Is anybody else sick of all the cheesy orange Halloween decor that's filling every craft store? I know I am. So I decided to try making a more modern wreath for Halloween. And get this - it's an IKEA hack! This wreath is made out of a Ribba picture frame, and covered with pretty paper flowers. Click through to check out the final product and the full tutorial.
Kristi admits that this particular makeover isn't the thriftiest, but compared to the $1,300 West Elm Inspiration pictured above, it is. To get the look, Kristi started with an IKEA Stockholm walnut veneer sideboard like
IKEA has long been a great source for inexpensive home wares, and people have been creating hacks out of those products for almost as long. And some of those hacks are so unique that it's difficult to tell they're even IKEA products. Click through to check out ten of our favorite such hacks.
Let's not deny it: IKEA is filled to the brim with awesome pieces that we just can't walk away from. They design with every taste in mind so surely we can all find something we love when we walk into that blue and yellow warehouse. Here are few stylish pieces that you can transition from summer to fall to winter and back!
This isn't the first time Anika's IKEA IVAR cabinet has undergone a transformation. The first time involved a can of white spray paint and knobs that matched those in her kitchen, as she used it as an extension
If I had to pick the most versatile IKEA product, it would definitely be one of the stools. The Marius, Frosta and Bekvam are three of the most popular IKEA stools ... and boy do they ever have a lot of uses. So today we're sharing ten of our favorite IKEA stool hacks with you. Keep reading to check them out.
For the last two months we've been running non-stop on the design treadmill trying to get our new studio ready for its debut. We've replaced floors, demolished walls, painted, and done a handful of unconventional cosmetic fixes in order to get the space in 'blank slate' order. From there, came a two-week self-imposed game of "which design road should we take today", as we've slowly cobbled things together. The good news is that we're getting...
The IKEA Lack is the one table to rule them all. It comes in a series of colors, and is known as a chameleon! The Lack is highly customizable and, for ten bucks, you'd be crazy not to purchase one of your own! If you're in need of inspiration, check out this roundup of unrecognizable tables!
IKEA's FROSTA Stool has become a staple item for the retailer. Why is the design so popular? Probably because they're incredibly versatile as they can work in a living room as easily as a child's bedroom; they're stackable so they
This month we're talking about IKEA hacks here at Curbly, so I have another double hack for you today. The moment I saw the JANSJÖ task light, I knew I had to have it - and make it cuter, of course. Keep reading to check out my bohemian chic IKEA hack.
IKEA is famous for its inexpensive (and difficult to assemble) furniture, but many people aren't aware of their extensive selection of decorative items and accessories. And here's the best part - these are affordable too, and with no assembly required! Read on to check out ten of our favorite IKEA accessories under $20.
If you're a fan of IKEA, you've no doubt come across both the Marius Stool and the Lack Wall Shelf. Well today I'm going to show you how to create a super fun end table using Marius legs and two Lack shelves. Read on to check out the très chic final piece.
So fun, right?! This is an incredibly easy project, but there are a few important steps that will help to make this piece look more polished - so read on to find out all the details. Here's what you'll need for this piece:
- 1 IKEA Marius Stool
- 2 IKEA Lack Wall Shelves
- Peel & Stick Brushed Metal Contact Paper
- E6000 Glue
- Clear Packing Tape
- 4 1.5" Long Wood Screws
- Electric Drill
- Wrench (not pictured)
Begin by putting E6000 glue on the raw ends of each Lack shelf as shown above. Attach them so that they formal a double-length shelf. Be sure to remove any glue that oozes out of the seam, because it will be visible later since the contact paper is so thin. Place a piece of packing tape around the seam and let everything dry for an hour or so.
Assemble the Marius legs according to the instructions, using a wrench to tighten them. Center them on top of the Lack shelves as shown above, and use more packing tape to hold them in place.
Put the plastic white cap that comes with the Marius stool over one of the holes and drill one of your 1.5" wood screws through and into the Lack shelf below. Do the same for all four holes. Now remove as much of the packing tape as you can (especially on the top surface of the table).
Next, cut a piece of contact paper that is 16x18". Position it on top of the table so that there are about two inches of table showing on either end and the contact paper is hanging over the long edges a bit. Place a small piece of tape on either side of the contact paper to keep it in place. Peel half of it back and cut off the backing (shown above). Then fold the contact paper back down, pulling it taut and attaching it to the table. Use a credit card or spatula to smooth out any air bubbles.
Once that half looks good, remove the tape and peel the backing off of the other half. Smooth this half down in the same manner. Smooth the ends down underneath. And that's it... you're finished!
The table is surprisingly sturdy (I probably would put thirty pounds of books on it, but a few are fine!), and it looks quite lovely.
One of the greatest aspects of this piece is that if the contact paper gets dirty, you can simply apply a new layer. One thing to note: this type of contact paper is a bit see-through, so if you have a major stain, you may want to remove the old contact paper and apply a new piece.
You can customize this piece to your liking - swap out the gold paper for a marble finish contact paper, or spray paint the legs a contrasting color.
These would make great bedside tables as well... wherever you need a bit of extra surface space, these would fit the bill. Happy crafting friends!
If you've got a backyard, or even a patio or deck, you deserve to be able to make the most out of it! I feel like I'll go to the grave loving IKEA. Have you taken an online stroll through their online collection? Let's talk about these 10 IKEA outdoor pieces and how awesome they could make your patio or backyard space!
At $4.99 US, IKEA's Marius stool must be one of the least expensive pieces of furniture that the retailer sells. With that in mind check out this project that elevates the lowly stool to new heights, thanks to a chunk of tree stump. The tutorial couldn't be easier. Take the Marius apart and reassemble/attach the legs to the chunk of stump. Okay, it's a little more involved than that, but I'll let Burkatron explain that.
DIY Wooden Stool IKEA Hack [burkatron.]