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10 Best Ikea Hacks of 2012

This past year I posted a few IKEA hack round-ups here from kids rooms to stylish home office ideas; and with each post I continually was impressed with the innovative and creative thought put behind each piece. So I thought it would be fun to round up some of the best ones from 2012. From customized billy bookcases to a clever window herb garden. Here’s this year’s top hacks!

  • Industrial 1 of 13
    Industrial
    A faux vintage steel sideboard from Rast chest.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Planter Rail 2 of 13
    Planter Rail
    A fun idea for a windo herb garden using a rail and "S" hooks.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Office Update 3 of 13
    Office Update
    A clever update to an IKEA desk.
    More info at Happy Mundane.
  • Cross-Stitch Chair 4 of 13
    Cross-Stitch Chair
    Add some handmade to your home office with a little cross-stitch action.
    More info at Ikea Hackers(Photo: Lo veo y me gusta)..
  • Custom Billy 5 of 13
    Custom Billy
    A beautiful custom job using Billy Bookcases.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Vanity Flair 6 of 13
    Vanity Flair
    All-In-One Multipurpose Bathroom furniture which hides a washer & dryer.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Backsplash 7 of 13
    Backsplash
    Add some splash to your backsplash with this genius hack. (Don't you love the color of that kitchen aid?)
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Book Shelf 8 of 13
    Book Shelf
    A clever use of a napkin holder.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Ivar library and storage 9 of 13
    Ivar library and storage
    A clever and attractive use of the IVAR system.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • EXPEDIT – Kitchen Storage 10 of 13
    EXPEDIT - Kitchen Storage
    An Expedit is hacked using different materials making the simple white expedit-style very unique.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Mid-Century Style 11 of 13
    Mid-Century Style
    A Stolmen turns into a mid-century unit/space-divider/desk.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Multi-Kid Drafting Table 12 of 13
    Multi-Kid Drafting Table
    A clever hack using VIKA table tops.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.
  • Add Leather 13 of 13
    Add Leather
    Leather straps take this RAST chest of drawers to a whole new level.
    More info at Ikea Hackers.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

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