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5 ideas for a quick living room update: 2020 Fresh Start

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your living room a fresh update.  I began the 2020 Fresh Start series with the entryway. Today, let’s focus on the living room and look at some quick hacks and easy ideas to freshen up the space. #1 Give your old sofa new love In most living rooms, the […]

living room update ideas

January 17, 2020

Love tea? You’ll go crazy over this IKEA tea table

We decided to convert the IKEA LIATORP coffee table into a tea table because we couldn’t find a tea box that was big enough to store our different teas. We were also looking for a tea box with room for loose tea. In this IKEA tea table, there is that space in the middle of […]

ikea tea table


January 16, 2020

Q: How to cut PAX frame to fit ceiling coving?

I came across IKEAhackers whilst searching for help to my problem. Like many people before me, I’ve designed a fabulous IKEA PAX floor to ceiling wardrobe only to now discover that the ceiling coving actually protrudes in the shape of an arc. And so the H236 cm (approx. 92″) wardrobe will now not fit flush, […]

pax ceiling coving


January 15, 2020

How to hang the BEKVÄM spice rack without drilling holes

No drilling, no mess, renter-friendly … hang it up without making a single hole. I wanted to add a spice rack to my kitchen, but the backsplash is all made of solid glass in which is impossible to drill holes. When I saw the BEKVÄM spice rack from IKEA, I had an idea of sticking […]

hang without drilling wall


January 14, 2020

Hide the hallway mess with 3 of these

Don’t stop at shoe storage in the hallway. With some well-placed cabinets, you can fit in so much more. Ever wondered what to do with all the shoes and ancillary clutter that ends up in your hallway (shopping bags, dog leads, paperwork)? Here’s a nifty solution! Why have just one shoe cabinet, when you can […]

shoe storage hallway


January 13, 2020

Earring Holders: 7 ideas to organise your giant collection

It’s a new year and what better time than now to get your earring collection sorted. Here are 7 easy to DIY earring holders for hanging earrings. #1 Memo board made for earrings I have a LOT of earrings, as you can see (these are only my long post earrings!), and standard size earring holders […]

earring holders


January 10, 2020

Look ma! A working sink on my DUKTIG play kitchen

Finally! A working sink with running water for the IKEA play kitchen. Justin’s 2 year old daughter goes to a Montessori-style preschool during the week, and the first thing she does upon arrival is walk over to the sink, dispense some soap, and wash and dry her hands all by herself. Which prompted the thought […]

duktig faucet sink


January 9, 2020

Question: How do I recreate this entryway storage?

Barnes Abby asked on the IH FB group, “I found this pic for an entryway storage inspiration. Source: Pinterest Does anyone have suggestions on what IKEA pieces I could use to create something similar?” Humphrey had a solid suggestion: “I think a combination of the shallow depth kitchen cabinets from METOD/ SEKTION plus 4 pieces […]

entryway storage inspo

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January 8, 2020

Ruth’s upcycled DIY ottoman is a win for her living room

If you have an old foam mattress you no longer need, upcycle it into a delightful DIY ottoman. I wanted a pouffe for my living room but couldn’t afford to buy one. And I had an old IKEA foam mattress sitting behind my couch, taking up room. I was going to dump it when I […]

diy ottoman ikea hack

January 7, 2020

30 min hack turns IKEA storage stool into printer stand

Useful IKEA storage stool gets new life as printer stand or bedside table. I hacked the Item because since we bought it 7 years ago, it had been used as a plant box, a side table, hamper, etc. And now, I needed a bedside table. But as it was, it wasn’t much useful because it […]


January 6, 2020

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