Ikea shows how to turn its rug into a ‘Game of Thrones’ cape, just as HBO does

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - HOMES -

The hit HBO TV show “Game of Thrones” is known for its epic stag­ing, twisted ro­mance, in­cred­i­ble bat­tles, mytho­log­i­cal drag­ons and po­lit­i­cal in­trigue. The show that spends over $10 mil­lion per episode will also go down in his­tory for pulling off the great­est Ikea hack of all time.

The show’s cos­tume de­sign­ers out­fit­ted fan fa­vorite Jon Snow with a cape made from an Ikea rug. That’s right. You, too, can prepare for win­ter’s ar­rival with a fluffy sheep­skin rug from ev­ery­one’s fa­vorite Swedish home fur­nish­ings store.

After word of this ge­nius hack got out, Ikea re­leased in­struc­tions last week for cape-ify­ing its rugs. In its trade­mark DIY in­struc­tion style with sim­ple draw­ings, the com­pany has in­formed the pub­lic how to, well, cut a hole in a rug.

The task is ba­sic, but the re­sult is a lav­ish cape fit for a lord com­man­der. Raise your hand if you’re go­ing as a mem­ber of the Night’s Watch for Hal­loween this year.

Now here’s the bad news: Ikea stores in the U.S. don’t sell the $249 rugs needed to get the look.

Get the in­struc­tions: http:// bit.ly/2v0SKHB


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