Bathroom

Low End to High End Half Bath via As Is

Published on April 14th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Nexus Yellow Brown cabinet cover panels; drill, jig or circular saw, tape measure Description: This half bath in our 1950s house was utterly dull and style-less. I was going to redo it with conventional painted... Read More


Children

Kids Art Table, Ikea Style

Published on April 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Lack coffee table, Mala roll art paper, painter’s tape, sandpaper, spray on primer, gray or black chalkboard spray paint, length of scrap wood for paper tearing edge, 6 washers, 2 wood screws, 7/8 in dowel... Read More


Besta

"Très chic" Kitty Litter Bin Obscurer

Published on April 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: BESTA shelving unit + BESTA glossy swinging door, basic litter bin, dishwasher mat, PetSafe Big Cat Door, optional deodorizers Description: This our a take on Jon’s “Flaren stealth cat litter box” also listed on the... Read More


Miscellaneous

Fireplace: Frump to Fab!

Published on April 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Nexus YB cabinet and drawer fronts; tape measure, paper, tape, power drill, jig saw Description: Our 1950s house came with a very frumpy fireplace in the living room. Even before we had unpacked, I started... Read More


Lack

A window bench

Published on April 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Lack Bookcase, Capita Legs, Iris Chair Pad, Signe Rug Description: We initially made this bench to go with our dining room table, but after a few IKEAhackers’ readers were worried about the weight restrictions, and... Read More


Mosjo

Waiting Bench

Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: MOSJO TV Stand, piece of wood cut to fit the top of the stand, spray adhesive, batting, carpenter glue and canvas material from IKEA. Description: I started with a MOSJO TV stand from IKEA. We... Read More


Hemnes

Space-Saving Three-Drawer Chest Inset Into Plasterboard Wall

Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest, Hand Saw, Plasterboard Saw, Circular Miter Saw, Hammer, Power Screwdriver, Level, 2″ Wood Screws, 3″ Wood Screws, 3″ Nails, Utility Knife, 2″x3″ Framing Studs, Plasterboard Hand Sander, Shims, Hand Level, 1″ Finishing... Read More


Fniss

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Create a Diffuser for the FOTO Ceiling Pendant Lamp

Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Foto lamp (20 inch), FNISS wastepaper basket clear, SPARSAM light bulb, drill, drill bit, utility knife (be careful!) Description: Remedy the annoying “light bulb in the eye” with a diffuser. All items are from Ikea... Read More


Past hacks

This week in April ’07

Published on April 10th, 2011 | by Jules Yap

The Malmese twins: This has remained one of my favourite TV stands of all time. It’s compact, sleek and floats off the ground which makes it hard for dust bunnies to hide.     Smart underbed storage... Read More


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