Ikea Hacks

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{One of the original Ikea Hacks I ever came across, this RAST nightstand makeover is classic and elegant.}

I’ll admit, I’m not a very handy or crafty person, but I do love a good bargain, especially when high style can be obtained for a low price. I’ve seen these Ikea Hacks floating around for a while and I finally decided to round-up some of my favorites. I am dying to pick up a RAST nightstand, Lack Side Table, and maybe even a MALM console table and try these hacks out myself—with the help of my talented and super handy hubby of course!

{This RAST transformation is definitely one of my favorite Ikea Hacks. A Dorothy Draper look on a budget? Love it!}

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{The RAST Dresser underwent a Campaign-style makeover as seen on Little Green Notebook.}

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{This basic Ikea LACK received a chic makeover thanks to some nailheads, some glue, and a patient do-it-yourselfer.}

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{Corbetts from Home Depot, Wood Filler, Glue, and Paint morphed this $7.99 LACK Side Table into a fabulous, Moroccan-inspired piece for next to nothing!

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{This hack via Christine of Bijou and Boheme is simple, yet awesome. She transformed a $60 KLUBBO coffee table into a stylish, modern piece with a little gold leaf!}


{Also from Christine and Bijou and Boheme, this Ikea MALM console table received an ultra-glamorous makeover when it was covered in gold leaf. Sheer genius!}

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{A Pair of EDLAND Chests get a Hollywood Regency Makeover Courtesy of Alison at My Little Happy Place.}

{Armed with some Greek key overlays and some gold paint, Amanda Carol completely transformed this Ikea MALM Dresser.}


Have you tried any Ikea hacks around your own home? Which of the projects in this post are you most impressed by?

29 thoughts on “Ikea Hacks

  1. Such fabulous ideas and total transformations! LOVE the Draper hack and the greek fretwork…so chic, very regency…right up my alley! Definitely tops my DIY list right now…thanks for the inspiration!

    Now I just need a jigsaw tutorial and we’re set!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

  2. I swear I’m not a very handy person either, but I’ve tackled quite a few of these hacks. (The newest being a Klubbo ottoman I shared today.) Really it just takes time to plan things out and do all the steps. If you skimp out on sanding, it will show. Or if you do quicky corners on an ottoman, it will look cheap. It’s the details that help transform these Ikea pieces into custom beauties.

    Just love that Moroccan table idea!

  3. These are such great ideas! I’ve always thought IKEA pieces had so much potential that what we see inside the stores. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas with us.

  4. Hi Paloma! Thanks for sharing my Edland chests – I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of that hack!
    I’m consistently amazed at what people can do to upgrade ikea’s basic pieces – the little corbels – simply brilliant!

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