A laptop stand for $2.99
A cheap Vink CD rack can be used to prop up your laptop too. The connecting portions are snipped off and filed down. Erik M says "the laptop doesn't touch the spikes of the cut metal in my case (I use a 14"). And it's for display only, to raise the screen to the height of your eyes and help with the passive cooling of the computer. I use an external keyboard and mouse."
See more of Erik's laptop stand (in Spanish).
Zoe lights up the Lova leaf canopy. She says, "I bought the Lova leaf canopy at Ikea and it was to dark on my bed after I installed it. I bought a cord and socket from Ikea and made it into a really big light. I ran the cord up the stem and along the main vein. I tied it to the leaf at the places that the other veins crossed and left holes. I could have easily taken the green bag from packaging and cut it and tied it up with those but I wanted some pink accents."
A bright pot of plant
Timo find another great use for bright breeze Ikea lampshades. He says, "I had the idea when I was walking through the section with all the lights and so on. Well, I saw these lampshades and wondered how they would look as flowerpots, because I needed some. I removed the metal inside the lampshades and cut out a circle of multiplex. The inner pots are surrounded by a bag so the water won't damage the lampshades or my floor."
A row of foosball fun
Erik V rounded a few foosball players in to hit up the fun.
He says, "I have a Grundtal rail in my kitchen and to make it more fun and practical (instead of those awful meat hooks that you can buy separately) I got a couple of wooden foosball players and just put them on the rail before putting it together and screwing it to the wall.
- 1 Grundtal kitchen rail from Ikea
- 5 or 6 wooden foosballplayers from the ... uhm ... foosball supply store
Varde block kitchen cart
S. Sanchez-Wade wanted a kitchen cart that didn't cost a fortune, but didn't want it to look cheap.
He says, "So I start searching and all the ones I loved were at least $500.00! I guess the John Boos carts were out of the question. Here is one I was attracted to and especially this one. Not a J. Boos, but I liked the look.
So I went to Ikea and found one that had the lines that I wanted (and the stainless steel to match my appliances: Varde Kitchen Cart and I hacked it to kinda look like the expensive ones. The top is well oiled with mineral oil!"
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- Squares and stripes
- Bob Collins at Todd Romano
- Cheers, it's a Kegerator!
- Antony Todd on Sale
- It. was. awesome.
- At Home in Argentina
- Compact music studio
- Ghost Chair Metamorphosis
- Habitually Chic Boutique: Etiqueta Negra
- In Atlanta!
- Check HER out!
- Castle Crush
- Add light to this watering can
- Free paint?!
- Habitually Chic Movie of the Week: Cheri
- Finding a Niche for a Home Office
- Cosy nook for the bed
- Similar Style
- I want to ride my bicycle...
- Floating computer desk
- My fruity kitchen.
- Lauren Moffatt Online Sample Sale
- Haus Interior
- Bookcases to bay window seat
- Surf's Up!
- Ikea strainer Wi-Fi antenna
- Gumball fish tank
- Happy Summer!
- A Perfect Match
- Happy Father's (and Belated Mother's) Day!
- HUE by Kelly Wearstler
- Wet Weekend
- Hackea: A $2.99 laptop stand and more
- Giveaway! And another giveaway!
- Meet Monelle
- Whitney Art Party Wrap Up
- Ikea home for chicks
- Art Party
- Hand embroidered Svenning chair
- One dollar kitchen decor.
- Stefano Tonchi Lives Large
- Studio Sofield
- Stockholm shadows on the wall
- Thomas O'Brien: Part Deux
- Hardware in the Christopher Peacock Style Kitchen
- An armchair to go
- Thomas O'Brien: American Modern
- The cutest little bench you ever did see.
- Ugallery Winner!
- Coffey Creek Farm
- Hang with these hackeas
- Another lamp transformation!
- Tastemaker's Tag Sale: Hamptons Edition
- A Bekvam and Molger bathroom remodel
- Summertime Blues
- Outdoor cooking with the Varde
- Constructive criticism (?!)
- Ana Ros
- Venny Notebook Bag
- Thank you!
- Catching the sun with the Solig mobile
- Oh Baby Update
- Decor Medley Interview
- How to paint laminate.
- Art Smart: June Ugallery Picks and Giveaway
- Slettvoll Summer
- Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
- Hickory Chair Factory Tour: Day 2
- Two summer totes
- All things PAINT!
- Hickory Chair Factory Tour: Day One
- 3 Ikea hackeas with stickers
- Not Your Grandmother's Hickory Chair
- Bat hacking
- I'm Back Y'all!
- Gettin' my craft on.
- Catalano Architects' Oyster Harbor Home
- Varde goes on the LA Times
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