Ikea as the Mother of Invention

Came across an interesting blog the other day – ikeahacker. The challenge: take existing Ikea furniture, components or accessories and make them into something new. Each blog post features a new Ikea “hack”, either by the author or other Ikea fans.

The blog was started in

may 2006, i did a google search on ikea hacks and saw that there were so many wonderful ideas floating in the www. how great it would be if i could find them all in one place, i thought.
jules, the ikeahacker

Before: unassuming hemnes daybed

So he did. Projects range from the simple – transforming a roll of Ikea rationell drawer mat into a set of modern contemporary placemats and coasters to the complex.

After: cozy banquette for 2

Ikeahacker recently published its top ten and awards for 2006. The nominees ranged from using akurum kitchen wall cabinets to make a terrific sideboard to making sliding wardrobe doors into an ultra cool room divider.

Voted the best Ikea hack of 2006? The hemnes daybed turned banquette … wherein a mild-mannered daybed (above) is transformed into a cozy dining area for two (right).

Sometimes the hacks are about just making dodgy Ikea products actually work … there’s even a forum where you can ask other hackers for help. If you have a tip on “how to finally stop flimsy forby stools from wobbling”, ikeahacker would love to hear from you.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 at 9:58 am and is filed under Cool Stuff, Decorating, Design & Decor Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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