elvis is in the house!

Published on March 20th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

some time back i featured this comic art stool. erin sends me her version – of the king, no less – on the stefan chair. the chairs are done by erin’s husband, artist adam sorensen based... Read More


malma magic

Published on March 19th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

kathrin does a beautiful collection of malma mirrors using the napkin technique and stenciling. great idea for a gift. [added 27 May 2008] malma with hooksconcha from spain weaves her magic too with the malma. More... Read More

Media Storage

a vattern tv and entertainment unit

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

martin does a fabulous job hacking this tv and media cabinet from the vattern bathroom range. “my original concept was to create an integrated book shelf and tv entertainment unit. i wanted a more modern bookshelf,... Read More

Secondary Storage

how to add doors to a skinny billy

Published on March 17th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

here’s one from yong kang of singapore who found a way to plump up a skinny billy and add doors. “i had a 60cm (approx 2′) wide billy bookcase for quite sometime (they don’t sell the... Read More


hackeas: the tiniest hack ever and more

Published on March 14th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

a tiny sugar shakerlauren uses the grundtal container with a magnetic back as a sugar shaker. just drill a small hole on the cover and keep it on the fridge. link to lauren’s sugar dispenser. trones... Read More

Wall Décor

mirror art

Published on March 14th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

willie and nicola saw a combination of square mirrors at Pads a furniture store in baltimore for $180 and decided to hack their own. they say, “we decided to use the sorli 4 pack of mirrors... Read More

Secondary Storage

suddenly it’s not junk

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

seth tried standing on a rast bedside table (bad move! don’t do it) and broke it. he salvaged the parts into what he calls a FrankenRast and FrankenRast Jr. he says, “soon after said implied mishap,... Read More

Work Station

fold-down desktop from the ivar unit

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

bonnie hides a fantastic ivar desk in her wardrobe. the best part is how the legs fold in! she writes, “i needed a desk to fit into my built-in wardrobe at home but there was nothing... Read More


ikea panels going cheap at east palo alto

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

andrew tips me that there is a large stack of perfekt liljestad panels, around 8′ by 3′ (SKU # 12879) going for $10 each, in the As-Is section at ikea east palo alto. woo! go get... Read More


jazz up your bed frame with digital print

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

james was in italy and noticed custom modern beds that were screen printed on, going in upwards of $6,000. so he decided to try it himself and went to a local graphic shop and dug into... Read More

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