this one’s from juliana who used an ikea planter box (can’t find it on the website) to make a side table for her backyard.
“my husband was experimenting with concrete to pour a new hearth for our fireplace. the table top was his test piece – the mix made a great pattern that i wanted to be able to use and highlight somehow. i started by using the antonius laundry basket frame – but it was too tall and the metal was too thin to visually balance the concrete top.
i found the planter box and decided to give it a try – it lends a bit of a tropical look to the yard now – i call it our pagoda table. i finished the table with the clear varnish from ikea just to be safe – although i think it’s fine outside, i wanted to preserve the rich color as long as possible.”
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.