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Built-in Billy bookcases are certainly not a new concept, but I never felt like the directions were close enough to what I needed. Enter my friend Kate . She gave some more details about the project, and I knew I was sold. While I loved the 15” depth of Ikea’s newer bookcase, I knew I wanted them to go all the way to the ceiling. The extenders are only available on the 11” depth, so the decision was made for me.
One of the problems with keeping a good set of speakers on your desk is that they often take up a lot of otherwise usable space. This IKEA hack, on the other hand, gets your speakers up off of your desk surface so you can use the space and showers you with sound at the same time. To do this yourself, you'll need a set of IKEA TERTIAL work lamps with flexible necks. They're only about $9 USD, and can be mounted directly to your desk surface wherever you want to place them. You'll need to remove the light assembly from the lamp, bend the metal plate on the fixture so it's flat and you can put your speakers on top, and then you'll have to affix your speakers in place with small screws in the back or bottom (Bill Dwyer, who sent the hack in to IKEA Hacks, suggests using drywall anchors to keep the screws in place in the back of the speakers) to keep them on the arm.
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Bored with basic plastic mini blinds? Me too. If you are like me and find yourself living in a “home sweet rental,” play around with your window treatments in order to add a little style to your temporary home.
In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them.
Make your own bird wall art with printed bird templates and a textual collage for the background. This wall art craft project shows you how to create wall decor with the look of pricier designer pieces.
For less than $10 you can make a one-of-a-kind lamp that commemorates your personal history or other past events. Creative lighting aside, this quick project also finally finds a use for those old 35mm negatives you have lying around. This DIY lamp project couldn't be much more straightforward. Basically, you coat a $7 Ikea Grono lamp (or other similar lamp), with Mod Podge (or other decoupage glue) and carefully place your strips of negatives onto the lamp.
When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal.
Posted by Cathy on Thursday, May 10, 2012 · 17 Comments One of the hottest trends right now are collar necklaces. You see them everywhere. The June issue of Lucky magazine has them listed in the top 5 trends for Spring.