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


Lack light table for silkscreen painting

Published on November 24th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Kayobi hacked the perfect light table from the Lack coffee table. She says, “I needed a light table to work on finding the tiny holes when hand painting silkscreens. I had precious little space in my... Read More

Work Station

Computer desk with PC nook

Published on November 20th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Tim from Germany hacked a computer desk so he could store away his PC, without all the cables showing. He says, “I used one Vika Amon 120x60cm (47″x24″) and one 100x60cm (39″x24″), both white. The bigger... Read More


Need more prep space for your kitchen?

Published on November 19th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Anne figures out a smart solution for more prep space in her tiny kitchen. It may look small but it packs quite a few compartments – for recycling and even a kitty litter. She says, “The... Read More

Media Storage

TV unit with subwoofer space

Published on November 18th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

Charles hacks a neat TV stand from Ikea kitchen cabs. Similar cabinets, like this one, sells for much more. He says, “I’ve been busy building a new TV stand for the in-wall ‘nook’ in my living... Read More

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