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Have you ever been to Ikea? I love walking through the Ikea in Seattle. I really wish some of their designers would come to my house.
The designs are ugly or super cool, wow great idea! If you’ve ever been to Ikea, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t been, you need to go!
Because I have a weird older home and two dogs, I’m always looking into space savers or cool new ways to do things.
I was looking for a new way to feed two dogs when I came across all these Ikea Hacks for dogs.
It’s a little like playing with Legos or those Love Sac couches. Have you seen those? They are amazing!
Like Legos, you can mix and match and put things together to create these nifty Ikea Dog Hacks.
Here are some of my favorites:
Unique Decorative Dog Kennel Cover that looks like a piece of furniture
If your crate training a dog you inevitably have one of those plain wire crates with a metal bottom. Because dogs are also a part of our families, we typically enjoy having them in an area where we spend time.
This Ikea hack uses the Ikea Tarendo Table in Black, a dog cage, magnets, and Roman vinyl privacy lattice that you can easily pick up at Home Depot or even Amazon.
Place the table over the dog crate, cute the lattice to match the length of the table legs and attach with magnets. The legs of the table are magnetic, so super easy!
You can find the tutorial here at www.lifehacker.net.
DIY Doggie Steps from Ikea Knagglig Boxes
Ruby, my Goldendoodle is a smaller dog so the last thing I want her doing is jumping up and down on the couch or bed.
I’d been researching doggie steps and good grief they are so expensive!
I found these DIY Doggie Steps using Ikea Crates! Less than $40.00 to make! I’m on it!
These are super easy using:
- 3 x Knagglig Boxes
- 1 x Gurgli cushion covers
- Staple gun
- Strong wood/fabric glue
Cut the fabric into rectangles large enough to cover the base of the Knagglig box.
Assemble the Knagglig boxes, but do not attach the base on 2 of the 3 boxes.
With the remaining fabric wrap the left over bases with the flat side up.
Glue the boxes into place on top of the boxes.
Then glue the 2 steps together using the glue. Let sit overnight.
Click here for the tutorial from www.lifehackers.net.
Ikea Dog Ramp to get into a tall bed using an Ikea box and shelves
Do you have a tall bed? Ours is super tall.
I don’t like either Ruby or Callie jumping up and down on beds. I worry about their joints. Even though Callie is three times the size of Ruby, it’s still a tall jump up and down.
Like the steps, I started looking around for a ramp. Since the steps for the couch were do it yourself, I figured there would be an Ikea hack for a doggie ramp. I was right!
It thrilled me to find how easy this ramp was to make.
Here’s what you need:
- Prant box
- 2 Ekby Tryggve Shelf ( don’t you love all the Ikea names! )
- Hook and loop tape
- Hinges from Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware store
- Goop glue
- Scissors ( heavy duty kind)
- 2 rugs
Here’s the directions from lifehackers.
Bedside Ikea Hack that doubles as a bedside table
Does your dog prefer to sleep in its own bed? Or do you prefer to sleep without the dog?
This bedside table easily turns into a crate for your small dog.
Besides, it’s so cute!
Here’s what you need:
- Gulliver Changing Table in white from Ikea
- Matilda Curtains
Simple and easy directions:
- Put the Gulliver Changing table together leaving out the middle shelf.
- Insert your small dog crate.
- Attach a curtain rod with the sheers.
Viola! An adorable bedside table that doubles as a doggie crate.
Another great Ikea Hack found here:
Want a Mess-Free Eating Station using an Ikea Hack
My lab Callie is the messiest water drinker around! I think she’s trying to recreate a kiddie pool with as much as she spills around her bowl.
Here’s what you need:
- Faktum cabinet
- Rubber tape
- 2 dog bowls
- Wheels (Optional)
Quick and easy directions:
- Put the Faktum Cabinet together.
- Turn it on it’s side with the hinges facing down.
- Cut 2 holes the size of your dog bowls.
- Place the rubber tape around the top of the holes.
- Add the wheels to easily move the box.
And there you go! A mess-free dog feeding station.
This Ikea hack is from lifehacker.