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Hackers Help: Need ideas for an IKEA storage unit

Hi! I need ideas for an IKEA storage unit. I currently lodge with a friend who is a pretty chilled out landlady and has let me decorate my room how I please. In the master bedroom of a small two up two down terrace, I’ve already managed to fit in a double bed, a workspace […]


March 20, 2019

Charging station organizer to line up your devices

The USB charging station organizer originally came with plastic separators to hold each device. But they were flimsy and broke off. Furthermore, the gap spacing was too narrow to fit my devices. I was also looking for a headphone stand, so this charging station organizer hack killed two birds with one stone. It took me […]

March 19, 2019

Cheap but eye-catching DIY baby changing unit

I made another hack. This time it’s a cheap baby changing unit. We made it out of 4 IKEA LACK side tables in high gloss yellow. Ingredients: LACK side table x 4 LINNMON table top x 1 BROGRUND towel rail x 1 KLÄMIG babycare mat x 1 VÄDRA babycare mat and cover x 1 ÖNSKLIG […]


March 18, 2019

Master Bathroom remodel: It turned out “marblellous”

This post is waaay overdue. It’s almost a year since I last updated you guys on House17.  All the major renovations are done but I took longer than expected to settle in and get my rhythm going. It’s 10 months now, since I moved in. The first few nights were challenging — I hardly sleep […]

March 15, 2019

How to make an Upholstered Bed Frame on a Budget

I love all the Ikea hacks I’ve ever done, but none have brought a room together as much as this one. I knew I wanted to do an upholstered bed frame for my son’s first “big boy bed,” but definitely didn’t want to fork over the cash for an expensive bed for a three year […]

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March 14, 2019

Hackers Help: BILLY bookcases as bedroom divider?

I want to use 2 tall BILLY as a bedroom divider at the end of my bed. The problem is, of course, securing them. Do you know if the ELVARLI posts, if properly attached to the ceiling, would be strong enough to keep the book cases from tipping? Related: See the 14 best IKEA BILLY […]


March 13, 2019

Make a budget friendly LED TERTIAL work lamp

This is my hack of a TERTIAL work lamp. After an extensive research for a suitable work lamp for my JERKER desk I realized, for the available (short) budget, I was going to have to, once again, postpone my goal. But then I saw a round LED ceiling panel that I had for a previous […]

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March 12, 2019

Minecraft Villager Costume in simple Swedish style

My daughter wanted a Minecraft villager costume for a party, which meant we needed an elongated cubic head. We did not have lots of time, so we decided to look for an off-the-shelf box to start with. Off we went to IKEA and the PAPPIS box had a perfect size for an 11 year old. […]


March 11, 2019

IKEA launches sweetest flatpack ever – DIY chocolate Easter Bunny

IKEA is famous for a lot of things like its super handy blue bags, funny furniture names and meatballs. But most of all, it’s synonymous with self-assembly. And now, IKEA launches its sweetest self-assembly flat pack. Ever. A DIY chocolate easter bunny! IKEA announced the VÅRKÄNSLA in time for Easter. Unlike its other flatpacks filled with pine or […]

March 8, 2019

The easy way to make a ceramic tile coffee table

This is my ceramic tile coffee table, which I made from an IKEA LACK side table. To keep it simple, I did not grout the tiles so it’s best for indoor use. IKEA item needed: Black IKEA LACK side table – 6 euros Other materials and tools 9 red ceramic tiles width 150mm x 150mm […]


March 7, 2019

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