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Make delightful mini Christmas trees in rainbow colors

I wanted wire mini Christmas trees that were in fabulous rainbow colors and didn’t want to pay top dollar. These took about ten minutes each. The picture has a green one left unpainted for comparison. IKEA items used: Fejka mini Christmas trees Other materials: A paintbrush you don’t care about Acrylic paint 1. Part wire […]

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November 15, 2018

Hackers Help: How to use ELVARLI posts for a room divider curtain?

I’d love help with a hack. I need to divide a room, without putting anything (screws, nails, etc) into the wall or ceiling. I thought I’d put up a room divider curtain using ELVARLI posts. My question – any ideas of which pole to use horizontally on the ELVARLI posts to hang the curtains from? […]

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November 14, 2018

25 things on the “IKEA bring back” wish list. What’s on yours?

For their 75th Anniversary, IKEA brought back some of their old favourites in the GRATULERA series. But wait, those are not the only discontinued IKEA products we wish the yellow and blue mothership will bring back. When I posted the question to readers some time ago, I received a slew of responses. I’m sure you have […]

November 13, 2018

Triple POÄNG – The astonishing cat resistant sofa

The missing link in IKEA’s range. Why? We inherited a cat that shredded our furniture, apart from a 20-year-old IKEA POÄNG armchair, with no cat resistant seating products on the market, we decided to buy 2 additional POÄNG armchairs, we went for the new range that come with a blue/grey wash on the woodwork and […]


November 12, 2018

Easiest fish tank stand ever and DIY room separator

I was wondering how to better separate the entrance (taking into account a fish tank stand with a large aquarium, 120L) from the other areas. Fish tank stand – before: Related: There’s something fishy about this EXPEDIT Materials: 2 units of KALLAX 2×2 MDF panels Wood slats (1200mm x 6mm) I found out from surfing on […]


November 9, 2018

Your startup the next big thing? Apply now to the IKEA bootcamp

Do you have a startup focused on creating a better everyday life for the many people? If yes, your company may be right for the 2019 IKEA Bootcamp, a startup program run by IKEA, in collaboration with Rainmaking. Startup bootcamp to solve the big challenges The program focuses on creating partnerships that can help with the big challenges […]

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November 8, 2018

Hackers Help: Can you change the ends of an IKEA daybed?

The IKEA daybed — BRIMNES — is 1.5cm too long for the spare room. It’s the smallest daybed from IKEA. Hoping to swap the end panels for some thinner painted MDF but wondering if it’s structurally safe. Has anyone tried this? ~ by Anna *** Hi Anna That’s a bummer. Just 1.5cm over is frustrating. […]


November 7, 2018

How to save by building your own custom built-in closet

I turned the IKEA PAX Wardrobe into a custom built-in closet. I purchased a 1980’s condo which hasn’t been touched since it was built. Among a complete refresher to the unit was the master closet. Here it is when I visited the place for the first time. And right away, after trying to open the doors, […]

custom built-in closet IKEA PAX


November 6, 2018

A discreet subwoofer cabinet in a KALLAX unit

I used a black horizontal KALLAX shelving unit for hifi set-up with a subwoofer cabinet. I had to remove an interior floor to place the subwoofer while retaining the original KALLAX design. With the small tweak, it perfectly integrates into the KALLAX compartments. IKEA items used for subwoofer cabinet: KALLAX 1 x 4 unit Related: […]


November 5, 2018

Kudos to the moody makeover of this popular IKEA TV cabinet

Our white IKEA TV cabinet, the BESTÅ, was the perfect size for holding our Sky box, sound bar, DVD player and hiding an assortment of junk in the drawers. It had served us well for many years in our old house, which was light and modern, but when we moved to an older house and redecorated […]


November 2, 2018

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