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Published on March 29th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Auto On Vika Vanity

Materials: Black Vika Viene table top, Vika Legs, Mirrors, LEDs, Reed Switch

After seeing the previous Vika Vanity on here I knew I had to make one for my girl friend as she did not have a place to get ready in the mornings :(

I bought a black Vika Veine table top, attached the legs, placed (2) 12×12 mirror tiles from Home Depot ($10 for a 6 pack) with velcro and ran the LED strip.

The LED strips have adhesive on the back so it worked out great, very simple. I then wired in a Reed Switch so that when the top is opened the LEDs come on automatically.

The Wifey spruced it up with some matching fabric in red with sparkles as well as all her makeup.

The side unit has all her bottles, nail stuff and irons and I believe I saw our kitchen sink somewhere in there as well.

She’s in love :)

~ James, California

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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 Auto On Vika Vanity

  1. Great hack! And it is so nice of your Wifey to help out with a gift for your girl friend! I wish mine got along so well….

  2. Kerrie says:

    @tusli looks like a micke storage unit to me

  3. Very innovative. Professional desk by day, and a place to prepare to go out by night. I really like it.

  4. Jess says:

    Hey James!! Love your hack on my hack!! Love the auto lights! That’s one thing with mine I’d like to change as I have to physically switch it on every time I use the table. Your wife and I are very lucky girls!! We have the best husbands to build us great things :)

  5. tulsi says:

    Can you tell me what model of side unit that is? Is it Ikea?

  6. majeral says:

    James I know she is In Love with you for sure!
    Where did you get the led strip? Do they come in different lengths?

  7. Anonymous says:

    At first I thought you had hacked the laptop case. Thanks for laugh EastCoastMatt.

  8. What an awesome idea.

  9. wow! you have a girlfriend AND a wife, but i guess the wife liked it so much, she grabbed it before you could give it to your gf, huh?


  10. Eva says:

    I’m in love with it, too! The idea is just awesome.
    I want to combine vanity and working table and that’s just how it might be workable. Problem is I don’t like any of the talbe legs – I prefere those of ISALA or LEKSVIK, yet it’s too expensive to buy 2 tables and combine only half the parts. But I won’t give up on the project…

  11. The Beans says:

    Wow! Excellent job! It takes quite a bit of ingenuity to come up with such a creative project! :D

    -Barb the French Bean

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