Most of the furniture hacks we feature at Lifehacker (like this one) are designed to make your use of technology easier, but here's a neat example of the reverse scenario: a $29 Flarke computer desk from IKEA that's been converted into a dressing table. You could apply the same principle to any computer-specific desk (and we suspect there's more of those lying around disused these days given the preponderance of notebook computers). [IKEA Hacker]
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