Published on October 30th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Chest of Dreams

Materials: Fira Boxes, legs, etc.

Description: For two different classrooms, I did an auction item called a Chest of Dreams. I interviewed each of the kids to find out what they were interested in when they grew up and created a box for each of them. The item did really well in the auction and here is the finished product.

I added legs, painted the finished product black, decoupaged each of the drawers, found unique knobs, added some detail and voila. Great auction item, although the Fira boxes are no longer available…. ;-(

~ Lise-Marie Wertanzl

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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".

12 Responses to Chest of Dreams

  1. Gails Avon says:

    This is really cute, I would love to make this, Well done :)

  2. It’s absolutely adorable. :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that is wonderful! Well done!

    But what kind of a word is “imaginate”?

  4. IKEA Spotter says:

    Beautiful Fira hack. Very creative! Sigh. I am so sad these are discontinued.

  5. Heather says:

    just linked this article on my facebook account. it’s a very interesting article for all.
    auction ideas

  6. carnam says:

    Big piece of art!

    Very wonderful!

  7. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    I like it! How much did it cost you and how much did the auction bring?

  8. Jenny says:

    Beautifully done!

  9. Amy says:

    This is so cool! I envy your creativity.

  10. Kathryn says:

    Best IKEA hack ever!

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