When the Swedish furniture company, IKEA
, opened up in New Jersey it was like a celebration for me. Not only could I shop for inexpensive projects to put together, but I felt like my house (and my husband's office) was about to get a whole lot more efficient and good-looking, just like the IKEA catalog promised it would.
Has it? Well, not exactly!
Most everything at IKEA has a slightly modern appeal ... and my house is far from modern. Basically, only my husbands office has benefited. To fit in my house, I needed ideas on how to give their modern pieces more character allowing it to conform to my style ... and just when I thought it was a lost cause, I found Ikea Hacker
, a blog devoted to the clever creations people come up with using raw materials gathered at Ikea. Now, the opportunities for DIY projects are endless.