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Wednesday, Jan 17

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Hackers help: Functional mini kitchen for toddlers?

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Hi there! Has there been a submission for a play kitchen with running water? I’ve been scouring the archives, but came up somewhat dry (no pun intended). I’m shooting for more in-depth hack than a DUKTIG remodel. I’m looking to create a…

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Pee on this IKEA ad and get a discount (if it turns pink!)

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If there’s one thing IKEA is good at hacking, it’s advertising. They’ve done some brilliant work over the years and now, they surprise us again. With pee, no less. It may sounds gross, but the concept is genius. The headline says: “Peeing…

Monday, Jan 15

19

Make a Music Production Desk with only 40 pounds

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My name is Ivan, and I’ve been a music enthusiast my whole life. I wanted to share with you my new video out “Making a Music Production Desk With Only 40 Pounds”. Click the player below or view it on Youtube here. For those who prefer to…

Friday, Jan 12

21

Photographer turns to IKEA for Rembrandt photo shoot

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What does Rembrandt have to do with IKEA? Nothing much except a photographer in Norway somehow managed to put them together in a surprising Rembrandt photo shoot. A camera store, Stavanger Foto commissioned Stig Håvard Dirdal to create a…

Thursday, Jan 11

20

How to hack a flat front IKEA corner sink

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We built an IKEA kitchen corner base cabinet to accommodate a regular corner sink instead of that horrible “bat-wing” sink they sell. Our tiny kitchen using the IKEA corner sink hack came out beautiful with our 24 inch wide appliances. …

Wednesday, Jan 10

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Hackers Help: How to shorten PAX wardrobes?

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I moved into a new house with a huge open closet room with no storage. I designed my entire walk-in gorgeous closet using the PAX system, but now have realized my ceiling is too low. The ceiling is 78 1/4” tall. Can the PAX system be cut…

Tuesday, Jan 9

21

IKEA names and their meaning. Finally!

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Those of us who don’t speak Swedish or Danish are clearly at a disadvantage when it comes to IKEA. Sure, like any diehard fan I can rattle off a few dozen IKEA names. But what do they mean? And how do you pronounce the A balancing a little…

Monday, Jan 8

18

Kids art display box: 10 min hack to store & show your kids art

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I love my kids art and paintings. I love to keep the good ones and show them. This kids art display box allows me to save the paintings, show them, easily change the piece on display and, in general, give them the right attention. The idea…

Saturday, Jan 6

17

Hack List: 12 IKEA Hacks to Try in 2018

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At the start of the year, you’ve probably taken a look at your home and thought, “I need new lighting” or “We should figure out something for that awkward nook” or simply, “My craft room is a mess/ needs storage”. Well, let 2018 be the…

Friday, Jan 5

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IKEA TROFAST children’s storage and seat to match colour scheme

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We needed storage for our new family room (playroom/home office) but didn’t want to go down the bright colours route plus I couldn’t afford the cost of a new carpet. And the bright colours from IKEA really wouldn’t go with my current color…

Thursday, Jan 4

18

LEGO Play Table with Drawer Storage

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Need a place for your kid to build his LEGO pieces? This DIY Lego play table with drawer storage is the perfect solution! It’s so easy to make and affordable too. It uses the IKEA LACK side tables and TROFAST bins. A cheap and easy project…

Wednesday, Jan 3

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Hackers Help: Can I exchange a Hemnes footboard for a Malm?

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I have a Hemnes bed, the old model which had a footboard as you can see in the photo. However my feet are always hitting the bottom because the HEMNES footboard is too high. I don’t want to buy a new mattress but was thinking of replacing…

Tuesday, Jan 2

21

Sew good! A Roll-Top Backpack from IKEA Blue Bags

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I made a roll-top backpack for my partner as a Christmas present because he bikes a lot and in case he gets caught in the rain this will definitely repel anything Mother Nature throws at him. I’m very happy with how this bag came out and I…

Monday, Jan 1

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Drumroll! Presenting the top 10 IKEA hacks of 2017

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Happy 2018! I’m looking forward to all (including all the amazing hacks) that 2018 will bring. What about you? Let me start by wishing you all things bright and beautiful for your home and life. Before we get into the thick of 2018, let’s…

Saturday, Dec 30

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Customizing an IKEA Vanity for a Bungalow Bathroom

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IKEA items used: SILVERÅN vanity Other materials used: Primer and paint Tapered legs from Osborne Wood Products Liquid Nails construction glue Screws Threaded furniture glide feet Tolson cabinet knobs from Rejuvenation Here’s how I…

Thursday, Dec 28

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Kroby, the snake lamp

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My name is Gille Monte Ruici, I make sculptures, and particularly bots, starting from recycled matter and of waste. Few months ago I already sent you two hacks. (See them here and here). Here is a new one, called : KROBY the snake lamp. To…

Wednesday, Dec 27

21

Make a Bike Ledge in three easy steps

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This is a bike ledge made out of IKEA MOSSLANDA picture ledges and a few other materials you may already have at home. All done pretty quickly and easily. And the bikes are neatly stowed away, off the floor. Materials: 1 MOSSLANDA Picture…

Tuesday, Dec 26

IKEA Low chair: Using the Antilop in the lounge

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We hacked the ANTILOP high chair into a low chair. It’s now at a suitable level for feeding and play in the lounge. It takes up less room too. IKEA item used: IKEA Antilop High Chair Here’s how to make a low chair Knock out the feet from…

Sunday, Dec 24

A very merry Christmas from me (and two mocktail recipes)

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Are you in year-end reflection mode? How was 2017 for you? For me, it was a good, good year. Good, not in a unicorn-and-rainbows kind of way but an expanding, gut-wrenching type of good. Challenging on many levels, but still good. I’ll be…

Friday, Dec 22

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X’mas ball

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Now here’s an idea for the holiday season – an X’mas ball, literally. Replace the paper flowers on the IKEA MASKROS lamp with Christmas ornaments. Voilà! Instant festive vibe! ~ by Peter Stroo

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Upgrading Brimnes Wardrobe with Drawer Units

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One problem with the Brimnes three door wardrobe is the lack of drawers. The unit comes with only three widely separated shelves in the right storage area. The Alex 9 drawer unit fits – after some cuts. Both the Brimnes wardrobe and Alex 9…

Thursday, Dec 21

Narrow rolling kitchen cart: Perfect for in-between gaps

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I made a narrow rolling kitchen cart to fit along my refrigerator, made from IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks. I had no other choice but build it since the space was only 11cm wide, and nothing manufactured matched these dimensions. Materials: …

Wednesday, Dec 20

Hackers Help: Shortening Billy bookcases. Is it possible?

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Ikea items used : 106 cm high Ikea Bookshelf (302.638.44) I have 2 Billy bookshelves. I would like to shorten them, because they are too high. They are initially 106 cm high (41 3/4 “), which is 21 cm (8″) higher than my Ektorp couch. I…

Tuesday, Dec 19

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Hacking the KURA into a bunk bed with storage

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We have a small house and our kids currently share a bedroom. We needed more storage space without adding more furniture to an already small room. This bunk bed with storage hack, from start to finish, was all accomplished in one day …

Monday, Dec 18

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Paper Mache Scuplture — Furry Friends coffee tables

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I made paper mache coffee tables sculpted like a dog and cat. And I named them Hulky and Siam. Below are the instructions I made — on what I call — the MOJO tables. The base of both paper mache coffee tables is the LACK side table. IKEA…

Friday, Dec 15

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10 last minute Christmas decor ideas to deck your halls and walls

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Just 10 more days to Christmas and if you’ve not gotten the holiday decor up, it’s now or never. Here are 10 last minute Christmas decor ideas you can quickly and easily put the use. And get your home in shape for the holidays. #1 Add some…

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Plastic Fantastic: A woven IKEA bag

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I was taking a beginner’s weaving class and wanted to do something different than the usual table cloths. So I did a re-modelled version of the blue IKEA bag! The weaving took longer than needed, but that’s mostly due to my laziness. The…

Wednesday, Dec 13

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Hackers Help: IKEA kitchen problem – how to lower it?

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I write to you all the way from Milan, Italy in desperation, because I don’t know where else to turn… Me and my future husband made the big step and just bought a house. I have to say that the moving period has been stressful but the…

Tuesday, Dec 12

Coffee Table Facelift for Less than $15 saves stained LACK

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What I love the most about IKEA furniture is that is so versatile that you can do anything you want from it, and still have a lot of room for improvement. And you don’t lose a fortune in case you don’t like how your projects ends,…

Monday, Dec 11

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TROFAST: Using IKEA storage boxes without the frame

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The hack is part of a whole guest room design which is part of a new second floor. I needed some neat storage for my sewing materials but had only 12” of depth due to the positioning of the attic pull-down stairs. We built a Murphy bed,…