Published on December 31st, 2010 | by Jules Yap


IKEA salad bowl sink

Materials: Blanda Blank

Description: When my husband and I remodeled our bathroom a few years ago, we wanted to make the most of a small space and stay within our tiny budget. He found an old drinking fountain assembly at a salvage shop, and thought we could retrofit it to accommodate a larger bowl of some sort. Voila, the 14″ IKEA Blanda Blank serving bowl.

He drilled out the bottom of the bowl, mounted it to the drinking fountain wall bracket, added some necessary plumbing and we were in business. After four years it’s still as good as new!

~ Pernille


Happy New Year and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of Ikea Hacker. It’s been a great year filled with some wonderful hacks. My annual list of favourites will be out soon and you’ll be able to vote for the Hack of the Year. But … I am open to nominations, so, if you have a favourite which you want to see on the list, let me know in the comments below. ~ Jules

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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".

11 Responses to IKEA salad bowl sink

  1. that’s what exactly I am thinking to do with my three serving bowls i have in my house! i only use one, but the others i intend to transform them into sink but are in glasses, so i will take them to a place where can cut the bottom. Glad i found this site to show my husband im not crazy! lol

  2. Nishant says:

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  3. jo says:

    in what i see as recent posts, i’d like to vote as hack of the year for the bygel stiletto shoe rack, the lift coffee table, the bedroom dress boys. but i’ll wait to see what jules’ choice is.

  4. bedii says:

    Where did he find the faucet? Our house has a nightmare collection of pipe bits the builder put in to act as a faucet for the laundry room, and we’ve been looking for a replacement ever since we bought the place…

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is fantastic!
    Also…just wondering where the heck do I find me a husband like this one and the many other handy hubs who whip upincredible projects at home?! :) just fantastic!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Looks awesome. Great idea.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I thought of doing something like this, but draining the sink into the toilet reservoir.

  8. Robj98168 says:

    I used the same bowl for a sink hack in my small bathroom. The only difference was I used the small Ivar cabinet as a vanity

  9. Mel says:

    Sweet use of such a utilitarian object. Truly inspiring.

    Thank you Jules, for the great ideas, for hosting all of the grand and obtuse uses of Ikea items.

    Happy New Year!

  10. sri says:

    I would like to nominate the Lift coffee table.. It was THE SIMPLEST,the best and the most functional..very cool hack..

  11. Lexi says:

    Now that’s pretty spiffy! I can imagine the ton of cash they saved. :)

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