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IKEA RABBLA box now more useful with these 8 accessories

I wanted to create a series of accessories to expand the functionality of the IKEA RABBLA box with compartments. The only tool you need is a 3D printer to offer your personal touch to your box. After the description you can find the link to get the printable STL. If you don’t have a 3D printer, you can search for 3D printing stores near you...

Build your own Double Dog Crate with WFH Desk

After I adopted my two little doggies, I was looking for a place for them to sleep in my room where they were secure.  Conventional crates were ugly and bulky.  And then Covid hit, and I needed a desk where I could zoom with my students, so the limited floor space in my room needed to do double duty. Looking around online, showed only really...

IKEA hacked its new battery charger into a book

When it comes to the aesthetic of the home, battery chargers are low on the list of priorities. But trust IKEA to not let ugly electronics ruin our home decor. Joining the list of upgrades is the IKEA TJUGO battery charger. The TJUGO has eight slots that let you charge AA or AAA batteries. It shuts off when the batteries are fully charged, reducing...

This See Through Room Divider provides subtle separation

See Through Room Divider that doesn’t block the view. In our 1960s house, the Dining Area and Lounge are one open space that seemed to beg for some separation. I wanted to keep the Lounge’s cozy feeling for reading or watching TV, but not hide the Dining Room from view. I searched for room screens at local furniture stores and on the...

How to make a corner unit from regular BILLY bookcases

In the gangway to the bedrooms in his home, Marc needed extra place for the books to read in the bedroom. The most suitable space was a corner just outside the rooms. However, the corner BILLY unit sold in IKEA would have taken up too much space. So, he took two regular BILLY bookcases and converted one of them into a corner element. ...

12 unexpected ways to use IKEA HYLLIS in your home

The HYLLIS — one of the most practical and affordable ranges in IKEA. In a nutshell, it’s sturdy, lightweight and approved for use in wet areas. It’s no wonder we find IKEA HYLLIS units everywhere. From bedrooms to kitchens to the garden. HYLLIS shelving unit with covers | IKEA.com With a bit of hacking, it becomes even...

Bottle lights spice things up: BEKVÄM luminaire

Your home bar needs this set of bottle lights! LED luminaire in a bottle is based on a friend’s idea, but it was just a loose set of bottles and wires. The BEKVÄM spice rack adds the skeleton and makes it an actual portable bottle light. IKEA items used:  BEKVÄM spice rack Other materials and tools:  Four (4)...

The Old Elm Coffee Table from old IKEA coffee table

Upcycling at its best. We wanted to have a heavy rustic wooden table, with only two or three pieces of wood glued together. This style fits our house and other furniture very well, but it’s hard to find in stores and it gets very expensive. And we wanted to have something unique that we’ve made ourselves! Here’s how our elm coffee table...

Affordable over the bed storage for small bedrooms

I wanted to add more storage in my small bedroom and decided to use the space around and over my bed. I liked the symmetry of two storage units flanking my bed. And I found an affordable solution using the HYLLIS shelf units. This turned out to be a lot of fun. Related: HYLLIS in gorgeous rustic industrial style ...

Q: Make a twin-sized NORDLI storage bed from queen-sized bed frame?

Is anyone familiar with the queen-sized NORDLI storage bed that could give any advice as to whether the footboard/headboard can be shortened and turned into a twin? Photo: IKEA.com I have a small space and want a low twin bed with drawers on both sides, and there is nothing out there! But I noticed that the NORDLI drawers are...

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