Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Famous Ikea Hacks

You all have seen them explode over blog land...

the famous Rast dresser hack jobs...

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This dresser could easily be another hack...I'm not sure if it is....

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that I will be creating my own version. 2 of them.

You see, I need more storage in my fabulous Audrey room for all of my supplies, but I still need the room to look like a guest bedroom.

While the pedestal tables are beautiful, they just aren't functional. The Ikea dressers are a perfect fit because they are actually "ok" quality (solid wood but with a flimsy backing) and can be customized to my liking. The total cost for two completed dressers will be somewhere around $90. 

I'm not sure who started this whole Ikea hack thing, but I love them for their genius! I wouldn't have thought of this on my own. In fact, I'm nearly certain that I would have gone down a much more complicated road that would have involved purchasing more supplies and inhaling more fumes than necessary.

I can't wait to get started on them!! They're in my basement waiting...


  1. Love your pedestal tables! You could always send them my way, but I hear ya on the extra storage!! Good luck with your Ikea hack!

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with them, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

  3. Excited to see what you do with them. How neat that you have an Audrey Room!

  4. It's really interesting to see how different people come up with new ways to give them a lift and they're all so different. I'm sure yours will be just as creative as these.

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