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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.