Friday, February 3, 2012

Fresh Idea Friday: Customizing Ikea

I love the idea of Ikea furniture, but I'm not totally sold on some of their designs.  I feel like a lot of their designs are one step away from particle board 8th grade shop class experiments.
BENNO TV unit, birch veneer Width: 47 1/4 " Depth: 15 3/8 " Height: 16 1/2 " Max. load: 110 lb Max screen size/flat screen TV: 46 "  Width: 120 cm Depth: 39 cm Height: 42 cm Max. load: 50 kg Max screen size/flat screen TV: 46 "
Exhibit A, Your Honor
Ikea Benno TV Unit, $99

I stumbled across a website that will help you add a little more oomph to your standard ikea designs.  MyKea lets you personalize your ikea furniture with their set of designs that were submitted by artists all over the world.  MyKea will cut the designs to fit the most popular ikea furniture pieces using adhesive designs that are supposed to peel right off.
Ikea Billy Bookcase
My Kea, "Keeping Plants" Design, $39
 Prices start at $20, but make sure that you switch the website into dollars (it defaults to euros).