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IKEA Hackers

  • newHackers Help: KURA bed side panels necessary in low position?

    Hackers Help: KURA bed side panels necessary in low position?

    Hi!  Can anyone tell me if the side panels on the KURA bed are structurally necessary in the low position?  We’d love to leave them off to keep storage space underneath.  Thanks in advance! ~ NKS Photo: IKEA.com *** Hi NKS Looking at the assembl…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:16am -
  • IKEAhackers book: Who’s behind this amazing cabin bed?

    IKEAhackers book: Who’s behind this amazing cabin bed?

    It’s launch day, folks! The IKEAhackers book is out. Woohoo! To celebrate, I’m pouring myself a glass of red and raising it to all IKEA hackers out there. You guys are the inspiration for this book. What a ride it’s been and thank you for givi…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:15am -
  • Got BESTÅ Covered: A record player stand

    Got BESTÅ Covered: A record player stand

    Materials: 1 x Pallet cage that held wood for wood burner – Free 1 x Ikea BESTÅ TV bench – £40 4 x Hairpin legs – £25 Glue, panel pins, stain, beeswax etc – £15 Total: £80 Time: 16 hours approx We had an ugly pine cabinet that held our…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 10:34am -
  • Pixel Art Retro Games Rug: A Hampen Hack

    Pixel Art Retro Games Rug: A Hampen Hack

    A pixel art retro gaming rug! This is a super simple IKEA hack that anyone with patience can do. I went to IKEA to buy a rug and instead came home with some rug squares and an irresistible idea to add a bit of pixel art into my living room! Step 1: G…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:08am -
  • Hackers help: Linnmon as BRIMNES bed headboard?

    Hackers help: Linnmon as BRIMNES bed headboard?

    Hi there! I really like the BRIMNES bed frame but I also do miss that there’s no headboard. So, I was wondering what to do with the lack of it. You can find LINNMON table top with the same dimensions as the BRIMNES bed frame. (LINNMON is actually 4…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 9:54am -
  • Make a glamorous feather lamp from a paper lampshade

    Make a glamorous feather lamp from a paper lampshade

    IKEA item used: REGOLIT paper lamp shade Whilst on a visit to London, I popped into one of my favorite interiors stores and spotted some gorgeous Danish Vita Feather lampshades. I fell in love with the lampshades but not their designer prices. On clo…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 10:36am -
  • A cutting board rack made from 2 spice racks

    A cutting board rack made from 2 spice racks

    My kitchen doesn’t have a lot of extra storage and it really bugs me to have my cutting boards sitting on the counter. I’ve seen the posts about putting them in a magazine holder but I’ve found that while mine are standard size, they seem to be…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:55am -
  • DIY foot rest on IKEA Antilop high chair

    DIY foot rest on IKEA Antilop high chair

    I wanted a foot support on the IKEA Antilop high chair, so I Googled and found this. Using this as inspiration I made a sturdier one. Cut the fabric into size and sew together as shown in the image. Tie a weight (I used unused buckles) to the desired…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 10:10am -
  • IKEAhackers book sneak peek: Who’s behind this DIY Cabinet?

    IKEAhackers book sneak peek: Who’s behind this DIY Cabinet?

    I’m counting down the days. Folks, lift off is near. And leading to the launch I’ll be slowly lift off the veil and share how the book came about. Top most, the IKEAhackers book is collective elbow grease. Nineteen IKEA hackers from all over the…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 12:25pm -
  • Triple bunk bed DIY

    Triple bunk bed DIY

    I hacked a triple bunk bed, by nesting the IKEA TUFFING bunk bed under the loft bed. However, I am unable to take a photo of the finished hack because I do not have access to it. But using IKEA assembly diagrams, I will show you how to build it. I’…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:30am -

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

  • 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 -
  • It’s Been TOO LONG!!

    It’s Been TOO LONG!!

    HOLLA!!! Man, it has been way too long since I have written a post! Things have been a little nutso around here, but I am committing to getting back to the blog at least once a week. Yay! In this post I’m going to catch you up on everything that ha…
    - 8 Feb 16, 6:23am -
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