Yes, sometimes I do other crafty things besides knitting. This little Ikea chest of drawers was a gift from Kristen when she moved some years back. It was unfinished and I used to keep office and craft supplies in it — crayons, colouring pencils, staples, etc. I painted it last summer using craft paints, and repurposed it for Sam’s room. I used my label-maker (OMG I love that thing) to identify the contents; hats, bibs, socks, and shoes/booties. Such a simple thing, but I am just so pleased with how it came out.
And while painting an unfinished chest of drawers hardly constitutes a “hack,” today’s Link of the Day, the Ikea Hacker blog, is full of great ideas for ways of customizing the ubiquitous. Check it out if you’re not familiar with it — much ingenuity is contained within!