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Toddler Learning Tower from Upcycled Material

We were approached by one of our customers to make a toddler learning tower for her kid who is still trying to walk on her two feet! So, here’s our take on the BEKVÄM Toddler Learning Tower. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! IKEA items used: BEKVÄM Step stool Other materials and […]


March 20, 2018

Daybed reading nook with IKEA bookshelves

Jessica shares her IKEA hack — a daybed reading nook — made from 4 BILLY bookcases. It’s amazing how it turned out. They used 1×4’s and 1×6’s to built bases for the shelves and the daybed portion. Then, they cut plywood to size to top the daybed and cover the bases. Once the bases were […]

Daybed reading nook with IKEA bookselves


March 19, 2018

Wireless Charging Pad Hidden in IKEA bedside table

I had this idea to add wireless charging to my nightstand. This only cost me the price of the Nokia wireless charging pad as I had everything else, so less than £20/US$25. Total time taken approx 1.5-2 hrs. Materials: MALM Chest of Drawers Nokia DT-900 wireless charging pad PVA glue Panel pins Optional: Wire Surface mount […]


March 16, 2018

Trundle bed hack means more space for activities!

I have two of the IKEA FJELLSE beds and turned them into a trundle bed. We did it, so to create a lot more space for our kids to play. I followed the steps in this video by Marcel. (Video is not mine. Just found it on YT) What you’ll need to hack a FJELLSE trundle […]


March 15, 2018

Hackers Help: Better to assemble – then paint, or paint, then assemble?

We have purchased an IKEA HEMNES cabinet in black-brown color. We want to paint it to match two HEMNES bookshelves stained dark grey. We have found a Sherwin-Williams paint (Tynewood) which is almost an exact color match (ie close enough). My Question: Is it better to assemble – then paint, or paint, then assemble? Thanks […]


March 14, 2018

New sustainable kids range coming soon to IKEA

Lately, I can hardly keep up with new product announcements from IKEA. The mothership seems to be firing out new collections at a fast and furious pace. Just a few weeks ago, they announced OMEDELBAR, the goth and glam collection. And then on @ikeatoday, they gave a sneak peek of FREKVENS, a party range? (I […]


March 13, 2018

Small side table with storage from KALLAX cube

For this simple yet effective hack we used a single 1×1 KALLAX unit and transformed it into a combination bedside table and daytime small side table by adding BJORLI legs and a drawer insert. The unit is in my new home office and we needed it to work for a coffee table when I am […]


March 12, 2018

House 17: Renovation Plan and Progress

Since the last Renovation Diary update, things have progressed rapidly. Dismantling the old kitchens and hacking the walls took more than a week, but we’re on track. Hats off to the guys. Demolishing brick and mortar is not for the faint hearted. We did hit a few speed bumps though. That’s the thing about old […]


March 10, 2018

Play fridge to match the DUKTIG play kitchen

My daughter loves her DUKTIG play kitchen, and was always asking for a fridge, which IKEA doesn’t sell. Figuring out how to hack a play fridge was the hard part, afterwards assembly was done in roughly 30 minutes. The hack is very simple, but it looks wonderful and I’m very happy with it, and I […]


March 9, 2018

Rolling TV stand for 55″ flat panel TV

My girlfriend wanted a rolling TV stand for her new 55 inch flat panel TV and Bose speakers. At IKEA, we located an affordable table the perfect size but without wheels. Materials: IKEA 403.492.63 LACK Nesting Tables $29 each x 2 IKEA 002.886.57 KALLAX Rail with 2 casters $15 each x 2 4-inch x 1/4 […]

March 8, 2018

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