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I believe good ideas should not be wasted and are best when shared. Which is why in September 2013, I started a new category especially for IKEA ideas. Deferring (just a little) from hacks, they are simpler in execution. They may be the clever repurposing of an IKEA item or an embellishment that totally makes over the ubiquitous IKEA look. In a nutshell, they make IKEA better, more useful, more interesting, more personal. And this category deserves a title and prize of its own. Because simple fabulous ideas are some times the hardest to come by. Since it only started in September, there are not that many ideas but I’ve still managed to find 10 gems. Here’s my favourites (in no particular order). Tell me which one is yours.

A splashing idea

Placemat backsplash

Cut and paste. Ta-daa! See it.

Easy bike stand

shower bike rack

Screw towel holder to door or wall. Park bike. See it.

Magnetic power for curtains

curtain tie back

Join two Spontan whiteboard magnets together with a ribbon. Clasp it on curtain. See it.

Magazine racks are great for shoes

Spontan shoe rack

Hang Spontan magazine rack as per instructions. Instead of magazines, slot in shoes. See it.

Placemat goes to town

Placemat clutch

Roll up placemat. Do some sewing and bring it for whirl. See it.

A little bedside reading

high sleeper bookshelf

Nail the Ribba picture ledge onto the Kura bed frame and stock with books. See it.

Stick it on

Ribba telephone stand

Oven with no handle bar? No worries. Here’s a magnetic wunderbar! See it.

The Christmas how-to

IKEA Manual Christmas card

Hack the IKEA manual style into a card. See it.

Spice rack from towel rack

Towel rack spice rack

Instead of filling it with fluffy towels, slot in jars instead. See it.

See it upside down

Upside down bedside table

Start seeing the world in a new light. See it.

Which one do you think is the best idea? Click below and let me know.


Voting ends 27 January 2014 at 11.59pm (EST time).
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