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How to connect 3 IKEA string lights into One

After getting an IKEA SKINA string light, Andrew found them to be too short on its own. Each string is only about 3 meters and wasn’t long enough to drape from one end of the balcony to the other. Three would be just right. Unlike most Christmas lights, the SKINA does not come with a plug on the far end to allow you to daisy-chain them. ...

Finally! The IKEA way to add legs to the KALLAX

After years of IKEA KALLAX hacks — with a lot legs added to them — IKEA got it. They finally understood, we want a version of the IKEA KALLAX with legs. Years ago they offered caster wheels for the IKEA KALLAX but the design was, IMHO, not ideal. The wheel mounting hardware extended beyond the width of the shelving unit which I imagine, led to...

6 IKEA Furniture Hacks for a happy Dog’s Life

It is true that we get more cat furniture hacks than dogs. Or guinea pigs or snakes and all other pets. Cats win. Period. (So, cat lovers head down to your dedicated page here.) But that doesn’t mean dog lovers do not hack IKEA. IKEA dog furniture hacks are actually a lot more varied than other pets.  Not convinced? Let’s take a...

An easy DIY Floating Nightstand with Light

Using the IKEA LACK shelf as a floating nightstand is one of the most popular way to use the small shelf.  Juan Antonio improves upon it by incorporating a built-in light into the bedside table. His goal was to have a floating nightstand with light that didn’t hit his eyes directly when turned on in the middle of the night. But the light...

2 Burning Questions you wanted answers to in 2021

I get a lot of questions on IKEAHackers — ranging from what’s the name of an IKEA item to room ideas and how to hack this and that. My hope is that I can help with all of the questions. But I’d be the first to admit that I don’t have hands on experience with every IKEA item and some questions are beyond my scope. That’s why we have a Facebook...

The Most Viewed IKEA hacks of 2021 goes to these 3

This post is the result of my own curiosity. I wanted to know what captured the attention of IH readers and the Internet, so I did some digging on Analytics. And I landed on these 3 posts that collectively clocked over 250,000 pageviews. What surprised me was the top 2 were wardrobe hacks, a shift away from 2020 which saw this lockdown makeover...

Top 10 IKEA Ideas that made life better in 2021

Last week I revealed the best 10 IKEA hacks of 2021 and now, let’s move on to the top Ideas for the year. They are simpler mods or repurposing, but clever nonetheless. Some have asked why I created the “IDEAS” category. For one sole reason: to encourage and celebrate creativity, even in seed form. In the era of big, beautiful, Instagram-worthy...

The best Christmas Tree when you live in a small space

Merry Christmas! Elly shows us how she turned the IKEA Christmas tree fabric into a 3D wall hanging, complete with presents. She bought this wonderful IKEA christmas tree fabric over a year ago. It’s available in some IKEA stores listed as VINTER pre-cut fabric. The initial plan was to make a curtain but the fabric was too long....

We have the list! The Best IKEA Hacks of 2021

We’ve reached the end of 2021 and tis’ is the season to pick the 10 best IKEA hacks featured on IKEAhackers. And we celebrate the creativity, beauty and functionality of these amazing projects. Are you ready? Let’s go. In no particular order, here are my list of top 10 IKEA hacks of 2021. #1 Derelict to Delightful Laundry Room...

Turning a Single to a Double Bed Throw

We bought an INGRUN throw for our bed, but when we got it home we realised that we were disappointed with how it looked on our queen-sized bed.  Disappointed We looked again at the photos on IKEA’s website and realised it looked great draped across a single bed or a sofa but the measurements (130x170cm) were too small to drape luxuriously...

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