weekend project

Weekend Project #2: Go fly kite!

Published on June 28th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Summers are for picnics and fun in the sun. Wendy Cook of Mother Rising sends me this project for an Ikea kite (based on this one). Best thing is, you’ll be putting old Ikea bags to... Read More


Dining

Make a compact banquette from kitchen cabinets

Published on June 27th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Eugene does a fabulous job with this banquette, constructed from kitchen cabinets. “I needed to build a kitchen banquette for my house, but the options for having one custom-built or buying modern benches was just too... Read More


Lighting

Good looking Gronos

Published on June 26th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

The Grono lamp is definitely a hacker favourite. Its smooth rectangle shape opens it to lots of possibilities. Here are a few. Decoupage a GronoIngalill spent half an hour pimping this lamp. She found the picture... Read More


shelves

Bathroom towel rack and toiletries shelf hack

Published on June 24th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Nathan has this great idea of using an Ikea coat hooks as supports for a towel rack. Sadly, I can no longer find these smart looking coat hooks on Ikea’s site. He says, “This hack involves... Read More


Miscellaneous

Vestby light filter panels

Published on June 23rd, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Chris uses a Vestby (right) wardrobe panel as a filter for his windows. He says, “Probably one of the simplest hacks out there. I had the Vestby sitting in my closet for years, I never bothered... Read More


Children

Weekend Project #1: Hack a Lego table

Published on June 21st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

One of the suggestions from this post was for weekend projects and I thought it was a great idea. A fun project that could be done in a day or two or less. Here’s one from... Read More


Living Room

a touch of faux

Published on June 20th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

The first hack I’ve received so far using faux animal print. And this Svansbo table set (can’t find it on Ikea’s site) by Georgion turned out pretty amazing. Georgion says, “This one is the Svansbo table... Read More


hackeas

Hackeas: Quick and cheap to the rescue

Published on June 19th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

I’ve not done quickie hacks for a while, so here are a few to fill a spare hour. The first two are from Quari.Really, REALLY cheap laptop stand“My laptop spends a lot of time on the... Read More


Work Station

Cut corners for a corner desk

Published on June 18th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Okay, I get it right this time. This one definitely is an Ivar! Dave builds a corner desk by modifying the 30″ corner shelves that normally go with the 20″ side rails to attach to the... Read More


Media Storage

Hide your CDs

Published on June 17th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Adriana doesn’t like her technology showing and decides to hide it in a cabinet. She says, “I bought an Ivar Gorm shelving unit ($20) to put into the cabinet and hold my CDs and technology, but... Read More


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