IKEA Hackers

3 reasons I love the SPÄNST collection even though I don’t skate

3 reasons I love the SPÄNST collection even though I don’t skate

While IKEA has teamed up with scores of designers over the years, the limited edition SPÄNST collection is out of the IKEA norm. But in a good way. SPÄNST is an IKEA collab with LA-based fashion
RAST gets an Anthropologie twist with furniture stencils

RAST gets an Anthropologie twist with furniture stencils

Furniture stencils can turn any old, boring, hand-me-down and create a modern bedroom dresser. Furniture stencils are one of the easiest DIY tricks that can transform an IKEA piece and give it a
KALLAX twin headboard for narrow space

KALLAX twin headboard for narrow space

We have 2 children sharing a room. My youngest had a twin captain’s bed without a headboard. Her pillows kept falling off the bed at night. Because of the way the room is laid out, a traditional twin
Stop the Mat-Gap! How to join PLUFSIG gym mats together

Stop the Mat-Gap! How to join PLUFSIG gym mats together

My daughter Willow was diagnosed at 2 years old with NGLY1, an ultra rare genetic disease that causes (among many their symptoms) developmental delays and muscle movement disorder. Physiotherapy has
Hackers Help: How to hack this small dog bed?

Hackers Help: How to hack this small dog bed?

I found IKEA Hackers today when I was looking for a potential home for my future rabbits, and I came across this amazing small dog bed / lounger / feeder that someone made for their dog who likes to
10 new items at IKEA you’ll want for your home

10 new items at IKEA you’ll want for your home

Over the last month, if you noticed, a lot of new items quietly snuck into IKEA. They weren’t launched with fanfare. They didn’t come with famous names attached like SPÄNST (with Chris Stamp),
Low Rider Vinyl Record Shelf from IKEA TV unit

Low Rider Vinyl Record Shelf from IKEA TV unit

I’m no handy-woman by any definition of the word, but with limited tools, I made this low vinyl record shelf work. It’s a 100% IKEA hack. IKEA items used: One BYÅS TV unit 2 Packages of CAPITA legs
Converting an unused desk into a shoe rack

Converting an unused desk into a shoe rack

I came up with this shoe rack hack when I first discovered IKEA hacking. As a student, I’d habitually drop my (sports) equipment on this extra desk and I wanted to efficiently utilize the space below.
Ladder tool bag with one easy repurposing

Ladder tool bag with one easy repurposing

This “hack” is more of a repurpose for our favorite hanging bed pocket into a ladder tool bag. IKEA items used: STICKAT Bed pocket, black Other materials and tools: Your favorite ladder Related:
Hackers Help: IKEA Beech Veneer contact paper?

Hackers Help: IKEA Beech Veneer contact paper?

I’m trying to convert some staked KALLAX units into sliding units to slot into existing BILLY frames/cupboards. But in order for them to fit perfectly, I am adding a large sheet of MDF to one side. To

IKEA “Bully a Plant” experiment shows eye opening results

We’ve heard this before — “Talk to your plants and they’ll grow healthier”. IKEA UAE took it a step further in a “Bully a Plant” experiment to raise awareness around bullying. What happens to a plant

Nintendo Cabinet for a Nintendo Room Makeover

We wanted a Nintendo cabinet for our sons’ Nintendo bedroom makeover. It took about 45 – 60 mins to complete a brick cabinet and the kids love them. IKEA items used: LIXHULT cabinet (also mentioned in

Bathroom tiles for House 17: Finding the right combo

I have a confession. I’ve never ever bought bathroom tiles before this. And I did not know that buying tiles could be such a mind-boggling process. When House17 came along, the bathrooms were fairly

Storage bed that’s roomy enough for your entire wardrobe

This is one heck of an IKEA hack. Stefan made a storage bed. Correction: It’s a bed with massive amounts of storage out of 2 MALM bed, 4 MALM chest of drawers, 2 nightstands and 1 headboard. First, he
Dining chairs to a lovely outdoor bench

Dining chairs to a lovely outdoor bench

When my husband (my fiancé at the time) and I got our first jobs in Germany, we were young, handsome, in love and broke. For our first apartment, we had to buy cheap, easy-to-move and practical
Hackers Help: Name of this bentwood armchair?

Hackers Help: Name of this bentwood armchair?

Hello! My husband and I inherited this IKEA bentwood armchair (ID#14552) from his family when we moved into the old family home years ago (it was left behind by his parents in a cross-country move).
Dog crate system housed in desks

Dog crate system housed in desks

We made this dog crate system for our 2 beagles, constructed entirely from IKEA items. We scored 2 IKEA Malm desks that were marked down (minor blemishes) at IKEA As-Is. One of them remained the way
BBQ grill table for my mini-kamado

BBQ grill table for my mini-kamado

This mini-kamado BBQ grill table hack is not my original idea. I saw a few examples on Facebook, but didn’t like the way they were done. So I decided to find out how to properly do it. I’m 100%
Loft beds using IKEA KRITTER kid’s beds

Loft beds using IKEA KRITTER kid’s beds

I just wanted to share an idea that can help people with limited space and want to re-use KRITTER type of kid’s beds for making loft beds. Materials for our KRITTER loft beds: KRITTER beds x 2 STUVA
Kitchen Pantry: Get organized with STUVA units

Kitchen Pantry: Get organized with STUVA units

Thought I’d share this kitchen pantry as I was so pleased that my partner was able to accomplish it. Not much hacking involved, rather a repurposing of the STUVA system. The STUVA was destined for a