play kitchen for under $200

Published on February 1st, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

this has got to the cutest hack ever. zen bliss put together an absolute doll of a play kitchen using parts of the ikea ivar storage system. [via windsor peak press message boards] “all in, the... Read More


kitchen units turn home office

Published on January 31st, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

i’ve always thought that the ikea kitchen system could double as a home office system too. jennifer proves it for me here with the leksvik kitchen units (can’t locate it on ikea’s website). (update: jennifer wrote... Read More


just2cool’s jer-la-pita

Published on January 30th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

so, the furniture is hacked. it’s only fitting that it gets a new name too. just2cool posted a modified jerker table with a lack shelf propped up by capita legs. hence ‘jer-la-pita’, coined from the jerker,... Read More


how to put up a floating lack shelf

Published on January 29th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

lisa who previously submitted this hack, sent me a link to her “how-to-install-a-floating-lack-shelf” instructions. it’s not a hack, but i’ve decided to post it because it’s just so useful. “i bought the ikea lack shelf a... Read More


quick and easy toy storage solution

Published on January 26th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

kdzic emailed this toy storage idea. not really a hack but useful if you’re looking for new ways to organise your child’s collection. take the $79.99 expedit bookcase and turn it on its side. pick up... Read More

Secondary Storage

expedit goes retro

Published on January 25th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

here’s yvonne’s second hack – an expedit pimp. “i use it to file all my favorite magazine’s back issues. i pinned retro kitchen wallpaper to the back of the bookcase to give it a fun backdrop.&#... Read More


woo! a cath kidston skruvsta chair

Published on January 24th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

yvonne from netherlands, who runs the amazing yvestown blog sent me two hacks. and they are GORGEOUS, major gorgeous. the first is the skruvsta swivel chair, which has a nice shape but hardly inspiring fabric. with... Read More

Hackers Help

painting the norrebo a shade darker?

Published on January 23rd, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

“i’m debating buying a norrebo shelving unit – i love the style, but the pale wood is going to clash horribly with the rest of my (dark, funky, Victorian) decor. i’m wondering whether i could either... Read More


marker proof your kid’s table

Published on January 22nd, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

this is such a great hack from sara. it reminds me of those good old days when we were kids. we’d draw on walls, on chairs – on every blank surface we could find. used to... Read More


storm mood lamp

Published on January 19th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

mood lamps back in rage? here’s another, not unlike this one. tobias converted an ikea storm floor lamp using the powerRGB circuit and the tiny RGB firmware. i don’t quite understand the wires and circuits but... Read More

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