How to turn IKEA into MyKEA

MyKeaI’ve got a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love it, because it’s reliable, dependable, and honest. I know what I’m getting, and there are no surprises. I hate it at times, for all of the same reasons. IKEA furniture can be dreadfully boring. Sometimes a room calls for more punk than practical. What to do?


Thankfully, MyKea offers a solution that rocks awesome. It’s like Threadless meets Ikeahackers.


Pick an artist’s motif, and then choose the piece of furniture to cover.
The result is an artistic, colorful set of decal stickers that are
professionally produced and made to fit. Suddenly, the furniture has
more personality than you could imagine.



Mykea bookcase decalThere is art for all ages including an entire kids’ collection; or sort by artist, or by popular IKEA collections like Malm and Billy.


From what I can tell, the decals aren’t terribly hard to apply, and
if you get tired the design, it’s completely removable. Now, your IKEA
piece isn’t a boring piece of white particle board; it’s a blank canvas.
Repeat as often as you like.



The one complaint: some of the decals cost nearly as much as the furniture. That’s the price of real art, I suppose. -Eva


MyKea decals for IKEA furniture are available at Thisismykea.com



[h/t alist mom]

Eva Glettner is a lover of street art and skateboarding, the blogger behind Skate Mamas, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

5 Comments

  • Reply September 7, 2011

    Liz

    It’s actually Ikea Hackers… http://www.ikeahackers.net/

    Googled it after the link didn’t work. Cool site!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply September 7, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    Thanks Liz! (And yes, it is)

  • Reply September 9, 2011

    Shari

    MyKea is a great idea, but the prices are ridiculous. $10,000 for a custom part of a book shelf? Maybe if the artist created it just for you, but these are images everyone can choose from. What mom can afford that, or not do it herself with a pait brush and some stencil?

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply September 9, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    Shari, they use the European comma for a decimal mark. So what looks like $5900 is actually $59.00.

  • Reply September 12, 2011

    Kathy Chun

    clicked on the link but cannot connect to the page. i googled it, but seems like their website is down. do you know if they are still in business?


    Kathy, it’s working fine for us. http://www.thisismykea.com/
    -Ed

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