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$6 IKEA Lamp Hack

same lamp/same paper (Light On)

I really wanted 2 of these dandelion lamps for our bedroom, but at approx. $105 each, I decided to hack 2 IKEA TASSA NATT kid’s wall lamps w/ frogs for $5 each & save myself $200. It is rumored that it’s “Last Chance“. (It has been discontinued.) When I bought mine at my local Seattle IKEA there was no sign saying “Last Chance“.

same lamp/same paper (Light Off)

This hack has been done many times before here & here, however my hack is slightly different. We needed wall lamps that we could wire directly into the wall, not the corded plug-in kind. So we simply cut the cord off & just wired it directly into the wall.

2-Sided Scrapbook Paper

Also the paper I found ($1 ea.) that matched our bedroom colors of (pale) pink & beige, just happened to be 2-sided, creating a cool effect. It’s like having 2-lamps-in-1!

$6 IKEA Lamp Hack

This hack couldn’t be easier.
You will need scissors & maybe tape if you are using fabric instead of decorative paper
1. take lamp apart
2. trace frog paper onto back of decorative paper or fabric
3. cut paper/fabric
4. place paper/fabric on shade & fold over edges (use tape to secure fabric)
5. assemble lamp

IKEA Hack: MALM w/ Storage Boxspring

One can never have too much storage!

I’ve had my eye on the IKEA MALM full-sized bedframe & matching nightstands for awhile now. Then I discovered the SULTAN ALSARP ‘boxspring’ w/ storage & how it would be great to utilize ALL the space under the mattress. I knew that the full-sized Sultan Alsarp was L: 74 3/8 ” x W: 52 3/4 ” x H: 11 3/4 “, & based on the Malm measurements for Mattress L: 74 3/8 ” x Mattress W: 53 1/8 ” & Footboard H: 11 3/4 “, it looked like it would fit. I just needed to go to IKEA & take a peek under the Malm mattress to see how it was held together & what, if anything, could possibly obstruct the Sultan Alsarp from slipping into the Malm bedframe. Everything looked good. When I told the IKEA employee in the bedroom department what I was doing, he said it wouldn’t work. It turns out the Malm is $10 cheaper w/out the galvanized steel midbeam.

Perfect Fit

Clean Looking

Filled w/ Linens

Kid’s Designer Chalkboard Table, But Not the Designer Price

Offi Chalkboard Table $249 + Offi set of 2 chairs $248 = $497


OR …

IKEA POÃNG table set $69 + Krylon Black Chalkboard Spray Paint $5.20 = $74.20

DIY Kid’s Chalkboard Table


“DIY Chalkboard Table?









Related: Danish Collect Furniture Chalkboard Table


“Awesome Molded Ply Table & Chairs From Modernseed


Other possibly DIY cheap chalkboard items:

IKEA OFFI Hack using any tabletop & IKEA FROSTA Stool legs

IKEA LACK only $9.99 ea.

Length: 21 5/8 ”
Width: 21 5/8 ”
Height: 17 3/4 ”


or a set of 2 Lack white nesting tables for $17.99

Sizes: 12 1/4×12 1/4×13″ & 16 7/8×16 7/8×15 3/8″.

This set will also nest under the $12.99 Lack table (21 5/8 “l+w x 17 3/4 “h)

Something Fishy in the Bathroom

Fun fish tanks for the bathroom.


$1,100 Urban Peel no longer available

Fish Tank Sink

Moody Aquarium Sink

$4,508 Under Bid no longer available
$4,700 Home Click no longer available

Fish ‘n Flush $199


Fish Tank Bathtub

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