10 New IKEA Hacks to Love!

Just when you think we’ve exhausted all IKEA hacks possible, we run into yet more amazing customizations.  The possibilities seem endless, and the internet keeps us inspired.  Who doesn’t get giddy every time a MALM dresser magically floats on the wall or an IVAR goes 19th century? Check out the possibilities like this $10 MALM facelift by to a mini greenhouse in my slideshow below!

  • Besta Photography Display 1 of 10
    Besta Photography Display
    Display your photography or art skills in your BESTA Glass door cabinets. Great for a home office idea.
    Get the how-to here.
  • Box O’ Karlstad 2 of 10
    Box O' Karlstad
    Inspired by the design of the Autobahn sofa (at $7K), Susannah Koger built a box around her KARLSTAD sofa using birch plywood.
    Get the how-to here.
  • $10 MALM Facelift 3 of 10
    $10 MALM Facelift
    A photographer Mom's clever way to facelift her MALM.
    Get the how-to here.
  • Go Retro 4 of 10
    Go Retro
    A new slab of paint with some retro colors inspired by Shinzi Katoh.
    Get the how-to here.
  • Card File Drawers 5 of 10
    Card File Drawers
    With a set of set of Moppe craft drawers, Kristine from The Painted Hive created these vintage-inspired card file drawers.
    Get the how-to here.
  • Hessum Rug Becomes Stair Runner 6 of 10
    Hessum Rug Becomes Stair Runner
    Casey from Loft & Cottage created a gorgeous stair runner using eight patterned HESSUM rugs and antique decorative nails.
    Check out the instructions here. Via Apartment Therapy.
  • Built-In Malm Dresser 7 of 10
    Built-In Malm Dresser
    Two MALM dressers are magically floating on walls.
    See how here.
  • KNAPPA Camera 8 of 10
    KNAPPA Camera
    Not really a hack, but maybe IKEA hacks itself and creates a cardboard digital camera. The camera is released as part of its new PS line, due to hit stores late 2012. Rumour has it the new KNAPPA camera will be given to customers who purchase the new PS line in hopes they will take photo's of their new product and upload it to the IKEA website. Stay tuned!
  • Mini Greenhouse 9 of 10
    Mini Greenhouse
    A clever hack to get seedlings started, using SAMLA boxes and lids!
  • IVAR Goes 19th Century 10 of 10
    IVAR Goes 19th Century
    To match it's room, an IVAR bookshelf gets a vintage feel.
    See how here.

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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 and Facebook.


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