Gorgeous DIY custom furniture with 18 easy IKEA hacks: creative dressers, farmhouse cabinets, bedroom benches, craft room table, desk, kitchen island, etc!
Let’s face it: building custom furniture from scratch often requires special tools, workshop space, and lots of time! One of the reasons we all love Ikea hacks: gorgeous custom furniture made simple for DIY lovers!
These creative Ikea hacks will give you many ideas to create custom furniture for your kitchen, bedroom, living room, craft room and garage workshop! You can also transform them into any style you love from modern to vintage to farmhouse!
Video: Smart and Gorgeous Ikea Hacks
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1. Custom kitchen island DIY with Ikea Bekvam kitchen cart
This gorgeous modern farmhouse kitchen island is great for a small kitchen. Casters and towel bars are easy to install. They can add lots of charm and function to the piece. ( Source: Oliver and Rust )
2. Reclaimed wood Ikea hacks
The easiest way to transform a piece of furniture is to change the finish using wood or paint, like on this DIY bench from an IKEA Kallax unit. Many fabulous IKEA hacks use rustic reclaimed wood or wallpaper to transform IKEA furniture and shelving units. ( Source: Bolig )
Helpful tip: IKEA Alternatives
Sometimes you may not have an IKEA store nearby, or the IKEA item may be discontinued. Luckily, Amazon carries more and more similar products, like these below-
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3. Farmhouse Kitchen table Ikea Hack
Transform a basic IKEA kitchen table into a big farmhouse table, and give it a warm stained finish. ( Source: East Coast Creative )
If you are thinking about using wood stain, try these easy home-made wood stains: they are all natural, long lasting, and cost almost nothing to make!
4. Window seat bedroom Ikea hacks
Take a simple IKEA Besta or Kallax shelving unit, add foam cushion to create a window seat, and furniture legs to create a buffet, we have a nice dinning room ready in no time! ( Source: Mommy Vignettes )
5. More easy Ikea hacks using Kallax unit
6. Industrial modern storage unit IKEA hacks
This Ikea hack by Shanon at AKA design is so rustic and gorgeous: I love how she distressed the door fronts by banging tools onto the wood at all angles. You can also use contact paper or wallpaper with wood plank designs.
Pallet wood would be GREAT for this hack. Here’s a guide on working with pallets-
7. Ikea Rast dresser hack
The colorful glamorous coral chest of drawers is an ingenious Ikea hack by Kariann at Thistlewood Farms. I love how she glued those large metal washers as drawer fronts decorations!
8. Ikea Rast dresser becomes vintage desk
9. Ikea dresser transformation: mid-centry modern glam
Such a high-end look! Now you may see why the Rast dresser is one of the most popular Ikea hack inspirations. Get creative with paint, fabric, cabinet Pulls, furniture legs, and surface patterns using stencils or overlays. ( Via Bliss-atHome.com However, the tutorial is no longer on this site. Please let me know if you find it! )
10. Farmhouse style Ikea dresser upgrade
You can even reuse old chair legs on an IKEA dresser to create a farmhouse style cabinet. ( Source: Bliss Ranch )
11. Ikea hack garage workshop
Ikea dressers and cube shelving units are also great for workshops and craft rooms. ( Source: Polished Habitat )
12. Craft room table IKEA hack
Karen’s sewing room cutting table is a great craft room table and storage idea for everyone!
13. Window seats with storage using IKEA modular shelving units
Another modular design to make: Super space-saving and free shoe rack for the closet!
14. Billy bookshelf IKEA hacks
15. DIY modern farmhouse cabinet IKEA hack
One of my favorite ikea hacks! The IKEA Hemnes or Kallax unit also include matching door and drawer inserts. If you don’t have an Ikea store near you, Amazon has similar units.
16. Living room storage unit IKEA hacks
A great example of how to build larger TV media console with storage baskets. ( Source: Honeybear Lane )
17. IKEA Billy bookcase kitchen island
This easy kitchen island and storage hack is made with several IKEA Billy bookshelf cabinets joined together. ( Source: Golden Boys and Me )
18 . Ladder shelf made with Ikea Hjalmaren towel holder
From towel holder to a gorgeous ladder shelf in 30 minutes? Here’s the how-to. You can also add hooks, hanging baskets etc to create a variety of storage options!
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Stay inspired and happy building! =)