Ikea Hacks

10 More Amazing IKEA Hacks that will blow your mind!

July 29, 2014

Hello! WOW! I have received such a phenomenal response to the board of IKEA furniture hacks that I curated for Hometalk, so I pulled together 10 more AMAZING IKEA hacks that you can't find on Hometalk (or at least, I couldn't find them on Hometalk!).  These are just some of the best of the blogosphere :)

I love IKEA furniture hacks and any ideas that transform basic, inexpensive pieces from blah to fabulous. I've tackled a few IKEA hacks myself!

Most recently, I totally transformed a basic IKEA Lack sofa table into a designer showpiece for a total of $157 (including the cost of the table).  You can see the full tutorial by clicking here.

OMG, this is hands down the best Ikea Lack hack I have seen! I assumed it would be hard to get all those pieces of wood attached to the inside but this method looks SO EASY. Totally doing this the next time I can get to Ikea!


We transformed basic IKEA Billy bookshelves and dressers to create much-needed storage in our twin girls' room. It's amazing what a little paint and imagination can do. You can see the full tutorial here.

There are tons of IKEA ideas and IKEA hacks out there, but this is the best list I've seen! I think number 4 is my favorite!

More recently, we updated the same Billy bookcase/dresser combos again to fit into the girls' newly redecorated room. We gave them a beautifully custom look by removing the cardboard backs and adding real wood and a spruced up paint job. Now they're a vibrant pink that my girls love! If you want to read all about painting IKEA furniture and pick up some helpful tips, check out my tutorial here.


I also created an expensive looking desk on a tiny budget using IKEA pieces. You can check out the details of my IKEA desk hack here.

There are tons of Ikea ideas and Ikea hacks out there, but this is the best list I've seen! I think number 4 is my favorite!


But enough about my DIY IKEA furniture hacks. Let's talk about the 10 amazing IKEA hacks from other bloggers I have rounded-up for you. They are all fabulous, and are in no particular order. Click on any image to be taken to the full blog post with all the details.  And if you love this post, be sure to pin it so you can find it again later!

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First up are some IKEA storage hacks because whether it’s shelving, dressers or stand-alone containers, everyone can use more storage in their lives! Behold this awesome transformation of Ikea cubbies into a Pottery-Barn-inspired apothecary by the very talented Corey at Sawdust 2 Stitches for Remodelaholic.  I am totally BLOWN away by this project.


These next three IKEA dresser hacks will inspire you to redo your lackluster pieces into something special, and create more functional but beautiful storage space.


First on the list this IKEA Malm dresser hack where bland and boring becomes a totally drool-worthy campaign style dresser by the incredibly talented Amy at Homey Oh My!.

10 AMAZING Ikea Hacks that you can't miss! #ikeahacks


Now let's turn our attention to this fantastic IKEA Rast dresser hack by Corinna at For My Love Of  blog.  She was inspired by a VERY expensive West Elm dresser. You have to check out her blog for more details. Amazing transformation and it looks SO much like the West Elm version.



Next up is a project from Chris Loves Julia. This husband and wife duo has amazing taste, as evidenced by this IKEA Tarva dresser transformation – a perfect example of IKEA furniture redone. This piece was was inspired by a much more expensive dresser (as in over $3,000). Chris and Julia made theirs for only $200. WIN!10 AMAZING IKEA Hacks that you can't miss! #ikeahacks



Aren’t these IKEA furniture hacks amazing so far? The IKEA storage hacks just keep on coming – and I think you are going to love the simplicity of these. I bet if you wanted to you could complete these next two hacks by next weekend…


These Kate Spade-inspired storage boxes – made from affordable, basic IKEA storage boxes – are by Christine at First Home Love Life. I may make some of these for myself!

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I L.O.V.E. these customized IKEA magazine holders – also by Amy at Homey Oh My! She worked some serious magic with Sharpie markers and spray paint.10 AMAZING Ikea Hacks that you can't miss! #ikeahacks


OK, this next example of changing IKEA furniture is truly impressive – Suzanne at Back on the Festive Road created this IKEA Besta hack using regular old shelves to make a stunning banquette. WHAT?! Awesome. The full tutorial is on her blog.


Never underestimate what a simple IKEA Ingo table can be transformed into. Katie at Matsutake blog completed this IKEA table hack by turning an ignored, forgotten about item from the garage into a beautiful, modern desk with a few simple modifications.


Now, how awesome is this IKEA Vittsjo hack from Krys at Melodrama? She managed to transform a boring black table into a stunning cocktail ottoman! Love the green. Love the gold. Love it all.

So as we’ve seen there are lots of IKEA furniture hacks out there, but there are lot of other IKEA items that can be transformed! Take this awesome striped rug that the very talented Beth from Home Stories A to Z  created from a plain, flat weave IKEA rug by painting it! LOVE it.


To see even more amazing IKEA hacks, check out the video below (it will play after a short ad)– you can find links to all the tutorials for the projects in the video here.

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10 AMAZING Ikea Hacks that you can't miss! #ikeahacks

Are you starting to see the world of possibilities in transforming affordable, basic IKEA items into designer pieces all on your own?!  The possibilities are endless.  Which of these hacks is your favorite?  Which are you most likely to tackle yourself?

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  1. […] Are you feeling inspired to tackle your own Ikea hack yet?  If not, be sure to check out my other post of 10 more amazing DIY Ikea hacks by clicking here!  […]

  2. Lynn says:

    I have an Ikea Hack that I did a chance ouple of months ago. Painted the table and chairs flat dark brown then used polyethylene on it and I tiled the top. It turned out beautiful. Wish I could send you the pictures.

  3. […] My stria dresser knock off was included in a West Elm knock off round up alongside loads of great […]

  4. […] Well I certainly noticed it, but I am also too cheap to care sometimes. Well, fortunately there is something that you can do. You can transform that cheap light colored dresser to match the vintage theme in your daughter’s […]

  5. Very clever and elegant ideas! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  6. That banquette tutorial totally blows my mind. Going over there now. Thanks for the round-up.

  7. These are all AMAZING, and I’m on here TWICE?? So honored, Tasha <3 Thank you!!

  8. heather says:

    brilliant…all of them…thanks for sharing!

  9. […] can check out my recent round-up of 10 mind blowing Ikea Hacks here.  Told you…I love Ikea […]

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