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IKEA Furniture Remix: 22 Awesome DIY Hacks

IKEA is the place to go for affordable and smart furniture…that can easily be turned into something even more awesome. (If you’re into that sort of thing.) “Hacking”, as it is known amongst the DIY crowd, has resulted in a whole host of awesome (and cheap) tutorials like the chevron trim dresser pictured above. I’ve gathered 21 more equally impressive hacks below, click through for some DIY transformation inspiration!


  • Moroccan Inspired ERSLEV Rug 1 of 21
    Moroccan Inspired ERSLEV Rug
    Transform a basic ERSLEV rug with a printable stencil and some fabric paint.
    via A Little Bite Of Everything
  • MALM Dresser Hack 2 of 21
    MALM Dresser Hack
    Using some decorative fretwork panels and a glass top, this blogger gave the MALM dresser a whole new purpose in life!
    via Amanda Carol At Home
  • MELODI Pendant Light 3 of 21
    MELODI Pendant Light
    Give a boring basic pendant light new life using Mod Podge and IKEA NAPKINS, swear!
    spotted on IKEA Hackers
  • SKURAR Planter To Lamp 4 of 21
    SKURAR Planter To Lamp
    What was once a basic hanging planter is now a fabulous pendant light!
    See it here at Kicsi Haz
  • LACK Nightstand Hack 5 of 21
    LACK Nightstand Hack
    The LACK Nightstand is only $7.99 and can be made into something awesome like this with the help of some corbels, wood glue, a sander and paint.
    spotted on Little Green Notebook
  • INGO Table To Desk 6 of 21
    INGO Table To Desk
    Blogger Katie took her old INGO table and turned it a fantastic desk!
    Find out more here from Matsutake
  • IKEA EDLUND Dresser Hack 7 of 21
    IKEA EDLUND Dresser Hack
    New paint and hardware, that's all you need here!
    from My Little Happy Place
  • KARLSTAD Sofa Hack 8 of 21
    KARLSTAD Sofa Hack
    Dying over this KARLSTAD sofa hack. The tufts are so perfect and it turns out the project ended up being only $40!
    via Our Mid Century
  • Campaign Style RAST Hack 9 of 21
    Campaign Style RAST Hack
    New paint, corner plaques and pulls make this little RAST dresser sing!
    details here from Little Green Notebook
  • Restructured EXPEDIT Bookshelf 10 of 21
    Restructured EXPEDIT Bookshelf
    EXPEDIT shelves are so handy, think about what you could accomplish with a hack like this!
    spotted on IKEA Hackers
  • KURA Bed Hack 11 of 21
    KURA Bed Hack
    Make a sweet fort bed with this Kura bed hack as a guide.
    details from Southern Disposition here
  • BESTÅ Bench Hack 12 of 21
    BESTÃ… Bench Hack
    Here's a crazy cool custom media cabinet from what was a plain BESTÃ… bench. The website is in Swedish but translates pretty well.
    details from Signed By Tina
  • Kitchen Cabinet Hack 13 of 21
    Kitchen Cabinet Hack
    Using cabinets made for overhead storage and turning them into a built in bench with an added cushion solves the whole storage and function problem here.
    via Apartment Therapy
  • Awesome Moppe Drawers Hack 14 of 21
    Awesome Moppe Drawers Hack
    What was once a boring set of Moppe drawers transformed into a vintage inspired card file with this cool hack.
    find out how at the Painted Hive
  • Gorm Shelving Turned Bookshelf Bench 15 of 21
    Gorm Shelving Turned Bookshelf Bench
    Turn a basic Gorm shelving unit into a bookshelf bench with this tutorial.
    details here from Instructables
  • IKEA Cart Transformation 16 of 21
    IKEA Cart Transformation
    This basic cart got a major makeover with fantastic results.
    via Homeroad
  • LAGEN Countertops Turned Bookshelves 17 of 21
    LAGEN Countertops Turned Bookshelves
    Custom shelves built simply from Ikea countertops and Closetmaid track brackets.
    spotted at Apartment Therapy
  • Basic Step-Stool Done Better 18 of 21
    Basic Step-Stool Done Better
    This tutorial is in Norwegian (?!) but the translation comes across clear enough to get the general idea. I love how these darling step stools turned out with a little added paint and some cute wallpaper!
    see it here at Malingsdamene
  • MARIUS Stool Log Hack 19 of 21
    MARIUS Stool Log Hack
    I kind of love this hack. Make some super cool log side tables of your own by pillaging the legs off a $5.99 MARIUS stool.
    catch the breakdown here from Seakettle
  • DIY Sputnik Chandelier 20 of 21
    DIY Sputnik Chandelier
    This hack seems a bit time intensive but I love the finished look!
    full breakdown here from Little Green Notebook
  • Sweet SVALBO Sideboard Hack 21 of 21
    Sweet SVALBO Sideboard Hack
    Kind of obsessed with this bright dipped sideboard hacked from a simple SVALBO sideboard.
    details here from the Sweet Beast Blog

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