lin does a great job with the leksvik tv bench – turning it into a window seat.
she says, “i wanted a window seat with storage for my room at a reasonable price. after wandering around ikea for days searching and measuring and discussing pieces, (we did go home in between!) we found this beauty, the leksvik tv bench. my dad put in a supporting leg in the center so it can take a considerable load. without that, the bench will flex if sat on, as it is quite long.
unfortunately it didn’t have doors to keep dust out so my dad put in some ring eyelets and curtain wires and i sewed up curtains for ‘doors’. i had trouble finding a nice white mat that fit though, so i used chair seats instead till i get around to sewing my own mat!
the lamp on the seat is a half ikea creation as well, constructed with the ikea ripe lampshade and glass pebbles.”
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.