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Gorgeous DIY Upgrade For The IKEA Samla Storage Box

I’ve had a few small size IKEA Samla boxes for years –  they were perfect for the kids’ LEGO bricks and Playmobil figures. But the children have long  outgrown their toys and I’ve bought many more great looking storage containers over the past years. Instead of taking the old IKEA Samla boxes out in the [&hellip

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Minimalist bedside reading lamps

This is to make a pair of Minimalist bedside reading lamps, taking advantage of the hollow core of the LACK shelves. What you need: any LACK shelf NYMÅNE ceiling light ANSLUTA AC power cord 1. Dismantle the NYMÅNE light to get single light elements. 2. Make a hole at the back of the LACK shelf [&hellip

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A Classy High Gloss Bespoke Loft Wardrobe (Under Eaves)

IKEA products required: 1 x PAX wardrobe frame (50x35x236) (One of the side panels used on tallest left hand panel. The other side to be used for frame top and to construct the 350mm frame.) 2 x wardrobe frame (100x35x201) (One of the side panels used on the tallest right hand panel. The other side for [&hellip

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Hackers Help: Can you ID this IKEA bed?

Hi, I am buying a bed frame from someone and she doesn’t have the instructions and doesn’t remember the name. She bought it in 2015. I tried looking it up on the internet and had no luck. If there’s any way you guys can give me a name and maybe even have access to the [&hellip

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Adjustable Over-the-Railing Outdoor Planter Shelves

Problem: I have a solid construction balcony railing that has a non-standard 7 inch wood railing. I wanted to have planters on/near the railing without (a) having to drill holes into the railing as that was forbidden by my condo association, (b) having any risk of the planters flying off the balcony railing onto my [&hellip

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There is no stopping the blue bag

Since the IKEA inspired $2,145 Balenciaga tote, there’s been a flurry of fashion items made out of the FRAKTA bag. I’ve been chuckling at some of the more outlandish ones but well, it’s nothing we’ve not seen over here at IKEA hackers. FRAKTA fashion started from way back. 2006 to be precise. The first was [&hellip

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Wall mounted KALLAX cat house

Materials and Cost: Kallax Shelf $45 Fake fur $12 Rug $ 5 Bläddra box $10 Photo: IKEA.com 1. Unpack the KALLAX shelving unit. Hammer in only 4 of the provided dowels in the 4 holes I circled in the “DO THIS” diagram. 2. There are 3 dividers in the KALLAX, cut one in half (one [&hellip

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Bamboo Plywood wrapped Godmorgon for modern bathroom vanity

IKEA items used: 3x Godmorgon gloss white vanities Photo: IKEA.com I assembled the Godmorgon vanities, then built a simple cabinet carcass and countertop around them out of bamboo plywood. I simply used screws to attach the sides of the Godmorgon vanities to one another, and to the sides of the bamboo carcass. When everything was [&hellip

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Hackers Help: How to attach long countertop to 2 ALEX units?

I have 2 Alex drawer units and between them a SÄLJAN platform. It looks something like this: How do I attach the Alex units to the SÄLJAN countertop? Glue? I rather use some method that will allow me to dismantle them in the future if needed, but they still need to be attached strong in case I will move the [&hellip

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Building a chair from a Hyllis shelving unit

I’ve built a chair from an Ikea Hyllis galvanized steel shelving unit. I’ve only used Hyllis parts apart from new nuts and bolts. I used ordinary tools like a drill, screwdriver, hacksaw, tin snips and a vice. It wasn’t very difficult but took quite a while. Photo: IKEA.com The original Hyllis parts. Picture above shows [&hellip

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Light scratching post for heavy cat

IKEA items used: IKEA SKOGSTA bar stool €19,99 ($29,00) IKEA TEJN rug €9,99 ($14,99) Other items used: Sisal rope 8mm nails and screws old cat toy Our former scratching post was a bulky, borrowed tower, and when that returned to its official owner, our own bulky cat Yen San had nowhere to sit in a [&hellip

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7 ways to hack the Ikea Bodo wardrobe

After falling in love with the open plan Bodo range, I decided to expand its range myself! I started off with one Ikea Bodo wardrobe after Ikea withdrew them from sale in the UK, and slowly gathered more wardrobes for each room in my house, along with the side table cupboards. By accident (and on [&hellip

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Hold on to your FRAKTA blue bags. It’s high fashion.

I did a double take when I saw this on my news feed. Balenciaga, the French luxury brand has just released a new bag that looks almost identical to IKEA’s iconic blue carry-all. The color, size and handles are almost the same. The difference? The material — it’s made from wrinkled, glazed leather, it’s lined, [&hellip

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Stunning Nautical Ikea Rast Hack for the Beach House Lover

IKEA items used: Ikea Rast I recently decorated my sons nursery from a boring plain room into a cute nautical themed bedroom. I was on the hunt for beautiful nautical pieces to put in his bedroom but I struggled to find anything I loved. I do love nautical rooms but sometimes they can be a [&hellip

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Turn a £7 LACK TV unit into a hallway bench

Ikea Item Used: Lack TV unit With clients visiting my home for my work, I have to be super tidy. I bought the Lack TV unit to use as a coffee table originally but without the gloss finish it wears very quickly and it was ruined on top with grazes and stains. So I hacked [&hellip

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Hackers Help: Can somebody help me ID this futon, please?

Hi, I purchased this futon from IKEA in 2002. Can somebody help me identify its model? I’m trying to find a replacement mattress for it

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Yay or Nay? aka our own “Shark Tank”

Philipp wrote me an email and wanted honest feedback from the IKEA community on the thingamajig he invented to cover up dowel holes in the PAX wardrobes, BILLY bookcases and others. He calls them “beauty-clicks”. I know, not the best name. The idea is good, and I personally think they look better than Variera cover caps. [&hellip

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Never to old to Rock ‘n Roll

I repurposed an Ikea Tockarp TV Unit to accommodate my turntable and amplifier so that I could play my ’70s vinyl record collection. 1. Check that your record player and amp can fit in the shelf space provided with a little room to spare so that you can slide them out without difficulty. The backboard [&hellip

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Old LACK Shelf to compact corner dressing table

An old style LACK shelving unit was used but it should work with the new design with thinner cross-members (KALLAX):- Carefully cut the shelf in half and finish cut edges Attach surface to one edge with standard fixings Secure to wall using standard mountings Use 2x drilled aluminium angle in the corners underneath surface to [&hellip

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Hackers Help: How to stop ALGOT drawers from falling off?

Hello, I have the Algot wall mounted system and the drawers fall of very easily. They can only be opened like a fourth of the way, the brackets are not sturdy enough and there seems to be missing some type of a stopper to prevent the drawers from falling. Any ideas on how to solve [&hellip

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Arduino Motion Activated PS 2014 Lamp

Chase’s version of the PS 2014 lamp, activated by motion. First, he hacked it into a desk lamp and rigged up the pulley system to a servo so it can open and close using a sensor programmed using Ardiuno. The original light which was just a standard bulb was also changed into a 7cm circular [&hellip

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Little kitchen upgrade

My little dude turned two last month, and I had my heart set on giving him a kitchen for his birthday. Anytime we’d visit a friend’s house who had a kitchen he’d run right over and start cooking. I looked around online and ultimately decided to go with the Ikea Duktig with some upgrades, of [&hellip

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We need this. No arguments about it.

What is it about IKEA and relationships? The blue and yellow store is tagged as “a map of a relationship nightmare”. I can understand how trying it can be on couples — you’ve wandered the aisles for hours, tired, hungry and now you’ve decided mint green is the way to go and — your partner [&hellip

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Map out the IKEA MOPPE Chest of Drawers

Ikea Products used: IKEA Moppe Mini chest The Ikea Moppe comes in unfinished birch wood, it had been sitting in the back of my craft cupboard crying out to be transformed. Finally, I pimped the Moppe with a fabulous travel theme (great for those with wanderlust). The Cavallini vintage world map gift wrap was decoupaged [&hellip

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Hackers Help: How to make this triple bunk bed?

Hello everyone, I am new to both this website and Ikea hacking in general, but a big fan of some of the Ikea hack ideas I’ve seen! I am looking for some assistance to build this: I was thinking that I can use two KURA beds to make the top and middle bunk and just [&hellip

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2 ways to get organised with a TOSTERUP door handle

Sometimes I just need to complete an easy hack or finish a quick fix and don’t want the hassle of firing up the drill. That’s when Sugru comes in handy. Sugru, if you’ve not heard of it, is a mouldable glue that sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong flexible rubber overnight. I’ve used [&hellip

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Bamboo Spotlight Stand using IKEA VILDAPEL plant pot

IKEA item used: VILDAPEL plant pot, bamboo (Article Number: 902.336.13) The IKEA VILDAPEL plant pot made of bamboo can be used as a simple stand for recessed spot-lights. The spotlights can beam straight upward or at an angle depending on how the pots are placed. The spotlight stands can be placed below flowers or behind [&hellip

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Expedit media unit transformation

As you can see I removed a divider to make space a while ago. And added shelf on rails. Now I was getting a bit tired of its big and bulky look, so I decided to completely upgrade. The Ingredients: 1) Expedit TV storage unit. 2) Expedit (box of 1×1) – IKEA stopped offering it [&hellip

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One SNIGLAR crib, 3 new ways to use it

Michal’s wonderful ideas for an old unused SNIGLAR crib. With the kids grown, the crib can be repurposed to now hang the never ending heap of laundry. All 3 hacks are made from one SNIGLAR crib using the sidewalls only, original fasteners, additional screws, a piece of board and 4 caster wheels. You don’t not [&hellip

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Ate any Swedish meatballs lately?

Let’s talk about meatballs. Swedish meatballs, that is. I used to think the IKEA Malaysia meatballs were well, nice. Then I went to Sweden. And Oh. My. Tummy. I mean, just take a look at the picture below and you won’t need to try very hard to spot the difference. The texture, the colors. And the taste, yes, it’s [&hellip

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Improve Your Home

Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems in a home, and is related to home maintenance to avoid such problems. Many types of repairs are "do it yourself" (DIY) projects, while others may be so complicated, time-consuming or risky as to suggest the assistance of a qualified handyman, property manager, contractor/builder, or other professionals. Repair is not necessarily the same as home improvement, although many improvements can result from repairs or maintenance. Often the costs of larger repairs will justify the alternative of investment in full-scale improvements. It may make just as much sense to upgrade a home system (with an improved one) as to repair it or incur ever-more-frequent and expensive maintenance for an inefficient, obsolete or dying system. For a DIY project, it is also useful to establish limits on how much time and money you're willing to invest before deciding a repair (or list of repairs) is overwhelming and discouraging, and less likely to ever be completed.