Inexpensive kitchen island from Ikea Akurum

Published on August 20th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Danielle fits in a kitchen island with some handy hacking. “When we bought our home 6 months ago the kitchen was a total mess without much storage or work space. I love to cook so this... Read More


Laundry basket storage hack

Published on August 19th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Not one to air her dirty laundry, Megan found a fantastic way to hide them away. “I have altered a Vattern Cabinet in my bathroom to enable a laundry basket to slide in and out to... Read More


Is the Ikea pencil going the way of the Dodo?

Published on August 18th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Well, I’ve not jumped onto the iPhone bandwagon but iPhone apps have jumped into Ikea. Two app developers wrote me about their Ikea shopping apps which are great for replacing the Ikea pencil and shopping list... Read More


Retractable Lack coffee table

Published on August 18th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

How about a side table to flips up when you need it and hides quietly when you don’t. Here’s what Colin did with his Lack side table. The side table is to place all the goodies... Read More


Model train display case

Published on August 17th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Bruce has a recipe for a model train display case. Those swanky cases may cost you $300-400 but at Ikea you can get it down pat for $30. He says, “Take one Ikea pull out drawer... Read More



Malma mirror mirror on the wall

Published on August 14th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Bj from London did a simple but beautiful hack on the Malma mirrors. “Just ten Malma mirrors, some emulsion and a idea for a pattern. Uber cheap. But love the effect. I used Photoshop to create... Read More


A craft pod that hides a sewing machine

Published on August 13th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Liz hacks a craft pod with 2 Billy bookcases. Open to craft. Close to hide the clutter. Perfect. She says, “I used two Billy bookcases, a piano hinge, two hinges for the sewing machine fold out... Read More



Solig place mat wall art

Published on August 12th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Heather who is part of a design team for her local scrapbooking store finds an alternative use for the Solig place mat. It’s a wall decor and “memory board”. Lots of ribbons and a few favourite... Read More

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Akrobat cabinet with wall decals

Published on August 11th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Brittany brightened her old Akrobat. Wall decals are a simple way to add some interest to a piece of furniture. She says, “I have had this Akrobat cabinet for about 10 years or so and it... Read More


Light up with a Rektangel candle

Published on August 7th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Kelly saves a broken Yankee Candle and turns it into something that she actually like better than the original. Thanks to a 6″ Rektangel vase. Since it’s already cracked, she broke the rest of the Yankee... Read More

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