Work Station

Home office make over

Published on December 5th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Jennifer and Sean does a lovely makeover of their home office. Lots of storage, well balanced and great use of Ikea cabs. I wish I had so much space (and did I mention storage) for my... Read More


Kitchen island from bookcase and table top

Published on December 4th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Jen puts Gorilla Glue to good use in this hack. That is, sticking the table top to the bookcase to create a kitchen island. She says, “I really wanted a kitchen island, but wasn’t willing to... Read More

Secondary Storage

Floating billies

Published on December 2nd, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

I love this one. The Billy bookcases take on a new lightness when hung on the wall. Also, furniture off the floor is the way to go for me. Makes cleaning so much easier, eh. Karine... Read More

Secondary Storage

Decoupaged wardrobe

Published on December 1st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Plain jane wardrobes are aplenty at Ikea. But that’s nothing a little paint and decoupage can’t fix. Here’s a sweet one from Brett, an upgrade of the Stranda. She first painted the frame with two coats... Read More


Henriksdal gets a dye job

Published on November 28th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Tina adds a splash of colour to her Henriksdal barstools simply by dyeing the cover. Tina says, “After experiencing several months of long, black cat hairs and wine spots on our white Henriksdal barstool seat covers,... Read More


This salad bowl sounds good

Published on November 27th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Salad bowls are not only good for tossing greens, they make good spherical speakers too. Here’s a pair from Robert that are getting the kudos. He says, “I wanted to make a pair of speaker enclosures... Read More


Bare bones computer case

Published on November 26th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Davide R uses the kitchen tray Variera (can’t find the link on Ikea’s website) as a bare bones computer case. Does it work? Doesn’t it get all dusty? It looks cool though in a Transformers kind... Read More



Mirrored vanity desk

Published on November 25th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Jule inherited an old piece of furniture which she deftly upgraded into a mirrored vanity. Guess mirrors and vanity do go well together. Jule says, “I was given an old student desk which my parents bought... Read More


Ikea recalls Iris and Alvine Roman Blinds

Published on November 24th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Sad news. Please do be careful if you own the Iris or Alvine roman blinds, especially if you have a child. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission release, on April 4, 2008, a 1-year-old... Read More

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