Anette found a discarded Ikea Lack shelving unit and hacked it into a bench.
She says, “I added chrome legs from the local hardware store. The upholstering was the biggest challenge as I had never tried it before, but I bought thin foam and some sturdy fabric and got to work with my friends’ staple gun. I stapled the foam down first and then added the fabric. I didn’t sew the fabric at all, but just made sure to carefully fold in the edges of the fabric before putting in each staple.
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.