Ikea Hacks Articles

My Total Office Makeover: The Master Plan, Plus Necessities

Welcome to our newest blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly’s editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he’d better transform his second bedroom into an inspiring space where work can actually get done. Part II: The Master Plan (Read Part 1 here) I looked around at […]

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Customize Ikea with Mykea

Photojojo tells us the next big thing to happen to Ikea just might be Mykea. Mykea lets us upload our own photos (or we can use one of theirs) and then, using one of their templates, lets us doctor

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How-To: Make Your Own Bedroom Dress Boys

Okay, show of hands.  Who actually knows what “dress boys” are?  Admittedly, I had never heard of them but apparently they’re a ‘thing’… and people use them.  Basically, you take an old chair, saw it in half, and attach it to the wall.  Presto!  A new place to drape your clothes.  

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Gorgeous Desks for the DIYer

A few desk round ups I came across this morning got me thinking about DIY desk ideas. The suitcase desk above is smart, but probably not that functional. Building one out of books seems appropriate for a library (as below), but not for the home office. Chris’s galvanized pipe desk from our Make It! Hardware […]

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How To: Industrial Firepot Candle Holders

One of the easiest ways to add some decor to your space is to add candles. Candles add warmth and a soft natural glow to any room! These cute little aged metal candles would go perfectly in any setting; indoor/outdoor, craftsman, industrial, modern, you name it! I could definitely see these looking adorable in a […]

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