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One of my new year’s resolutions is to get into better shape.  With that in mind, I’ve been looking for a stand-up computer desk this past while and have seriously been considering an IKEA hack since what I’m looking for is hard to find.  In my search for inspiration I came across some amazing IKEA hacks that I just had to share.  From pimping your BILLY into something that looks as good as any custom job to a pretty pendant lamp DIY, click below the jump for 10 of the best hacks I’ve seen in a while!

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 and Facebook.


  • Pimp Your Billy 1 of 10
    Pimp Your Billy
    A pretty amazing customized marvel in a 10-step tutorial.
    From scraphacker.com.
  • Planter Turns Pendant 2 of 10
    Planter Turns Pendant
    A clever IKEA hack by Kicsi Ház blog! Using the HEMMA hanging light cord, she drilled a hole on the top pulling the cord through and voila! A five minute hack! Can you say pendant light for under $10?
    From akicsihaz.blogspot.com.
  • Ikea Hack Coffee Table 3 of 10
    Ikea Hack Coffee Table
    This rad coffee table was made by the very clever folks at Weekday Carnival by using Ikea's VIKA LERBERG stands and a wooden board.
    From weekdaycarnival.blogspot.com.
  • Two-Toned Lights 4 of 10
    Two-Toned Lights
    Loving this super-easy project idea from the September issue of Chatelaine magazine. Customize an Ikea LERAN wicker lampshade by spray painting it two-toned.
    From chatelaine.com.
  • Make a Kitchen Island with IKEA LACK Tables 5 of 10
    Make a Kitchen Island with IKEA LACK Tables
    Pining for a colorful kitchen island but not wanting to spend a ton of money, Apartment Therapy's Kyle Freeman decided to stack two IKEA LACK side tables to create their own kitchen island.
    From apartmenttherapy.com.
  • Ikea Lack Side Table Hack 6 of 10
    Ikea Lack Side Table Hack
    You've probably seen the $7.99 lack side tables at IKEA. And then there's the $149 parsons cube side table from West Elm. Well you can easily put two lack side tables together for the look of a parsons table, at a much lower cost and with more color choices.
    From modernests.com.
  • Lack Shelving Bench 7 of 10
    Lack Shelving Bench
    Hack a Lack Shelf into a bench with this clever DIY.
    From ikeahackers.net.
  • Ikea Rast Side Table Project 8 of 10
    Ikea Rast Side Table Project
    Turn a plain Rast dresser into a pretty side table.
    From aubreyandlindsay.blogspot.com.
  • Accessorize a Children’s Table 9 of 10
    Accessorize a Children's Table
    Turn a simple child's play table into a creative workstation using kitchen accessories from IKEA
    From riciclaecrea.blogspot.com.
  • iMac Standing Desk 10 of 10
    iMac Standing Desk
    Using the EXPEDIT Shelving unit, here's a creative way to get you in shape for the new year!
    From ikeahackers.net.

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