I've been in the market for a picnic basket for a while now, but I've discovered that it's difficult to find a contemporary one that is affordable. Then the other day, as I was browsing at IKEA, it came to me - transform the Viktigt into a picnic basket! And yet another IKEA hack was born.
The RAST dresser is one of those basic, unfinished pieces of furniture from IKEA that just begs to be redone. So there are a lot of RAST hacks out there. But every now and then I run across a super inventive one... like the one I'm sharing with you today. Click through to check it out.
Don't ask me how I came up with this project... it's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm indoor herb garden planter was born!
The IKEA Duktig play kitchen is a popular item for families around the world, but it has a bit of a generic feel. It is also easily customizable, however; so many have given it a more personalized feel by changing the colors, adding metallic details and even creating backsplashes and storage. Here are ten super creative IKEA play kitchen makeovers that are sure to inspire you!
In case you haven't noticed, we love making IKEA items even cooler. So when I decided I needed a birdhouse for our yard, it occurred to me that the wooden Knuff magazine file might be the perfect solution. Keep reading to check out the stylish, modern birdhouse that I came up with.
When Lauren found her dream dresser at Room & Board, it came with a nightmare price tag. At $1,599, it might make a lot of people balk. Not deterred, Lauren turned to IKEA's TARVA dresser to bring her dream dresser
Cassie had the fantastic opportunity to partner up with the IKEA Home Tour Squad recently in an effort to breathe new life into her bonus room (aka: kids' space). The room was already anchored by her IKEA sectional. A LIATORP t.v. storage cabinet was added to tame the entertainment area (featured in the video
I guess I'm just full of IKEA hacks this week! We have a mirror hanging in our bathroom that is totally plain and totally blah. I might take a minute or two to change things up like this cool hanging mirror hack!
Who doesn't love that rope attached?! It's a great way to add some height to any display! Check out the how-to over on Farm Fresh Therapy!
Oh boy, is this a great IKEA hack! These were once just boring old plain glass containers, but have since had a little facelift and now I want a bunch lining my desk! Can you tell what they've been updated with?
The IKEA Rast dresser is one of those raw pieces that has so much potential, but really needs a little something to look good. Like, for example, a set of long, horizontal leather and wood handles! Keep reading to find out how to transform your Rast into a gorgeous show stopper that everyone is sure to love.
Courtney and her husband cleverly turned an IKEA Gulliver Changing Table into a much-needed bookcase. Although they used a very specific changing table, I can imagine something quite similar could be done
Spring will be here eventually, and when it arrives, I'll be ready and waiting with my pretty floral rope wreath IKEA hack. This is one of the easiest hacks I've shared yet - and you'll never guess what IKEA product I used. Keep reading to find out.
The IKEA Nolmyra chair is cool to begin with, but just wait until you see what can be done to it with two picture frames and spray paint! The result is a unique, bright piece of furniture with arms for added functionality. Keep reading to check out the makeover.
Stephanie flips houses. She also remodels them. Take, for example, the kitchen pictured above. It could be described as a dark, cramped cubby-hole before. After "numerous trips to IKEA to get it right," it's now Stephanie's favorite kitchen makeover she's ever
In case you haven't noticed, I really like IKEA hacks. There's something about customizing a mass produced piece that just feels so satisfying. So today I have another one for you! This time, we'll create an IKEA mirror by transforming a cork trivet from IKEA into a glamorous wall mirror. Read on to check out this impossibly simple process.
By surrounding a small mirror with a layer of metallic thumb tacks, a utilitarian piece can become a stunning piece of wall decor. Here's what you'll need for this project....
- 1 IKEA Heat Trivet
- Thumb tacks (I used 2 packages)
- 4 3/4" diameter mirror
- 5" piece of wire
- E6000 Glue
Begin by gluing the mirror to the center of the cork trivet. I found the mirror at my local craft supply store. I would recommend using E6000 glue because it has a strong bond, and it is somewhat repositionable which can be helpful while you're inserting the thumb tacks.
Next, begin placing the thumb tacks around the mirror. Push it stightly off center while you're inserting the tacks, so that then you can slide it back over them slightly to cover any visible cork (see next photo). Overlap each tack with the next by about a quarter of an inch.
Overlap all of the thumbtacks... this will create a cool layered fish scale sort of effect.
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Continue shifting the mirror back and forth slightly as you add tacks around it. Once you've completed a full rotation, overlap the first row with the second.
Once you've finished the third row, skip to the outside row as shown above. This way, the last remaining row will overlap everything to create a finished look.
Flip it over and twist the ends of the wire to form two secure loops. Apply a dab of glue to the underside of a thumb tack and stick it through the loop and into the cork. Do the same on the other end. This will create the hanger for your mirror. And that's it, you're finished!
Here are some pictures of the final piece....
I love the layered effect, it reminds me a bit of chain maille or armor. And the metallic silver-y finish of the thumb tacks looks so glam on the wall!
If gold is more your thing, you could try to hunt down some gold thumb tacks online for a different take on this project. Happy crafting!
Interested in seeing more IKEA hacks? Check out some more here.