Before and After: A Campaign Style IKEA Malm Hack

By: Faith-towers Aug 31, 2015
Before and After: An IKEA Malm Hack
Photo: Faith Towers

I've had this black IKEA Malm dresser for years. And when I moved into a new house, the black just didn't feel right anymore. So I decided to transform it into more of a campaign style piece using chrome hardware and (believe it or not) self-adhesive contact paper. Keep reading to check out the transformation and the tutorial.   

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Eye Candy: 12 Easy & Beautiful IKEA VITTSJO Hacks

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 20, 2015
12 Easy & Beautiful IKEA Vittsjo Hacks

I know that I proclaim my love/hate/mostly-love relationship with IKEA furniture, but can you blame me? There are just so many ways to make it your own. You've seen tons of hacks of the EXPEDIT and the LACK, and I feel like the VITTSJO series is having a moment. From gold to marble to wood accents, here are 12 of my current favorite hacks!      

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The Best Resources for Upgrading Your IKEA Furniture

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 07, 2015

The Best Resources for Upgrading Your IKEA Furniture
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Some people look down on IKEA furniture. I can somewhat understand why - people can end up with the same stuff, the products are a pain to set up, the quality is so-so. But the cost and style pull me in! I don't want to sacrifice my savings for my home decor. And while I love IKEA, I love it more for the fact that it is easily customizable. A coat of paint, a backing of wallpaper, new legs, and you've got yourself a completely different piece of furniture! Here are a few of the best resources for upgrading your IKEA furniture to make it your own!        

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use The IKEA Raskog Cart

By: Faith-towers Aug 06, 2015
Roundup: 10 Ways To Use The IKEA Raskog Cart
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The IKEA Raskog cart. It's easy on the eyes, super versatile and best of all - it's cheap. Ringing in at $30, the Raskog fits in most people's budgets. It is sold as a kitchen cart, but it can be used for so much more. Here are ten great ways to use it in every room of your house.   

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Before and After: A Glamorous IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 20, 2015

Before and After: A Glamorous IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

It's almost as if IKEA designed the Tarva dresser specifically for creative DIY types to transform. It's made of raw wood and has very little personality. But just wait until you see how Ashley transformed the Tarva into an unbelievably glamorous piece.   

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

By: Faith-towers Jan 05, 2015
10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.   

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself.   

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Is This The END of IKEAHackers??

By: Diy maven Jun 18, 2014

Have you heard? Jules, the driving force behind IKEAHackers received a not-so-subtle visit from The Mother Ship in the form of a Cease & Desist letter. What was the letter asking her to cease & desist from doing? Using the name IKEA in her website's domain name. Jules admits when she startedContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Leather & Brass IKEA Dresser Hack

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 13, 2014

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I say it every time, but I love how creative you can be with IKEA furniture. IKEA goodies are usually pretty basic with simple lines leaving you, the one with the imagination, to work with it and change it how you see fit. This dresser is no exception! I love the many combos I've seen and this might be my new fave!      

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Make It: Modern IKEA Sidetable With A Wood-Stained Twist

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 09, 2014

Confession: I love IKEA furniture. I love that it's affordable. I love that it's modern. And I love that it can get an easy makeover to become a custom piece of furniture!      

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Roundup: 10 Extremely Easy IKEA Hacks

By: Faith-towers Aug 01, 2013

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant lights.   

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Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Lamp Makeovers and Hacks

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Pouf Ottoman from an Inexpensive Floor Mat

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
Floor poufs are hot decor items that typically carry hefty price tags. What if I told you that you could make one for about $10? You'd flip, right?? Well, get ready...    Continue Reading
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Before & After: A DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
This cheap, plain wooden bed frame gets a classy and masculine update for a fraction of the cost of similar beds. Intrigued? Check out the 'after' and the full DIY scoop below!    Continue Reading
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Would You Live in an IKEA House?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2012

A few weeks back, Ideabox unveiled its first prefab home for the US market. Designed in collaboration with IKEA Portland, the house even has an IKEA name: aktiv.Continue Reading

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How to: Turn IKEA CD Shelves into Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Feb 03, 2012

Ikea Hacker Annette used Ikea Leksvic pine CD cabinets and a set of 5 Ikea antique pine shelves to create a bank of kitchen cabinets in her kitchen. Yes, they're a wee bit shallow, but they look great. Read the minimal 'how-to' over at Ikea Hackers.

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The 5-Second Standing Desk

By: Bruno Jan 12, 2012

This January (like last year) we're talking about the creative spaces where we get work (and art, and doodles, and crafts, etc.) done. Yesterday I stopped by a letterpress printer's shop (getting some cards printed up for my upcoming trip to Alt Summit), and I was really struck by one thing. The guy's desk chair looked like it hadn't been used in about 27 years. His whole job happens standing up, moving around.

And then there's me. And my laptop. The majority of my work happens in the space between my fingertips and the keyboard, which means the rest of my body is out of the loop. But it turns out sitting your skeleton down in a chair all day is pretty much suicidal.The five minute standing desk

Fortunately, our friend (and editor) Chris Gardner came up with a quick way to fashion a standing desk out of 

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