book

assemble a colouring book it’s cute overload when i found mike tsao’s entry in sowbug.org. he gives us a great tip, “recycle and parent in one step: ikea assembly instructions make great coloring books.” my! indeed. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 children 』DIY Playhouse For Our Children

DIY Playhouse For Our Children I’ve always dreamed about crafting a loft house in which my kids can sleep and play. Now, I finally found some time to work on a wooden playhouse. May I introduce? This is The Raspberry Lounge – our DIY wooden playhouse for kids. It’s a classic IKEA hack…

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『 children 』EXPEDIT Changing Table

EXPEDIT Changing Table This is my first hack, it was rather easy and did not include any actual “hacking” of an actual IKEA product but the outcome has been very beneficial.  As our daughter with special needs is getting older (soon to be eight) we needed a changing table could…

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『 Dining 』Dinner Table and Desk – Cheap and Easy

Dinner Table and Desk – Cheap and Easy Materials: 1 Lack Coffee Table, 4 Vika Legs, 2 Lerberg Trestle Description: We wanted a nice looking dinner table like the Torsby one, but we didn’t want to spend 159 on it. The Vika system is cheap but the table tops are…

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『 Bedroom 』Halfbunked

Halfbunked IKEA item used: MYDAL Bunk Bed Frame Cut my unused bunk bed in half and took the top bunk and flipped it over. Now it’s a cosy day bed and doubles as a cat house for my pets. ~ Stephanie Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bathroom 』From Grundtal to Shower Shelf

From Grundtal to Shower Shelf Materials: Grundtal hanging system, wall anchors with screws, silicone, Grundtal ‘S’ hooks Description: Turning the Grundtal hanging system into a shower shelf is easy. Instead of hanging the shelves on the hooks enclosed use the predrilled holes to attach them to the shower wall using…

『 children 』Godmorgon sink cabinet to storage trunk

Godmorgon sink cabinet to storage trunk Godmorgon sink cabinet turned bedroom storage trunk: 1) The bottom drawer was assembled and installed according to the Ikea instructions. 2) The top drawer was not assembled. The drawer front is held on by L-brackets. It is also screwed in through the front cross…

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『 Dining 』EXPEDIT Back Bar WIne Display

EXPEDIT Back Bar WIne Display Materials: EXPEDIT 4×4 (2) Description: We decided to remodel our back bar display and wanted shelving that would display our red wine selection and also fit into the space we currently had available. To achieve this i purchased 2 4×4 Expedit shelving units. In order…

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『 Bedroom 』A captain bed with extra storage place

A captain bed with extra storage place Desperately needed space. In order to increase the storage in my flat, I decided to build a captain bed from scratch. So first I create the base with 6 STUVA structures (60 x 50 x 64 cm) 3 on each side. I added…

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『 children 』Mega TROFAST LEGO Table

Mega TROFAST LEGO Table This is a LEGO table, based off of the TROFAST storage system. It comprises 5 modular storage units topped by 2 table top pieces to make the “U” shape. It also has two cut out doors on the deck to slide the LEGOs in for easy…

『 children 』Latt table upgraded

Latt table upgraded Materials: Latt, BESTÅ VARA Door, BESTÅ VARA Drawer Front, KUSINER Description: I decided to add shelves on top of the Latt table so that my kid can have more storage area within reach when he’s at the desk. Looking around, on found that Besta Vara not only…

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『 Dining 』Multifunctional hanging decor

Multifunctional hanging decor Materials: Gorm Description: This is made from 2 Gorm Panels, fixed together with a small piece of wood and hung from the ceiling with 4 cords. Very good for different decoration ideas. ~ Stefan More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bathroom 』Fullen on Fullen

Fullen on Fullen Materials: Fullen Description: The Fullen sink base cabinet is very low compared with the height of my sink, so I thought why not put two on top of each other? I cut of the side panels on the reduced Fullen so they would fit under the normal…

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『 Bedroom 』BILLY Bookcases transform into Murphy Bed

BILLY Bookcases transform into Murphy Bed We live in Manhattan where space is a premium. We are fortunate to have a playroom that also needs to double as a guest room. Conventional Murphy beds didn’t quite fit into the space and they are expensive. So a hack seemed in order:…

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『 children 』Mydal Loftbed with play area

Mydal Loftbed with play area Materials: 2 Mydal loftbeds, 1 Trofast storage combination, 1 or 2 Kusiner box storage. Description: I have two small sons who share a bedroom. To get the maximum out of the room I wanted a loftbed in a corner where they could both sleep downstairs…

『 children 』Sleeping with dragons

Sleeping with dragons First of all, I will have the name of that bed wrong. I can still read the part of the label that says ‘Ikea’ but the rest of the label is damaged…   This bed has been modified a number of times… 1. This bed started out as…

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『 Bathroom 』With FAKTUM/AKURUM in the Bathroom

With FAKTUM/AKURUM in the Bathroom Materials: FAKTUM/AKURUM cabinet, HÄRLIG fronts, PRÄGEL Countertop, CAPITA Leg, sink (TOOM hardware Store) Description: I used 3 FAKTUM/AKURUM cabinets 60x57x37cm (for extractor fan) with shortened and cut PRÄGEL countertop (186cm), HÄRLIG fronts and ATTEST handles. I screwed the rest of the countertop vertical on the…

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『 Bedroom 』Frisky bedside table

Frisky bedside table Materials:  KNUFF Magazine file set I have found this idea on one czech website, Napadyproanicku.cz. You need three pieces of Knuff magazine files, wooden blocks, hot glue gun. Magazine files and blocks fix together with hot glue gun or another appropriate glue. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』Luxury dining seat

Luxury dining seat Materials: Besta TV bench Description: We needed to fit 240 cm seat in our space in dining room, but couldn’t find anything nice. So we bought a 240 cm long Besta TV storage combination + old kids mattress and luxury fabric. Our friend made 2 upholstered pieces…

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『 children 』The Unrecognizable Rast

The Unrecognizable Rast The Rast has been hacked again and again, and with good reason: It’s a solid-pine piece furniture, cheap (at $35), and bland enough to beg a personal touch. So, when I was looking for a dresser for my bedroom, I needed something that was shorter and narrower…

『 children 』Changing table to chest of drawers

Changing table to chest of drawers Materials: Singlar changing table, TROFAST storage boxes We got a Singlar changing table very cheap at the bargain section in our IKEA shop. It has a shelf but that was not enough for the multiplying clothes of our baby. My husband loves DIY, so…

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『 Dining 』From Basic to Mid-Century Modern

From Basic to Mid-Century Modern Materials: Jokkmokk Table, wood stain, hairpin legs Description: I transformed a basic Jokkmokk table by removing the legs and trim, sanding and re-staining the tabletop, and adding sleek, mid-century modern style legs. The project took less than an hour to complete and the results are…

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『 children 』Stuffed Aquarium

Stuffed Aquarium I just realized that I had my own IKEA hack, but hadn’t really thought about it since I made it years ago. When I saw all of these sea creatures in the kids section at IKEA I knew they’d make for a fun picture with the help of…

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『 children 』Applaro window bench

Applaro window bench We don’t have a ton of closets in our house and I didn’t like having jugs of cat litter out for everyone to see, so I went to IKEA looking for clever ways to hide it. I didn’t measure the pillows; luckily they fit perfectly and it’s…

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『 Bathroom 』Norden Sideboard hacked into bathroom vanity

Norden Sideboard hacked into bathroom vanity Materials: NORDEN Sideboard, vessel sink, faucet, marble countertop, RIBBA frame, custom mirror Description: I remodeled my small bathroom on a budget – it was pretty difficult to find a shallow vanity (only 16″ deep vs standard 21″+). The Norden sideboard fit the bill perfectly,…

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『 Dining 』Kitchen cart with drop leaf extension

Kitchen cart with drop leaf extension Materials: FÖRHÖJA kitchen cart, EKBY TRYGGVE 47 7/8X11″ shelf, three 1 1/2″ hinges, left and right hinge supports, scrap wood Description: First the EKBY shelf was measured and cut to 39 3/8″ to match the cart length. The cart top and the shelf are…

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『 Bedroom 』Ikea RAST hack with fabric covered drawers

Ikea RAST hack with fabric covered drawers Materials: Ikea RAST 3-drawer chest I used Minwax gray stain to stain the outside of the Ikea RAST. And sealed it with Minwax Polycrylic. For the drawers I used fabric from a linen curtain and glued it with Minwax Polycrylic and hot iron….

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『 Bathroom 』Aspelund bedside table into sink cabinet

Aspelund bedside table into sink cabinet Materials: Aspelund bedside table (white), electric jigsaw, paper, pencil, silicon gun Description:My ensuite bathroom is very small and I was thinking to add a small cabinet to make some room for all my bathroom stuff. So I bought a white Aspelund bedside table at…

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『 children 』Bench (easily) made from Lack table

Bench (easily) made from Lack table Materials: Lack coffee table Description: We wanted a small children’s bench for our upstairs hallway for our youngest daughter to sit when she gets dressed in the mornings. We could not just buy one because it had to be rather small: the Kids also…

『 children 』The convertible BILLY-Princess-Row-House

The convertible BILLY-Princess-Row-House INGREDIENTS: 1 BILLY bookcase, white 1 BILLY extra shelf, white 2 saloon hinges 2 IKEA table-runner (GULLIRIS and MÄRIT here) 1 roll of self-adhesive foil circa 1 liter of paint (optional) STEP 1: UNBOXING, SANDING AND MEASURING – If you want to paint your row house later…

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『 Dining 』A Norden kitchen island

A Norden kitchen island Materials: One Norden item and some Franklin chairs Description: I was looking for an island in my kitchen which is not separate from the living room. As I’m not a billionaire, was searching a cheap solution… As I already have a Norden item from Ikea, the…

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『 Bedroom 』Good Morning Makeup Vanity

Good Morning Makeup Vanity Materials: Malm dressing table We converted the Ikea Malm dressing table into a fancied up Makeup Vanity by adding a mirror, hair appliance caddy and drawer handle. For the first step, we installed a board across the back of the vanity to add extra support for the…

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『 children 』MYDAL on L type berth

MYDAL on L type berth Materials: MYDAL bunk bed Description: I have use a MYDAL structure to gain space in a small room. I have removed the lower bunk and used a “normal” bed structure of another bed to have the two beds in an “L” form. I needed to…

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『 Dining 』A bowl becomes a dome

A bowl becomes a dome Materials: Blanda bowl, door knob Description: A small burrow was made very slowly by a drill into the middle of the bowl’s bottom for the knob. Good idea, minor hacking. See more of the Blanda dome. ~ Kiki, Hungary More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source…

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『 children 』Rast Dollhouse

Rast Dollhouse Materials: RAST Nightstand and HUSET Doll furniture Description: I made a quick hack to house the HUSET living room by flipping the RAST nightstand upside down and angling the top. This required a pencil, a drill, a 1/4″ bit, and a saw. I began by putting the nightstand…

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『 Bathroom 』From bed to bath and beyond

From bed to bath and beyond Materials: Edland bedside table Description: We wanted to create a rough luxe bathroom, so needed some fittings that would look polished against our newly concreted walls. Actual bathroom cabinets were too small or too boxy, and almost always in brown or white. So when…

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『 Bedroom 』DELSEV bed: Raising the Stakes

DELSEV bed: Raising the Stakes Materials: IKEA DELSEV So I had an IKEA DELSEV single bed frame which i bought off someone who didn’t need it anymore. Great sturdy bed for $25, but I wanted more space in my rented room, so I decided to go loft. I did some…

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『 children 』DIY Grundtal fabric sling bookcase

DIY Grundtal fabric sling bookcase Materials: GRUNDTAL †owel rack A fabric sling bookcase can be made by using a 2 rail IKEA GRUNDTAL towel rail. Sew two pieces of fabric together (or use fabric glue) so you get a square shape, then at opposite ends create a pocket that is…

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『 children 』All in 1 bed for kid

All in 1 bed for kid Materials: 1 Expedit shelving unit, 2 Expedit Cubes, 1 Pax, 1 Billy + height extension unit Description: My 3 years old son needed a big bed, but he’s got a very small room. I have to find something to store toys, books and clothes,…

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『 Dining 』LACK/MONGSTAD/BESTÅ bar

LACK/MONGSTAD/BESTÅ bar Materials: IKEA BESTÅ shelf unit (201.021.54) IKEA BESTÅ shelf unit (501.021.57) IKEA BESTÅ black glass top panel (901.965.35) IKEA BESTÅ VARA glass door (701.785.80) x2 IKEA INREDA drawer without front (901.812.23) IKEA BESTŅ VARA drawer front (501.473.73) IKEA INREDA bottle rack (901.965.21) x2 IKEA INREDA mirrored glass shelf…

『 Bedroom 』Quilted Rast Chest

Quilted Rast Chest Materials: Rast Chest, Rationell Glass Shelf I purchased the Rast chest to use as my new night table. It’s just so plain, so I fancied it up a bit! I added moulding along the bottom to give it more of a “furniture” feel, and covered the surfaces…

『 children 』LATT compartment and reversible table top hack

LATT compartment and reversible table top hack Materials: LATT children’s table I wanted to create a storage compartment and removable/reversible table top for the LATT set, so that my daughter can use the table top as drawing surfaces using chalk and dry erase markers. I built a storage compartment using…

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『 Bathroom 』Tub Caddy Medicine Shelf

Tub Caddy Medicine Shelf Materials: 2 Molger bathroom organizers, several chunks of scrap wood, measuring tape or yardstick, 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, plexiglass, screws (molly bolts if needed), drill, hammer and a nail, screw driver, level, and adhesive rubber shelf stoppers Description: 1. Lie the two Molgers next to one…

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『 Dining 』Hacky New Year EXPEDIT Bar!!!

Hacky New Year EXPEDIT Bar!!! Materials: IKEA EXPEDIT 2×2, 1×5 and desk extension Ikea Expedit Desk add-on Undercabinet Stemware Rack Wine Bottle Racks (2) Aluminum Channel Plastic speaker port Anthropology brass pulls (5) Rigid Casters (4) Description: We hacked together a mini-bar for our office holiday party and beyond. Here’s…

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『 children 』Razor Scooter Stand

Razor Scooter Stand Materials: Hemnes Drawer supports, wood slats, a few screws Description: Got absolutely tired of picking up the Razors off the floor in the garage. So I made these simple stands from the recently disassembled Hemnes Daybed and they now have a home. Directions: Cut four of the…

『 Bedroom 』DALSELV bed gets cushy new life

DALSELV bed gets cushy new life Material: Old DALSELV double bed frame $31 on ebay. Recycled the retired single mattress foam topper Recycled two retired single cotton padded mattress protectors 2.5 meters 150cm wide triple weaved upholstery fabric in grey from spotlight at 30 percent off, $34.50. 1x 8mm mdf board…

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『 Bathroom 』Expedit-ceptional bathroom vanity

Expedit-ceptional bathroom vanity Materials: 2 Expedit 2×2 Shelving Units Description: We used 2 Expedit units to make this lovely vanity. Because the vanity that was removed was custom size we could not find a standard vanity to fit. Also, the plumbing went from the center to the left wall. The…

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『 Dining 』Custom Dining Booth From Bookcases

Custom Dining Booth From Bookcases Materials: Expedit Bookcases Description: We wanted to make a dining booth for our odd shaped corner dining room. We bought 2 Expedit bookcases in the dark brown-black and planned on turning them face down and making “lids”. Turning them sideways made the height better, we…

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『 children 』HUSET doll furniture: Little Things Matter

HUSET doll furniture: Little Things Matter Materials: HUSET living room scale modified with door hardware. Description: The HUSET living room playset is slightly undersized for 1:6 scale, but a minor modification using bi-folding door hardware brings it up to snuff so a “little” IKEA design magic can happen.   Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bathroom 』My Stolmen vanity unit

My Stolmen vanity unit Materials: Stolmen chest of two drawers, steel furniture feet, screws, tape, all purpose glue, flagging, joint compound, flagging corners, silicone; Tools: jig saw Description: Inspired from the “bathroom special: space saving wall mounted vanity” I did my own Stolmen vanity unit. First I cut out the…

『 children 』A Bike that Rocks

A Bike that Rocks Materials: Ivar Shelves – the wide ones This is not mine. My husband made it. (I have permission to send it to you though) He sent for a plan to the USA. He re-scaled it to 3/4 size. He had difficulty sourcing timber so he bought…

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『 children 』Kids Mezzanine area

Kids Mezzanine area Materials: Ikea loft bed and some MDF Description: Cut 30cm off the legs of a double loft bed and the ladder. Got some MDF boards cut to go on the runs instead of putting a mattress down, and added some thinner decorative mdf along the sides – i just…

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『 Dining 』Mini Galant and Media Stand

Mini Galant and Media Stand Materials: Galant Conference table, Galant tabletop extension half round with frame (2) and Galant A-frame legs (4) Description: I had a Galant conference table with the half round ends. I just moved into a new space and didn’t need such a big table for dining…

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『 Bathroom 』Rad RETUR Bathroom Cabinet

Rad RETUR Bathroom Cabinet Materials: nine 6″ wide RETUR recycling bins, 1 Wall Pops! Stripe (a 6.5″ x 12′ adhesive decal), plastic paint scraper or squeegee, off-white duct tape, x-acto knife, cutting matDescription: My small bathroom lacks both a linen closet and an under-the-sink cabinet. I was unable to drill…

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『 children 』Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table

Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table Materials: 8″ and 5″ Blanda Matt Bowls, Tolsby picture frame base, 4 disposable wooden chopsticks (preferable the round kind), foam board Description: To make the chair: Step 1: Take the round base of the Tolsby picture frame and position the 8″ Blanda Matt…

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『 Dining 』Ikea kitchen counter for under 70€

Ikea kitchen counter for under 70€ Materials: Faktum wall cabinet, Härling door (40 x 92 cm), Vika Amon tabletop, Capita legs, 2 Rationell shelves, 2 edge protectors, 2 mounting brackets with drill holes, 2 chipboard screws 3,5 x 40, 2 chipboard screws 3,5 x 20 , 2 expansion anchor 8mm…

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『 Bedroom 』Bathroom storage, cosy bedside lighting

Bathroom storage, cosy bedside lighting Materials: IKEA MOLGER The IKEA MOLGER laundry bench top was broken storage, so I hacked it into a bedside table and lamp. I painted it the insides and outside with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor’s Silk and Annie Sloan Graphite. The top with textile dye….

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『 Bathroom 』Turn a Chest of Drawers into a Vanity Unit

Turn a Chest of Drawers into a Vanity Unit Materials: “RAST”, wood placemat, meter tape, pencil, jigsaw, some scissors and a big mug Description: I was looking for a vanity unit but at first everything was too deep and cost too much money. As RAST height and depth (70×62 cm)…

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『 children 』Travel play kitchen from TROFAST storage box

Travel play kitchen from TROFAST storage box Materials: Bygel container, Kullar lunch box, Trofast lid, Trofast storage box * Draw the outlines of the Kullar lunch box on the lid. * Cut a hole in the lid which fits the lunch box. * Draw circles (with a glass for example)…

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『 children 』IKEA Cupboard Turned Children Play Kitchen

IKEA Cupboard Turned Children Play Kitchen Materials: Old wooden IKEA cabinet Description: I’ve been wanting a children play kitchen for a very long time. I think I wanted one even before I had kids. But not a lame, plastic one, but a nice wooden one. One that looks almost like…

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『 Dining 』Booth seating on a shoestring

Booth seating on a shoestring Materials: Faktum, Meltorp Description: Having moved to a new home I was faced with the problem of it being very small. We had only a 3x4m living room and a very small 3m x 1.9m kitchen. In our living room we had no space for…

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『 Bedroom 』Reaching New Heights with Hacked Hol Side Tables

Reaching New Heights with Hacked Hol Side Tables Backstory: Our master bedroom was in dire need of a makeover.  My husband Mark and I were still sleeping on the box spring and mattress without a bed-frame four years after we had gotten married and our decor was both minimal and aimless….

『 children 』Crafty Secretary

Crafty Secretary Materials: AKURUM cabinet, Harlig door, Lindingo cover panel, Rubrik Turquoise doors Wanting a tidy place to put away my kid’s art and craft supplies that were taking over our living space, I came up with this solution. From Ikea, I was able to get 24″x30″ and 18″x 30″…

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『 Bathroom 』LERBERG shelf into Storage-over-toilet unit

LERBERG shelf into Storage-over-toilet unit Photo: IKEA.com Materials: LERBERG 901.147.52 Description: I had been looking for an economic and aesthetically pleasing over the toilet storage unit. Unfortunately, most were over $80 and often not didn’t fit my needs. For example, often the spacing between slates of the shelf were too…

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『 children 』Cool Carport Loft Bed

Cool Carport Loft Bed Materials: STORA Loft Bed Description: My two-year old soon was ready for a big boy bed so I got him a car bed. Given he will be an only child I wanted to create a bunk bed situation for when he got older and would have…

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『 Bedroom 』Ikea Expedit Platform Bed

Ikea Expedit Platform Bed   Materials: Expedit bookshelves x 2 You will need a piece of plywood, 2 4x4s, 2 2x4s, T brackets, screws and nails.  You will also need two Expedit bookcases.  My husband began by building the base out of 4×4 posts and 2×4′s to brace between them.  The…

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『 Dining 』Kitchen Table from Counter Top

Kitchen Table from Counter Top Materials: Numerar Countertop & Norden Dining Table Description: I purchased 2 Numerar solid birch countertops and 1 Norden dining table. I cut the width of the countertops down to 22″ each side, but cut to the nearest block size. So one ended up about 21.5″…

『 children 』LÄTT children’s table redo

LÄTT children’s table redo I hacked the LÄTT children’s table into something durable and nice looking. I bought a can of spray paint in “Ocean Breeze” colour and some wood planks at the Lowe’s to fulfil my plan. And look what I’ve got. See more on my blog. Article Source…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathroom remodelled with Pax and Akurum

Bathroom remodelled with Pax and Akurum Materials: Ikea Pax Wardrobe and Akurum base cabinets Description: We remodeled our bathroom with built-in Pax wardrobes (3) and Akurum (2) kitchen base cabinets cut down in height and depth to allow them to be used as a vanity. I had to cut the…

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『 children 』Kura transformation

Kura transformation Materials: Ikea Kura, wood Description: My eldest son was sleeping in a Kura bed, my youngest son in a small bed that had become too small. Problem: the room was too small for two beds and was full of toys scattered on the floor. So I decided to…

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『 Dining 』Breakfast Bar with lot of storage space

Breakfast Bar with lot of storage space Materials: VIKA AMON, EXPEDIT, CAPITA Description: Step 1: add wheels to the Expedit unit Step 2: screw Capitas on Expedit Step 3: screw Vika Amon with Capitas Budget: bar + stools (from amazon) $250 Make sure to choose wheels with brakes for obvious…

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『 children 』BILLY Monster Doll House (with Balcony!)

BILLY Monster Doll House (with Balcony!) Materials: 2x BILLY small shelves + BILLY top rack + HUSET Here’s my BILLY House for Barbie and Monster High figures. At first I wanted a glass cabinet for those six dolls of mine, but nothing pleased me. Because it’s quite difficult to explain…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathtub nursing table

Bathtub nursing table Materials: Sundvik nursing table, saw, screws and screwdriver Description: Even though we have a large bathroom we really didn’t have space to place an ordinary nursing table for our daughter in it. I wanted to place one on our bathtub but couldn’t find one that would fit…

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『 Dining 』Lego dining table

Lego dining table Materials: Ikea Torsby frame, 7176 Lego bricks, 12mm multiplex plate, 6mm tempered glass, brackets, screws Description: I was looking for a table for my new house. While browsing the internet for idea’s I came across this wonderful Lego table (link no longer available). That made me wonder if…

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『 children 』A Mini-Me Kitchen for a Little Chef

A Mini-Me Kitchen for a Little Chef Materials: TROFAST unit & accessories, RIBBA frame, tile, fabric, paint, hardware Description: Searching out the perfect play kitchen to actually fit in our big kitchen proved to be a challenge. The TROFAST toy storage unit was the perfect solution. I converted the pine…

『 Bedroom 』LACKing legs

LACKing legs Materials: Lack tables x 4; Grundtal spotlight set I made a nice chunky piece of furniture to hold my deep set top box. I joined the Lack tables to make a cube with simple metal brackets – the chunky sides made it easy to get square. I drilled…

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『 children 』Castle playhouse & loft bed

Castle playhouse & loft bed Materials: SNIGLAR bed, STOLMEN pole & climbing ladder I always dreamed of having a castle bed as a kid and now since I have a little 4 year old that loves castles I decided to just make it! What we used from Ikea was; a…

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『 Bathroom 』Bekvam from kitchen to bathroom

Bekvam from kitchen to bathroom Materials: BEKVAM kitchen trolley Description: This is a simple hack using a BEKVAM kitchen trolley to mount a counter-top bathroom basin (not bought from IKEA). A hole was drilled in the centre of the top for the waste pipe. I was planning to attach the…

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『 Dining 』Expedit Bench with backrest

Expedit Bench with backrest Materials: 4×1 Expedit, foam material, wooden panel, pleather Description: We decided to build a bench from Expedit. Our dining table has leather chairs in beige. We didn’t find any compatible benches, so we have to do it on our own. We take an Expedit with white…

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『 children 』Wall-mounted doll bedroom

Wall-mounted doll bedroom Materials: Ivar cabinet, Duktig doll bed, Bygel rail Description: With two daughters sharing a small bedroom, we are always looking for ways to save space. My daughters’ dolls take up lots of room with their beds and clothes and accessories, so I thought it would be good…

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『 Bedroom 』Reclaimed wood Billy

Reclaimed wood Billy Materials: BILLY bookcase I took the shorter Billy book shelf and using the materials made two 2-part cabinets. I constructed the 16 drawers from reclaimed boards and glued cedar to the top of each cabinet to match the drawer fronts and to give it a nice top…

『 children 』HOL Storage plus Desk for kids

HOL Storage plus Desk for kids We have a new baby on the way, so the box room has become a nursery. My daughter’s separate desk and toy box needed to move out of the spare room and into her bedroom. The problem was there wasn’t enough room for both….

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『 Bathroom 』Fitting a Molger Under the sink

Fitting a Molger Under the sink Materials: Ikea Molger Shelving Unit (brown) Article Number : 302.034.21 Description: I had an old tall 5 shelf Molger shelving unit from the Bathroom in my old flat but it really did not fit in the new flat. So, I thought I’d modify it…

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『 Dining 』EKBY MOSSBY wine rack

EKBY MOSSBY wine rack Materials: EKBY MOSSBY, EKBY BJARNUM, thunder group 10″ chrome wire glass rack Description: I needed a wine rack, but since I live in an apartment I had no room for a standing bar. All the hacks were of standalone bars or under cabinets and my cabinets…

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『 children 』Floating Star Wars Beds

Floating Star Wars Beds Materials: Linnmon Desk Top, MALM Floating Nightstand , 200lb Picture Frame Hangers, screwdriver, leveler, saw Description: We bought two of everything for our boys new Star Wars themed bedroom. Used the Linnmon Desktop (19.99) as the headboards and the MALM Floating Nightstands. We cut the headboards…

『 Bedroom 』Teenage Dreams to Antique Reality

Teenage Dreams to Antique Reality Materials: Noresund Queensized bed frame The Noresund Bed frame was my first queen sized bed as a teenager. I loved the swirls and how it was almost antique looking. When I finally moved into my first house I was lusting after a real grownup bed…

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『 children 』Cooking with Rast!

Cooking with Rast! Materials: Bedside rast Description: I’ve assembled 2 Rast bedside tables. I place them on their side and put one against the other creating 2 big cabinets and one narrower in the middle. On the left cabinet I inserted some compensated shelves. On the right side I added…

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『 Bathroom 』Godmorgon Revamp

Godmorgon Revamp Materials: Godmorgon sink base, Akurum/Nexus black/brown kitchen door, mirror, lack shelf, miter saw, glue, finish nails, hammer (or air nailer.)Description: I took a Godmorgon sink base (when it was only available in white or birch) and converted it to a wood veneer, black/brown front using Ikea Akurum/Nexus kitchen…

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『 Dining 』Wine+Liquor Bar

Wine+Liquor Bar Materials: Ikea Expedit Wall Shelf, Inreda, Capita, Dioder Description: 1. Follow step 1 of the Expedit instructions and attach the top of the shelf to one side. 2. Add 2 Inreda racks to the top (underside) of the Expedit shelf. 3. Add the bottom and other side to…

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『 children 』From bunk bed to playhouse

From bunk bed to playhouse Materials: Mydal bunk bed, Trofast storage as stairs While I was browsing through all the amazing Ikea hackers’ projects, I got inspired and decided to make my own! My project was to transform the Mydal bunk bed into an indoor cabin. Who doesn’t need an indoor…

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『 Bedroom 』Malm dresser goes Hollywood Regency

Malm dresser goes Hollywood Regency I started with a dark Malm 3 drawer dresser and added Gracie overlays from myoverlays.com using Liquid Nails. I wanted the end result to have a Hollywood Regency feel so I really needed a dramatic knob.After looking for back plates to add to standard knobs…

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『 Bathroom 』Wicker trash cans to fancy storage for the bath

Wicker trash cans to fancy storage for the bath Materials: Wicker basket, water hyacinth placemat cover, rope Description: I needed storage for the bathroom. I liked the FLÄTA ($39.99) laundry basket and BRANÄS ($14.99) black basket for my open shelving, but I would need 3 Flatas and 5 Branas for…

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『 Dining 』Expedit/Cubes Bar table

Expedit/Cubes Bar table Materials: Expedit Shelving Unit, Capita Brackets, 3 Way basics Cubes (non-Ikea), Vika Glasholm table top Description: This table was inspired by other Expedit Bar table hacks posted on this website. I first secured the capita brackets to the glass top with epoxy and then to the Expedit…

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『 children 』Lofted kids bed for a small space

Lofted kids bed for a small space Materials: Malm 6 drawer dresser and both are placed on a Renate rug, Ovre bed We have 3 kids and since 2 already share a room our third was fit into a fairly small room (7×8). Since floor space is at a premium…

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『 children 』Kura bunk bed with underbed storage

Kura bunk bed with underbed storage Materials: 2 Kura bed, 2 Malm drawer Description: We cut one of the structure of a Kura bed and we put it under a complete Kura bed. Then we created the space under the structure for two drawers with wheels Malm. We decorated with…

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『 Dining 』Closet isn’t LACKing anything as a Bar

Closet isn’t LACKing anything as a Bar Materials: 4×4 Expedit, Lack shelves, Hutten, Counter lamps, wine glass holders Description: Not the first Expedit bar hack, but hopefully you all will still appreciate our interpretation…. Our old place had a multipurpose room we converted into a dining room. The closet wasn’t…

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『 children 』Knuff Dice Tower

Knuff Dice Tower I’ve been wanting to make a dice tower for our family for a long time. It can prove useful when one plays boardgames that include loads of dice. But I needed a simple design and the examples I saw on the web were very creative and amazing…

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『 Dining 』Kitchen cabinets as a bar

Kitchen cabinets as a bar Materials: FAKTUM, PRÄGEL, HÄRLIG, PERFEKT APPLÅD Description: We built out own bar with FAKTUM kitchen wall cabinets, since they aren’t as deep as regular cupboards. This bar is 120 cm wide, and we found four already used 30 cm cabinets for a fourth of the…

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『 children 』Trofast sand and water table

Trofast sand and water table Materials: Trofast Description: Cut out holes for the small Trofast bowls. Smaller so they won’t fall through. Paint to protect for outside use, use acrylic paint since the Trofast cabinet is already in acrylic. Drop the bowls in and fill with water and/or sand. The…

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『 Bathroom 』Shoji screen from Molger Bench

Shoji screen from Molger Bench Materials: MOLGER BENCH, screws and other fasteners Description: The wonderful 4×8 foot shower in my new house has 12 linear feet of window with a low sill that looks directly into an adjent park. If I had just frosted the glass, I’d be still have…

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『 Dining 』IKEA IVAR Distressed Farm Chairs

IKEA IVAR Distressed Farm Chairs Materials: IVAR chair (pine), Behr enamel paint, 80 grit sandpaper, and steel wool. Description: I recently acquired a farm table (the one shown in the photos) and needed some chairs to match. I couldn’t find any I liked, so I decided to make my own…

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『 Bedroom 』Rast Hack, Wall-Mounted Mini Mandal Dresser

Rast Hack, Wall-Mounted Mini Mandal Dresser I’m a big fan of the IKEA Mandal bedroom set and wanted a chest to match my Mandal headboard. However the unit with black drawers is discontinued and the current 4-drawer chest is too big for my space. So bought a Rast with the…

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『 children 』Art desk for kids

Art desk for kids Materials: Sundvik, Retur, Ekby Tony, Dokument, Ekby Riset Description: For our 4 year old we needed as desk for her paintings with space for her pens, papers etc. She is too little for a bigger desk, so we build a “personal desk” for her. The Ekby…

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『 Bathroom 』Laundry Daze

Laundry Daze Materials: Antonius clothes storage system items Description: This isn’t a hack in the truest since of the word but it is an adaption and adjustment of Ikea items to suit a different need. The laundry room of our house is very small which means space in the room…

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『 children 』Kura transformed into Bed / Play Structure combo

Kura transformed into Bed / Play Structure combo Materials: BESTA, KURA, TROFAST My son needed to give up his convertible toddler bed for his little sister, but would only do so if provided the “most awesome bed ever” in exchange. I decided to attempt my first IKEA hack by transforming…

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『 Dining 』Sideboard from Glass Cupboards in Brilliant White

Sideboard from Glass Cupboards in Brilliant White Materials: Brilliant White Abstrakt 8′x3′ Finishing Panel & Pax Wardrobe Door, 3 old Ikea pine office cupboards, 8 Capita Legs Description: I’m sure you could do this hack with any old cupboards. The inspiration came after completing the finishing panels in our kitchen…

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『 Bathroom 』Lillangen corner vanity hack

Lillangen corner vanity hack Materials: Lillangen cabinet and sink, Marginal shelf Description: I had enough room for the 31″ Lillangen vanity, but wanted more shelf/counter space instead of such a wide sink. I also wanted to put it right up against the wall in the corner of the bathroom. I…

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『 Bedroom 』Headboard with integrated lighting

Headboard with integrated lighting Needed: 4 – Linnmon Table Tops 47 1/4″ x 23 5/8″; 4 – Lack Wall Shelves; 2: 8′ Lamp Cord Kits; 2: Porcelain Key-less Light Fixture; 2: CFL Bulbs (DUH); 2: Wood Veneer; 1: 36″ Dowel; 4 Strips of wood; 2: Power Strips; 2: Light Switches;…

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『 children 』Expedit = Play kitchen

Expedit = Play kitchen Materials: Expedit Description: Play kitchen is created from one Expedit. We lowered the sides and cut off the top and then put the top plate back on. The sink is an old water bowl. The door to the “stove” is made ​​of plywood. We cut holes…

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『 children 』Expedit Preschool Children’s Table + Shelving

Expedit Preschool Children’s Table + Shelving Materials: Expedit 4×8 shelving unit + desk add on There’s a plethora of Expedit shelving and desk add ons available on craigslist, but none of it would work for my preschool classroom. So I took a desk add on, cut it down to size…

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『 Dining 』Expedit Bar Table OR Kitchen Trolley

Expedit Bar Table OR Kitchen Trolley Materials: EKBY JARPEN, EXPEDIT, LEKMAN, CAPITA Description: This is my 1st Ikea hack after I figured to get a bar table and also a kitchen table. I merged both of them into a mobile bar table with enough space to put in some kitchen…

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『 Bathroom 』Wicker basket bathroom furniture

Wicker basket bathroom furniture Materials: BYHOLMA baskets two sizes Description: The purpose was to create a bathroom cabinet. The style needed to be nature/zen. Steps followed: 1. Bought oak table and fixed two sinks on it (non Ikea Hack) 2. Then just created two planks at the right size. Made…

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『 children 』Changing table a la Vika Amon

Changing table a la Vika Amon Materials: Ikea desk Vika Amon, 2 foambars, 3 masonite boards, 8 screws, 4 wooden leg extensions, 4 m6 nuts and bolts, optional pads for wooden legs Description: 1. Fasten masonite boards on three sides of the table with screws. 2. place the mat snugly…

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『 Bathroom 』Pretty bathroom

Pretty bathroom Materials: MALM chest 3 drawers / ASKER suspension rail, containers, hooks, shelf, kitchen roll holder Description: My bathroom furniture was too small, I wanted better organisation. On top of washbasin I fixed ASKER ( found in IKEA’s kitchen) Then I cut the back and the top of a…

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『 Dining 』Kitchen Storage and Seating

Kitchen Storage and Seating Materials: Ikea Stolmen Chests, Vika Amon Table & legs,Ikea Stockholm Blad Fabric in Beige Description: I needed extra storage space in my kitchen and I had this little 7ft X 5ft L shaped space so I purchased 2 Stolmen Chests with 2 drawers $120.00 each. I…

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『 children 』Little Kids Puppet Theater

Little Kids Puppet Theater Materials: Duktig, Ramsta, Trofast Description: I wanted to get a puppet theater for my 5 year old grandson. There wasn’t one at Ikea and the lemonade stand was too big and could easily fall over. So I made one very simply from the Duktig tool bench…

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『 Bedroom 』Hacked Expedit storage headboard

Hacked Expedit storage headboard I used: Two IKEA Expedit 5 x 1 shelving units in black brown Four IKEA Expedit draw units in gloss grey 2 bits of MDF – one shelf for the top and one for the actual headboard 4 metres of fabric 51 self-cover buttons Strong thread…

『 children 』Bekväm Baby changing fitness center

Bekväm Baby changing fitness center Materials: 1 Grundtal rail, 2 Bekväm step stools When our baby became really mobile at about 7 months, we could no longer change his diapers on the changing table. He crawls, turns and stands up – too dangerous, he could fall down and hurt himself…

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『 Bathroom 』Small-room bath vanity/sink (16 inches)

Small-room bath vanity/sink (16 inches) Materials: Lillangen sink, Grundtal faucet, Besta base units Description: The vanity is comprised of Besta units which come in different widths and heights. Their depths match the depth of the sink (16 inches) so you can configure to your own needs. I added one draw…

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『 Dining 』Dining Room Hutch

Dining Room Hutch Materials: AKURUM base and wall cabinets with Liljestad dark brown drawers, doors, and cover panels. The counter surface is a PRAGEL white counter. Tools required include a jig saw, and a table or skill saw in addition to the usual IKEA recommended tools. Description: The hutch consists…

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『 children 』Tractor bed

Tractor bed Materials: Mydal bunk bed Description: My almost 4 year old is crazy about tractors…New Holland ones, to be precise. The only thing he wished for for his upcoming birthday was a blue tractor bed. I researched some tractor beds online and found a John Deere tractor bunk bed…

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『 Bathroom 』NORDEN becames industrial bathroom

NORDEN becames industrial bathroom Materials: NORDEN side tableDescription: 1. Buy NORDEN IKEA side table 2. Remove coating with Acetone product 3. Special (furniture laminate) white undercoat paint 4. Special (wooden furniture) black paint 5. Transparent varnish water resistant 6. Drilling for discharging the sink 7. Installation of the sink 8….

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『 children 』LEGO table for 4

LEGO table for 4 Materials: 1m x 1m MDF, 12mm thickness 4 lego mats (30cm x 30cm) 1 Ikea LACK coffee table 1 Ikea VESSLA container and lid 250ml undercoat paint (white) 500ml gloss enamel paint (red) craft glue 4 Bolts: 3/16 x 75mm 4 nuts to match bolt 4…

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『 Dining 』Turnbuckle Table

Turnbuckle Table Materials: 1 Molger table frame, 2 big slices of oak, 8 turnbuckles, 16 dome-headed bolts, 16 nuts Description: I found a discontinued Molger frame in the As-Is section (best section EVAR!), and realized that I had to make a table out of it. So, I found a pair…

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『 children 』Lego Storage and Play Table from Trofast Shelving

Lego Storage and Play Table from Trofast Shelving Materials: Trofast (x3), Wood Shelf, 2.5″ Hex Screws Description: My Adjustable Height Lego Play Table and Storage Unit combines the Lego storage ideas you may have seen on Pinterest using the Ikea Trofast storage systems, with an adjustable shelf that serves as…

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『 Bedroom 』Headboard made from Benno DVD tower

Headboard made from Benno DVD tower Materials: BENNO DVD tower Description: My bedroom is so small there is only 45 cm free space surrounding the three sides of the bed. Mounting the Benno DVD tower as a headboard behind the bed provided me with some much needed space for lights,…

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『 children 』KURA castle with upper play deck

KURA castle with upper play deck Materials: KURA bed, mdf board, thin plywood. I made a castle out of an IKEA Kura bed and two BILLY bookshelves. I mounted studs at about 40cm apart for a durable upper floor. I placed a board (MDF, osb or thicker plywood board) in…

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『 Dining 』Hack a country kitchen style dining table

Hack a country kitchen style dining table Materials: Svalbo table, water based wood stain, water based white paint, water based finish Description: I have been looking for a country style table for a while but they were too big or too expensive, so I bought a Svalbo table from Ikea…

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『 children 』High sleeper bookshelf (KURA+RIBBA)

High sleeper bookshelf (KURA+RIBBA) Materials: KURA + RIBBA + 3 screws Description: My son was sometimes keeping books on his KURA high sleeper, but as he is a big boy now, he also needs his space in the bed. I also had this RIBBA laying around and decided to add…

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『 Bathroom 』Ikea meets Kohler

Ikea meets Kohler Materials: Hemnes Dresser Description: For the longest time, I’ve wanted a bathroom vanity that doesn’t require me to bend over and wear out my back. Being tall has it’s ups, but downs as well! For the longest time, my wife has wanted her “own” sink Don’t ask…

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『 children 』Detachable changing table on Gulliver crib

Detachable changing table on Gulliver crib Materials: Gulliver crib In our little apartment we fight for every inch of space. I had to use our dining table as a changing table (I know, yuck..) otherwise I would have to move both twin girls into another room to change diaper for…

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『 Bedroom 』Malm King Bed with Floating Nightstands

Malm King Bed with Floating Nightstands Materials: Malm King Bed and 2 Nightstands. Table Saw, Drill Press Description: We wanted to go to a king bed, but have low windows on either side of the wall. Thanks to careful measuring and a neighbor with good power tools, my husband cut…

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『 Dining 』Expedit kitchen storage and counter

Expedit kitchen storage and counter Materials: Expedit 5×5, Integral hinges, Lansa handles Description: Our small kitchen was meant to be an eat-in kitchen despite its very modest size and the fact that it’s right next to the dining room. So for the last two years we had a collection of…

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『 children 』Kura Princess Bed

Kura Princess Bed Materials: Kura bed, Tounge and Groove Cladding, Decorative mouldings, MDF, Joist Hangers Description: Daughter wanted a princess bed so after seeing some other Kura hack, the “Geek with power tools” thought lets go. Got the bed frame off eBay and then proceeded as follows : !!SAND EVERYTHING…

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『 Bathroom 』Blanda Blank face basin

Blanda Blank face basin Materials: Blanda Blank serving bowl, Lagan kitchen mixer tap, wooden board, plastic pipe Description: Walking through my Ikea local store, I saw this beautiful serving bowl, and I thought: “This is a face basin for sure!”. But it was not. So I had to turn it…

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『 children 』FROSTA Swing!

FROSTA Swing! Materials: FROSTA stool I had an old FROSTA stool and after painting the pieces I simply screwed two legs on the contrary in the same holes already present on the seat. Finally I drilled two holes at the end of the legs to pass the ropes. See more…

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『 Dining 』Beachside Melltorp

Beachside Melltorp Materials: Melltorp Dining Table and solid timber recycled door Description: In our very first apartment, we lived in a tiny one bedroom unit which you could not swing a cat in. Although I was not blown away the Melltorp table, it was clean, small and fit the space….

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『 children 』Princess Storage Without the Princess Price Tag

Princess Storage Without the Princess Price Tag Materials: APA storage box Description: Lately I have been drooling over the very expensive, and very few dress up storage garment racks on the market, but I didn’t want to spend $200 on furniture we’d only use for a few years. Meanwhile, I’d…

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『 Bedroom 』Domino does a PAX hack

Domino does a PAX hack Domino‘s resident DIY expert — Jenny Komenda transforms the PAX wardrobe into a custom wardrobe and vanity in 6 steps. 1. Paint it! Using a miniroller, apply Zinsser’s shellac-based primer, followed by the topcoat of your choice. For this project, she used Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville…

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『 Bathroom 』Powder Room by JANEJIRA

Powder Room by JANEJIRA Materials: kitchen cabinet Description: Get the expensive floating vanity look without paying high dollars! I used the kitchen cabinet here, and installed sideways. Best of all, I found the cabinet and doors on the clearance section, so I paid something like $20 for the whole vanity!…

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『 Dining 』Faktum goes sideboard

Faktum goes sideboard Materials: Faktum, Härlig, Besta Description: I saw some sideboard post here lately, so I thought I could post mine too. It’s quite a easy hack, the “hardest” thing was finding a fitting top panel. I used three of 60x70x37 cm Faktum structure together and mounted them on…

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『 Bedroom 』The KEY to a dressed up Malm dresser

The KEY to a dressed up Malm dresser before This is actually a Malm dresser I had hacked before with some Mod Podge and fabric. Unsatisfied with how it worked in my bedroom space, I tried to make it look a little more grown up, while keeping it a strong…

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『 Bathroom 』Bekvam Kitchen Cart Vanity

Bekvam Kitchen Cart Vanity Materials: Bekvam Kitchen Cart (birch) Description: So my wife needed a nest to raise our kids and we decided to head to the last place on earth we thought we would be living in. Oshawa, Canada. Bought a 50′s bungalow and before you know it, the…

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『 Dining 』Expedit Desk to Dining

Expedit Desk to Dining Materials: Expedit Desk Add-On Description: What I love about this hack is that it doesn’t damage the original desk at all except for a couple extra holes on the underside of the desk surface! I rarely use my dining room for eating, and was short on…

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『 children 』Lack Lego Playtable with undertable storage

Lack Lego Playtable with undertable storage Materials: Lack Coffee table Size 118×78 cm My two sons love to play with Lego, but the bricks always end up all over to floor and it becomes very difficult to locate the smaller pieces when building new stuff. So it turns out that…

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『 children 』Kura Firetruck Bed

Kura Firetruck Bed Materials: Kura Bed, 1/2 in MDF sheet, 1/4 in panels, 2×2, lights, switches, 120-to-12V adaptor, IKEA style screws and bolts, paint., reflectors, hose and faucet… Description: We decided to buy the Kura bed to make a Firetruck bed for our toddler, trying to keep the original bed…

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『 Bedroom 』How to raise the Malm bed (FINALLY)

How to raise the Malm bed (FINALLY) After reading through multiple ideas on how to successfully (and safely) raise the Malm bed; I came up with a viable and easy solution – and I wanted to share with everyone. I had read a post about using 4 beams as leg…

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『 Bathroom 』The Glorious GORM Bathtub Front Panel

The Glorious GORM Bathtub Front Panel Materials: 5 GORM Shelves (Dimension W:31cm, H:50cm), 8 Jointing plates, 16 Screws, 4 Jack Pads, 4 Rubber Anti-Vibration Mounts, (2-4 small magnets), Glue, Wood Sealer, Paint Description: This is how I made a front panel for my bath tub out of GORM shelves. Before…

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『 Dining 』Lilleby bench

Lilleby bench Materials: Lilleby trestle, 2×6, drillDescription: My wife and I added an Utby bar underframe and put a slate slab on top to make an island in our kitchen. I decided to build some benches so we can also use the island as a breakfast table. 1) Sand the…

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『 children 』Glamorous girly change table

Glamorous girly change table Materials: Hemnes 3 drawer dresser, Wallpaper, upholstery tacks Description: Open the ikea box. Pull out all the wood parts that are not painted (they will be the back of the drawers, the drawer sides, the 2 back braces, the drawer bottoms and the back panel. As…

『 children 』Kid’s Bookshelf Bed

Kid’s Bookshelf Bed The idea was make to a little bit higher bed that works also as a bookshelf. Our child is two years old and the size of the bed is optimized for that. We started to look at different IKEA products to make proper bed and this is…

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『 Bedroom 』Pax Tie Rack from Komplement Pants Hangers

Pax Tie Rack from Komplement Pants Hangers Materials: Komplement Description: I have a problem. I own a lot of ties (somewhere north of 70 including around 18 bow ties). Far too many for any “over the counter” tie racks I’ve found. I had been using the three-tiered Komplement pull out…

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『 Bathroom 』Soap dish from kitchen skimmer

Soap dish from kitchen skimmer Materials: Ikea (name?) kitchen skimmer Description: We have 2 round vessel sinks in our master bath. Small Ikea bowls mimicking the shape of the vessels held our soaps next to the sinks. Every time we reached with wet hands for the soap or return it…

『 children 』RIBBA cloud night light

RIBBA cloud night light Place the paper on a soft surface, with a pencil make holes on the boundary of the cloud . Put the lights in the holes and fix them with tape on the back of the sheet. Finally, put the sheet into the frame placing the batteries…

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『 Dining 』Numerar dining table

Numerar dining table Materials: Numerar, Lilleby, drill, angle bracket, paint Description: It is a fairly simple hack. My wife and I were looking for a modern dining table to replace our traditional round one. We wanted a solid wood top but they were too expensive for us. We were browsing…

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『 children 』Loft bed to 4 poster bed

Loft bed to 4 poster bed Photo: IKEA.com Materials: Tromso Description: Our 7 yr old daughter who loved her loft bed when she was 5 now wanted a more “grown up” bed on the ground. At first my husband and I considered just cutting the legs down. We had done…

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『 Bedroom 』Lack Headboard

Lack Headboard Materials: Lack Table and Jansjo led lamp Description: Had a bed without a headboard and didn’t know what to do with it. In the mean time, my daughter needed a bigger bed and that was when I had a idea after seeing some hacks on this web site….

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『 Bedroom 』Custom size wardrobe

Custom size wardrobe This is not my first hack but my first submission at ikea hackers. The last four years I was looking around at different shops to buy a wardrobe covering our needs. At the end, due to the change of my occupation and the spare time in between,…

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『 children 』Children’s reading nook from TV furniture

Children’s reading nook from TV furniture Use of a TV storage unit as a children’s reading nook and toy and book storage Items: Lappland TV Storage unit Extendable shower curtain rod Shower Curtain and rings Misc. screws and nails Description: Assemble the unit as directed Except for the shelving unit…

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『 Dining 』Plain dining table into bartable

Plain dining table into bartable Materials: Jokkmokk tableDescription: I grew tired of my old Jokkmokk dining table and wanted a smaller one. We looked at IKEA’s Vika Byske but it was too large and we didn’t want to throw the old table away. So we cut out a new shape,…

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『 Bathroom 』1950′s Bathroom revamp with Akurum

1950′s Bathroom revamp with Akurum Materials: Akurum, Numerar, Fullen, Perfekt, Metrik Description: I wanted to update my 1950′s bath with modern fixtures that would mirror the style in the rest of the house (plus the sink faucet would no longer turn off). Before Our kitchen was being remodeled with Ikea…

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『 children 』Lucy’s learning tower

Lucy’s learning tower   Materials: BEKVA„M step stool Description: Like most toddlers, our Lucy was a curious little one… I wanted her to be able to look, help and play at our kitchen’s counter height but didn’t feel safe letting her stand on a chair… Besides, she was so short…

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『 Dining 』Extendable Lack Bistro Table

Extendable Lack Bistro Table Materials: Lack side tables, found/repurposed wood, velcro, scews Description: Using an unfinished headboard my father was no longer working on, I added trim to three sides leaving the fourth open to allow for an extension. The top is attached to the top of one Lack table,…

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『 children 』Dollhouse Bookcase, Billy Hack

Dollhouse Bookcase, Billy Hack Materials: BILLY By adding a roof, chimney, wooden details, paint, fences, walls and even windows, the Billy Bookcase becomes a chic beach house, or a fab urban row-house. Use as a bookcase, shelf, or dollhouse… you get to decide! See more of the BILLY bookcase dollhouse….

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『 children 』Manly DIY Play Kitchen

Manly DIY Play Kitchen Materials: Malm nightstands, Bygel rail and hooks, Lansa drawer pulls, Duktig utensils and pots/pans, Description: I made my two year old son a bitchin’ kitchen, inspired by the likes of Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, and Anthony Bourdain (who’s kitchen I’ve never seen, but I can only…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathroom Reno

Bathroom Reno Materials: Akurum, Lagan, Stave Description: Not a new hack, but something I did to two of my bathrooms to take advantage of Ikea’s recent kitchen sale. My kitchen was also being remodeled and I scored 20% off my entire kitchen order. So I ordered two of the largest…

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『 Dining 』FAKTUM sideboard

FAKTUM sideboard Materials: Faktum, Perfekt, Rationell Description: My hunt for a decent size sideboard for the dining room was not fruitful, so I decided to make my own out of Ikea kitchen cabinets and some timber. I used: 4x FAKTUM tall wall cabinets, 50cm wide 2x PERFEKT red cover panel…

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『 Bedroom 』Expedit into console table

Expedit into console table Materials: Expedit Description: We were redoing our playroom area, and my wife has a semi-pro hair station set up using some recycled furniture. The overall aim is to install some Besta cabinets up above, to get the storage up off the ground (and away from little…

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『 children 』KURA Little Forest House

KURA Little Forest House Challenging the limits of a pre-defined object, I studied its construction system, its vulnerabilities and material language to alter it looking for another use, not documented or anticipated in the original proposal. With a playful catalyst, I altered the structure extending the construction system and wrapped…

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『 Bathroom 』EXPEDIT sink cabinet

EXPEDIT sink cabinet Materials: Expedit bookcase Description: For my bathroom I used the Expedit birch bookcase, four steel legs and stones for the top. ~ alex, italia More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 children 』BRÄDA & LAGG Portable Tabletop Play Stove

BRÄDA & LAGG Portable Tabletop Play Stove Materials: BRÄDA Laptop Support, LAGG Trivet, DUKTIG Child’s Cookware Set, DUKTIG Child’s Utensil Set Description: My friend wanted a play stove for her daughter but didn’t want one that would take up floor space. Inspired by IKEA Hackers’ play stoves, I was off…

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『 Bedroom 』Malm Bed Diagonal Filler Piece

Malm Bed Diagonal Filler Piece Materials: Malm Bed, 78cm Lack coffee table, 2 Adils Legs. Table saw, drill, screws, screwdriver Description: Placing a large bed along a wall you tend to create an aisle around it. If instead you place it diagonally on a corner, and four triangular spaces are…

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『 Dining 』Leaf-shaped Place Mats for round Dining Table

Leaf-shaped Place Mats for round Dining Table Materials: 6 PANNA Place Mats, DRALLA Chopping Mats (set of 2), Xacto Knife Description: Most place mats are rectangular or round, and therefore don’t go well with round dining table. The former simply have the wrong shape, while the latter tend to be…

『 children 』APA Park, Model Railway in an APA Box

APA Park, Model Railway in an APA Box Materials: APA Box, LEDBERG lights Removing the front panel from an APA box creates a handy size self contained baseboard for a model railway project. add a new base to box out of 9mm plywood on one inch square block and you…

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『 children 』Princess throne

Princess throne Photo: IKEA.com Materials: MAMMUT child chair Description: The backrest is made out of solid metal and polystyrene. Been glued to paper (wallpaper paste). Then painted with acrylic paint color. ~ Jürgen Behrens, Wiesbaden Germany More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bathroom 』Islands aren’t just for kitchens!

Islands aren’t just for kitchens! Materials: Ikea Groland Kitchen Island Description: We are experienced do-it-yourselfers, and in a down-to-the studs bath remodel, we searched all over for unique vanities until we saw the Groland Islands at Ikea in Frisco, TX. We had a less than 8′ wall to use and…

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『 Bedroom 』Trysil chest of drawers

Trysil chest of drawers Materials: Trysil Description: Paint the frame of the cabinet and stick on decorative stickers on the front drawer panels. Attached handles as per IKEA’s instructions.   Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Dining 』Hacker Help: LACK o’ Dining

Hacker Help: LACK o’ Dining Materials: 2-3 LACK side tables, ikea table legs Description: I am trying to hack 2 or 3 lack side tables into bar height bistro tables. I want to buy a peice of wood to ensure all lack table tops stay together and then install the…

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『 children 』DROMMAR light garland

DROMMAR light garland Materials: DROMMAR baking cups Using DROMMAR baking cups and a simple string of lights I created this light garland. CAUTION: Please use cool LED lights to minimize fire risk. Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bathroom 』Molger frame for two

Molger frame for two Materials: 2 Molger leg frames, Pragel countertop in black, 2 Hollviken sinks, 2 Price Pfister faucets (from Lowe’s- no longer avaiable)screws, drill, L brackets, saw, Description: We had a teeny tiny bathroom in a teeny tiny house. We decided the one thing we really didnt want…

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『 children 』Vika + Micke = Workstation

Vika + Micke = Workstation Materials: Vika Amon, Micke Desk, Snille Chair, Spontan Boards Description: #1 & #2 son quickly outgrown the activity table they have been using as a desk – as you can see from the “before”, #1′s PC dominates 1/2 the table. My wife and I use…

『 Bedroom 』Hemnes Headboard Update

Hemnes Headboard Update Materials: Hemnes Description: I originally bought the Hemnes bed frame because it was on sale and I can’t pass up a deal.  Honestly, it’s sort of dull and made my bedroom feel sad. I wanted to get a fancy new one and was debating whether it was…

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『 Dining 』Dining and Homework Center

Dining and Homework Center Materials: NUMERÄR Countertop, AKURUM Wall, STÅT drawer and doors Description: Two shallow drawer cabinets were installed along the wall set the width of the counter apart. A larger counter top was purchased than needed and cut to the length and width needed for the space. The…

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『 children 』HEMNES baby changing table

HEMNES baby changing table Materials: HEMNES dresser We need a changing table for our first child. Since we did not like the finished changing tables, we built a changing table from the Hemnes dresser from Ikea. The three sides are 69.5 cm wide and 15 cm high. The board on…

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『 children 』Lego Activity Table

Lego Activity Table Materials: Vika Amon table top, Trofast storage boxes, EKBY JÄRPEN EKBY TÖRE desk top shelf Description: After we moved our office from the largest bedroom in the house to a small office space we no longer had room for our two desks, so we choose to build…

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『 Bathroom 』Kvartal Shower Curtain for Dormered Bathroom

Kvartal Shower Curtain for Dormered Bathroom Materials: 2 Ikea Kvartal Corner fixtures, 2 Kvartal Wall hardware, 1 Kvartal rod, 1 DEKA Curtain wire, Saltgrund Shower curtain, Riktig hooks and gliders Description: I used the great Ikea Kvartal 3 track system to solve the difficult problem of putting a shower enclosure…

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『 Dining 』Chair pads as wall decor

Chair pads as wall decor Materials: NEDDA, PORTIS, RAMSTA, GLÄNSA, RIBBA Description: NEDDA chair pad (14 x 0,49Cent). Makes interesting wall decor. PORTIS shelf  (1 x 19,99 Euro) ~ EDDY, Germany More hacks on IKEAHackers.net Article Source ikeahackers

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『 Bedroom 』Bed Frame with Lots of Storage

Bed Frame with Lots of Storage Materials: 2 Malm 6-Drawer Dressers, 2 Malm 2-drawer chests, two boxes built out of MDF measuring 16x9x19 inches, 1 Sultan Luroy Bed Slats (Full size), 1 Full size mattress Description: My girlfriend recently moved into a New York City apartment, and our bedroom is…

『 children 』Billy the robot

Billy the robot Materials: A jigsaw Paint Sandpaper Paint Laundry For the body Billy Bookcase 40X102cm cabinet door (the one disc) sandpaper and some acrylic paint For the 2 arms and 4 “plates”: An extra shelf from a 80cm wide Billy shelf Two long screws with color plates and bolts…

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『 children 』Air balloon ceiling light for less than 10,00 Euro

Air balloon ceiling light for less than 10,00 Euro Materials: Regolit, white rattan basket, ribbons, glue gun Description: Three years ago while decorating my son’s bedroom I desperately searched for an air balloon ceiling light. Everything I found was too expensive for my budget and so I decided to make…

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『 Bedroom 』Rolling Expedit clothes display

Rolling Expedit clothes display Materials: Expedit tv storage unit Description: I turned this Expedit tv unit into a clothing store display wall that opens like a door. The store owner didn’t get my vision at first but after it was up and running, much praise. I first assembled the unit…

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『 Bathroom 』Spa Bath Mat from IKEA outdoor decking

Spa Bath Mat from IKEA outdoor decking Materials: Platta Outdoor Decking Description: I used IKEA’s Platta Outdoor Decking to create a Spa Bath Mat. The Spa Bath Mat originally started as IKEA outdoor decking. To make the bath mat all you need are 6 squares of the pre-assembled outdoor decking….

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『 Dining 』Gorgeous Trays

Gorgeous Trays Materials: Bigarra, IdealDescription: I buy these lovely Ikea Stoneware trays and vases and decorate them with ceramic colors. I do intricate, laborious work on these items – but I would not use just any glass/ceramic vase. I love these stoneware for their smooth matte finish texture and their…

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『 children 』Bekvam mini kitchen

Bekvam mini kitchen I used: Chalkboard paint 1 Bekvam step stool 3 Losjon hangers 1 Brakig tray 1 Observator clip-on basket 2 Bygel hooks 1 Bekvam spice rack Article Source ikeahackers

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『 children 』Baby’s first shoes display box

Baby’s first shoes display box Materials: 2 Ribba Frames, Wallpaper/Card Superglue Description: Was quoted €60 to build a shadow-box frame and couldn’t find any shadow boxes in the art & craft shops here in Dublin. 1. Buy 2 Ribba Frames. 2. Remove back from frame 1(backing frame) 3. Paint/cover the…

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『 Bathroom 』Faktum in the bathroom? Yes you can!

Faktum in the bathroom? Yes you can! Materials: Faktum, Abstrakt, Hollviken Description: My problem was that I like the Hollviken bathtub, but I personally think that most of the Ikea bathroom furniture aestetically sucks. At the same time, I also like the slickness of the Abstrakt series. So I took…

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『 children 』Multi-Kid Drafting Table

Multi-Kid Drafting Table Materials: Vika Byske Table Tops, Vika Moliden Legs Description: The table tops were cut to a width that our kids could reach across. They are fastened to a 2×3 frame with hinges to allow their slope to be adjustable. The legs were fastened to this frame and…

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『 Dining 』Billy Meets Aneboda — Dining cabinet

Billy Meets Aneboda — Dining cabinet Materials: Billy (new,deeper) bookcase, Aneboda 3-drawer drawer chest, 2 Billy Olsbo glass/panel doorsDescription: Once upon a time there was a girl named Aneboda. She was the shy type, usually likes to stay in her private bedroom. Then there was Billy. Billy was the cool…

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『 children 』Expedit Lack hack for child’s room

Expedit Lack hack for child’s room Materials: 2 x Expedit, 4 cube bookcases, 4 Lekman boxes, 1 Lack table (only used legs). Painted Expedit pieces with undercoat and then Dulux ‘Peppermint Fresh’ colour. Assembled Expedit leaving out one of the small pieces on one of the bookcases. Reinforced other small…

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『 Bedroom 』Built in Pax Wardrobes for Alcoves

Built in Pax Wardrobes for Alcoves Materials: Pax, Komplement clothes rail and drawers, MDF, 4×2, Description: 1. Build a frame to fit your space using 4×2 timbers- think about how you’ll use your wardrobe and affix additional timbers to the sides for the runners you’ll need for your drawers, shoe racks, baskets…

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『 Bathroom 』IVAR Bathroom Space Saver over toilet for renters

IVAR Bathroom Space Saver over toilet for renters Materials: IVAR side units, IVAR shelf, OBSERVATOR cross-braces, LENDA fabric, push-pins, hammer, screwdriver Description: Having quite small bathroom, without space for closet or an opportunity to replace any furniture, since we are renting, we have to be creative. There are many space-savers…

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『 children 』Let’s play dress-up

Let’s play dress-up Materials: hemnes changing table/dresser (not sure if the name is correct, i bought the piece from the “As-Is” section), brush & white semi-gloss paint, sand paper, decorative contact paper, tension rod, decorative baskets Description: I created a dress-up wardrobe closet for my 3 yr old daughter from…

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『 Dining 』EXPEDIT Mobile Island

EXPEDIT Mobile Island Materials: EXPEDIT Shelving unit, VIKA AMON Table top, ANTONIUS Shelf, CAPITA Bracket, LEDBERG Description: I needed a mobile kitchen Island/table with Storage for the 423sq foot Vancouver Shoe Box I reside in. Taking inspiration from Expedit standing desks and tables on this site I grabbed a drill…

『 children 』Expedit DIY dollhouse

Expedit DIY dollhouse Materials: Expedit I used napkins and decoupage to make a dollhouse from the Expedit for my daughter. However it needed a proper primer, long drying times holding the napkins where they should be. Next time I would just use wallpaper. It has a bathroom, bedroom, living room and kitchen…

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『 Bedroom 』Improved and lowered Malm Nightstand

Improved and lowered Malm Nightstand Materials: 2x MALM Chest with 2 drawers, black-brown Description: We bought two small Malm Chests as nightstands but I the height of them annoyed me real quick. So we cut off the lower half of each Malm and attached the remaining pieces to the back so you’d…

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『 Bathroom 』Yarn that Blanken

Yarn that Blanken Materials: BLANKEN, plastic bags, scissors Description: I like the BLANKEN shower caddy but somehow all my stuff falls out of it, when I shower. To solve this problem I grabbed some white plastic bags and cut them in stripes. I wrapped the plastic “yarn” around the caddy…

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『 children 』Ikea’s First Useful Children’s Step-stool!

Ikea’s First Useful Children’s Step-stool! Materials: BEKVAM Step Stool, SIGNUM Cable Outlet Kit Description: The problem: I was looking for a step-stool for my 2-year old to have access to the sink for brushing her teeth and to stand at the kitchen counter to at least “participate” in food prep….

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『 Dining 』Cheap, (Almost) Instant bar!

Cheap, (Almost) Instant bar! Materials: Effectiv, Abstrakt, Capita Description: In this hack, I take an EFFECTIV Add-on (high), original price $80, purchased in the As-Is department for $45, a set of CAPITA angled brackets ($14.99), ABSTRAKT kitchen door piece, regular $74, also purchased in the As-Is department for $1.99. The…

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『 Bedroom 』RAST Storage Bed Hack

RAST Storage Bed Hack Materials: RAST 3 drawer dresser x3 Description: I moved to a new 1 bedroom apartment recently without a lot of storage space, so I was inspired by this site to try my own hack. My initial plan was to buy a MALM 6 drawer like with this hack but when…

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『 children 』Zoo storage for furry friends

Zoo storage for furry friends Material: Ikea Gorm shelf, 4 elastic bands for fitness Description: I took down 6 boards that made up the 3 shelves and then I painted the different elements that make up the shelf. Then I set the top and the bottom shelf. I nailed the…

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『 Bathroom 』Wooden bathmat/duckboard

Wooden bathmat/duckboard Materials: Beddinge slats Description: Having my kitty litter box in my bathroom means always having bits of kitty litter everywhere. It’s most annoying when I step out of the shower. A solution to that is a slatted wooden bathmat/duckboard – regular mats simply catch the litter. Unfortunately, where…

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『 Dining 』Varde sink cabinet becomes breakfast bar

Varde sink cabinet becomes breakfast bar Materials: Varde Sink Cabinet, Vika Amon countertop Description: I wanted to build a breakfast bar that also had storage inside it instead of just being hollow. We had a useless wall between our kitchen and family room that I decided would make a good…

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『 children 』Lego Logistics

Lego Logistics Materials: Trofast storage units (2) We decided to create an IKEA-hack for our boys’ play table (and Lego storage). We purchased two Trofast storage units. My recommendation is to get many of the 1/2 size bins they are fantastic for Lego. Initially our plan had been to merely join…

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『 Bedroom 』Bed hack: Expedit, Vika and Ribba’s perfect union

Bed hack: Expedit, Vika and Ribba’s perfect union Materials: 3 Expedit shelving units; 1 Expedit cube; 1 Vika Amon table top; 1 Ribba picture ledge; 1 bed base; 1 mattress. Description: Here’s an ikea hack of a tall double bed with nightstands and headboard: all black, all clean, lots of storage. Just…

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『 children 』Bed in the air!

Bed in the air! SAFETY WARNING: This hack is not proven to be safe. Do not attempt to replicate this unless you have a professional to ensure that it is structurally sound and safe for a child’s use. ~ Jules *** Materials: Kura bed – Sniglar changing table Description: During…

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『 Bathroom 』Bekvam + Fullen Solve 3 Problems

Bekvam + Fullen Solve 3 Problems Materials: Bekvam, Fullen, Ekby Valter, Saw, Drill, Rotozip Description: My family and I recently moved to a new apartment. We brought with us a 3 year old Bekvam kitchen cart that simply did not work for our new kitchen. Rather than sell or throw…

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『 Dining 』Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK Rebuild

Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK Rebuild Materials: JOKKMOKK Table & Chairs, Vinyl Flooring, Plywood, Wood Framing Strips, Paint Description: I was furnishing my apartment and needed a kitchen/dining table. I really like the style of a table I came across at Crate & Barrel. It was too big for my…

『 children 』Gorm turned into Doll bench

Gorm turned into Doll bench My daughter has so many dolls and loves to play with them. To make sure they all get the attention they deserve I have converted a standard Gorm into a double bench. It took me a few hours to get to this stage and she…

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『 Bedroom 』An Artsy Jewellery Organizer

An Artsy Jewellery Organizer Materials: Ikea Kvill frame, corkboard, burlap, paint, Mod Podge, gold spray paint Description: The Kvill frame was spray-painted gold (which gave it a much more “grown-up” appearance). Burlap was adhered to a piece of corkboard cut to 5X7, using paint and Mod Podge mixed together. Once the burlap…

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『 children 』Kai’s great IVAR cot

Kai’s great IVAR cot Materials: 2 x IVAR shelf 80 x 50 cm, 2 x IVAR side panel 50 x 125 cm, 1 x IVAR side panel IVAR 30 x 125 cm, 1 x blind ENJE white 60 x 250 cm, 4 x RILL roles, 1 x OBSERVATÖR Cross-brace, thin…

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『 Bathroom 』Low End to High End Half Bath via As Is

Low End to High End Half Bath via As Is Materials: Nexus Yellow Brown cabinet cover panels; drill, jig or circular saw, tape measure Description: This half bath in our 1950s house was utterly dull and style-less. I was going to redo it with conventional painted drywall but then I…

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『 Dining 』RE-KIA Table

RE-KIA Table Materials: NUMERAR countertops, VIKA MOLIDEN table legs, Craigjig Screws, 10 – 5/8″ bolts and 2 – Iron Bars Description: I purchased two (2) of the Numerar birch countertops ( 96 7/8 ” x 25 5/8″ ) and spliced them together, using a Craig Jig and two large iron…

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『 children 』Children’s play table with storage too

Children’s play table with storage too Materials: – Kritter table – Mula Puzzle – Frogs’ game cups (not in catalog) – PVC pipe – MDF I intended to get some space to store children’s toys; I used a Kritter table with the purpose of playing and storing at the same…

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『 Bedroom 』Night Lamp on a MALM bed

Night Lamp on a MALM bed Materials: KVARNA, two switches, double side sticking tape and some cable Description: Make the stand from 50mm wide aluminum sheet. Drill a hole of 30mm diameter at the end and pass the bulb socket through it. You have to drill a small hole on the socket,…

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『 children 』Guest bed makes space for baby changing table

Guest bed makes space for baby changing table Materials: Hemnes daybed and Singlar changing table Description: Convert a day bed to a comfortable toddler bed with changing table. 1. Cut the legs of the Sniglar changing table and paint the frame white. 2. Cut the excess length of the Hemnes…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathroom business

Bathroom business Materials: IKEA EFFEKTIV Description: The modularity of Ikea’s office furniture makes it far more useful than the typical bathroom vanity cabinet. Cabinets and tops combined with Ikea Capita or Utby legs allow open shelf storage for out of sight but plugged in and ready to go hairdryers, curling…

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『 Dining 』Zigzag Fullen Bar

Zigzag Fullen Bar Materials: Fullen Sink Cabinet, Metrik Handles Description: We have a nook in our apartment that’s too small to fit a bar cabinet. My husband and I are classic cocktail fans and we needed a place to store some of our bottles and a place to display our…

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『 Bedroom 』Simple headboard and KONSMO nightstands

Simple headboard and KONSMO nightstands Materials: BRIMNES, KONSMO, BLANKETT, wood and misc. hardware Description: I have a small bedroom with no closets (removed to enlarge the bathroom) pink carpet, and wonky walls. I needed to be able to fit an office space, a wardrobe and a bed with nightstands. I was able…

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『 Bathroom 』18" Ensuite Bathroom Vanity

18" Ensuite Bathroom Vanity Materials: BekvamDescription: Put off by outrageous prices for bathroom vanities and an awkward space to fill in my ensuite bathroom, I turned to Ikea Hackers for inspiration. Not to be disappointed, Karen from SFO gave me the great idea to use the Bekvam butcher block as…

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『 Dining 』Hemnes buffet with bottle holders

Hemnes buffet with bottle holders Materials: Ikea Hemnes buffet, 4 Branas, a wood bottle holders to assemble Description: My husband love wine, but we don’t have any bottle holders in our kitchen, so we decide to transform our Hemnes buffet. 1- We buy a cheap wood bottle holders and I…

『 children 』Besta plywood playroom storage hack

Besta plywood playroom storage hack Materials: Besta cupboard (cm)- 128 high x 120 wide; Besta 128 x 60, Besta TV unit 120 wide We needed to create additional playroom storage and Besta units were a perfect fit for our space and toy boxes. We designed lots of easy to reach…

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『 Bedroom 』PAX wardrobe jewelry organizer

PAX wardrobe jewelry organizer     Materials: PAX wardrobe, KOMPLEMENT drawers and sliding hangers, wood and hardware Description: I have a small bedroom with no closets (removed to enlarge the bathroom) a pink carpet, and wonky walls. I needed to be able to fit an office space, a wardrobe and a bed with…

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『 children 』Girly Kura bunk bed

Girly Kura bunk bed Materials: Kura bed, Sultan lade, 2×2″ beams, mdf, paint, wallpaper, screws, screwdriver, saw Description: It was time for our daughters to share room and two beds would take up unnecessary floor space. I was after a bunk bed where we could place our 15 months girl…

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『 Bathroom 』Lillangen bathroom remodel

Lillangen bathroom remodel Materials: Lillangen, Bjorken, Description: before In my bathroom remodel, I used the Lillangen sink base and cut a sink top from birch plywood. I also used a Lillangen wall cabinet and turned it vertically and attached it below my countertop next to my sink base. Both cabinets…

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『 Dining 』DIY Rast Wine Cabinet

DIY Rast Wine Cabinet Materials: Materials needed: 2 Ikea RAST 3-drawer chests ($34.99) Wood for shelves, wine rack, side supports, and top shelf (I used 11 & ¾” x 12″ boards for the in between shelves, 12″ x 12″ squares for the side supports, and a 6’x1’ board for the…

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『 children 』Kalas Kolorfull Quizbuttons

Kalas Kolorfull Quizbuttons I’ve used Kalas bowls and plates to construct Quiz-buzzers for my classroom. With a bit of wood and buttons from an old keyboard. The pictures should tell nearly enough. I connected it all to a Velleman MK133 quiz-kit (well, I made my own based on their schematic)….

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『 children 』The Great Divide

The Great Divide Materials: 1 red Spontan magnet board, 6-8 Spontan magnet cupsDescription: My kids share a desk, which just happens to be an old Ikea kitchen table. They would never use it at the same time, because they said they had no privacy, and they were always fighting over…

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『 Bedroom 』Space saver bed

Space saver bed Materials: Stolmen chests and Lack tables Description: Living in a small one bedroom apartment, We needed a solution to put all our clothes in a single space so we could eliminate a chest of drawers that took up a third of that bedroom. The solution was a captain bed…

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『 Bathroom 』IKEA vases for a translucent rounded bathroom wall

IKEA vases for a translucent rounded bathroom wall Materials: Rektangel vase Description: The REKTANGEL vases are used as glassblocks in the design of a distinctive loft located on the first floor of a historic warehouse and monument on the Brouwersgracht in the center of Amsterdam. The apartment is designed by…

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『 Dining 』Custom IKEA bar with storage and prep area

Custom IKEA bar with storage and prep area Materials: EXPEDIT shelves, NUMERAR Countertop, CAPITA Brackets, VIKA BYSKE Leg Description: I needed a versatile bar for my balcony and this is what I came up with. It has customizable storage and a tucked away prep area. It is also easy to…

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『 children 』NORDEN Sofa Table turned kids’ creativity centre

NORDEN Sofa Table turned kids’ creativity centre Materials: NORDEN I was getting so frustrated with the kids’ art material constantly populating our dining table at dinner time that I decided to turn a barely used corner of our office into their art nook. I knew I needed something with storage…

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『 Bedroom 』Metal to Bamboo

Metal to Bamboo Materials: Ikea TROMSÖ, Acrylic, Brushes Description: 1. I primed the bed. 2. Every few centimeters, the metal is painted bright 3. With paint pens lines and cracks are indicated 4. The connections are tied with string ~ Mirka Article Source ikeahackers

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『 children 』Baby Fashionista Wardrobe (Baby Shower Gift)

Baby Fashionista Wardrobe (Baby Shower Gift) Materials: Trofast Frame, White – Article Number: 300.914.52 Description: Rather simple modification but a definite show stopper at baby showers. The great thing about this gift is that the family can choose to add to the Trofast system or it can later be used…

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『 Bathroom 』Bathroom makeover

Bathroom makeover Materials: Billy, Billy Morebo, LILLANGEN, Capita, ANNO STRADescription: We have a very small bathroom (barely 4,5 square meters) and where sick of looking at the old plastic-and-glass thing that held our towels. So we went out to Ikea to get some ideas. First we introduced a new carpet…

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『 Dining 』"Rustic" Lazy Susan

"Rustic" Lazy Susan Materials: Snudda lazy susan, stain, permanent marker, paint Description: I started out with the shiny, birch Snudda lazy susan that was around $7 at Ikea. After sanding off the clear coat, I stained it a dark color using Ebony Minwax. This gave the item a rustic, multi-toned…

『 children 』Busy Dad’s Workshop Trofast Sensory Table

Busy Dad’s Workshop Trofast Sensory Table Materials: TROFAST, CAPITA legs My husband took the Trofast system and turned it into a sand and water play table for our daughters.  He also added Capita legs to it to lift it off the ground.  Below is the YouTube link for his video….

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『 Bedroom 』Sleep in a BILLY

Sleep in a BILLY Materials: 2xBILLY; 1xFLELLSE (bed) Description: I couldn’t make a decision if I’d use the space for a big bookshelf or a bed, big enough for two guest because I really needed both. I built a frame to hide the upright modified bed and attached it to…

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『 Bathroom 』Bygel Hanging Shower Rack Hack

Bygel Hanging Shower Rack Hack Materials: Bygel Rail, Blanken Shower Shelf, Bygel metal “S” hooksDescription: Not really a hack, more of a Hackea, I used to have one of those cool shelves in the corner of my shower on an extension pole. But it was getting rusty. Leaving rust on…

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『 children 』SNIGLAR – Crib co sleeper

SNIGLAR – Crib co sleeper Materials: crib SNIGLAR (39 €), 4 wheels (0.85 € c / u) and a hinge (2.60 €) Description: After 2 years of living with our son Ivan who is a candidate to win the prize for the child on the planet with least sleep, it…

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『 Dining 』Expedit Bar table

Expedit Bar table Materials: Expedit 2 by 4, Vika Amon table top, short legs from Ikea Description: I needed a very narrow table that would accommodate up to 10 people. I had an Expedit 2 by 4 shelf and bought a white table top off craigslist for 10.00 and short…

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『 children 』Hemnes Bridging Wall Shelf Bench/Toy Storage

Hemnes Bridging Wall Shelf Bench/Toy Storage Materials: Hemnes wall unit We had a tricky space to fill in our daughter’s nursery: very narrow and rather short. All of the regular bookshelves and media units were too wide and wouldn’t allow for the closet door (not shown) to open. So we…