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Yesterday β€” December 13th 201904 - DIY : Custo & Brico

DIY Faux Fireplace from IKEA kitchen cabinets

Love having a fireplace but the house doesn’t come with one? Well, you can always make a DIY faux fireplace.

Here’s how I built it out of IKEA METOD kitchen cabinets. (If you’re in the US, you can use the SEKTION cabinets.)

IKEA items used:

Instructions for DIY Faux Fireplace

Firstly, draw up your fireplace plan using the IKEA Home Planning Tool.

ikea home planning tool for kitchen

I chose the wall cabinets for their height.

After getting your cabinets, assemble them according to plan — two narrow cabinets (40cm) for the sides and the wider one (60cm) for the middle. The larger cabinet is where the “fire” goes.

DIY faux fireplace

My initial project used the HÄGGEBY doors. I later changed it to the SÄVEDAL door.


Related: Entertainment center with ethanol fireplace


Turn the cabinets upside down and screw the CAPITA legs into place. After that, you can stand them up again.

You can also connect the individual cabinets together with screws. Screw in through the dowel holes from one cabinet to another. Make sure to get screws that are not too long, in order not the puncture through to the inside of the adjoining cabinet.

Fix the drawer into the wider cabinet to create the bridge.

Now that you’ve got the structure done, place the 80cm UTRUSTA shelves in the cavity of the fireplace. These are to hide the dowel holes on the sides.

inside fireplace

Place the shelves upright, against the left and right sides of the cabinet. If you want, you can fix them with double sided tape or similar.

For the mantel top, I placed a wooden board I bought from Amazon.com, which I got rather cheaply. You could also use the IKEA cover panels or countertops for this purpose.

Decorate it up

Lastly, the back of the fireplace.

DIY faux fireplace

With SÄVEDAL doors and fronts

You can design the back wall of the fireplace any way you wish. I mostly used a thin chipboard and papered it with a 3D peel and stick brick or stone pattern. You can be completely creative and design it to fit your home decor.


Related: Bookshelf or Fireplace? I couldn’t decide


DIY faux fireplace

Inside the fireplace you can place LED lights, faux burning logs or flameless candles to mimic the real thing. Do get one that doesn’t give out any heat.

faux burning logs

Pleasant Hearth 20″ Electric Crackling Natural Wood Log

Then just go wild and decorate your mantelpiece with all the trimmings. That’s about it.

Best thing, besides a DIY faux fireplace, you still have lots of storage space behind the cabinet doors.

See instructions and complete shopping list with prices on my site.

~ by Angi (Follow me on Instagram @deko_obsession)

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20 best IKEA hacks on Instagram 2019

It’s been a while since I last did a round up of my favourite IKEA hacks on Instagram. And since then, the number of IKEA hacks on IG has grown leaps and bounds.

When I did a search, I found over 280,000 posts on #ikeahacks!

So, before the year ends, let’s dive in and check out some of the best IKEA hacks on Instagram.

ikea instagram hacks

20 best IKEA hacks on Instagram

#1 MALM reading nook

A cosy reading nook from 2 MALM dressers (though the caption mentions HEMNES), framed. It even has space behind the cabinets for storage.

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Two #ikeahacks in one photo ☺ The reading nook and a bookshelf. The bench was made using two ikea dressers. We framed them for a built in look and pained them the same color as the wall. They weren’t quite deep enough so we added a storage compartment in the back – perfect for storing extra blankets and pillows. The bookshelf is made from 4 ikea book ledges and dowels. A favorite spot for both reading and play. Hope you’re having a good Monday 🤗. . . #ikeahack #ikeahackers #ikeahacksforkids #diykids #julinspo #readingnook #windowseat #barnrumsinspo #barnrumsinspiration #kidsroom #kidsroomdecor #vintagekids #kidsroomideas #kidsroominspo #barnrumsinspo #barnrumsinredning #barnrum #timmervägg #vintagedecor #vintagekidsroom #vintagekidsrooms

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#2 KALLAX kitchen island

A lovely farmhouse style kitchen island using the KALLAX shelving unit as the starting point.

Watch the build process video here:

#3 Breakfast bar with the FINNVARD trestle

Want a breakfast counter? This is probably the easiest way to set one up. A FINNVARD trestle and butcher block anchored to the wall. And that’s it!

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#esstischinspo 💡Werbung wegen Firmennennung Einige hatten gefragt woher unser Esstisch sei.. also den Bock kann man einzeln bei @ikeadeutschland kaufen, das ist der selbe denn wir auch für unseren Waschtisch im Bad verwendet haben. Und die Tischplatte gibt es auch bei Ikea in der Küchenabteilung, es ist nämlich eine Arbeitsplatte.. die gleiche die wir auch in unserer Küche haben damit das alles zusammen passt 😄 super easy und teuer war das ganze auch nicht 😁 ich wünsche allen einen schönen Montag 😘 // dużo ludzi się pytało skąd nasz stół w jadalni, a więc jest z @ikeapolska nogę idzie kupić oddzielnie a płytę znajdziecie w kuchniach.. ponieważ jest do blat kuchenny, taki sam który my mamy w kuchni żeby stół pasował do naszej kuchni. 😃 za nie dużo pieniędzy a i tak się prezentuje ☺ życzę miłego poniedziałku 😘 #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitcheninspiration #kuchnia #kuchnie #ikeakitchen #ikea #ikeahacks #ikeaideas #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousekitchen #landhaus #landhausstil #landhausküche #esszimmer #esszimmerideen #interior #interiorinspo #homeinspiration #homeinspo #decoration #decorinspo #whiteinterior #whiteliving #whitedecor #vanlife #scandinavianhome

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#4 Sewing room cutting table

Inspired by this sewing table hack, Johanna made her own version from 3 KALLAX units. The table provides lots of storage and a large surface for cutting. Perfect!

Watch her cutting table video below. Sewing room tour video here.

#5 The blue “yoga mat” bag

The FRAKTA trimmed to fit a rolled up yoga mat and protect it from the rain.

#6 TROFAST LEGO table

Always love a good IKEA-LEGO hack. This LEGO station is made from 2 TROFAST units back to back.

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WERBUNG|| DIY-Legotisch 😁 Hey ihr Lieben 🥰 Wie versprochen zeige ich euch noch das Geschenk von uns für den großen Schlawiner zum 3. Geburtstag 🎁🎉 Da die letzten Monate das Büro vom Papa voll mit seinem alten Lego war und der Schlawiner nix anderes mehr spielen wollte, baute ich aus zwei Trofast Regalen einen Legotisch 😍 und damit er nicht durchgehend so viel Platz im #kinderzimmer einnimmt, habe ich ein paar Rollen drunter gebaut, Scharniere an den Regalen befestigt und ein Schließmechanismus 😁 nun kann man den Tisch aufklappen und ganz an die Wand fahren 😅 nicht nur ich bin begeistert 😍😂 denn Papa und der große Schlawiner sind nicht mehr aus dem Zimmer zu bekommen 😂😂😂 kurz vor knapp wurde ich noch von einer guten Freundin angefixt 😅 denn sie führte mich zu @limmaland und deren passenden Lego-Sortier-Sticker 😱😍 mein innerlicher Monk ist sowas von befriedigt 😅 #endlichordnung 😅 Wie gefällt euch der #legotisch? Habt ihr auch früher gerne mit #lego gespielt? 🥰 Wenn euch die Idee gefällt, dann freue ich mich über einem Herzchen, einem Kommentar und das Abspeichern/Teilen nicht vergessen 🥰 vielen lieben Dank 🥰 #birthday #partyplanner #kidsbirthday #kindergeburtstag #party #mamablogger #mamablogger_de #diy #surprise #mottoparty #boy #meingroßer #stolz #vorfreude #partydecoration #birthdaydesign #kidspartyideas #happybirthday #ikeahacks #3geburtstag #schnellundeinfach #spieltisch #present #geschenkideen #diebestenideenfuerkinder

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#7 Vintage style TARVA

A row of TARVA 3-drawer dressers given the faux drawer treatment. Classic.

#8 HOVET industrial mirror

Industrial mirrors have pretty much exploded on my Instagram feed. Most are pretty expensive. Make one from the large HOVET mirror and save some $$.

#9 Dog bowls using the IVAR

Isn’t this cute? Food and water bowls for your dog using short IVAR posts and a shelf. Cut holes in the shelf to fit your dog bowls.

#10 Hot air balloon with REGOLIT

Add a little whimsy to your kids’ room. A REGOLIT lamp shade, small basket and stick on dots completes this hot air balloon.

#11 A classy mirror cube

This looks a million bucks but it’s cheaper than you think. You’ll need 2 packs of IKEA LOTS mirrors, 24 angle brackets, masking tape and an adhesive that fixes to both glass and metal. Join the mirrors together, et voilà!

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[𝙸𝚔𝚎𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚒𝚐𝚎𝚗] • Ja, nu äntligen tog jag tag i detta som jag tänkt göra länge! En spegelkub. För att göra en spegelkub behöver du: • 2 paket av Ikeas spegel ”Lots” • 24 st vinkeljärn • maskeringstejp och • lim som fäster mot både glas och metall Sen är det bara att köra! ________________________________________ #spegelkub #ikeahack #ikeahacks #ikeahacksdiy #diyikeahack #ikealots #ikealotsmirror #mitthem #inredning #interiordesign #interiorstyling #inredningsinspo #inredningsinspiration #inredningsdetaljer #interior #interior2you #interior_deluxe #interior_and_living #interiordecor #heminredning #heminspiration #heminredningsinspo #interior4inspo #inspotoyourhome #heminredningsdetaljer #homedetails #mynordicroom #nordichomes

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#12 KURA playhouse

A lovely KURA playhouse. Click the arrows to see how happy she is to call this her big girl bed.

#13 Cigar Box Guitar

When I see absolutely “far out” hacks like this, it gets me very excited. It also reminds me of this one. I hope the BRONSSOPP guitar sounds good.

#14 Toy box crate with seat

What an idea! A toy box with storage and seating. So useful, and I don’t mean just for kids. I can think of a number of ways I can use this handy storage crate ottoman at home.

#15 Mobile phone loop

No instructions found. But it seems pretty straightforward. Snip the handle off the FRAKTA blue bag and glue the ends to inside of a phone case. Done!

#16 Release the KROKEN

If plain clear glass is boring, jazz up the KROKEN with art. These personalised water bottles make great gifts too.

#17 FROSTA chair

So simple but make a difference. Just take one more FROSTA seat and leg and attach the short curved section under the seat. Sadly, the FROSTA seems to be discontinued, which is a major bummer. It is definitely Number 1 on my “IKEA, Please Bring Back List“.

#18 LEGO brick cabinet

These LEGO brick cabinets are adorable. Cilla made them from EKET cubes and round discs. Catch her Stories at @designbycilla for the tutorial.

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LEGOSHELFIE. God morgon fina ni! 🥰 Är ni redo för fler vinklar av lekrummet? 😅 Älskar visserligen legohörnan, men är så pepp på att få visa det som är på andra sidan fönstret. 👏🏻 Många har sett videon på min IGTV, skissen och följt med i stories, så nån superöverraskning blir det väl kanske inte. 🤪 Och sen ska jag julfixa lite nästa vecka. 🎅🏻Håll utkik för snart kommer det mer! ⚽. ___ 🇬🇧 Love the lego corner! But now I'm sooo excited to show you the rest of the room. Many have seen my IGTV video so it might not be a huge surprise. ⚽🤷🏼‍♀️ Soon soon soon! ___ #legoskåp #legohylla #legobrick #legocupboard #legotable #legobord #barnrum #barnerom #finabarnsaker #lilleskatten #barnrumsinspo #barnerom #barneromsinspo #decorforkids #kidsroominspo #kinderzimmer #kidsroomwarrior #pysselhörna #ikeaideas #ikeahack #eket #kidsconcept #jollyroom #skrivbord #designbycilla #dockhus #jotun #diy #gördetsjälv

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#19 Prehistoric DUKTIG

This Jurassic theme DUKTIG play kitchen is so rawrsome. Be sure to check out the entire room @sweet_home_of_mine. And this post for more DUKTIG hack inspo.

#20 Rustic coffee table

Probably the simplest hack ever. The SNIDAD basket (handles removed) topped with a round wood table and there you have it! A coffee table for your patio.

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IKEA HACK -👉SWIPE ACROSS for more photos!! One of the hardest things to find in most stores is a natural coffee table. So again I got to thinking and looked around my house for some inspo!! I really do have way too many baskets and thought about a past hack of mine where I turned a laundry hamper upside down to make a side table. So I turned the Ikea Basket I had upside down but the handles were in the way! I loved the look of it and it was a decent size for a small coffee table – so off went the handles! Also sitting in the storage room was the $19 @kmartaus oak look Side Table which I hadn’t used yet! The round top matched the colouring of the basket beautifully so I popped it on top!! Shazam- Instant Coffee Table – and I needed something to go with my @kmartaus Timber Chairs- perfect!! So if you have the @kmartaus timber chairs and you want a little table to match – here’s one for you!!❤❤❤ #ikea #ikeahack #hacks #decorhacks #homehacks #homedecor #home #bargain #bargainshopper #bargainhunter #decorate #diy #diycoffeetable #natural #kmartaus #kmarthack #kmarthacks #homestyle #homeinspo #lookwhat_i_found

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Old wardrobe gets second life as a retro arcade machine

IKEA TRYSIL wardrobe saved from landfill and converted into a retro arcade games machine.

We were dismantling our son’s TRYSIL Wardrobe to remove it from his room. It had been good wardrobe but the backing had started to continuously fall away.

It had some slight damage during dismantling and would have become landfill apart from a last minute idea….

A retro arcade machine!

retro arcade machine ikea hack

It actually looks pretty retro, and it plays like a real arcade machine.

IKEA items used: 
ikea trysil wardrobe

Related: MICKE desk with a built in arcade set up


Other materials and tools: 

DIY home retro arcade machine 

1. CABINET

First, dismantle the wardrobe (if it is already assembled).

Separate the 2 tall side pieces (Important! Leave hanging rod brackets ON! 2 x shelf pieces, 2 x drawer fronts, and any assorted bolts and screws. Dowel rods can be removed – I didn’t use them)

Mark out the side pieces to make 2 cuts.

cutting guide

Side Panel cutting Guide

This allows the cabinet to lean back at a neat angle. Ensure you identify the top and bottom correctly and take care to use the nicely edged side to stand towards the front. Cut with circular saw if possible. I used a jigsaw so cut is quite rough.

Mark out and drill pilot holes through sides to attach shelves between the 2 side panels. Use the long IKEA hex bolts that came with the TRYSIL to secure the shelves.

retro arcade machine ikea hack
2. SHELF FOR CONTROLS

On mine the middle shelf for controls is fitted at 93cm high and slopes very slightly toward the front.

retro arcade machine ikea hack

Once it is standing up use additional screws to fit the drawer fronts at the top.

retro arcade machine ikea hack

These are actually a little wider than the shelves but I squeezed mine in without cutting. But if you are better with a saw than I am you may wish to cut these down slightly to fit.

I also fitted the rear one at an angle and only used 1 screw on each side so it can flip up to access the TV.

Check that everything is holding together nicely then use 4 L-brackets to reinforce the structure.

I added an extra 2 brackets to the middle shelf for extra sturdy controls.

retro arcade machine ikea hack

Now, if you left on the hanging rod holders and measured correctly I found that the TV sat at the perfect height to support the 30” TV we had, donated by my in-laws.

LCD panel

I then fitted 2 screws in each top corner to allow TV to rest at the perfect viewing angle.

LCD panel

And that’s all I did for the cabinet.

If you want there are many other pieces that could be used to enclose the back of the cabinet and under the TV as well. (Again – I didn’t cut too much as I only had a jig saw and it cut this stuff very rough!). 

3. ARCADE GAMES SETUP

There are many instructional on Youtube on how to build an arcade games machine with a Raspberry Pi computer and Retro Pie.

retro arcade machine ikea hack

But here are the basic steps to fitting the joysticks and buttons to the USB controller, then connecting those to your Raspberry Pi mini computer.

First, search for a button layout online or design your own on a piece of paper.

Use this as a guide to drill holes for joystick and large buttons (28mm drill bit worked for me. Also some smaller buttons were 18mm I think – check your button sizes as they may vary). I did all this with the cabinet assembled.

The buttons should just drop in and screw tight and the joystick requires placement and a couple of short screws underneath.

The joystick kit comes with cables to attach to the USB board. These can also be fixed with a small screw or two.

controls

Then, take care to wire both player 1 and player 2 buttons in the same order as this will make the joystick configuration in the Retro Pie interface much easier.

How long and how much did it cost?
  • Joystick Button Kit: $50
  • Raspberry Pi computer starter kit: $99
  • L Brackets and other hardware: $20

The cabinet build took me about 3-4 hours, but I was making it up as I went along. Fitting in the joysticks and buttons took me about 2 hours. Programming Raspberry Pi computer was easy to do with lots of online tutorials. That took about 1 hour.

What was the hardest part about this hack?

Fitting the cabinet parts together. You may need another person to assist holding pieces in place while assembling the cabinet.

What to pay special attention to?

Cutting the large pieces so that the rubber edging remains in-tact for front edges of cabinet, which makes a nicer finish.

Be careful fitting the shelves as they are not particularly thick. They definitely need support with L-brackets.

Looking back, would you have done it differently?

No, it actually turned out almost exactly as I envisaged. I am still working out how to finish the cabinet with some more trimming beneath TV and control panel.

~ by Andrew Gelao (Katoomba NSW, Australia)

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