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11 Clever Ways to Hack & Repurpose the $15 IKEA FROSTA Stool

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Blessed be the people out there who can walk into an IKEA store and see beyond the practical, intended uses of their furniture and decor pieces. Whether it be a simple flip of a piece of furniture, using the disassembled pieces to serve an entirely different purpose, or combining the parts of one product with another, let IKEA, and namely the FROSTA stool, be the instigator for the DIY in all of us.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2017

7 Ways to Upgrade IKEA Picture Frames

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Want to give those plain old IKEA frames a little extra bit of pizazz? Of course you do! Here are seven creative (and very inexpensive!) ways to dress them up using paint, tape, and a variety of creative techniques.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Quick & Easy: How To Make A Mood Board-Style Headboard — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Headboards have served a lot of purposes over the course of time. They protected us from drafty winters and uninsulated walls, they served as a symbol of opulence and luxury, and most recently, they have provided storage and overall aesthetic to bedrooms everywhere. So in keeping with the theme of functional and aesthetic furniture, we’ve created the easiest and most inspirational headboard of all time and using just one simple material! It’s one part headboard, one part mood board, and we’re showing you two different ways to style it. Grab all of your favorite ephemera, and get to dreaming (both literally and figuratively).

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Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Super Smooth IKEA PAX Hacks That Look Seamless & Built-In

We’ve shown you ways to make freestanding IKEA wardrobes look more expensive , and now it’s all about how to make them look built-in and custom. I combed the internet for the best — and in many cases astonishing — times that PAX became part of a room’s architecture, and looks as if it was born there.

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Posted on Sep 13, 2017

From Lost Socks to Dirty Dishwashers: DIY Solutions for Problems​ We’ve All Got

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever had shampoo explode in your luggage. Or if you’ve ever had a really unnecessary spat with your spouse about loading dirty dishes into a clean dishwasher. See? These things are totally universal problems that we all face. And that means, yes, somebody’s already thought of the perfect solution.

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Posted on Sep 3, 2017

Small Space Solutions: Hacks to Upgrade Your Compact Bathroom Vanity

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Do you have a tiny bathroom without a vanity? Sure, you could go on without a vanity, but you know there always seem to be this mound of things around the sink begging to be put away, begging to be placed out of sight. Perhaps one of these small space bathroom vanity hacks could be the solution to your no storage and no space woes?

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Posted on Aug 24, 2017

A Solar Eclipse Experience For Everyone: DIY Wall Sconce Using HEAT Trivets

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Whether you’re in a prime location to see the solar eclipse or not, this easy wall sconce is a sight to see, and it doesn’t require any protective eye wear. This project is the perfect way to add layers and depth to your home lighting (can anyone say hygge?!). To top it off, it requires absolutely no wiring, and no outlet. Count me in. With the simple push of a button (or remote) you can enjoy your own “eclipse of the home” for far beyond 2 minutes and 40.1 seconds. See for yourself…

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Posted on Aug 21, 2017

The Ultimate Happy Place: Whimsical DIYs You Probably Never Thought to Try

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You may have caught a look at Amina and Salvatore’s incredible house tour and if not, seriously, how could you miss it? It’s what all your rainbow and unicorn and glitter dreams are made of! What was so surprising, aside from the sheer amount of color packed into 650 square feet of rental space, was the amount of projects they created themselves. As avid DIYers and creative entrepreneurs, the label of “rental” didn’t stop them from creating the ultimate happy-place-heaven for the two of them and their adorable dogs.

Hold on to your faux flower crowns – you’re about to be blown away by all these eye-popping, jaw-dropping DIYs.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2017

A $30 IKEA Lighting Hack You’ll Want To Make Right Now

I’ve been on a lighting kick lately. Maybe it’s because I just re-read The Little Book of Hygge . To me, light — whether it’s natural or created — is king when it comes to your home. Not all of us have floor-to-ceiling windows or an expansive budget for beautiful light fixtures. And many DIY lighting projects require at least a little bit of electrical wiring. Not in the case of this Paper & Stitch IKEA globe light hack , though. Only $30 and you’ve just gained another well-lit desk or side table — no wiring required.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2017

Can You Spot the Hack? The VALJE Shelving Flip

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I spy with my little eye another IKEA hack done right. If you scored high on the Spot the IKEA Quiz , I have no doubt you’ll be able to spot this IKEA piece turned high-end Scandinavian home decor. This project, along with many like it, further proves how a simple change in perspective can dramatically alter the success of a space. So, when you’re strolling through the aisles at IKEA, remember to think outside the box – think of the potential each piece has to become the perfect addition to your happy home.

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Posted on Aug 8, 2017

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