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!  … Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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The Family Handyman Rescue Remodel Contest with IKEA

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

Whether it's the firehouses that protect you or the community centers that provide shelter and food, they tirelessly serve your community every day. Now you can reward their hard work by nominating them to win a new IKEA® kitchen in the 2nd annual Rescue Remodel Contest.… Continue Reading

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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: akContinue 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… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Make Custom Speaker Stands from Lamps

By: Diy maven Nov 03, 2011

Polsia wanted to elevate a couple of speakers to give them a 'mod look'. The thought was perhaps using a couple of vases, but when Polsia spotted the IKEA's Lampan Lamp ($7.99), inspiration struck.… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DWR Cellula Crystal Chandelier Knock-off

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2011

created at: 11/01/2011

Jackie fell in love with DWI's Cellula chandelier, which is pictured above, but its $2,730 price tag made it OUT of reach. Jackie then went to work, starting off with a visit to IKEA where she snagged a Tidig pendant. From there it was just a matter… Continue Reading

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IKEA for Barbie

By: Diy maven Oct 11, 2011

created at: 10/11/2011

 

Miniio's eco-friendly, IKEA inspired, Barbie Doll houses are made from local, sustainably sourced wood, including solid oak and birch plywood. The structures are completely modern in design as is the… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Colorful Two-Toned Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Sep 22, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

If you're looking for an affordable way to spruce up your decor or add a playful pop of color, you're in luck!  We've just found the perfect DIY solution for you.  Read… Continue Reading

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How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

By: Chrisjob Sep 08, 2011

Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the… Continue Reading

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Genius Ikea Hack: Laptop Work Station Turned Vanity

By: Diy maven Sep 07, 2011

Cream colored fold-away Ikea vanity with various accessories and cosmetics

Okay, yesterday's Ikea hack was genius, but this one is too. An Ikea PS white laptop workstation doesn't go through any modifications,… Continue Reading

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GENIUS DIY Modular Storage with IKEA Boxes

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2011

IKEA Prant boxes may be handy, but they are uninspired. The geniuses at Livet Hemma took care of that last bit. Using about 14 of them, pastel paint and (get… Continue Reading

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IKEA Table Gets a Natural Modern Makeover

By: Alicia Jul 28, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Over the last month, we've been giving some love to our favorite room in the house ... our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week's project was both functional and fun, and we were thrilled with the results. 

IKEA table makeover - before
In the summer, we spend a lot of… Continue Reading

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Countertop Crush: Stained Butcher Block

By: Craftmel Jul 26, 2011

created at: 07/26/2011

I've always loved Butcher Block countertops, and I try to think that if I had them, maybe I'd chop more veggies or something.  Wishful thinking, I know.  But when I saw these IKEA countertops transformed, I fell more in love and decided maybe I'll just stick to cutting boards for my… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Sputnik Chandelier

By: Chrisjob May 31, 2011

Emil Stejnar's "Sputnik" pendant chandelier is a modern design icon, but they're no longer made, and vintage versions can go for thousands of dollars.

So designer and blogger Jenny Komenda whipped up her own version in a weekend, and the results are… Continue Reading

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