The reason to love Ikea hacks: gorgeous custom furniture made simple for DIY lovers!
Let’s face it: building custom furniture from scratch often requires good tools and lots of time!
Two years ago, I took a 16-week woodworking class taught by some inspiring teachers, and learned first hand the level of precision and detail that went into each piece of furniture.
However, there are times when we can cheat a little bit… with the help of Ikea!
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Video: Smart and Gorgeous Ikea Hacks
(UPDATE: the video above is from a new article on more IKEA hacks, check out all the details here! )
1 & 2. Ikea Kallax unit, Bekvam cart
The easiest way to transform a piece of furniture is to change the finish using wood or paint. Casters and towel bars are easy to install, and add more charm and function to the piece. ( Source: 1 | 2 )
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3, 4 & 5. Ikea Kallax unit, Ingo table
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!
DIY home-made wood stains.
6. Kallax unit
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.
Pallet wood would be GREAT for this hack. Here’s a guide on working with pallets-
7 & 8. Ikea Rast dresser hack
The glamorous coral dresser is an ingenious Ikea hack by Kariann at Thistlewood Farms. I love her addition of those large metal washers!
9 & 10. More Ikea Rast dresser hack
Now you may see why the Rast dresser is one of the most popular Ikea items to hack. Get creative with cabinet Pulls, furniture legs, and surface patterns using stencils or overlays. You can even reuse old chair legs like shown in the the farmhouse style cabinet. ( Source: 9 | 10 )
11 & 12. Ikea Rast dresser, Kallax unit
13 . Simple and modular
Another modular design to make: Super space-saving and free shoe rack for the closet!
14. Billy bookcase
15. Ikea Kallax unit
One of my favorite ikea hacks! The Kallax unit also include matching door and drawer inserts. If you don’t have an Ikea store near you, Amazon has similar units.
16 & 17. Billy bookcase , Kallax unit
18 . Ikea Hjalmaren Towel holder
From towel holder to a gorgeous shelf in 30 minutes? Here’s the how-to.
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Stay inspired and happy building! =)