Freshen Up Billy... Change Up an Ikea Staple

by Lilybee

This can barely even be described as an Ikea Hack, as essentially I just slapped a bit of something on the back board of a slightly disreputable Billy bookcase that a friend passed along to me.

Maptastic:

I took the back of the Billy off and taped a large map onto it, I didn't even cut it to size, just folded the corners over and taped, then tacked it back on with new nails. An alternative would be to print out some images from google maps...

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Make A Light Show Lamp

by Lilybee

Make A Light Show Lamp

So. It's not exactly a Kanye style light show, but it does throw pretty patterns onto the wall and ceiling and it's dead easy to make.

I used

These just happened to be the most uh, 'cost effective' shade and base that Ikea had, but I'm pretty sure this would work with whatever you happen to have around.

  • craft paper or wrapping paper
  • a craft knife
  • scissors
  • a bit o'...

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Ikea Hack: Shelf Makeover.

by Chris Gardner

The Lack Shelving from Ikea...it's inexpensive, useful, ubiquitous, though a bit plain. Derek and Lauren from the Curiosity Shoppe offer a simple but dramatic makeover to give these 14.99 stalwarts a little snazz.

Ikea Hack: Shelf Makeover.

Materials

-ikea lack shelves
-woven grass cloth (you can also use paper, fabric, vinyl, etc.)
-tape measure
-scissors
-staple gun
-pencil
-polycrylic clear sealant
-wood stain in color of your choosing
-paint brush
-rubber gloves
...

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Bug Table Ikea-Hack

by Lilybee

Bug Table Ikea-Hack
I actually saw this credenza here first.... oooh, I love the word credenza. credenza. cred... Okaaay.

It's available at http://vivavi.com/ and is in this month's edition of Domino.

It's completely lovely and caused me to seriously consider pulling a bank heist, (George Clooney makes it seem so easy) But instead of that I deciced to do this:

I found some anatomically correct butterfly clip art, traced them onto wood effect contact paper, stuck 'em...

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