Style, Decor & More: I Modify IKEA Book Review & Giveaway

I Modify IKEA Book Review & Giveaway


It's been a while since I've done a book review, so I’m super excited to share I MODIFY IDEA® with you. It's a new book that I know you will seriously LOVE! How do I know? Because, IKEA® is the starting point for each and every one of the projects in the book, and who doesn't love IKEA®, right?




In this book, you will find 144 pages of full-color instructional projects featuring 50 fun and creative ways to take every day furnishings from IKEA®, and customize them to fit your own style and space! Coauthors Elyse Major and Charlotte Rivers, and a host of contributing makers, share their inspiring do-it-yourself projects that are not only affordable, but unique and stylish as well! 

This book shares how to take a simple cream throw to funky and fun in a flash or add instant panache to plain pillows! 

Full of organizational ideas and clever furniture hacks, I MODIFY IKEA® brings a wide range of DIY projects to customize your home. The book is divided into three practical categories of interest: Unique Touches, Storage Solutions, and Functional Fun. Each tutorial is clearly laid out and each section is broken down into three skill levels from basic (the beginner with little experience) to advanced (the experienced DIY pro). There are project for all skill levels! 



The dual-function project above caught my eye. It's a bathroom storage bench transformed into a rolling cooler and seat and the perfect summer accent piece for a patio. Wouldn't it look great to coordinate the cooler with your patio furniture?! I can't wait to try it! Just for reference, this is an intermediate skill level!


Overall, this is certainly one of those books that I will go back to time and time again for creating and customizing affordable furniture for my home. As I was flipping through the book, I discovered at least ten projects that I wanted to start right away! {smile}  

Get ready to make the best use of IKEA's put-it-together yourself furniture and create your own unique and customized furniture for your home.  This book is packed with over with over 200 step-by-step illustrations and instructions to help you along the way.  I MODIFY IKEA® is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

GIVEAWAY!

Ulysses Press has generously offered one lucky reader a chance to
WIN AN I MODIFY IKEA  BOOK
(ARV $24.95)

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents only, 18 years and older. Ends 11/8/16
Good Luck!



55 comments :

  1. I tried faux painting a bathroom countertop a few years ago and am due for another diy.

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  2. I like to sew and would like to see what ideas the book has for people who sew.

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  3. I haven't done any projects lately but I have done some DIY projects in the past.

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  4. Yes, the photos definitely inspired me here! So many great ideas!

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  5. Yep -- just finished turning a corner of the basement into a playroom/art nook.

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  6. sigh. no. i have a list of diy things but never actually do them.

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  7. I'm always doing diy painting furniture etc. You can save so much money doing things yourself so this book looks amazing to inspire you to do even more love Ikea too!

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  8. Yes, I'm always doing some sort of DIY project. Wish I had time to do even more. This looks like a great book that will inspire some new projects.

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  9. I'm always painting curbside furniture finds.

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  10. we are in the midst of planning a kitchen makeover with re purposed hutches and furnature

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  11. Yes, I've done several projects repurposing furniture with paint.

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  12. I repurposed a dresser into a wooden bench!

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  13. I haven't done any in a while but I do love to use chalk paint on random things I find at flea markets.

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  14. I have a ton of pinterest ideas and to do lists...does that count?

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  15. My husband and I have done several DIY projects to spruce up our children's bedrooms.when they were little.

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  16. I'm always painting curbside furniture finds.

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  17. Yes I recently changed the carpet in my basement.

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  18. Photos are the only thing that works for me when I am looking for something to put in my house. I kind of love the DYI ideas! It can be your own project and no one else has it!

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  19. That is so great. I love Ikea, and a book like this would really help me get the most out of my pieces.

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  20. So cool! Ikea is my jam. Their products are so affordable and have great style. I love the idea of being able to further enhance them for my decor.

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  21. This sounds like a great DIY book. I love Ikea but I'd love to put my own personal spin on it.

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  22. I love DIY projects, this one looks awesome!

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  23. This looks like such a wonderful book to have on hand. Thanks for sharing and hosting the giveaway.

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  24. Such a great idea. There are so many creative things that can be done with IKEA furniture.

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  25. This is so helpful for those of us lacking mechanical creativity! Thank you!

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  26. I have completed a few DIY jobs and look forward to doing more. I am inspired by a few of the jobs as they look a bit easierr
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  27. I've never once done a DIY anything and I really want to! My best friend creates so many cool things and I just watch in wonder.

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  28. I need to check this out! IKEA has some great stuff.

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  29. This is very cool. I just finished up my Thanksgiving mantel and tablescape. :)

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  30. It's a portable pinterest! This looks awesome!

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  31. That looks so cool! I love that it has so many ideas that are easy to complete and create beautiful masterpieces!

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  32. I like DIY projects but haven't been doing it for awhile. Will be checking on this Ikea book for more ideas.

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  33. Wow! This is really cool and easy. You're so creative, love it!

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  34. I have done some DIY projects in the past and it's been a while since my last project. I want this book!

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  35. I never tried this DIy things! Im hoping in some time i will

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  36. I really enjoy diy projects and wish I had more time to do them. This book would be so handy to have when doing these projects.

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  37. I have recovered my dining room chairs

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  38. Looks like a really interesting book. I do love Ikea, that's for sure.

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  39. Love an Ikea hack. I've yet to try one though.

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  40. I did a lot of DIY projects for my daughter's room.

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  41. Great post! I love Ikea, but I am horrible at DIY's! Thank you for sharing!

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  42. Looks like a great book. Unfortunately, I am not eligible to join the contest.

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  43. I've done Venetian plaster on our bedroom wall and created bookshelves. I'd love to see what other projects I can accomplish!

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  44. I love Ikea and I bet we can find them lovely ideas

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  45. OMG what a cool book! I have tons of IKEA in my house :)

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  46. Yes, the photos definitely inspired me.

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  47. I am not much of a DIY person and don't have any IKEA pieces in my place but I do love the store. :)

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  48. It sounds like a nice book, perfect for people who are into home improvement and the like. I like the ideas that's in it. It would be nice to win a copy!

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  49. This is the best DIY book ever. We're long time fans of Ikea but I could always use ideas to repurpose and redecorate.

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  50. I love IKEA!! I haven't seen this book before, Ikea has some of the best things for the house.

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  51. What a fantastic idea. Ikea is great but their instructions are terrible and I love the idea of making the furniture look nicer and different

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  52. That is very creative! I don't shop at IKEA often but it would be nice to modify furniture and get ideas off of this book. This makes me want to get more stuff!

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  53. This book looks perfect for my friend! I am definitely going to look into it for her.

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  54. thank you for the review and giveaway!

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  55. thank you for the review and giveaway!

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