Published on October 29th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Mykea – updated

Materials: Vinyl

Update: 31 Oct 2010. Gert of Mykea sent me an update to what was published (previously submitted by an enthusiastic student) to tell us a bit more about their vinyls especially designed for Ikea furniture. ~ Jules

Furniture by IKEA is good priced and well designed. But we don’t like the fact that we see the same Ikea interior everywhere around us. We came up with the idea to make your Ikea more beautiful, unique and personal. MyKea makes it possible to ad a layer of unique en beautiful designed vinyl over your Expedit, Malm bed and billy bookcase.

How it works is easy: select your IKEA furniture, choose one of the many designs and personalize IKEA in your own style!

~ Gert van de Cappelle, Amsterdam.

See more here.


Not really a hack, but perhaps nice to show on this site anyway. We started a project a while ago to personalize Ikea products without physically altering them. We are now selling stickers designed by the community. The designers make money when we sell the sticker for them.

~ Niels, Amsterdam

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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".

7 Responses to Mykea – updated

  1. Anonymous says:

    Are the backgrounds transparent or colored? My ikea has the pink malm dresser on sale soon, and I’m tempted by the red poppies over the top of it. Not that the purchase and shipping from overseas wouldn’t disappear the savings anyway. *eyeroll*

  2. Anonymous says:

    You can buy the inserts at Ikea. You have the choice between door, drawer or 2 drawers

  3. Anonymous says:

    I like the idea of this, but I haven’t been able to figure out how the stickers work with Expedit bookshelves.

    In the photos, the stickers seem to be attached to doors on the Expedit shelves– but I don’t have the doors!!! From the website, it looks like all that they send is the stickers, not the cabinets/ doors/ bookshelf covers– I can’t figure out where they got those!

    Anyone know more?

  4. IKEA Spotter says:

    Great idea. Very useful for those who may not be crafty enough to decoupage. What’s wrong with a little shameless promotion? Hey, check on my blog ;-)

  5. nycitysky says:

    Looks great. I can decoupage this with paper. In fact I have decoupaged and painted plenty of smooth surfaced ikea pieces. Love it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nice idea, but the wrong place to shamelessly promote me thinks

  7. Keter says:

    The “more” link on this article should point to:

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