Computer turned vanity table

Published on August 19th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Meghan took a Flarke Computer desk, that cost $24.99 at Ikea and turned it into a retro vanity for doing her makeup and hair. She says, “I took the desk, sanded it and then decoupaged the... Read More

Work Station

Under-lit Galant work space

Published on August 18th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Len had a job for a few months where his office desperately needed to be refitted. With a limited budget, he went to Ikea to find a way to make his work area more cool and... Read More



Improve your kitchen counter lighting

Published on August 15th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Kelly solved the bad lighting problem in her boyfriend’s apartment with the Grundtal. “When my boyfriend moved into his current apartment, the first thing I noticed was the horrific lighting in the kitchen. There was an... Read More


Fitted dishwasher for the Udden

Published on August 14th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Fitting a dishwasher drawer into the Udden system is quite a feat. Jerome does it with aplomb, even maintaining the brush steel look of the Udden. “When we upgraded to a new, larger apartment two years... Read More

Living Room

The Alseda gets a top

Published on August 13th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Am loving what Antonella did to the Alseda stool. She transformed it into an oriental style coffee table. Antonella simply screwed a round wooden server on top and added three wooden legs, painted with aniline colour... Read More


Magnetic hacks

Published on August 12th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Hanging stuff up with magnets is a great way to declutter and get more work space. These 3 hacks show how you can add a little attraction to your space. Craft magnetLinda makes good use of... Read More


Susannah’s Atlas-inspired shelves

Published on August 11th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Here’s another one from designspongeonline’s diy contest. Susannah, inspired by the Altas Shelves, hacked her version using the Ikea Broder post and brace as the base. What goes on top are handmade shelves from unfinished 1×... Read More

Pet Furniture

Cats’ scratch and snooze

Published on August 7th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Kelly makes a comfy scratching bed for her cats to claw and curl up. She says, “I don’t think of them as hacks so much as unintended uses. I took two of the Bastant baskets in... Read More

Media Storage

Gadget docking and charging station

Published on August 6th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Caro made a handy docking and charging station to store her gadgets and charge them at the same time. Keeps things in order too. Caro says, “My desk was a mess with gizmos and their chargers... Read More

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