Friday, August 7, 2009

Ikea Hack of the Year

This is my favorite Ikea Hack. It's such a smart idea and yet I don't think I ever would have thought of it. Alex took an old, torn Emmabo rocking chair and turned it into a wood-slatted outdoor chair. Genius!

If you've owned the Emmabo before, you know that the fabric wears easily. Now, instead of tossing it out, you can turn it into a great relaxing chair for the patio.

Ikea no longer makes the Emmabo chair, so if you find one on craigslist for cheap, make sure to snatch it up. You don't want to miss out on this awesome hack! Spice it up by adding a little color or using metal fittings. Let your imagination run wild!

For instructions on creating your own Emmabo deck chair, check out Alex's blog.

{images via Ikea Hacker}


  1. Love it! That's such a good idea :)

  2. Brilliant chair makeover! About 7 years ago I spent big bucks having one of these chairs shipped to me (no IKEA within 11 hours of me at the time), kept it for a year, then decided it was too mod to go with the rest of my stuff, so I sold it at a yard sale. If only I had known about this cool project then...