Taking the IKEA out of your IKEA furniture

January 27, 2011 § 3 Comments

It’s true. We all own IKEA furniture. That’s why homes from Sweden to Saudi Arabia and the US to Japan have started to look alarmingly alike. And no matter how many resolutions of not buying from IKEA I make, I keep returning to it. Let’s face it, their price to value ratio is great.  But I hate visiting other houses only to see more LACK tables and BILLY bookcases.

IKEA hackers offers great inspiration, featuring photos from people from around the world that have reinvented and personalized their IKEA purchases.  Serving bawls become sinks, coffee tables become benches and selves become lights.

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LACK coffee tables become a bench

Find even more IKEA hacks, plus ways to pimp up your IKEA furniture even if you are not so crafty and a Fight Club reference after the jump.

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BLANDA bowls become sinks

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The POANG armchair gets refined

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The EFFECTIVE storage unit moves from the office to the bathroom

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EXPEDIT selves become lights

If you are not so crafty, Mykea offers another great way to pimp your IKEA furniture. In three simple steps you select your IKEA item, the art you want to overlay and order the prints online. And if you are an artist, you can submit your art and get a share of the profit!

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Still, even with the great ideas above, I can’t help it but think of this:

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