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Drop leaf kitchen cart solves small space cook/work woes

From ALEX drawers to dual function drop leaf kitchen cart. I live in a small studio apartment with no real kitchen. Behind the butcher block, ...
12-04-2021 21:39

Super large motorized video projector screen for less

Ever since I first saw the remote-controlled, motorized window blinds at IKEA, I immediately had the idea of using them to build a large screen for m...
09-04-2021 21:38

IKEA FRNUFTIG air purifier so affordable and stylish

Understanding how much more time we spend indoors these days, IKEA has launched its first, affordable air purifier. $54.99. That’s the price of ...
08-04-2021 21:38

Sam?s extra tall, extra long teen bed

Our teenage son is 6 ft. 2? and still growing. We wanted a teen bed that has storage and could fit a custom length mattress to suit his height. Af...
08-04-2021 21:38

BEST storage unit with built-in fireplace

05-04-2021 21:41

?Colorful? RAST x 2 to Stacked MCM Dresser

IKEA’s most affordable dresser goes MCM. My daughter and her partner had just moved back from England to Vancouver, Canada and had already spent...
02-04-2021 21:36

Using the LACK table as a canvas for art

The IKEA LACK table is like an art canvas to me. And they are cheaper than canvas. It is also easy to transport betweenexhibitions or when sending t...
01-04-2021 21:34

Moppe got his stripes with infusible ink transfer sheets

This wooden thing — the MOPPE mini chest of drawers — had been sitting in my craft room for years begging for a makeover. But I didn’t want to ...
31-03-2021 21:36

Tibia Fracture Leg Rest from old IKEA stool

I needed to build a leg rest due to an injury my son had. Due to this circumstance, I needed to be creative in building a leg support for his injured...
29-03-2021 21:33

Decorative fireplace to cozy up the kids room

I started this project because my children always wanted a fireplace in their bedroom. This is a decorative fireplace and no actual fire is used. ...
26-03-2021 21:33

IKEA HEMNES sideboard to kitchen peninsula

The IKEA HEMNES sideboard was chipped and looking shabby after an international move. At the same time, our kitchen table and chairs were equally sha...
26-03-2021 21:33

Eat your food scraps, new IKEA cookbook shows us how

Wilted greens, egg shells, banana peels — only fit for the trash or compost bin" IKEA begs to differ. They say, food scraps should be on yo...
23-03-2021 22:08

IKEA FYRTUR wireless blind: Switching from battery to perman

I have mounted an IKEA FYRTUR wireless roller blind in a position, where it is difficult to get access to the battery chamber to recharge the batter...
22-03-2021 21:42

Elegant Next Bed Murphy Bed in a PAX wardrobe

DIY Murphy Bed using a Next Bed Murphy Bed Kit and IKEA PAX wardrobe cabinets. While our daughter was away at university, we relied on her room as...
19-03-2021 21:38

Hide a cat litter box in a STUVA bench

I wanted to hide thecat litter box in apiece of furniture such as the STUVA bench, but I did not want to do anything too complicated. I also ho...
18-03-2021 22:10

How to mount mini drawers in IKEA IVAR System

Installing the IKEA MOPPE mini chest of drawers in the IVAR side unit. Very easy to do. No glue or screws needed. IKEA items used: 8 IVAR meta...
18-03-2021 22:10

IKEA IVAR cabinet in 2 different paint styles

The IKEA IVAR cabinet is so easy to customise with paint. Give it a mono-colour or give it as many as you like. #1 Karoline’s colorful IVAR cab...
15-03-2021 21:43

Laundry room: from derelict to delightful

Hack a laundry pedestal so you don?t ever have to bend down to load or unload a machine. We are addicted to Houszz. We?ve been collecting photos o...
12-03-2021 21:38

Here’s how to max out the IKEA pull-out spice cabinet

JoepW finds a way to maximize the 20cm wide MAXIMERA pull-out spice cabinet to store even more spice jars. As the cabinet has only 2 levels, it l...
12-03-2021 21:38

Q: Help me identify this IKEA office furniture

I would be SO grateful, if you could tell me the name of this IKEA system, so I can at least download the instruction manual, or do specific searches...
10-03-2021 21:37

Modern Electric Fireplace Furniture with KALLAX

09-03-2021 21:37

“It?s Always Naptime”, IKEA PS clock gets a make

I am a collage artist, and enjoy applying collage work to surfaces like boxes, large wooden platters, etc. Every time I?ve seen this clock at the...
08-03-2021 21:36

Lantern Lamp Post with a message for visitors

This IKEA hack came about when I was trying to stop our friends at ...
05-03-2021 21:33

Turning 2 SVARTA loft beds into one big double loft bed

One double loft bed coming up! I felt like I had too little living space. I wanted a loft bed, but still loved my ?old? 160 x 200cm IKEA mattress....
04-03-2021 21:32

Plate holder completes this DIY network rack

I follow a lot of reddit subgroups which showcase network racks and I was tired of my setup where all the switches were all over the place and not or...
03-03-2021 21:32

Floating Cat Shelves with IKEA GRANHULT

I wanted to make alternating shelves for our cats to climb in the corner of our bedroom. They are placed next to our desk so they can walk from i...
02-03-2021 21:34

Plant parents will love this 3 tier plant stand with light

Iwas wandering through the “As-Is” section at IKEA and saw the discounted HEKTAR floor lamp. I was inspired to pair nature with the sim...
01-03-2021 21:32

Linen-wrapped nightstand using IKEA LACK tables

I needed new nightstand and all of the linen-wrapped nightstands I saw online were all much more expensive than I wanted to spend. Relat...
25-02-2021 21:32

2 easy ways to upcycle the IKEA LACK side table

I had two old LACK tables that were left over from a house remodelling. Both the IKEA LACK tables took a couple of hours to upcycle. The comics ...
24-02-2021 21:33

IKEA Mirror made into French style vintage mirror

I was restoring and repurposing some of our old furniture, specially IKEA furniture because I wanted more classic appearance in the home decor. T...
23-02-2021 21:34

Kitchen island that hides away a secret compartment

Hidden storage in the kitchen island for, not one, but two foldable tables. We built the house and used IKEA cabinets in the entire house — kitc...
23-02-2021 21:34

3 laptop stand hacks to soup-up your online meetings

With online meetings now a regular part of work, you’ll want to look your best on camera. One surefire solution is to prop your laptop up, so that ...
20-02-2021 21:32

TV unit and vinyl record storage in one KALLAX

I searched high and low for a TV unit as I wanted to put vinyl records and other stuff together in one media unit. After some researchon the Interne...
19-02-2021 21:32

How to add lighting to a KALLAX cube shelf

I decided to make this change because I like to customize objects. Adding the cube shelf lighting to the KALLAX took me a couple of hours. The to...
19-02-2021 21:32

PAX closet hacked beautifully to match Victorian home

We wanted an affordable closet solution — under $2000 — in our closet-less Victorian home. However, we wanted something that would match the ...
16-02-2021 21:38

Pillow packaging upcycled to reusable shopping bag

Some of IKEA?s bedding items now come packaged in fabric offcuts from the manufacturing process instead of plastic. I bought a pair of GRNAMARANT...
15-02-2021 21:32

Fixed! Annoying TROFAST Falling Buckets issue solved

Shelves or the buckets falling from the TROFAST slots is an annoying issue. With this less than $15 fix I managed to put a stop to that. This fix...
12-02-2021 21:32

Old IKEA footstool gets makeover and new storage

I?m coming back with what I love the most, giving makeovers to old stuff and making them not just nicer but also giving them a new purpose. I had...
11-02-2021 21:34

Fabric cutting & patterning table for a lot less

I decided to do this hack because I needed a sewing / fabric cutting table which was easily moveable and a bit larger than my current one. So I came ...
10-02-2021 21:38

Shaker style chest of drawers for country cottage bedroom

Scandi to shaker style chest of drawers. We were looking for a pair of bedside drawers for our cottage but were struggling to find the right size....
08-02-2021 21:32

2 inexpensive ways to turn shelf unit to a standing desk

Two simple and inexpensive ways to turn IKEA shelf units into a standing desk. Very useful for the current WFH situations. #1 GERSBY standing des...
06-02-2021 21:34

Transforming kitchen cabinets to a rustic bar

I wanted to create a rustic bar, but have it be functional. I also did not want to have to build the cabinets, doors, drawer fronts, etc. (Beyond my ...
04-02-2021 21:34

Chinoiserie dresser with plain IKEA MALM

When we moved to a new house, I had some IKEA furniture for which I no longer had a specific use. The house was bigger,I didn?t have enough furnitu...
03-02-2021 21:34

Hacking KALLAX to a flat screen TV stand

IKEA’s popular shelving unit modded into flat screen TV stand. Our house was built in 1957, when TVs were pieces of furniture. We wanted to be a...
01-02-2021 21:34

8 ways to turn IVAR into a super useful folding screen

A folding screen is a quick way to divide a room and create private spaces. IKEA currently sells the RISR room divider and that’s it. Nothing much...
29-01-2021 21:32

SYMFONISK wifi speaker with wireless charger

Instead of putting the shade on it, I added a wireless charger onto the base of the SYMFONISK wifi speaker table lamp. IKEA item used: SYMFONIS...
28-01-2021 21:35

Dressing room beautifully fitted with PAX wardrobe

This is my latest PAX wardrobe build — five 2.36m x 1m x 0.58m wardrobes in a 3.05 x 2.7m dressing room. Some shots of the space before the bui...
26-01-2021 21:43

Hack an IKEA TV cabinet with real wood top

I wanted a large cabinet for my TV (it’s 55″) that wouldn’t look too IKEA-ish, and I wanted it to have a real wood top. First, I looked at ...
25-01-2021 21:37

Skdis pegboard stand as awesome craft room divider

Can’t drill into walls" Here’s how to make a stand for the SKDIS pegboard. I bought some attachments to put the SKDIS pegboard at the end of...
23-01-2021 21:31

Toddler bed to captain’s bed with plenty of storage

It was time to transition from a toddler bed to something bigger. Her bedroom is roughly 9×9 so saving space is a must. Our plan was to DIY somethin...
21-01-2021 21:31

Perfect aquarium stand from IKEA cabinet

Been searching for an aquarium stand for my 60p aquarium (23x14x14). With some research and I came up with this perfect aquarium tank. I wanted so...
19-01-2021 21:43

Utility Cabinet to keep cleaning supplies organised

I decided to do this hack after researching what to put in the utility cabinet to suit my needs. The cleaning supply pull out for the SEKTION kitchen...
18-01-2021 21:32

BILLY bookcases hacked to fit under sloped ceiling

The space under a sloping ceiling is always a bit of a challenge. Costantino has an attic with a sloped ceiling where he wanted to fill with bookcase...
15-01-2021 21:33

IKEA stores with new format launched in NY & Singapore

New Year, new stores. But not a typical IKEA store. IKEA is ramping up to transform their business to meet customers wherever they are and how th...
15-01-2021 21:33

3 fabulous ways to use TRONES, not as a shoe cabinet

IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet used in unusual ways for the bathroom and hallway. #1 TRONES for display and electronics Here is my hack. I commiss...
12-01-2021 21:34

IKEA Trellis as a brilliant lighted room divider

Outdoor trellis comes indoors as a lighted room divider. As many of you do, due to COVID-19, we spend most of our time at home. We wanted to ma...
12-01-2021 21:34

Crate bookshelf made from only IKEA items

Here’s the crate bookshelf that I made just previous to the KNAGGLIG/ HEJNE magazine rack. IKEA products: Six (6) large KNAGGLIG crates T...
08-01-2021 21:32

A touch of glass: SKARSTA standing desk upgrade

My simple hack to improve and smarten a sitting/ standing desk with a glass top. A couple of years ago, I spotted IKEA had an affordable sit/stand...
07-01-2021 21:30

Q: Alternative dimmer switch for IKEA LED bulbs"

Chime in on recommendations for an IKEA LED bulb dimmer switch. I am not sure if I am the only who has ever wanted this hack but here goes.As you ...
07-01-2021 21:30

IKEA chip clip turns into a vinyl record stand

It?s more than likely that EKET cabinets were designed with vinyl records in mind. It so happens that a record’s cover fits exactly inside the b...
05-01-2021 21:30

Hello 2021! Light the year up with a candle fireplace

A cosy candle fireplace to set the mood for 2021. Happy 2021! I’m back after a week’s break. It was refreshing to be away from my devices a...
04-01-2021 21:33

Top 10 IKEA hacks of 2020 and a few crowd favourites

Out of hundreds of submissions in 2020, I pick 10 of the most interesting, surprising and beautiful IKEA hacks. 2020 ranks as one of the strangest...
23-12-2020 21:32

The 10 best IKEA ideas of 2020 – quick & easy edi

I can’t end the year without our annual “Top 10” lists. It’s been an unusual year but I’m glad the IKEA hacking community kept doing what i...
22-12-2020 21:31

Kids love climbing: A rock wall headboard

Wall organizer makes a fun kids rock climbing wall headboard. I’m Camilla?s daddy, a handsome 3-year-old at 12 kgs. I hacked the IKEA SKDIS ...
21-12-2020 21:33

Bricking news: LEGO BYGGLEK the best gift yet

13 Instagram posts show why the LEGO BYGGLEK should be top on your gift list. Almost three months ago, IKEA and LEGO launched the product of their...
18-12-2020 21:31

IKEA gingerbread furniture is too cute. Free download.

This may be IKEA’s most delicious range yet … GINGERBREAD furniture. The Gingerbread Hme kit includes furniture-shaped cookie cutters and sim...
17-12-2020 21:31

Q: How to turn the KALLAX into a filing cabinet"

A question popped up on our Facebook page which Allen had a great solution for. Izzie asks, “I?m looking at a way I can use my KALLAX storage u...
16-12-2020 21:31

IKEA Snudda Lazy Susan Chalkboard Cheese Board

I love IKEA products and I am always looking for ways to upgrade them and make them better. SNUDDA is pretty in its simplicity, but I just felt it ne...
14-12-2020 21:32

Spruced up. HEMNES chest of hearts makeover

I decided to makeover the HEMNES chest because I am redecorating my bedroom. And I wanted to have only one style in the bedroom. So I took my old...
11-12-2020 21:31

Q: How was this hacked or put together"

I am not trying to submit a hack, but rather figure out how this unit was ?hacked? or put together. The dates I found on a couple pieces was 1999...
10-12-2020 21:32

Hold on to your copies. This is the last IKEA catalog.

The IKEA catalog. What can I say" It’s an annual event here at IKEAhackers — where I excitedly flip through the 200+ pages and pick out my new fa...
09-12-2020 21:34

Hide a cat litter box in a MALM chest of drawers

Smart way to keep cat litter in a chest, out of sight. Our house is tight on storage, and we?ve got a baby on the way. To make room in the nurser...
08-12-2020 21:32

How to lighten the IVAR unit with BEHANDLA glaze paint

See what a little glaze paint can do. IKEA IVAR although originally designated as a garage/storage shelving as a system offers great flexibility i...
07-12-2020 21:30

6 IKEA Advent Calendar ideas that are quick and easy

Have you got your advent calendar up" It’s still not too late. Once again, IKEA to the rescue. What’s advent" For most parts of my life, I ...
04-12-2020 21:33

Q: How can I hack this kitchen island"

Would you guys possibly be able to help point me in the right direction of which IKEA pieces could be used to hack a kitchen island like this" I i...
02-12-2020 21:32

How to frame children’s football jerseys with IKEA

Make a football jersey display frame for less money. So… I knew I had a load of old football shirts 43from the late 1980s / early 1990s somewher...
01-12-2020 21:31

Multi-tasking HEMNES chest for the nursery

About a year ago we hacked the IKEA HEMNES of 8 drawers for our first nursery,after being inspired by this IKEA hack. With our second one on the ...
30-11-2020 21:38

Making IKEA hacks work beautifully with home decor

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with a local interior design firm, Qube Integrated. And the topic in question — IKEA hacking and how interior d...
27-11-2020 21:33

IKEA + Curbed made an adorable 187 sq ft. tiny home

The fascination with tiny homes is stronger than ever. I spend too much time looking at tiny homes on Youtube and secretly harbour a desire to live i...
26-11-2020 21:31

Q: Mend the gap between sloping ceiling and wardrobe

How can I bridge the gap between the top of the wardrobe and the sloping ceiling" The maximum height for the PAX wardrobe I can find is 237cm....
25-11-2020 21:34

KALLAX desk ideas: Four ways to set up a workstation

Four great ideas for a KALLAX desk. Looking for ideas for a compact KALLAX desk and storage unit" We have just the one for you. #1 KALLAX combi...
24-11-2020 21:32

Spice Samurai: Wall mounted sword display rack

I wanted to put my bokken somewhere on the wall. I started looking at a BEKVM rack I already had on the wall and inspiration for a wall mounted swor...
24-11-2020 21:32

Green with envy: Gorgeous PAX walk through closet

I am Nini Murphy. This is my DIY PAX walk through closet hack. I chose to use IKEA PAX because of price, ease of assembly for DIYers, and flexibility...
20-11-2020 21:34

A catalog packed with hacks for dementia-friendly homes

We’ve seen IKEA hacks touching so many aspects of everyday living. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the Lien Foundation, Lekker Architects an...
19-11-2020 21:36

How to combine TROFAST storage with art easel

I am desperate for more space in my sons? shared room. I?d like to replace their much-loved easel with TROFAST storage but am wondering if there is a...
18-11-2020 21:31

Make a movable island for flexible use of kitchen space

130lbs kitchen island made movable with casters. We?ve just had kitchen fitters in, and we?re very pleased with our new kitchen. Part of the job w...
17-11-2020 21:32

BEKVM kitchen cart goes rustic with rattan

The BEKVM kitchen cart is an item that many people have in their kitchen. I wanted to find a way to make it unique to my home. So I added cane webb...
16-11-2020 21:33

3 little clever ideas for the times we live in

Mask storage, drying and enjoying ice-cream. These are strange days we live in. And they call for unusual use of things, clever thinking and not t...
13-11-2020 21:33

Small bathroom shelf made of VARIERA shelf insert

I needed a tiny shelf on my bathroom wall but IKEA offered only bigger ones. So I used 3 pieces of the smaller VARIERA shelf insert to make a small b...
12-11-2020 21:44

Affordable full length DIY bathroom mirror lights

Picture ledges shine as DIY bathroom mirror lights. I wanted to use the spare power outlet above the bathroom mirror. Rather than buying a matchin...
12-11-2020 21:44

One easy step to glam up the DRNA box

This is a very simple hack, but I thought maybe someone else will find this idea useful for their DRNA box. I bought a set of the plain white box...
11-11-2020 21:37

PS5 ready: Solid to Speaker fabric HANVIKEN doors

There?s a room in the house called the Marty Cave. It?s like a Man Cave, but for Marty. And that?s me (phew) so that?s all good. And in the Marty...
09-11-2020 21:34

IKEA STOMMA too plain" 12 ideas to style it up

The IKEA STOMMAclock was created for the minimalist. It’s all white and so quiet in demeanour you won’t even know it’s there. Just ticking aw...
06-11-2020 21:36

From Trash to Treasure: Make a Mosaic Pot

I made a stained glass mosaic pot from a cheap IKEA trash can and pieces of broken glass. Materials needed: IKEA FNISS trash canBroken pieces o...
05-11-2020 21:35

90 degree corner installation of IKEA BILLY with Doors

BILLY corner bookcase installed without the angled unit in the middle. I came up with a solution for my home office that would enable me to use tw...
04-11-2020 21:35

Faux fireplace mantel, all ready for stockings and more

I started this project because I’ve always wanted a mantle for hanging Christmas stockings. Et voil! Here it is — the IKEAfaux fireplace mantel...
02-11-2020 21:34

BRIMNES goes glam as a dining room credenza

The three BRIMNES cabinets strung together filled a long dining room wall as a credenza. Furthermore, their 37-3/8″ height filled vertical space in...
30-10-2020 21:34

Designer improves on IKEA with 6 thoughtful hacks

3D printed add ons take simple IKEA products to next level. Adam Miklosi, a freelance industrial designer based in Budapest, have been quietly twe...
29-10-2020 21:34

Rawrsome dinosaur bed from IKEA KURA bed

Dad makes fabulous dinosaur bed for daughter’s big girl room. With Baby #2 arriving, my wife and I knew it would only be a matter of time before...
28-10-2020 21:33

6 cheaper organizer inserts to fit Komplement drawer

The cost of the KOMPLEMENT drawer organizer adds up when you have many drawers to fill. What are the options" Hayley asked on the IKEAhackers FB ...
28-10-2020 21:33

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