Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing - ikea Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:51:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ikea ROTERA Lantern Lamp
Ikea ROTERA Lantern Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kingkaiser Bored of the lamps you can find at walmart? Like the flair of ye olde street lamps? Just like to make things and fill your room with them? Well then do I have the instructable for you!This instructable leaves you with a functional, unique, and rather dashing looking lamp made from a repurposed Roter...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:28:43 PST
#SELFIE Mirror
#SELFIE Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The #SELFIE Mirror is a mirror modified to include a vinyl cutout of the hastag "SELFIE". It is really as simple as that. This solution was designed to handle most of your #SELFIE watermarking needs. With this simple IRL modification you can throw away all of your photo editing software. Well -- som...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:41:53 PST
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer So I was remodeling my very small bathroom. Searching for a nice cabinet I noticed that I didn't like the materials used in the cabinets for sale. Besides that, all cabinets where much to big (in size and price) for my small bathroom.A new project was born!I'm very happy with the result and I made s...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:07:08 PST
DIY IKEA Document Wall Holder
DIY IKEA Document Wall Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> MichaelRHerrera So lets say you have a pile of drawings, papers, posters, maps, or what ever. You know what I'm talking about. Now you could shove them into a tube or leave them in the corner hoping the pixies would magically make them go away, but today you are feeling empowered over your dominion and want to crea...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:27:44 PST
It's a TV Bench-Bench-Bench(TM)! [IKEA Hacked]
It's a TV Bench-Bench-Bench(TM)! [IKEA Hacked] - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Suitcase table- GREAT SPACE SAVER
Suitcase table- GREAT SPACE SAVER - More DIY How To Projects]]> loopyloos How to use that lovely suitcase as something else. Perfect for a desk with somewhere to store things. Find your suitcase. I found this lovely piece in a market but you can find them all over the place.Try and find one that is a size you like and with a flat top and bottom. If it is warped it migh...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:24:30 PDT
Bunk bed hack
Bunk bed hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> prosend We wanted to give my son more privacy in his shared room. We saw a similar hack on Instructables, but it had no instructions. Hope this will inspire you to create one! It has been so popular that we are modifying the older boys bed to have a similar set up. Success. Stain the pieces first We use...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:33:12 PDT
Dual Lack laptop desk
Dual Lack laptop desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss I wanted a short laptop desk that we could keep in the living room and that would allow reasonably comfortable use of the laptop while sitting on the sofa. Previously, the kids had been using the laptop while sitting on the cushion of an Ikea Poang ottoman on the floor and with the laptop resting o...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:19:36 PDT
Ikea Malm Nightstand
Ikea Malm Nightstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> sebastian22 Quick and easyWhen painting ikea veneer furniture such as the Malm series, prep is everything. 1. Sand with 100 grit (wear a mask)2. Apply 3 coats of primer with a small roller. 3. Apply 2 coats of paint with a roller. 4. Drill and install drawer pulls if required.
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:40:17 PDT
IKEA HACK: single flower vase
IKEA HACK: single flower vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Display your floral arrangement a little differently by showcasing just one. This elegant and simple vase uses an inexpensive bamboo plant box from IKEA and a glass canning jar. This easy to make vase is sure to draw attention, and will really make one special flower stand out. Use it as a holder fo...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:42:56 PDT
Tetris Chest of Drawers
Tetris Chest of Drawers - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftalavista I bought a set of drawers months ago from Ikea and spent ages deciding how to paint them. Every time I looked at them the shape reminded me of a game of tetris but I didn't think all the bright colours would go in my living room. Then it hit me - why do I need to stick to the traditional colours and...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:35:14 PDT
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr Chutney We have had our little Ikea Klobo for several years and it's starting to look a bit tatty. We have been using a few throws to disguise it's general shabbiness but it's very frustrating constantly adjusting these. It's time for a change! It's possible to buy pre-made slip covers from eBay but they ar...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:54:58 PST
Ikea side table hack.
Ikea side table hack. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Ikea + Craigslist desk mboyles2 So I moved into a new room and wanted to create a large work space for some varies projects I would be working on. The main goal was to create a large desk at a low cost while still maintaining a polished look. Ive had some luck with craigslist, so I watched the free section there and the as-is de...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:22:14 PDT
Wall-mounted charging station for ALL the mobile devices
Wall-mounted charging station for ALL the mobile devices - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Ikea Kura bed converted to bunkbed jauncourt I have 2 kids, and some time ago, they each had their own room. The little one got this for his former toddler bed and the big guy got a KURA platform/loft bed from Ikea. All was great for about 2 years. However, a couple of years ago, the little one and the big one both asked me if they could shar...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 12:50:37 PDT
Sliced LACK table
Sliced LACK table - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrittLiv In this instructable I am going to show you how to make an ikea LACK table stand on two legs. Even though this is a rather simple mod, it is going to get you quite a few puzzled looks. I originally wanted to make the table stand on one leg, but even though it is stable enough to support itself I was...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:27:16 PST
Ikea Hack: Rolling Storage Lack Coffee/Side Table
Ikea Hack: Rolling Storage Lack Coffee/Side Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cezsaria I stand on the shoulders of giants. With especial thanks to: SpaceSays and Jules Yap and drnutella and thebunnykingofnowhere. I needed a compact coffee table that was mobile and cheap. After perusing Instructables and, I came up with my solution. Here I present the Rolling Storage ...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:19:47 PST
Providore IKEA Hack
Providore IKEA Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> hjacksonau The lady of the house spied a nice piece at a furniture store - named providore - it looked provincial and would fit our décor - But it was a little bit too tall, and definitely too expensive at @$750.  Disheartened we went to IKEA ant though about hacking one of theirs to get the piece that we wan...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 01:08:02 PST
Buy 1 get one free Ikea shelf hack
Buy 1 get one free Ikea shelf hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> ramz858 For $60 I picked up an "Expedit" shelf from Ikea, it turned out to be too deep for where I wanted it...soooooooo   Good excuse to cut stuff! I cut it down the middle and wound up with two 8" deep shelves that fit perfect. Note: the backs of the new shelves look very unfinished, if that bothers you...
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:33:18 PDT
Creating a S.L.A.C.K.
Creating a S.L.A.C.K. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElgerJonker For an event we needed some tables for displays and game consoles. What better choice than the cheap IKEA Lack table: simple design, lightweight and beautiful because of its simplicity. So we got 20 of them donated by various people, which means there 80 IKEA lack table-pilars that need to be assemb...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:15:44 PDT
Kitchen Art Attack Cobrox - IKEA Hack  "Gorm Regal" in my kitchen
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:52:24 PST
Hack the Lack derte84 Lack is one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture Ikea offers. It is cheap and minimal, its design will never get old. I think that the good thing of being simple and cheap is that a lot of people can afford to modify it on their needs. So, read this guide, get inspired and go to Ikea to buy a ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:37:24 PST
DIY Nail Head Table
DIY Nail Head Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> SpaceSays I love the use of nail heads in interior decor. In my search for a nail head trim table I came across several great options, but just couldn’t stomach the price tag. It’s amazing to me that some of these tables cost so much, when their design is so simple. I decided to create one myself using Ikea L...
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 06:42:18 PDT
Ikea - Share Your Space Contest TwoMoreDesigns Well, here's my space. As you can see, it's rather bleak. I've amassed a mixed room of furniture over the years, but it's in storage and most of it isn't worth the cost of getting it moved. I've always wanted cohesive look to my house, and starting with this blank slate, here is my chance. I'll nee...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 21:09:17 PDT
Room in Need of Help 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 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 Bryang1012
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 19:57:55 PDT
Help our living room 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
Workspace Renovation & Reorganization NHLavalanche My small lofted apartment in Chicago is often purposely minimal to prevent too much clutter. However, when you enter the 700ft2 apartment, there is a small pocket (seen below) that leads towards the bathroom and storage space. Currently, the space is awkwardly being used- not enough furniture is ava...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:29:47 PDT
Ity bity living space. 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 shesparticular
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:17:27 PDT
A Grad Student's Pitifully Empty Apartment 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
Please Ikea, I need EVERYTHING!! acemysteriouz Hello! I'm Anthony and this is my entry into the Share Your Space Challenge. Well, as you can see, my space is pretty much nothing but space! I just moved into this 2 bedroom duplex a couple of days ago and except for a desk, bed and bookcase, I have no furniture...1000 bucks from Ikea would definit...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:27:46 PDT
Back from Africa and THIS is my room? emilygraceking My husband and I live with a wonderful girl named Stephanie. Stephanie was an intern for our program that built vegetable gardens for schools to grow produce for food pantries and sought to humanize the needy through massive food distribution, and as part of that program she and three other interns ...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:39:16 PDT
Before - Rag-Tag Furniture 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 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 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
KittyLitter MALM - More DIY How To Projects]]> uersel Having cats means also having a litterbox standing around somewhere and several times a day having a distinct smell floating around your home. Searching for solutions to the problem I saw various hacked IKEA pieces for this purpose. So one day I was heading to the flat-packed-furniture-shop to look ...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:02:47 PDT
Laser Etched Draws for Ikea Expedit
Laser Etched Draws for Ikea Expedit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Infinite Crafts In my job I do a lot of designs for people. As I can't even draw a stright line I get my wonderful boss Jenny to do the artwork and then convert it to a file that the laser cutter can 'read'. Sometimes however a girl just wants to make something for herself! This was a quick little project that too...
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Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:42:24 PDT
SImple but drastic change felix_m_rivera A simple addition of a wall decal can make those standard Ikea Hemnes furniture ( ) something more personal.
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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 17:54:45 PST
Fix a sagging table with an old bed frame calischs I recently picked up an IKEA table from a very nice craigslister. It was exactly what I wanted: simple, easy to haul, with a large work surface. The four legs thread into metal plates which are screwed to the bottom of the tabletop. The only issue was the sag of the unsupported top that had develope...
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Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:51:37 PST
$3 Ikea Coffee Table
$3 Ikea Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Conrad3000 For some time I had been using an Ikea HÅBOL box as a table. I had wanted to make the lid more durable using some type of laquer. I stumbled upon some cheap kitchen panels at Ikea one day and the two came together (with adhesive) to make this light-weight table with storage. Materials! The items...
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:20:27 PST
Simple Desk
Simple Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> mistercow.pnoy This is a very basic and relatively plain desk that I made myself because I strongly dislike desks made out of mdf or anything not solid wood, because of their inability to be reformed, added onto and their knack of falling apart so easily. Most of what I found on craigslist or in stores was made th...
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Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:43:53 PDT
Optimizing an IKEA Wardrobe
Optimizing an IKEA Wardrobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxap I have bought an IKEA (PAX) wardrobe with doors. When it came about the drawers, a design fault showed off: some unwanted and irregular space between the drawers made us loose some precious room. Well, it may be a small annoyance, or a big one if you are a perfectionist! Read on to see how to hack...
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Sun, 5 Sep 2010 08:48:01 PDT
Coffee-Stained Coffee Table
Coffee-Stained Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus This table seeks to take the stress out of owning a coffee table. You might constantly worry about stains appearing on your table from water cups or the notorious coffee cup. But with dozens of coffee stains already on the table you have absolutely nothing to worry about! Idea inspired by a ReadyMa...
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Wed, 5 May 2010 10:19:37 PDT
Ikea Hack! (sorta) Upholstered headboard on the DALSELV bed frame
Ikea Hack! (sorta) Upholstered headboard on the DALSELV bed frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> pxlchk1 When Dave and I bought this house about two and a half years ago, we were surprised when our bed didn't fit into our 3rd floor bedroom. Being new homeowners and thusly, broke as all get out, I went to Ikea and purchased the cheapest bed I could find, thinking that we could take the boxes up the stai...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 20:47:27 PST
Improved Ikea Benno CD shelf
Improved Ikea Benno CD shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxap Three IKEA Benno CD/DVD shelves side by side. Question: What's wrong ? Answer: all intermediate vertical panels come twice. Find it ugly, or space-wasting, or both ? Here is how to fix the issue. Buy the shelves In our case, we will mount three Benno shelves... So we will have to buy three pack...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:46:30 PST