Hacks Giveaway blog post (1)

Published on January 30th, 2016 | by Jules Yap


Win $200 gift certificates in the IKEAhackers Giveaway

IKEAhackers Giveaway with CoverCouch, O'verlays, Panyl, Prettypegs and Semihandmade

We’ve been working on this for a while now and I’m thrilled to finally pull back the curtains on this fun collaboration with my 5 amazing sponsors. CoverCouch, O’verlays, Panyl, Prettypegs and Semihandmade are “IKEA-hack companies” that supply products that fit the IKEA system. Think of them as supplier of hacking shortcuts.

Not liking the SEKTION doors IKEA offer, then head to Semihandmade. Need more patterns and texture on the MALM chest of drawers? Panyl and O’verlays may do the trick for you. Worn out EKTORP sofa? Upgrade it with sexy new Prettypegs legs and slipcover from CoverCouch.

Let them show you how easy it is to change the look of your IKEA.

IKEA KALLAX hacked into a Sideboard table

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  • 1 Kallax 4 cubby unit
  • 2 Kallax insert doors
  • 2 Kallax insert drawers
  • 2 O’verlays 13” Ruby panels
  • 2 door pulls (varies) we used some old door knockers spray-painted gold metallic
  • 4 drawer pulls (varies) we used unfinished wooden pulls spray-painted gold metallic
  • 2 Panyl for Kallax doors in Poplar
  • 4 Panyl drawer covers for Kallax in Poplar
  • 4 Prettypegs Estelle 480 Ash Natural Coffee table legs


  1. Assemble the Kallax unit and inserts according to the manufacturer’s instructions, leaving off the doors and not yet putting the drawers into the unit.
  2. Screw on the Prettypegs leg plates on all four corners of the Kallax unit. Screw in the legs and set the piece up on its legs.
  3. Drill a hole for the door pull in the center of the doors.
  4. Apply the Panyl sheets onto the insert doors and drawers according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The O’verlays panels didn’t need to be painted for this project because we wanted them white but decided to give them a spray of white matt to get a finished look.
  5. Apply the O’verlays according to the manufacturer’s directions. We used a silicone adhesive for this project.
  6. Once dry we attached the doors and put in the drawers.
  7. Install the hardware and you’re done.

IKEA SEKTION Wall Cabinet hacked into Semihandmade Standing Cabinet

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  • 1 IKEA Sektion 30”w x 40”h Wall Cabinet
  • 2 30” IKEA Wall Shelves
  • 1 Richlite Black Top
  • 4 Prettypegs Estelle 170 Ash Natural Legs
  • 2 Semihandmade 15” x 40” Basketball Court Doors
  • 4 IKEA Utrusta Hinges
  • 2 Door Pulls (not shown/optional)


  1. Assemble IKEA wall cabinet
  2. Attach Prettypegs legs
  3. Attach Richlite top with latex caulk
  4. Insert hinges into doors
  5. Insert shelves into cabinet
  6. Attach Semihandmade’s doors to cabinets
  7. Enjoy!

Well, now you can hack these too. Just take part in our giveaway to win gift certificates from any one of these 5 IKEA-hack companies.

10 prizes to be given away

Each winner takes home a gift certificate worth USD200 from one of the sponsors.

All you need to do is answer this question:

Choose one of the five IKEA-hack companies featured in the giveaway and tell us why you’d like to win a gift certificate from them:

“What product you like and what IKEA hack you would use it for?”

(Please note the winner does not win a specific product, but a gift certificate of USD200 to be used at the sponsor’s store.)

You may submit your answer for the IKEAHackers Giveaway by leaving a comment on this post or on Instagram with the hashtag #ikeahackwin.

The giveaway ends February 12th. Don’t miss out.

I’ll be sharing another two hacks from these IKEA-hack companies next week. Stay tuned.

More details of the giveaway sponsors:

Chopped IKEA Gettorp Media Storage with LED lights
Ikea Skogsta – from bench to console table

The Author

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".

54 Responses to Win $200 gift certificates in the IKEAhackers Giveaway

  1. LaToya says:

    I am preparing for my first child, which I’m in the process of designing my baby girl’s nursery. I love trying out different IKEA hacks and I would love to use “Overlays” for an Ikea dresser hack, which would go perfectly in my daughter’s room – adding just that special touch.

  2. Bethany says:

    I would love to turn the IKEA besta bench into something mid-century inspired with legs from Prettypegs. Would love to win the $200 gift certificate to fulfil this wish!

  3. gwen says:

    I would be ecstatic to add some greek key corners (from o’verlays) to my green IKEA vittsjo nesting tables and shelves… Drooling over them now!

  4. Sarah Waltz says:

    I’m happy to have discovered so many new products that I can use! I will definitely be trying all of these products, some sooner than others (I’ll be keeping semihandmade in my back pocket until my beautiful Ikea kitchen is in need an update), but my true love is O’verlays. I would use those til the cows come home and then I’d probably keep using them some more! I would love to use them on furniture (of course!), closet doors, mirrors, you name it! I have even thought about using them in place of wallpaper! I could easily become obsessed with O’verlays!

  5. Tara says:

    I really like pretty pegs legs. I actually wanted to buy a Klippan sofa just so that I can use the pretty pegs legs lol. It might be fun to repaint the legs myself too.

  6. M S Thompson says:

    I love the CoverCouch products. I would use the gift certificate to re-upholster a love seat sofa bed. it is old and in need of an update. Thanks to all your sponsors.

  7. Dierk says:

    What product do I like and what IKEA hack you would use it for? Kallax! I would use it to frame a picture window in our home for shelf space, in fact, I’ve already started on the project! #ikeahackwin

  8. Joe MacKrell says:

    Love the Semihandmade doors, though Panyl is probably a better option for us budget-minded folks…I have a room full of Billy and Expedit that I’d love to update.

  9. Angeline_T says:

    Any any ANY of those lovely Prettypegs legs. We have been hunting for a console table to complete our living space for ages. Prettypegs and a white Kallax (maybe with some lovely doors ;) ) would be perfect!

  10. Jenny says:

    I have been obsessed with the overlays ever since they started and ikea hacks have given me so many cool ideas that help me marry the style of sophisticated second hand chic with ikea furniture ( im getting hemmnes shelves today and painting them gold so excited). I would love my next project to be my expedit cubes ( I have 7 expedit products in my home!) with hillevi 170 legs from pretty peg I could either keep them as the night stands in my master or turn them in to a side board in my kitchen that desperately needs more counter space. Thank you for this give away! And good luck to everyone

  11. Dave Robinson says:

    I love Semihandmade doors–we are redoing a kitchen and it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL after we get some DIY Shaker doors painted and installed. Oh man, I’m so excited!!! Please please pick me…thank you!!!

  12. Sheila says:

    I would love to use Cover Couch for a Kivik storage footstool to add some colours and patterns to my space! Excellent concept for making the generic products more personal.

  13. Marmidotte Marmidotte says:

    I’d use Panyl to pretty-en up my benno’s and billy’s doors that are sadly pale brown for now.

  14. VLW says:

    I’d have to go for for Klippan.. I have 2 of the loveseats and I’ve been trying to think of ways to make them look a little more fancy. Some of the plain wood “Arthur 135″ legs from Prettypeg and some boss green poly covers from CoverCouch and I think I’m set!! Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to convince my husband! :D

    Might have to get new legs for my Kallax turned into console table too. Right now it just has the basic silver legs fro Ikea but they could use an upgrade!

  15. Loving the O’verlays. Would use them on some new Hemnes drawers for the bedroom.

  16. Tania M says:

    I love the PrettyPegs. I have just the table that could use new beautiful legs. #ikeahackwin

  17. iliada says:

    Definitely some legs-i am hacking some nightstands and a tv stand! Thanks for the giveaways! #ikeahackwin.

  18. iliada says:

    definetely some legs to hack one of my many set of drawers! #ikeahackwin

  19. I’d love to get some PrettyPegs to make some more storage for my craft room!

  20. Jensofunky says:

    Panyl is exactly what I’ve been looking for to cover my chipping melamine bathroom cabinets and Malm bedroom nightstands! (I know, bondo over the chipping parts first). I’d probably mix and match some of the wood, like Driftwood, with a couple drawers in a bold teal for fun!

  21. Lisa Lam says:

    I would love to get some unique ektorp tullsta coves from CoverCouch

  22. Jorge says:

    I’d like to have some Overlays to renovate my Besta credenza

  23. Yoli says:

    I would use the prettypegs and a slipcover from CoverCouch to give new life to my Ektorp couch. It’s so comfy, but my cats have almost destroyed it!

  24. Ashleigh Fry says:

    I love the pretty pegs legs! Can’t believe what a difference they make. Currently hacking some nightstands, so some legs would definitely be appreciated!

    • Sandy Goshorn says:

      I like the IKEA KALLAX hacked into a Sideboard table. This is exactly the type of TV stand I’ve been looking for and now I know how to make one for myself!! Perfect size and look!!

  25. CM Ho says:

    I like the O’verlays hack most. I would love to use it on one of the cabinet ideas from Ikea and transform it to be use as a console cabinet at the entrance hallway. It would be a great conversation piece when guests are arriving.


  26. Jayne says:

    I would to update my okra 3 seater with cover couch! Love their colours!

  27. Wendy says:

    I love Panyl for their great designs to personalise the IKEA kallux insert doors. I am mid way through planning my son’s safari bedroom and hope Panyl can be the hack I need for the IKEA kallux unit I bought for his room.

  28. R Eckert says:

    Really like the Douglas fir Semihandmade doors – but for a one-off splurge i would pick a cover for my ektorp two-seater from CoverCouch.

  29. ehaf says:

    Its not a hack but I would love a new cover from covercouch for our Karlstad sofa.

  30. Diana Cote says:

    I love Hack 1, I would love to try it one day with my MALM but if I was going to pick a company I would choose PrettyPegs and get the Carl 700 and add some character to my desk. :D

  31. Tyneisha says:

    I’d use the PrettyPegs to add some style to our worn out chairs! And I LOVE the Ikea Kallax hacked into a sideboard table!

  32. krista says:

    I have ALWAYS wanted to add zebrawood to my Expedit 5×5. Semihandmade’s products are gorgeous!

  33. Sam says:

    Panyl and I’d hack our billy and besta in the living room

  34. Emily says:

    I’d use the semihandmade doors to make a great cabinet with Expidit for all my sewing equipment in my sewing room!

  35. djw says:

    Probably the Pax system. Those boxes can be cut, screwed, and configured for anything in any room. Replacing built-in closets. Making a garage workshop. A bedroom wardrobe with built-in secret office. Hidden laundry. It just doesn’t en.

  36. Trish says:

    My fav is the Kallax/sideboard table. It’s gorgeous.

  37. Kelsey G says:

    A Kallax 8 cubby unit to use as a media console under my tv

  38. I’d to grab the HEMNES tv table and start modifying it to look a little more interesting than standard flat pack furniture.

  39. selinita says:

    I would use a CoverCouch cover on my planned Klippan sofa to sofa bed hack.

  40. Julie Piller says:

    I would love to use the O’verlays & Panyl to on our Expedit unit in our playroom!
    Thanks for giveaway!

  41. wintu nancy says:

    Definitely like pretty pegs, just have to think of something to use them on. The panyl products are pretty intriguing as well.

  42. Angie says:

    Hi Jules! Thanks for offering this contest:) I love the O’verlays used in the first project for the Kallax sideboard. I’d use these to add some much-needed detail to my Billy bookcase doors.

  43. Mindy says:

    I have Expedit and Kallax cases all over the house. I want to repaint my rooms, go more mid-century modern, and those Kallax door covers at Panyl would clean up my look and give me a cool Jetson-y style.

  44. Kathleen Hornbecker says:

    I am anxious to redo a Rast chest with Panyl and O’verlays for my bedroom. They add such a classy look to remakes.

  45. Jodi says:

    I would use the O’verlays & Panyl to update our Expedit unit in the play room to make it more for “big kids” and tweens.

  46. Deborah Hancock says:

    I would use the Hemnes bookshelves and do a built in hack if I could – we really need a place for storage. The trick would be working with the wooden (inexpensive) paneled walls!

    Your website inspires me!

  47. Gail Dunbar says:

    I’d use the $200 to get a super-cool custom slipcover from CoverCouch for my second-hand Kivik sofa, which we bought from some friends. :( It’s in a sad old state and desperately in need of the TLC CoverCouch could give it! Please, give my old sofa a new lease of life, so we can cuddle up together with the laptop and Ikea Hacks and plan our next great adventure!!

  48. Kai says:

    Definitely the Semihandmade doors, I really like the flair added — and it sort of remind me of “The Kiss” painting by Gustav Klimt. :)

  49. Gail Dunbar says:

    I’d use the $200 to get a super-cool custom slipcover from CoverCouch for my second-hand Karlanda sofa, which I I found in a charity shop. As the Karlanda’s no longer made, Ikea don’t make slipcovers for them anymore. :( It’s in a sad old state and desperately in need of the TLC CoverCouch could give it! Please, give my old sofa a new lease of life, so we can cuddle up together with the laptop and Ikea Hacks and plan our next great adventure!!

  50. abra says:

    Prettypegs! Such an easy way to do a very quick and amazing update

  51. claudia says:

    I would like to hack my two three-seat sofa with a brand new and less dull slipcover from CoverCouch!!!

  52. Leandrea says:

    I love the Kallax cubes and would love to turn them into a reading cubby in my daughters room

  53. Steve Cecil says:

    My favorite product are the doors from Semihandmade. I would use them to update our Expidet in our daughters room. #ikeahackwin

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