Ikea Hacks Articles

Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

Here’s a quick an easy tutorial on making a cork bulletin board out of kitchen trivets! Materials: 12 Cork Trivets (such as the Heat trivet from Ikea, $1.99 for three) Sheet of Tempered Hardboard, luan, or other lightweight wood panel 12 linear feet (two 6’ lengths) of pine trim  Paint and supplies Picture hanging hardware […]

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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 […]

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New CB2 Catalog, Plus Old IKEA covers

The mailman just showed up with the new CB2 catalog, all fresh and springy and expensive. Looks like I have some wallet-wrangling to do… Also, just came across this neat archive of old IKEA catalog covers on the IKEA site. Check it out: This one’s not even recognizable as a catalog (to me at least)  […]

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My First Trip to IKEA.

I’d been meaning to make a pilgrimage to IKEA to pick up their Saarinen Tulip Table copy, the DOCKSTA. Inspired by BadBadIvy’s post, and a break in the awful winter weather, we decided to head to the Canton, MI (between Detroit and Ann Arbor) store last Saturday. For the three-hour drive, I even made a […]

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A recipe for a great tasting home office.

One thing that always seems to be a problem is keeping organized in my home office. I am a cofounder of a design firm responsible for designing and developing really cool looking websites, logos, and more. At the moment, there are three people in this small 10’x12’ room and to make matters worse, there are […]

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Picture Wall (IKEA frames)

This was this past weekend’s project… though obviously it’s not quite finished yet (no photos in the frames).  But it’s been on the to-do list for a while, so it’s nice to finally see it up. We’ve always liked the Picture Wall system, but at $350 for a 3′ x 5′ section (when we knew […]

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