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You got the Besta me

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You got the Besta me

Materials: Besta Cabinets, Framsta Panels, Tofta Doors, Inreda Drawers and Lights

Description: I ordered a new HDTV and my wife and I weren't going to be satisfied with just putting it on a stand. So we did what we always do....go to IKEA and try to find a cool, modern solution.

We'd been eyeing their Besta cabinets for a while, and always liked...
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Vinyl lovers storage unit and DJ console

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Vinyl lovers storage unit and DJ console

Materials: Expedit and Molger legs

Description: Simple !

I took a 5 x 1 Expedit, put it on its side and installed some 10 inch Molger cabinet legs (they go beyond the back a few inches).

The key to this hack is reinforcement. When I use an Expedit I always put it together with wood glue. Makes a huge difference. The Molger was attached to a...
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Ceiling kitteh's new hideout

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Ceiling kitteh's new hideout


Materials: 3 Lack Shelves, 1 Gosa Slan Pillow, 8 Ekby Valter Brackets, 1 Galant desk extension top, 3 Neda Chair Pads, Drawer liner, screws, wall anchors, 1 old pillow case
Description: We've had issues over the past year with our 2 cats wanting to climb anything and everything in our bedroom (including our leather headboard that is now destroyed)....
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Roses in the Light - double hack

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Roses in the Light - double hack

Materials: Skurar plant pot and Orgel floor lamp

Description: I had a 9 year old Orgel floor lamp - our wedding present :-) - so it was a bit old and yellow and used look. And also it was quite boring, after so many years.

I found the simply nice Skurar pots, and I bought seven of them (both hanging and standing types).

I wanted to use them for...
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Upholstered Hack-a-Lack With Nailhead Trim

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Upholstered Hack-a-Lack With Nailhead Trim


Materials: Lack side table
Description: I needed an upholstered ottoman for my den and hacking a LACK side table was the way to go. It was inexpensive and easy and took about an hour. I bought some foam and batting at a local mega-store, and I purchased about a yard of fabric for the top of the LACK. I had some nailhead trim on hand from a prior...
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Castle Bed

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Castle Bed

Materials: KURA bed, MDF

Description: Inspired by an idea I saw on this blog, in addition to my own ideas, I came up with this exciting bed for my son who's into knights and castles.

We bought the KURA bed and cut out sections of MDF to create a facade that would be mounted onto the KURA frame. My dad and I used a sabre saw to cut battlements...
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Stolmen Bed

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Stolmen Bed

Materials: Stolmen Cabinet, Stolmen Shelvs, some planks, some metal brackets and a lot of screws

Description:
So, what do you do if you have a huge Stolmen Shelve but don't like it any more and also want to have an "easy-entry" bed? Hack em..

I recently moved into a smaller Condo and did not like my Stolmen any more. Selling it would be one idea...
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Ställ Computer Cabinet

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Ställ Computer Cabinet

Materials: Ställ shoe cabinet, Broder wall brackets

Description: Having had two computer towers standing around in my living room, making noise and looking ugly I decided to remedy the situation by hiding them somewhere: enter IKEA Ställ Shoe Cabinet.

Before assembly I drilled several holes (22mm diameter) in the backs of the top and the bottom...
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LACK Nightstand

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LACK Nightstand

Materials: 1 LACK Table

Description: So I needed 2 night stands that matches my MALM bed, saw so many LACK table hacks, so I decided to make a simple nightstand using Lack table...
1. Saw the LACK in half or desired length. One panel for top, and one panel for the backing (height)
2. Saw the 2 legs to match the height of the back panel.
3. Fill...
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Upgraded Melodi lamp

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Upgraded Melodi lamp

Materials: MELODI

Description: I love this MELODI ceiling lamp. I love its shape and its clean look. But for my daughter's room I thought it might be nicer to decorate it a little. I pierced it with a hot nail. It is very easy since it is made of plastic. After that I inserted a dozen butterflies made of feather around it. The effect is stunning.

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Udden Stainless Steel Fireplace Wall

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Udden Stainless Steel Fireplace Wall

Materials:
(5) Udden panels, Stainless Steel Screws, Wall Anchors, finishing nails, trim lumber (about 1/2" thick) , saw, wood stain, laser level, wall fireplace unit

Description:
I had originally purchased some Udden backsplash panels for our kitchen, before realizing they had to be attached to a specific Udden cabinet which I did not have. ...