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Walk in closet from kitchen wall panels

Materials: Ikea kitchen wall panels
Description: I didn’t want to have bypassing sliding doors for my bedroom closet and thought one door would save space. My house is old but didn’t have much in the way of good salvageable architectural…

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A vintage suitcase laptop table

Materials: Dave laptop table
Description: This is my second luggage project. I love to upcycle old luggage into tables, so it seems. This guy was given to me in his original pre-loved state by a wonderful man I work with…

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Say hello to my little (speaker) stands!


Materials: Ikea Shoe Rack (Lustifik)
Description: First and foremost I have to qualify/justify why I made these speaker stands (before the audiophiles out there cry blasphemy and take me for a fool not understanding the need for a $300 USD…

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Rusty room divider

Materials: Expedit 2×4, Expedit 4×4
Description: It all started with placing two Expedit units on top of each other; I ended up with something very colourful. There are way too many stages in this project to explain it all in…

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Pretty Kitty Potty

Materials: Lack and Anno Stra screens
Description: I was looking for a way to provide kitty potty privacy and also take away from the “look, this is where my cat poops” decor of the living room of our condo.
So,…

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LACK of style


Materials: 2x LACK shelving units, 2x LACK small shelf, 1x LACK large shelf, 2×3 GRUNDTAL spots and dimmer
Description: The inspiration came from a trendy furniture store where they had this white furniture in front of this blue-green wall. As…

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From bland Ikea dresser to kiddy delight

Materials: Rast chest of drawers
Description: This started life as a paint job gone horribly wrong. Eventually, after I hid the thing in the closet for months, I decided to give it a second try.
I sanded down the whole…

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Super swank wall-o-shelves dresser


Materials: Expedit bookcases, Lekman bins
Description: We had two of the big daddy Expedit book cases and were using them with Lekman bins as a dresser. As you can see, it’s not so hot looking to be able to see…

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Tableformer

Materials: Lack, Broder
Description: My son finally deserved a desk. He’s a Transformer fan, and I had some Lack shelves to be recycled. The structure is made of Broder rails and cantilevers, the desk itself with the shelves, silver and…

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Jeweler’s Jam

Materials: (1) Helmer drawer unit on casters, (1) Vika Amon table top, (1) Hyllis shelving unit, (2) discontinued Ikea shoe racks, (1) Lack shelf, (1) Kolja mirror. The only extra hardware needed were some standard screws, drywall anchors and four…

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Tension Rod Hanging Lamp

Materials: Tension Rod, Ikea Hemma Lamp, Zip Ties, Light Bulb
Description:
1. Using zip ties, secure the wire from the Hemma Lamp to the Tension Rod.
2. Hang the tension rod in the desired area and zip tie to cord…

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Wall mount computer workstation, pc desk

Materials: Ikea: VIKA AMON tabletop (150 x 75cm), EKBY BJÃRNUM bracket, EKBY JÃRPEN shelf (119 x 28cm), MALM nightstand (white), 2 x DIODER multicolor LED-strips. Non-Ikea: HP Touchsmart600 (computer), Vogel’s Wallmount, 2 x Aluminium decorative strips (100cm), One ordinary shelf…

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Magic fabric

Materials: 6.5 yards of Majken fabric
Description: I folded the fabric directly in half and cut down the fold, making the two panels.
To hem each side, I used Stitch Witchery. I followed the steps on the back of the…

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DJ Stolmen Studio

Materials: STOLMEN, LACK, EXPEDIT , SIGNUM, KOMPLEMENT (Shoe Rack)
Description: It took me 2 weeks to design this Stolmen DJ Studio. I have downloaded the tool from IKEA site and used it to design and visualize what I’ve wanted.
1.…

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Contemporary display shelf

Materials: Expedit 2×4, glass inserts, legs, drill, shelving brackets
Description: Here at Salon Vivid, we are remodeling our salon, and wanted product display shelves to match the contemporary feel we are trying to achieve. Not being able to find exactly…

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PS Spraka (Spice Mill) Hack

Materials: IKEA PS SPRAKA Spice Mill Black Qty 3
Description: Inspired by the modern design aesthetic of Marcel Wanders‘ New Antiques Collection and Front Design Group’s IKEA PS SVARVA Lamp, I realized that there is really Great design in…

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From Butcher Block to Vanity for Two

Materials: Groland Butcher Block Island
Description: When we moved into our condo, the one not so great feature was the tiny master bathroom – 45 sq. ft. total! In order to shoehorn in a 2 sink vanity (and not break…

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From Butcher Block to Vanity for Two

Materials: Groland Butcher Block Island
Description: When we moved into our condo, the one not so great feature was the tiny master bathroom – 45 sq. ft. total! In order to shoehorn in a 2 sink vanity (and not break…

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Beam me up Scotty

Materials: Ikea Mobile+Ikea cable light parts
Description: An old IKEA mobile is Transformed into a light by the simple addition of wires and two IKEA 12 volt cable lights.

~ Vlasis Albanis, USA


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Book up top, rail below

Materials: Ekby Valter brackets, Dignitet curtain rail system
Description: Spanning about 5m, this is a practical book shelf at head height with an integrated rail for clipping photos, postcards or basically any signiciant tosh lying around your flat.

I used…

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