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10 last minute Christmas decor ideas to deck your halls and walls

Just 10 more days to Christmas and if you’ve not gotten the holiday decor up, it’s now or never. Here are 10 last minute Christmas decor ideas you can quickly and easily put the use. And get your home in shape for the holidays. #1 Add some festive cheer with a room divider We would […]

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December 15, 2017

Plastic Fantastic: A woven IKEA bag

I was taking a beginner’s weaving class and wanted to do something different than the usual table cloths. So I did a re-modelled version of the blue IKEA bag! The weaving took longer than needed, but that’s mostly due to my laziness. The hardest part of the hack was the weaving. Some bits look a […]


December 14, 2017

Hackers Help: IKEA kitchen problem – how to lower it?

I write to you all the way from Milan, Italy in desperation, because I don’t know where else to turn… Me and my future husband made the big step and just bought a house. I have to say that the moving period has been stressful but the biggest problem has been the kitchen… We have […]


December 13, 2017

Coffee Table Facelift for Less than $15 saves stained LACK

What I love the most about IKEA furniture is that is so versatile that you can do anything you want from it, and still have a lot of room for improvement. And you don’t lose a fortune in case you don’t like how your projects ends, considering the fact that you won’t spend a fortune […]

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December 12, 2017

TROFAST: Using IKEA storage boxes without the frame

The hack is part of a whole guest room design which is part of a new second floor. I needed some neat storage for my sewing materials but had only 12” of depth due to the positioning of the attic pull-down stairs. We built a Murphy bed, wardrobes and cupboards with shelves and the IKEA […]

December 11, 2017

Cash wrap counter to die for. It’s massive!

We used IKEA components to build a massive cash wrap counter for our petstore. Materials: 3 x KALLAX 4×2 shelving units (Art no: 202.758.85) 2 x KALLAX shelving units (Art no: 202.946.19) 1 x KALLAX 5×5 shelving unit (Art no. 703.015.42) Frames to cover the back of the 2×4 KALLAX units 4″ ABS pipes Laminate […]

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December 8, 2017

Six-year old kid kiteboards with the blue bag

He’s six. But Frederik wants to kite across the windy waters. But as reported on SurferToday, his dad thought it’s best to start him off with the smallest (and probably cheapest) “trainer kite“. Enter the IKEA FRAKTA, the iconic blue bag designed by Knut and Marianne Hagberg. It’s famous for being the most hard-working bag […]


December 7, 2017

We’ve got a new look

owdy folks, I’m very happy to unveil the brand new look for IKEAhackers. The previous site had a few things broken and many of you have written to me about them. I’ve heard every one of your comments and tried to include as many of these changes as possible. But redesigns are like tech. They […]

December 6, 2017

Easy $5.15 Kitchen Door Storage

IKEA items used: SUNNERSTA Rail 4x SUNNERSTA container I am and always have been an avid reader of the IKEAhackers. I’ve copied a few over the years but this time I’ve had a go at my own! Ok once you’ve read it you will realise all I’ve actually done is cut 25mm off each side […]


December 5, 2017

The amazing IVAR balcony shed / garden storage

This is an IKEA hack of a 3-in-1 balcony shed functioning as a privacy screen, planting station and garden storage. List of items for our balcony shed: 1 IVAR cabinet (we used the 20″ deep) 2 IVAR side units (the same depth as the cabinet, the height depends on your balcony height) 1 OBSERVATOR cross […]

December 4, 2017

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