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IKEA-Sonos Speaker Lamp just got a whole lot better

We love the better acoustics, standard E27 bulb socket and changeable shades. Just a few months ago, IKEA and Sonos unveiled a picture frame speaker. Now, they’re at it again — giving a much needed upgrade to the SYMFONISK range they launched in 2019. When the original SYMFONISK table lamp speaker debuted in 2019, it was met with a lot...

6 Clever & Easy IKEA FLISAT Table hacks for more Fun & Play

The IKEA FLISAT children’s table is quite a smart little thing. See those white covers? It’s a secret compartment. Open them up and you’ll fit 2 TROFAST storage tubs snug under the top of the table. Your child can reach in and get his or her LEGO bricks -– and then — most importantly, sweep everything down into the bin to clean up. Or...

This crib is made for less bending over, more ventilation

The IKEA crib that was used when my son was an infant (1999) was stored away after he’d outgrown it. Some of those crib parts were unfortunately misplaced during a move. Anyway, the mother of my second child has a back problem, and she asked me to make a crib which would require that she bend over less often. AND she wanted the crib...

IVAR with beautiful Louis Cubes parquet design

I would never recommend trying this. Because it drove me nuts.  The end result is kind of cool though. Whose cubes?Louis Cubes is named after King Louis XIV as the design was very popular and widely used during his 72 year reign as the King of France. The pattern can easily take on a mesmerizing 3D effect. ~ Canadian Woodworking....

5-minute Hacks To Keep Your Furry Friends Happy

Do we have time for a full-on IKEA hack for our pets? Not always. But 5 minutes? Yes, we can! You can repurpose some of the IKEA things you already have to make it better or more fun for your dog, cat or bunny. We found eight 5-minute hacks, more or less, to get you started. Let us know if you’ve already tried one or all. ...

An easy tweak made this desk set-up more affordable

In setting up my home office, I found table legs with a drawer unit to be expensive. So I made it much cheaper with an affordable MICKE drawer unit. The original MICKE drawer unit comes with caster wheels and stands at 75 cm. Because of its height, IKEA usually sets it next to a MICKE desk to extend the work area. Like so: Photo:...

How to keep RUNNEN floor decking tiles in place (even in high winds)

I noticed when I researched laying RUNNEN Floor Decking tiles, people commented that the tiles lifted in high winds and IKEA don’t sell clips.  Before My solution is simple and doesn’t cost much. After IKEA items used: RUNNEN TilesRUNNEN Trim  Other materials and tools used: Wire, screws...

Preserve Your Appliances from IKEA: Warranty Basics

IKEA is famous for furniture and decor, but the Swedish giant has a lot more to offer like home electronics, lighting systems, bathroom fixtures, etc. Like the rest of their products, buyers find timeless, minimalistic, and sophisticated pieces to elevate the living space, in these segments as well.  However, you can’t just buy a beautiful...

This Cat Canopy Shelf dupe looks just as good

5 shelves for the price of one cat canopy shelf! Our cats were to be indoors and we couldn’t fit both their cat trees. To give them an indoor playground I began researching ideas. I found a lot of very expensive cat playgrounds and wall mounted cat shelves — all very expensive and costly. So when we saw these BURHULT shelves...

Make your own skateboard from a $15 chopping board

I made a DIY skateboard from an IKEA chopping board. The project only takes about 3 hours but this depends on how smooth you want your edges. IKEA items used: SKOGSTA chopping board ($14.99) Other materials and tools: Skateboard trucks and wheelsScroll saw/ JigsawLinisher/ Orbital sanderPlane/ SpokeshaveSandpaperDrillCountersink...

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