Published on September 6th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Benjamin gets suped up

Well, we’ve had Dennis and Elvis, so it was only a matter of time that we have superheroes. Enjoy this series of decoupage stools from Eva.

She says, “I hacked 3 Benjamin stools using the decoupage technique. The first and second are made applying various pictures from old art magazines and for the third one, I used old comics.”


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20 Responses to Benjamin gets suped up

  1. sz says:

    Cool, but I wonder how durable this surface can be.

  2. These are fantastic! I’ll be linking to these!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yeah…GREAT “hack”…you put a bunch of crap all over it. I bought a shelf and spraypainted it. Maybe I should send that in. Fantastic contribution. Gives me a lot of ideas.

  4. prue says:

    @anon: maybe some ideas as to how to express your scepticism about this hack (or this being a hack at all) in a somewhat more respectful and less offensive way would also have been great.

    could have made your comment a fantastic contribution, too.

  5. billthegrunt says:

    I think “anonymous” needs to cut back on the caffeine. To each his own, eh? Good job on the stools, BTW.

  6. waywardmedic says:

    to Anonymous:

    Its not for you to judge a hack, there is only one rule “the only rule is that the hack must involve at least an ikea item, however it is used. easy. peasy.”

    I rather enjoy this hack. I did something similar to a Grono lamp.

  7. Swati says:

    Hey, thanks for all the fun hacks you have given us. Am linking to your blog here –

  8. It’s proving creativity with its art design…

  9. Anders says:

    I really like it, but i think it would look better if you paint the inside white for example

  10. marie says:

    I like the one with the Lichtenstein-style print! Are you planning on selling these? You could make it into a business. :)

  11. Eva says:

    Thanks to all for your kind words :D *i am thinking about the painting-white-the-inside idea, really seriously :**
    *It’s not for sale, only for personal use :D (and maybe occasionaly, for a hand-made special gift)
    *the surface is durable (thanks to the thick polish applied on the stool)


  12. Curtis says:

    For those also having trouble with the WikiHow site, I’ve taken an extra-long screenshot of the How-To Decoupage page for reference:

  13. Mosaic says:

    Wow that stool was really great, very creative and unique.

  14. Be Pop Art says:

    You have to love this Pop Art inspired hack. Very creative and it turned out great!

  15. A friend is thinking of doing something similiar with an old table. I’ve sent the link to her for inspiration.

  16. whitneysstudio says:

    Trick out the inside/underside too!!!

  17. Norah Holtby says:

    I thought it might be interesting to use beer or wine labels for the decoupage, especially if you wanted to give it to a friend or drinking buddy.

  18. Elena S says:

    Anyone who thinks decoupage or modpodging (?) isn’t effort has never taken the time to do it…I think this is great, I want to do this with my daughter and our Girl Scout troop!

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