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25 Stunning IKEA Hacks For Your Home

IKEA is known for its reasonable prices, but with affordability comes mass production – chances are your neighbor or friend will have the very same Lack side table that you just bought. Enter the IKEA hack … a small DIY modification that makes your piece unique.

We’ve rounded up 25 of our favorites IKEA hacks that you could easily do at home yourself. Let’s delve in.

1. Reclaimed Wood Headboard

IKEA Hack DIY Stikwood Headboard

Add Stikwood (adhesive reclaimed wood panels) to the IKEA Malm headboard for a trendy take on the classic. Get the tutorial over at Sugar & Cloth.

2. Tribal Print Pouf

Tribal Pouf IKEA Hack

Tribal prints are all the rage right now… so grab a footstool from IKEA and cover it with fabric using this easy tutorial from Kristi Murphy.

3. Wine Crate Butcher Block Cart

Wine Crate Butcher Block Cart

Dress up the Forhoja kitchen cart with a coat of paint and rustic wine crate covered drawers… perfect for all you wine lovers out there! Get the simple tutorial over at Hunted Interior.

4. Leather Sling Back Chair

Leather Sling Back Chair

This gorgeous leather sling back chair began as a humble Mysingso beach chair… get the incredibly easy instructions on Kristi Murphy’s blog.

5. Colorful Patterned Step Stools

Colorful Patterned Step Stools

The IKEA Bekvam Stool will only set you back $14.99… add a bit of paint and wallpaper, and you’ll have a colorful step stool for your kitchen or craft room. Get the tutorial from This Little Street.

6. Campaign Style Dresser

Campaign Style Dresser

Add some glamorous hardware to the Hemnes dresser to create a classic campaign style dresser for your bedroom. Sarah from Laquer & Linen will guide you through the process.

7. Charming Rast Dresser Hack

Charming Rast Dresser Hack

The IKEA Rast dresser is dirt cheap, but it’s also unfinished… so a little paint or stain can go a long way. Find out how to recreate this bold pink look over at Sita Montgomery Interiors.

8. Colorful Bar Cart Hack

Bar Cart Hack

Make a glam bar cart to hold all of your craft cocktail mixing materials… all you’ll need is an IKEA laptop table, an acrylic sheet and a few other tools to make this fabulous piece. Head over to Style Me Pretty for the instructions.

9. Convert A Dresser Into A Desk

Dresser Converted To Desk

Convert a Tarva dresser into a secretary style desk using this clever tutorial… it’s not as difficult as it looks to recreate!

10. Easy Metallic Bar Stool Hack

Easy Metallic Bar Stool Hack

The Dalfred bar stools come in all black, but with a little spray paint you can give yours the same metallic treatment as the ones pictured above. You could also try silver or copper, too! Here are the simple instructions over on the Melodrama blog.

11. Copper Pendent Lights

Copper Pendent Lights

Turn a pair of Ottava lamps into expensive-looking copper pendents using – you guessed it – spray paint! Kojo Designs has the tutorial for you here.

12. Colorful Picture Frame Jewelry Tray

Colorful Picture Frame Jewelry Tray

This is an easy one… turn a Ribba frame into a decorative jewelry tray using a bit of paint and your artistic skills! Head over to Melodrama for the how-to.

13. Gilded Bookshelf

Gilded Bookshelf IKEA Hack

The Vittsjo shelving unit has a black frame, but why not lighten up? That’s just what the folks over at Style Me Pretty did. Find out how they transformed it into this gold and marble-look bookshelf here.

14. Chic Desk Hack

Chic Desk Hack

This chic white desk started as an IKEA Ingo table… check out the amazing transformation over on Matsutake.

15. Modern Pendent Lamp

Modern Pendent Lamp

Believe it or not, this stunning modern pendent lamp was made out of a plate! Read all the details at Smitten Studio.

16. Gold Leaf Work Desk


Gold leaf makes everything prettier… learn how to add it to an IKEA desk over at Style Me Pretty.

17. IKEA Lack Shelf Hack

IKEA Lack Shelf Hack

If you’re already an IKEA fan, you’re probably very familiar with the Lack… it’s an end table that costs a mere $9.99. This genius hack involves rearranging the legs into a fun little wall shelf. Read more about it at Redbook.

18. Painted Mid-Century Modern Nightstand

Painted Mid-Century Modern Nightstand

All you need for this hack is the Selje nightstand and paint… just grab a couple of colors that correspond with your decor and go crazy! Found at Apartment Therapy.

19. Studded End Table

studded table

This glamorous studded table is another Lack hack… make your way over to Lovely Indeed to find out how Chelsea transformed the basic piece into something so pretty.

20. Hemnes Nightstand Hack

Hemnes Nightstand Hack

This beauty started out as a plain old Hemnes nightstand, but with a little bit of effort it became quite a show stopper! Joy explains the process over on Apartment Therapy.

21. Corner Shelving Unit

Corner Shelving Unit

Take advantage of that awkward area in the corner of the room with this shelving unit made out of Lack tables. Here’s the clever tutorial.

22. Gilded Nightstand

Gilded Nightstand

Yet another Lack hack! It’s such a versatile little piece. Here we have an elegant gilded nightstand brought to you by Style Me Pretty.

23. Stenciled End Table

stenciled lack table

This Lack has a wooden top that’s stenciled using chalk paint and then stained – isn’t it gorgeous? Check out Milu’s House to find out more.

24. A Clothing Hamper Side Table

A Clothing Hamper Side Table

This genius project involved an IKEA hamper, some paint and a piece of wood. Find out how to achieve the same look by heading over to The Clever Bunny.

25. Salad Bowl Bathroom Vanity

Salad Bowl Bathroom Vanity

This might be the most epic IKEA hack of all time – a stunning bathroom vanity made out of a Rast dresser and a salad bowl. Read all about the project here.

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