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Published on July 23rd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Cijaye gets the Perfekt scrapbooking room

The hacking is minor but the idea is a nice one. Instead of plates, the Perfekt Plate Racks houses her papers and books. Two of them form the legs for her craft table.

Cijaye says, “I had a small extra room (previously used as a spare bed/craft/toy room) that needed to be converted to an organized scrapbooking room. To accomplish this I had to have extensive work space, as well as organized scrapbook supplies storage. I found the perfekt solution. I converted 4 “Perfekt” Plate Racks from Ikea plus a PVC table top (found in the as-is room) into storage and workspace for this scrapbooking room haven!

I stuffed 3 of the shelves with collapsable storage bins (again from Ikea) and sorted all of my supplies. Then I kept one of the racks as-is to work as book ends for my many scrapbooking books and magazines. Behind the two shelves on the desk side – are 4 computer towers and my garbage bin! They are out of sight from everyone entering the room and they are all fully functional! I could not have asked for a better hack. I am in love with this space now! It is my home away from home for sure!”

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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".

4 Responses to Cijaye gets the Perfekt scrapbooking room

  1. Lena says:

    Such a simple but perfect idea! I might use it in the future. Right now my workspace is to finished to add something like this, but if I ever have to organize a new one….

  2. Cijaye DePradine says:

    Thanx Claire and Nicolette. I just love how versatile and aesthetically pleasing this turned out. PLUS I love how much supplies the shelves/baskets can contain. This tiny little hack does feel like a HUGE win on my end.

    Regards. Cijaye
    (the hacker)

  3. nicolette says:

    Everyone can see the genius in this. The folders are kept in a filing system, and create many layers around the work desk.


  4. Claire says:

    The idea of using the plate organizer as a file holder, brilliant!

    Thank you-

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