Ikea Hacked!

Ikea Hacked!

Are you in the mood for a couple of Ikea hacks?  Sure hope so, because that’s what you’re about to get!

I happen to have the Ikea bookcase that looks almost exactly like this one below, and I’ve never liked how clunky it looks sitting flat on the floor.  Griffin solved that problem with hers by removing the base, using it as a brace on the back, and mounting it to the wall. She stained a wood panel to make the countertop and painted the rest to match her walls so it looks like it simply belongs there.

PS: if you want to get all nitty gritty about details, Griffin’s
bookcase is not actually from Ikea.  She found it in a thrift
store, but you could certainly find something similar at Ikea, should
you want to recreate this look. See more on her blog Design Itch.

And Jenna at Paddington Way made over this simple Ikea children’s set with coral, cream, and chalkboard paint.  Isn’t it adorable?  Just like Jenna, who I’ve met/towered-over once in real life.  (She’s pixie-sized; it’s the cutest thing).  And her claim to fame is that Justin Timberlake once flirted with her at a pool in Las Vegas.  I don’t know if she wanted me telling the whole world that, but if it happened to me, I would be telling everyone I know!  Heck, I’d tell people I don’t know!

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  1. March 19, 2013 / 9:51 PM

    Can you tell me anything about the wall art above the bookcase? I LOVE it! I’m really hoping that’s a hack too!

  2. March 19, 2013 / 9:55 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA I just died inside! I can’t believe you went there! I never claimed to “flirting” I was in severe shock to be in front of him in a bikini actually… good times! Thanks so much for the feature!

  3. March 19, 2013 / 10:00 PM

    Haha, sounds flirty enough to me! 🙂

    @Kristen, the wall art is actually a piece of wood that a friend had used to cut pieces from for an art project, Griffin just took the scrap piece leftover and painted it gold. It looks amazing!

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  5. March 20, 2013 / 8:15 AM

    Lindsey, I love your blog so much! I love your writing style too. I’m a professional writer and whenever I need a bit of inspiration, I rush over to this site!! You are one of the few bloggers that know how to bring words to life!

  6. March 20, 2013 / 12:14 PM

    I love the gold art piece above the hacked bookshelf….still can’t believe that it is actually a leftover scrap of wood. I will definitely be trying that.

  7. March 20, 2013 / 1:30 PM

    I love both makeovers, and I’m TOTALLY jealous of your JT encounter 🙂

  8. March 21, 2013 / 3:34 AM

    Awesome! Love both of these ideas! especially the bottom of the ikea shelf hacked off to give it a floating look. Great job!

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