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IKEA Hackers

  • newGuess who IKEA is collaborating with next? LEGO!

    Guess who IKEA is collaborating with next? LEGO!

    Yes, you heard it right. An IKEA LEGO collaboration. Isn’t that just the best news ever? If you’ve been following IKEAhackers for any amount of time, you’ll know we are big fans of LEGO. In a press release, they announced it started with an inv…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:03am -
  • Handy Sewing Trolley – RÅSKOG cart hack

    Handy Sewing Trolley – RÅSKOG cart hack

    So I started some sewing lessons this year. I feel like nowadays we need to learn some old traditions left by our grandmothers and learn how to buy fewer clothes and accessories and start to create more. For this I had an idea, since I live in a smal…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:06am -
  • Slim pantry cabinet from CD racks

    Slim pantry cabinet from CD racks

    Here is my IKEA hack of a slim pull-out pantry cabinet. It uses 2 GNEDBY shelf units, which is a CD cabinet as part of a TV unit set-up. IKEA item used: GNEDBY shelf unit Other materials: Wood boards Drawer slides Knob for the door How to hack a slim…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 10:04am -
  • Board Game Table made from TV units. And it’s extendable!

    Board Game Table made from TV units. And it’s extendable!

    We have a small apartment but wanted to host board game nights without a huge table taking up space. This hack took around 2 hours total, and cost around $180. This expanding board game table gives us flexibility in using our limited amount of space…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 10:17am -
  • Hackers Help: Looking for Leirvik bed part

    Hackers Help: Looking for Leirvik bed part

    I am searching for two sleeve nuts (pt. # 100585) for an older Leirvik bed frame. I don’t know when, but at some point in time IKEA changed the way this bed is assembled and they do not carry the part # anymore (not even in the bins). I have search…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 9:45am -
  • 17 Secrets IKEA Employees Won’t Tell You

    17 Secrets IKEA Employees Won’t Tell You

    You know the ins and outs of shopping at IKEA. You’ve got the IKEA shopping route (and shortcuts) etched on your palm. Or so it seems. Well, it’s been revealed there are secrets IKEA co-workers have been hiding from us. In a Reader’s Digest art…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 10:10am -
  • Recycled art: Lack side table with “stained” glass

    Recycled art: Lack side table with “stained” glass

    I’m an artist and work with what I call functional art. I like to recycle material by using it in my art. IKEA items used: LACK side table 55×55 cm In this case, I had an old LACK side table and old windows from house renovation projects. I broke…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 10:34am -
  • Cheap and Easy Cat Climber for fat and clumsy cat

    Cheap and Easy Cat Climber for fat and clumsy cat

    When we just adopted our cat, he was a whopping 10.5kg, and as a result, big and clumsy. We could not find any cat trees on the market which could hold a cat of his weight. Since he is clumsy (for a cat), cat trees which required the agility and flex…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 10:05am -
  • But Wifey Boss, I NEED a gaming table

    But Wifey Boss, I NEED a gaming table

    I love DnD, card games, and quick board games. However, with a 2-year-old, space is at a premium. Selling this “set-up” as a storage place and part-time gaming table is a good win with the Partner. The hack took a day, give or take a few hours. I…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 10:06am -
  • Hackers Help: Stacked BILLY bookshelves?

    Hackers Help: Stacked BILLY bookshelves?

    Has anyone stacked BILLY bookshelves one on top of another? I’m thinking of laying them down on their side and stacking one on top of the other (I only have 2). I just don’t know if the bottom shelf will support the weight of another BILLY booksh…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 9:53am -

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…
    - 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 orang…
    - 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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Wood&Faulk

  • Workshop Hi-Fi May

    Workshop Hi-Fi May

    I've been in a big music buying mode lately, and it seems to have kicked off with some Record Store Day purchases a couple weeks ago. I had a longer list of albums to find, but only ended up with two that day. Fortunately for me, one of those records…
    - 40 days ago, 10 May 18, 3:18pm -
  • Workshop Hi-Fi March

    Workshop Hi-Fi March

    Spring is coming around and my musical preferences tend to get a little less sullen with the extra daylight. Here's some standouts from my playlists lately... a couple have been around for a little bit, but maybe something you still haven't come ac…
    - 93 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 5:40pm -
  • Midcentury Style Speaker DIY

    Midcentury Style Speaker DIY

    I can't pass up a deal on cool vintage speakers! I saw these at a shop in town for about $25. I'm sure they sounded dusty and crunchy, but the shape of the cabinets and that brown grill cover sold me. I knew I could rescue them with a little work. …
    - 29 Jan 18, 6:49pm -
  • Walking the Zumwalt Prairie

    Walking the Zumwalt Prairie

    I've been visiting the Wallowa Country for only a few years now – just since my friend Greg bought the old Jennings Hotel. I'd lived in Oregon for nearly eight years before venturing that far eastern and what a shame to have waited so long. Here'…
    - 29 Nov 17, 10:39pm -
  • Workshop Hi-Fi October

    Workshop Hi-Fi October

    Few things help when the weather starts to turn crummy, but one favorite is shopping for new tunes. Some stunning records have been out lately, here's three selections for your Fall listening pleasure. Here's another surprise – they aren't all sa…
    - 24 Oct 17, 6:25pm -
  • DIY - Remote Campsite Bike for Less Than $400

    DIY - Remote Campsite Bike for Less Than $400

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    - 9 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • Alea and Peter

    Alea and Peter

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    - 25 Jun 17, 8:29pm -
  • Workshop Hi-Fi June

    Workshop Hi-Fi June

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    - 15 Jun 17, 4:32pm -
  • In Search of the World's Worst Wallet

    In Search of the World's Worst Wallet

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    - 25 May 17, 6:19pm -
  • The Atlas Laptop Cases

    The Atlas Laptop Cases

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    - 24 May 17, 9:45pm -
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