Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing - ikea http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 May 2015 13:27:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 It's a TV Bench-Bench-Bench(TM)! [IKEA Hacked] http://www.instructables.com/id/Its-a-TV-Bench-Bench-BenchTM-IKEA-Hacked/
It's a TV Bench-Bench-Bench(TM)! [IKEA Hacked] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/Z8K5/I0FFEM9S/FDTZ8K5I0FFEM9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/Z8K5/I0FFEM9S/FDTZ8K5I0FFEM9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/Z8K5/I0FFEM9S/FDTZ8K5I0FFEM9S.SMALL.jpg ucn Here's a modular TV console-bench, which I made out of IKEA components, inspired by the trendy wooden-top tables with steel frames that are in all the expensive design shops these days.As our TV wall is really long, I designed this as 3 separate benches that can be moved around as needed. The middle...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:53:15 PDT
Bunk bed hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bunk-bed-hack/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:33:12 PDT
Ikea Malm Nightstand http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Malm-Nightstand/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:40:17 PDT
IKEA HACK: single flower vase http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-single-flower-vase/
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:42:56 PDT
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-cover-your-Ikea-Klobo-Sofa/
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:54:58 PST
Ikea side table hack. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-side-table-hack/
Ikea side table hack. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/2A4U/HMVJ98PK/FGK2A4UHMVJ98PK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/2A4U/HMVJ98PK/FGK2A4UHMVJ98PK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/2A4U/HMVJ98PK/FGK2A4UHMVJ98PK.SMALL.jpg CoachChamberlain This is my first instructable. I had a party and made a big table with the Vika legs and then had the cutting board on the table for the party. Step 1 Materials. Get 2 ikea Vika table legs. They are 10 dollars each.  So you have 20 bucks in legs and a Lampig cutting board. This is also 10 dollars...
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:22:57 PDT
Wall-mounted charging station for ALL the mobile devices http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-mounted-charging-station-for-ALL-the-mobile-d/
Wall-mounted charging station for ALL the mobile devices - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/ZTKP/HH2VJPPK/FSWZTKPHH2VJPPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/ZTKP/HH2VJPPK/FSWZTKPHH2VJPPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/ZTKP/HH2VJPPK/FSWZTKPHH2VJPPK.SMALL.jpg ninafroe We have in our household: 2 e-readers, 1 iPad, 1 smaller tablet computer, 1 iPhone, 2 other cell phones and a camera. All of which need to be charged ALL THE TIME. Result: We were constantly looking for charging cables, free wall sockets and the devices themselves. So I built this charging station ...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 13:36:41 PDT
Providore IKEA Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Providore-IKEA-Hack/
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 01:08:02 PST
Buy 1 get one free Ikea shelf hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Buy-1-get-one-free-Ikea-shelf/
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:33:18 PDT
Kitchen Art Attack http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Art-Attack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/PVNH/GYGF8IS5/F9VPVNHGYGF8IS5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/PVNH/GYGF8IS5/F9VPVNHGYGF8IS5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/PVNH/GYGF8IS5/F9VPVNHGYGF8IS5.SMALL.jpg Cobrox - IKEA Hack  "Gorm Regal" in my kitchen
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:52:24 PST
Room in Need of Help http://www.instructables.com/id/Room-in-Need-of-Help/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1LGE/GTJS8TDM/FVX1LGEGTJS8TDM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1LGE/GTJS8TDM/FVX1LGEGTJS8TDM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1LGE/GTJS8TDM/FVX1LGEGTJS8TDM.SMALL.jpg jehmz I'm entering the contest because I am in desperate need of a room makeover. I have no real bed, just a mattress on the floor. All the furniture I do have, TV stand and one night stand (that is too tall for my mattress on the floor) was donated by family and the one tall dresser I have was a find fro...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 16:45:34 PDT
Bedroom furniture for our own space http://www.instructables.com/id/Bedroom-furniture-for-our-own-space/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/IRAK/GTJ1XGAN/FYLIRAKGTJ1XGAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/IRAK/GTJ1XGAN/FYLIRAKGTJ1XGAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/IRAK/GTJ1XGAN/FYLIRAKGTJ1XGAN.SMALL.jpg starla80 My family and I were able to move into an apartment six months ago. Currently we have no real furniture. We are using mattresses for the children's beds, foam mattress toppers for our bed and a card table and chairs for our dinning table. We would really like to do furnish the bedrooms since those a...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 15:00:02 PDT
My Room http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Uncompleted-Bedroom/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/VP9R/GT9U8Q5E/FH5VP9RGT9U8Q5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/VP9R/GT9U8Q5E/FH5VP9RGT9U8Q5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/VP9R/GT9U8Q5E/FH5VP9RGT9U8Q5E.SMALL.jpg Bryang1012
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 19:57:55 PDT
Help our living room http://www.instructables.com/id/Help-our-narrow-mixed-match-boxy-living-room/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/DSFA/GSUT2ZM2/FLUDSFAGSUT2ZM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/DSFA/GSUT2ZM2/FLUDSFAGSUT2ZM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/DSFA/GSUT2ZM2/FLUDSFAGSUT2ZM2.SMALL.jpg lsarah My boyfriend and I just moved in together to a new apartment. We both work full time and he takes grad school classes at night. By the time we get home we want to collapse, however, our living room is anything but comfortable. We're happy here with our new apartment and decision to live together but...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 11:19:43 PDT
Ity bity living space. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ity-bity-living-space/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/YLBS/GSYERPNV/FFTYLBSGSYERPNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/YLBS/GSYERPNV/FFTYLBSGSYERPNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/YLBS/GSYERPNV/FFTYLBSGSYERPNV.SMALL.jpg Takashi_Nanami Right now my husband and I are living in my parents garage, because we don't have money to afford our own place till I am finished with school. We have a 2 year old and a 4 month old, and the space we live in is pretty cramped. If I was to be able to fix up this space in anyway I would try to get so...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:13:34 PDT
A Grad Student's Pitifully Empty Apartment http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Grad-Students-Pitifully-Empty-Apartment/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/1C6S/GSUSHS5Y/FKR1C6SGSUSHS5Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/1C6S/GSUSHS5Y/FKR1C6SGSUSHS5Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/1C6S/GSUSHS5Y/FKR1C6SGSUSHS5Y.SMALL.jpg brittneylaws I just moved in. After tuition, books and supplies I'm B-R-O-K-E! I have big dreams of having a fabulously furnished space, but the zeroes in my bank account tells me otherwise. I have given up, and I am super distressed. I hate coming home because all I can think about is how I want my apartment...
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:30:45 PDT
Before - Rag-Tag Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Before-Rag-Tag-Furniture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/K8A6/GSNQR8PX/F61K8A6GSNQR8PX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/K8A6/GSNQR8PX/F61K8A6GSNQR8PX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/K8A6/GSNQR8PX/F61K8A6GSNQR8PX.SMALL.jpg OnyxPected "Hand-Me-Down" describes my living room.  I got my furniture 10 years ago from a friend-of-a-friend and I've never had the opportunity to replace it.  Covering it doesn't help; it's old and out dated.  I think that I have the most uncomfortable furniture in the world. I want to create a space t...
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Sat, 17 Sep 2011 14:44:03 PDT
My Space for IKEA http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Space-for-IKEA/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/NRYJ/GSMZ721T/FAINRYJGSMZ721T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/NRYJ/GSMZ721T/FAINRYJGSMZ721T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/NRYJ/GSMZ721T/FAINRYJGSMZ721T.SMALL.jpg niagarast We have a small-space house begging for IKEA's solutions. Our family room is a multi-purpose space where kids do homework, play with all manner of legos, color, paint, etc. It is currently furnished with lots of hand-me-down furniture that is too large for the space, and that doesn't help meet the ...
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Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:33:48 PDT
New Room for a Little Man http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Room-for-a-Little-Man/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/O2RA/GTKH9QT6/FMPO2RAGTKH9QT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/O2RA/GTKH9QT6/FMPO2RAGTKH9QT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/O2RA/GTKH9QT6/FMPO2RAGTKH9QT6.SMALL.jpg Kaisei13 Hello! My name is Damien and I need a new room.  All my old furniture is baby stuff that I have out grown and I need a new space.  Right now I sleep on my parents old mattress on the floor and though it is a blast to jump on, it takes up all the space in my room.  So I decided to color you some pict...
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:54:39 PDT
KittyLitter MALM http://www.instructables.com/id/KittyLitter-MALM/
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:02:47 PDT
Laser Etched Draws for Ikea Expedit http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Draws-for-Ikea-Expedit/
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Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:42:24 PDT
Optimizing an IKEA Wardrobe http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimizing-an-IKEA-Wardrobe/
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Sun, 5 Sep 2010 08:48:01 PDT
Improved Ikea Benno CD shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Ikea-Benno-CD-shelf/
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