If you’re looking to give the furniture and decor in your home a makeover but don’t have the money to buy expensive items, DIY IKEA hacks can be a real lifesaver.
As you probably know, IKEA pieces can sometimes be some of the most affordable furniture you can buy. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most boring and plain looking furniture pieces you can buy.
But what I really love about IKEA items is the various ways you can tweak and hack them into beautiful and expensive looking furniture pieces.
Creative DIY IKEA Hacks You Need To Try
Many of the IKEA hacks you can find online are truly brilliant and creative. Sometimes you’ll end up with items that you won’t believe started out as cheap and simple looking IKEA pieces.
I’ve rounded up some of the best inexpensive and simple IKEA Hacks from around the web.
If you’d like to see the full tutorial for any of these IKEA hacks, please click on the link below each image and you’ll be taken to the relevant website.
DIY IKEA Bar Cart
How cute is this DIY IKEA bar cart? With just a few simple steps you can create one for yourself!
Found from Sugar And Cloth
Color Dipped Stools
These inexpensive stools are such a great steal, perfect for a little paint “dip” that we’ve been seeing everywhere.
Seriously, a mere $19 at IKEA and these can be yours. Plunk them down in the kitchen or as a table for your littlest loves; they even work as a pretty potted plant holder.
By painting the legs in pastel hues perfect for the season, these DIY Dipped Stools will add a splash of Spring to your home.
Found from Style Me Pretty
Golden Striped Side Table
Bring an old table to life again with this gorgeous table hack. This kind of side table makeover could be done with any sort of table with a smooth, clean top.
Found from Dwell Beautiful
DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table
Anyone else love the farmhouse look as much as I do? Then this one is for you!
If you don’t want to go to the expense of buying a new coffee table for this project, just use whatever old coffee table you have- the idea for the project is the same.
Found from The Creative Mom
IKEA Kallax Sideboard
Love this IKEA Kallax hack! It might be a little more work to add the wooden legs but I love the clean and modern effect it gives.
Found from The Crazy Kitchen
Slatted Frame Storage Hack
You probably recognize the slatted bed base, since it’s usually located underneath a heavy mattress to add support.
But instead of hiding this item, which features pieces of pine wood connected by two pieces of cloth, you can transform it into a stylish wall hanger with the help of two wall hooks.
Found from Ich Designer
IKEA Stepstool Plant Stand
This is a simple and quick project, but adding that extra touch by painting the step stool makes all the difference. And it’s a great way to display your favorite indoor plants!
Found from Fedra Online
Golden Chair With White Fur
Glam up a dull chair by spray painting it gold and adding some faux fur!
Found from The Key Item
DIY Vinyl Shelf
Transform an old wooden shelf into this new beautiful, clean, and sophisticated looking shelf.
Found from The Surznick Common Room
Stained IKEA Tarva Dresser
Who’s ready to learn how to stain an IKEA Tarva Dresser? It’s super easy to do and the author walks you through the steps to take so you can recreate this look!
Found from Cherished Bliss
DIY Golden Shelves
It’s no secret that gold is all the rage these days, which is why I’m particularly obsessed with this gilded DIY bookshelf.
Originally purchased at IKEA, the author has given this simple piece an immediate upgrade with a little gilded love, and some marble contact paper.
The best part? The entire thing can be done for $100 total.
Found from Style Me Pretty
Spray Painted IKEA Bracket Shelves
These are IKEA brackets spray painted gold, and then paired with some old barn wood. I love the effect!
Found from Lay Baby Lay
RAST IKEA Dresser
Love this RAST IKEA hack. All you need are a few supplies to make over this cheap IKEA dresser into a sleek modern mid century dresser or night stand.
Found from Hawthorne And Main
Instead of spending over $400 for a cocktail ottoman of this size, you can create this gem for under $120!
Found from Rebecca Propes
IKEA Frosta Stool Hanging Shelf
Piles of paper, a stapler here, other loose papers there; you can’t work well at with a cluttered desk. Try this IKEA hack for creating extra storage space next to your work table.
Found from Vtwonen
You might also enjoy:
- 15 IKEA Kallax Hacks On A Budget You Need To Try
- 15 Easy DIY farmhouse decor projects you can do on a small budget
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