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Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

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IKEA items used: IKEA Hemnes 2-drawer sink cabinet in 31.5″ or 31-3/8″ I wanted a modern vanity/sink look in our bathroom and was not impressed by my options at the home improvement store or online. Photo: IKEA.com The IKEA Hemnes was the…

Thursday, Nov 16

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SVALNÄS…reloaded

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When I was a child in the 70s, some of my relatives had those shelving systems like the one you can see in the image below, the Royal System® Shelving by Poul Cadovius, a famous danish designer. I’m pretty sure they had a replica, given…

Wednesday, Nov 15

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Hackers Help: Replace broken glass panel in ADEL kitchen cabinet door?

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Photo: IKEA.com (The image above is a GRIMSLÖV door, which is similar to the discontinued ADEL) The glass panel in one of my kitchen cabinet doors has broken, and I’d like to replace it. Just looking at the door, I don’t see any obvious…

Tuesday, Nov 14

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The Beautiful Big Table: A perfect dual workstation

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My wife and I wanted a large single table for our studio. She works on one side and I do on the other. Tables this large are fewer in selection and cost around $1K+ for one that is decently designed and built, but we didn’t like anything…

Monday, Nov 13

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Professional looking FJELLSE upholstered bed hack

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Olivia of Minty Fresh Projects shares her latest hack for her little girl’s room — a FJELLSE bed turned into a upholstered bed. It looks decidedly more inviting than the barebones FJELLSE. IKEA item used: FJELLSE bed Photo: IKEA.com I…

Friday, Nov 10

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From the lid … to tablet

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IKEA items used: RATIONELL VARIERA from Ikea The IKEA RATIONELL VARIERA becomes a tablet stand. A Fablab member, Jean-Philippe brought to the Fablab an unused holder for lids. We found out that the tubes were simply screwed onto the base.…

Thursday, Nov 9

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The Brassy Bureau: A MCM style wooden chest of drawers

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IKEA Items Used: Hemnes 8 drawer dresser (Article Number: 003.185.98) Hemnes 6 drawer chest (Article Number: 803.742.79) *Only do one at a time to set yourself up for success. Project Items Used: Minwax Mahogany Gel Stain Minwax Pre-stain…

Wednesday, Nov 8

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Make a Mini Glass Cloche Bell Jar

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After having made my family out of peg dolls, I needed a way to display them. I decided to see if I could find a nice glass at IKEA with as rounded a bottom as possible. That’s when I found the INTAGANDE glasses. They come in soft pink and…

Tuesday, Nov 7

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Shoe shelf for small spaces

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Even in the slimmest of landing spaces, you can squeeze in a bit of storage for shoes. Farida shows us how to hang up a few decent pairs even in a tight spot, using a few RIBBA picture ledges and knobs. IKEA items used: RIBBA picture ledge…

Monday, Nov 6

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BRIMNES bedside table: Perfected for the BRIMNES storage bed

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We bought a new BRIMNES bed frame with storage by IKEA. It is handy with drawers under the bed. Photo: IKEA.com To complete the bed we also got a BRIMNES bedside table. We assembled both and placed bed and nightstand in place. It looked…

Friday, Nov 3

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Out with the old, in with a new built-in closet

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IKEA items used: BRIMNES wardrobe with 2 doors (usually £89, but was on sale for £59) Photo: IKEA.com The upstairs flat that I bought had a terrible old cupboard set in to the wall in the small room (actually added above the stairs).…

Thursday, Nov 2

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Kids nightstand from a GLADOM tray table

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Photo: IKEA.com Remove the tray table from the GLADOM top and set aside. Then I bore holes in the GLADOM table frame with a drill and 5 mm bit at 6 cm from each leg. I drilled a Q-box which I got from Facility Italia (with customizable…

Wednesday, Nov 1

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Hackers Help: How to paint this Norden Gateleg table?

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Bought the NORDEN gateleg table years ago and now want a colour change. I’m a newbie so below are some questions at the top of my mind: Ikea Item: Norden Gateleg Table in Birch - does it require sanding? - what type of primer is best? -…

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Hackers Help: Stacking 2×2 Kallax with countertop to make a storage/desk area

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Let me apologise in advance for my terrible photo to showcase my question. Nothing is probably to size and the “countertop” doesn’t go all the way across because of the woman in the chair. But I’m wondering if I could stack two 2×2 KALLAX…

Tuesday, Oct 31

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Have you seen these IKEA dollhouse furniture? They’re like the real thing!

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An IKEAHackers reader, dteleki, recently discovered a wonderful YouTube vlogger, Cath of “The Square To Spare” and alerted us to her amazing work. Cath’s channel specializes in videos showing how to build dollhouse furniture and…

Monday, Oct 30

Simple Malm Dresser Upgrade

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Living in a city studio apartment requires lots of creativity. With minimal tools, I’ve created a modern looking dresser with very little time and money! Materials: MALM dresser, 6-drawer Marble contact paper LANSA handles I assembled this…

Friday, Oct 27

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KALLAX Hide-away TV & Cascading Room Divider

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I recently got myself an open studio loft, so I finally had a chance to get creative. I wanted to share my massive IKEA KALLAX room divider, but more specifically, my hide-away TV that doubles as an art piece (with the added feature of…

Thursday, Oct 26

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Cross stitch table lamp: IKEA LAMPAN upgrade

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The LAMPAN lamp is a classic and one of the cheapest table lamp at IKEA. Coming in at a mere $5.99. It recently got a long overdue update — with new colours (gold, silver and blue) and a LED version ($9.99). If it’s still a little plain…

Wednesday, Oct 25

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Hackers Help: Suggest a behind Sofa Room Divider and Bookcase

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Hi, I really like this idea for a room divider and extra book storage. Source Can anyone suggest a bookshelf that will go behind the IKEA KIVIK sofa? BESTÅ is out of my price range, and KALLAX isn’t long enough. Any other ideas? Thanks for…

Tuesday, Oct 24

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Upgrade the FLISAT children’s table with a simple mod

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The FLISAT children’s table is quite a smart little thing. See those white covers? It’s a secret compartment. Open them up and you’ll fit 2 TROFAST storage boxes snug under the top of the table. Your child can reach in and get his or her…

Monday, Oct 23

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Cheap tropical chic wooden stool or side table

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We needed a stool for our new desk and I really didn’t want a boring one, so I made this tropical one. Materials: Photo: IKEA.com IKEA FROSTA wooden stool High gloss paint, green Acrylic colors Black permanent marker with thin tip Soft…

Friday, Oct 20

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A touchless trash can with this one quick fix

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Materials: FILUR trash cans Painter’s tape Twine I got these nice trash cans for my trash and recycling and I quickly realized that when you pull the drawer to discard trash you’d have a piece of trash in the other hand. You’d have to let…

Thursday, Oct 19

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A shovel holder & 4 fantastic ideas for the VURM wine rack

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Just sharing an idea I had. I had two unused VURM 4-bottle wine racks from IKEA and I’ve decided to use them as a shovel holder. Here you can see the photo from my garage how it works. I am using it for couple of weeks with no issues. ~ by…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Hackers Help: ALGOT installation problems

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I installed the wall mounted rails for the ALGOT shelf system and something has gone wrong. We were careful to measure properly but the shelves will not connect properly to the brackets. Instead, three of the four edges click into the…

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Lightweight and breathable bunk bed curtains

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Items used: Dignitet wire curtain rod from IKEA, 4 sets Lattjo 100% curtains from IKEA, 3 sets a drill (with a small drill bit for the wood screws and a 1/2″ drill bit for the drywall) and screws for your particular walls and bed frame …

Monday, Oct 16

A Colander Chandelier, a modern dining table light

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I recently remodeled my own home and I was working on the dining room. I got the whole thing finished except for the lights over the dining table. I looked everywhere for lights that seemed to reflect my own personality…could not find them…

Friday, Oct 13

My customized HEMNES small bathroom vanity

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I used the TÖRNVIKEN sink, TOLKEN countertop, and HEMNES vanity to create a style more customized to my taste! I added hardware from H & M and painted the HEMNES blue. Materials: TÖRNVIKEN countertop sink TOLKEN countertop HEMNES vanity…

Thursday, Oct 12

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Quick, easy chopping station (+ small kitchen island ideas)

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Materials: IKEA PS 2014 Standing laptop station String Chopping board Photo: IKEA.com I reversed the upper tray so that the longitudinal hole that is originally meant for cables is covered. Then I added instead, in the hole for cables, a…

Wednesday, Oct 11

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IKEA just launched an absolutely fur-bulous range

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Pet owners! Have you heard? IKEA just launched a new range that’s bound to stroke you the right way. While IKEA has done well for humans, it sorely lacked a range of furniture designed especially for pets. Well, that is until now. Say…

Tuesday, Oct 10

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Make a multi time zone clock with Ribba + Rusch

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Inspired by this hack, I made my own. I’m from France, but live in Canada and my stepbrother and his wife live in New-Zealand. So my partner asked me if we could have several clocks to know when to be in touch with family without having to…