October 01, 2013

4 Workstations. 10 Finishes. 22 PANYLs. This Is Hacker Heaven.

Earlier this year, we spotted a super cool, custom desk with four workstations by Andrea from Project Simple Home.  We touched base on Twitter about the possibility of her PANYLing this flat surface-heavy office piece and she obliged. Yes!  The result is her updated monochromatic masterpiece. Positively Roy G. Bivian.

Andrea made her creation pop using our Cinnamon, Red Hot, Sunburst, Tangerine, Lemon Drop, Emerald, Malibu, Azure, Bubble Gum, and Violet finishes....

September 26, 2013

Flats-Pack: An IKEA Hacked Faktum to Prettify Your Shoe Collection

Shoes. Everybody loves them yet no one has room for them.  The concept of remaking a closet into a walk-in shoe selection bonanza works only on television remodeling shows, so the harshest of fashion realities is what the rest of us face: A closet filled with shoes in various containers, piled high and low, with the perfect outfit options hidden from view.

The least you can do, thanks to this IKEA Hackers DIY Faktum...

September 24, 2013

Shelf-Interest: @Decoist's DIY Roundup Makes Room for Trinkets n' Books

A recent post from the champions of round-up, Decoist, shows off some DIY bookshelves you can (largely) try at home. Several of them caught our eye.

I mean, Adams Family much?

On the more attainable end of the spectrum, the adorable leather strapped shelf pictured up top is a feat of minimalism while this single chevron stripe on a multi-tiered bookshelf is a slick look that could be applied to other...

September 20, 2013

Healthy Hack Files: Expedit and Linnmon Combine for a Standing Desk

The benefits of a standing desk are plentiful, but too often the price is as well. Decent standing desks can start at $1000, so David, husband of The Fit Formula blogger Brittany, instead created one at a fraction of the cost because, as he explains, "the more I stand during the day the more I actually don’t feel like sitting."  

He went the IKEA hacking route and was able to cap his expenses at...

September 18, 2013

Before & After & After: @KrysMelodrama's Expedit Banquette, Take 2

When we first launched the PANYLblog, IKEA Expedit hacks were all the rage.  You couldn't go a day on Twitter or Facebook without someone taking a crack at flipping and reversing the seminal storage item.  Lately, though, the Expedit hits haven't been flowing as freely, so when we spotted this IKEA hack from Krys at Melodrama on Apartment Therapy, we leapt at the chance to highlight it for you guys.

September 13, 2013

Little Lessy's Besta Hack: A Leggy Little Flat-Screen Perch

In the age of sleek, flat-screen TVs, one of the hardest parts of decorating a living room can be finding the proper TV stand.  Gone are the days of large entertainment centers built to hold your clunky boob-tube.  Nowadays, finding something attractive and modern and can be hard, especially at a reasonable price with precious space restrictions.

A cute new solution is Little Lessy's IKEA Besta shelf-to-TV stand hack. A combination of basic IKEA parts...

September 11, 2013

Growth Spurt, Shmowth Spurt: Adensen's Smart Kid Furniture Changes With Your Child

A major problem with children’s furniture items (and shoes, and pants, and toys…) is the rate at which they are outgrown. Every stage of a child's adorable development comes with a new set of needs -- from crib to bed, for instance -- which means a new purchase and a new floor-scratching, hatchback-and-bungee cord experience for Jane Parent.

Avoiding this recurring rocky road is the reason Adensen Furniture released the Smart Kid furniture set.  This...

September 04, 2013

She's Got Legs...And She Knows How to Choose Them

From time to time, when a piece of furniture makes it from one's first apartment to one's first house, its relationship to the overall design concept for the new abode can get knocked out of wack.  A redesign or repurposing becomes essential otherwise the piece wind up in the trash bin.  Changing a table (not a changing table) can take a bunch of different courses; from adding texture, to painting the top, to swapping out the...

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