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IKEA Hackers

  • The largest IKEA store in South East Asia opens

    The largest IKEA store in South East Asia opens

    An IKEA store opening is always an exciting event. So when IKEA Malaysia invited me for the launch, I jumped at it, even though the new store is about a 4.5 hour drive away from where I live. And I loved every minute of it. The IKEA Tebrau store is t…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 9:26am -
  • Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

    Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

    IKEA items used: IKEA Hemnes 2-drawer sink cabinet in 31.5″ or 31-3/8″ I wanted a modern vanity/sink look in our bathroom and was not impressed by my options at the home improvement store or online. Photo: IKEA.com The IKEA Hemnes was the right s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:53am -
  • SVALNÄS…reloaded

    SVALNÄS…reloaded

    When I was a child in the 70s, some of my relatives had those shelving systems like the one you can see in the image below, the Royal System® Shelving by Poul Cadovius, a famous danish designer.  I’m pretty sure they had a replica, given the pri…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:09am -
  • Hackers Help: Replace broken glass panel in ADEL kitchen cabinet door?

    Hackers Help: Replace broken glass panel in ADEL kitchen cabinet door?

    Photo: IKEA.com (The image above is a GRIMSLÖV door, which is similar to the discontinued ADEL) The glass panel in one of my kitchen cabinet doors has broken, and I’d like to replace it. Just looking at the door, I don’t see any obvious way to t…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:50am -
  • The Beautiful Big Table: A perfect dual workstation

    The Beautiful Big Table: A perfect dual workstation

    My wife and I wanted a large single table for our studio. She works on one side and I do on the other. Tables this large are fewer in selection and cost around $1K+ for one that is decently designed and built, but we didn’t like anything that we fo…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:05am -
  • Professional looking FJELLSE upholstered bed hack

    Professional looking FJELLSE upholstered bed hack

    Olivia of Minty Fresh Projects shares her latest hack for her little girl’s room — a FJELLSE bed turned into a upholstered bed. It looks decidedly more inviting than the barebones FJELLSE. IKEA item used: FJELLSE bed Photo: IKEA.com I looked to E…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 10:26am -
  • From the lid … to tablet

    From the lid … to tablet

    IKEA items used: RATIONELL VARIERA from Ikea The IKEA RATIONELL VARIERA becomes a tablet stand. A Fablab member, Jean-Philippe brought to the Fablab an unused holder for lids. We found out that the tubes were simply screwed onto the base. It would ma…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 10:35am -
  • The Brassy Bureau: A MCM style wooden chest of drawers

    The Brassy Bureau: A MCM style wooden chest of drawers

    IKEA Items Used: Hemnes 8 drawer dresser (Article Number: 003.185.98) Hemnes 6 drawer chest (Article Number: 803.742.79) *Only do one at a time to set yourself up for success. Project Items Used: Minwax Mahogany Gel Stain Minwax Pre-stain wood condit…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 9:56am -
  • Make a Mini Glass Cloche Bell Jar

    Make a Mini Glass Cloche Bell Jar

    After having made my family out of peg dolls, I needed a way to display them. I decided to see if I could find a nice glass at IKEA with as rounded a bottom as possible. That’s when I found the INTAGANDE glasses. They come in soft pink and green (n…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 10:25am -
  • Shoe shelf for small spaces

    Shoe shelf for small spaces

    Even in the slimmest of landing spaces, you can squeeze in a bit of storage for shoes. Farida shows us how to hang up a few decent pairs even in a tight spot, using a few RIBBA picture ledges and knobs. IKEA items used: RIBBA picture ledge LOSJÖN kn…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:31am -

Kitsch + Craft

  • Love at the county fair

    Love at the county fair


    - 3 Aug 13, 2:20pm -
  • Nothing if not a disco pirate, living the arrgh life with power tools

    Nothing if not a disco pirate, living the arrgh life with power tools

    When you look at this living room, you don't assume I live in rural Nebraska, do you? Now that you know that, you assume my neighbors assume the worst. You'd be correct. There's one fucking good thing about Nebraska though, and it's all I can think o…
    - 20 Mar 13, 7:44pm -
  • Ehl Ohh Vee Eeeeks!!! I l.o.v.e. it!

    Ehl Ohh Vee Eeeeks!!! I l.o.v.e. it!

    I loves me some Vegas decoratin. When I came across this gem, I wasn't so intrigued by the house (there aren't tons of interesting houses there architecturally, except maybe for the Scotch 80s and some of the homes on/near Alta), but the decor! It's…
    - 17 Mar 13, 10:40am -
  • Constant state of remodel

    Constant state of remodel

    Living room remodel and a couple of found pics of a tutu in the light behind my granny's wicker headboard. I'm just living inside this project right now... every piece wants to be perfect. I need about 40 more uninterrupted hours to rhinestone my pir…
    - 27 Feb 13, 11:48pm -
  • Arrrg, get me some friggin' Ikea...

    Arrrg, get me some friggin' Ikea...

    Do you know that I live farther from an Ikea store than most Canadians? Yep, true, dead center betwixt the one in Chicago and the one in Dallas. Either is a 14 hour trip. Sure, mapquest says Chicago's 4 hours closer, but when you get up there the tra…
    - 26 Feb 13, 7:50pm -
  • Boring ass tan...

    Boring ass tan...

    My living room was two shades of boring ass tan. Now it's Dutch Boy Ultra White.... or just "unmixed paint" as some would call it. But I sure did find a beautiful bright chartreuse for the window ledges.  After upcycling a vintage oval mirror into a…
    - 23 Feb 13, 11:55pm -
  • Before and...

    Before and...

    I came across this little gem today in my mom's family album. That's my ma on the right there, with the rockabilly haircut and dress, sitting with my Aunt Paula, Aunt Marlyn, Uncle Tom and a mystery girl, there in the pinkish dress. How FABULOUS are…
    - 19 Feb 13, 11:25pm -
  • Valentines

    Valentines

    This week I'm busy photographing Valentines! How adorable is 6 month old Murphy?
    - 4 Feb 13, 7:52pm -
  • A girl and her Ted.

    A girl and her Ted.

    My niece Ainsley just turned one and for her birthday she got this huge furry tan bear. It was instantly named 'Ted' for the movie-bear it resembles. Ainsley and Ted have been pretty inseparable since meeting, and every time she sees him she jumps on…
    - 30 Jan 13, 10:25pm -
  • Dining room evolution

    Dining room evolution

    Here's the house when I first moved in, just bare, sticky floors in the kitchen and dining room where golden carpet had reigned for 30 or so years. When I got here I was totally broke, so I found some carpet sample tiles at the local furniture store…
    - 20 Jan 13, 12:36pm -

My Blessed Life

  • My Plant-Based Skin Care Routine

    My Plant-Based Skin Care Routine

    Well, hey there, friend! I’m so thrilled to be back to the blog! It’s been farrrrr too long! Things have been going well for us. We are in our eighth week of our homeschool year. Everyone is growing and learning and thriving so much. My heart is…
    - 55 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 9:59am -
  • Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Well, hey there, friend! Lavender lemonade is a favorite of mine. I enjoyed it for the first time at a beautiful lavender farm in Utah a couple of years ago. The flavor of lavender lemonade is just delicious on so many levels. Yum! Cameron has been b…
    - 8 Nov 16, 6:01am -
  • Nora is ONE!

    Nora is ONE!

    I can’t believe how time flies. Seriously. And I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since Nora turned one. I’m a terrible blogger. AHHHH! But, I MUST show these wonderful photos to you that totally capture Nora’s sweet personality. She…
    - 7 Nov 16, 5:58pm -
  • Holla!!! It’s Our 2016 Fall Mantel!

    Holla!!! It’s Our 2016 Fall Mantel!

    Hello, hello! It’s been tooooooo long! There’s so much I want to tell y’all! Homeschooling is going well. Our home businesses are going well. The kiddos are growing like weeds and I wish they would slow down a little bit. We are busy with many…
    - 5 Oct 16, 12:36am -
  • Victoria’s Secret Ads Are Lies. All Lies.

    Victoria’s Secret Ads Are Lies. All Lies.

    On Saturday evening, I took my kids to the mall – our lonesome, awful, deserted mall. We went for one reason — to go play glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Truthfully it has been forever since I have walked through the mall because it is so lame and I…
    - 25 Jul 16, 6:49am -
  • Summer Mantel 2016

    Summer Mantel 2016

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Good morning! I am excited today to share our Summer Mantel with you today! I am loving citrus tones lately and it’s my favorite thing ever to pull out the old orange lif…
    - 16 Jun 16, 6:58am -
  • Magnolia Market Day Trip!

    Magnolia Market Day Trip!

    Hey there! I hope y’all are having a great week! I am SO excited to share this post with y’all! Last week, Ernie, Nora and I had the awesome privilege of visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas! We were in Dallas, Texas for an essential oil event…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39am -
  • Easy Drink And Snack Station

    Easy Drink And Snack Station

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Well, hello there! It’s been a whirlwind these last few weeks as our renovation wraps up. We aren’t quite there….almost though. I just had to pop on and show you the su…
    - 7 Apr 16, 6:25am -
  • House Renovation Update

    House Renovation Update

    Hey, hey!! Things have been busy at our house! First of all, let me just say…not having a kitchen or laundry room for nine weeks isn’t for the faint of heart. BUT, it’s going to be worth it. We have been living on top of each other and a bunch…
    - 22 Mar 16, 5:58pm -
  • Spiffying Up The Bathroom

    Spiffying Up The Bathroom

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Hey there! Even though we have construction and remodeling going on here in the kitchen, den and laundry room, I took some time to spiffy up the bathroom that we remodeled la…
    - 10 Feb 16, 6:45am -
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