Work Station

Published on February 26th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Ikea hacked studio space

Katie recently hacked a work space and shares it with us.

She says, “We used Faktum base units for the desks, a yellow kitchen work-top (sorry can’t remember the name, it was a bargain corner find!) and the Vika Amon desk top with Vika Curry legs (this has a Faktum unit too, it was cheaper!)

The curtains are made from two Ikea duvet covers, the same pattern but different colors. And the large storage is a wardrobe (another bargain corner find!) I’ve used the Glis children’s storage boxes for my haberdashery supplies as well as for pens and pastels! The large shelving unit is Ivar which we painted with emulsion. I love the adaptability of Ikea products and always find it best to tackle the store with an open mind, which will quite often save you some time and cash too!”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to Ikea hacked studio space

  1. Anonymous says:

    As of July 10th, 2009, it is now called the PRÄGEL Countertop.

  2. KtShortcake says:

    Thanks for featuring my studio! Loving all the positive comments about it.

    Prue, yes I did paint it myself! You can find me at (hope you don’t mind me puting a link. There is a bit about my paintings and how to get one!!

    Thanks guys!! Kt-xx

  3. wikiplugs says:

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  4. Love this site!

    I’m having an Online Garage Sale Sat & Sun on my blog:

    Check it out! Should be fun!

  5. I am enjoying the simplicity of the space and the use of materials. The drapes are a steal of a deal, especially using the pillows on the couch. LOVE IT! :)

  6. prue says:

    i like that cat’s picture (reminds me of my late cat, the cutie) – did you paint it yourself?
    if so, are you just so talented or is there a trick to it?

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