My husband has cystic fibrosis. Long story short: they don't do lung transplants where we live in Albuquerque, and, with one day's notice, we were flown to Palo Alto, California. Now the fun part. The average wait time for lungs is six months, and you can't be more than a few hours away. So I needed to find us a place to live and wait, close to the hospital, on the cheap. Did you know you could furnish an apartment at IKEA for way cheaper than renting everything?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of IKEA posts.
This past year I've started to dabble in cosplay. Even though I just have four costumes, I'm ALREADY feeling the storage pinch. That's why this "IKEA bedroom stories" video, featuring a super-awesome cosplayer, made my day. Watch this and then let's talk…
Finally, the sad truths of the the IKEA catalog, revealed through narration: "I hate to be the one to break it to you, but own too much crap to make this work. We have set you up for failure."
I'm all about floor-furniture like the kotatsu, a 14th-century invention used in many Japanese homes all winter. It's like the floor-oriented table often associated with Japanese homes, but with the added convenience of a heater and blanket. Sometimes I have daydreams about how awesome it would be to have one of these suckers. SO WARM. So cozy. None of the crampy discomfort of a western-style desk!
I've got a little floor-desk of my own going on, and this IKEA hack came just in time for me to play with.
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This is an embarrassingly simple project. Not a single item was purchased, nor a single tool used. I’m a hands-on, DIY kind of chick, but for this hack, you don't have to be.
Semihandmade makes a practice of revolutionizing IKEA kitchens — new and old — with custom doors, drawers and hardware in COOL finishes. They believe in doing good work that conserves materials, and they ship nationally.
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