When I started looking at Ikea hacks I was a little disappointed. I wanted to share with you some fabulous ideas of how to use Ikea products 💡🚪 . What I found were thousands of ideas for transforming Ikea products and some major DIY projects 🏘🏡. As you and I both know, dear readers, simply redecorating something is not a hack. Here is the result of my efforts in finding some great Ikea hacks 🖼🛏😍
1 Cutting Board Storage
My favorite Ikea hacks are those that are so easy you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. Spice racks to store cutting boards? Ingenious.
This takes a "Tibba" picture ledge and makes it into a nightstand - great to store all those bits.
3 Wrapping Paper Store
An alternative use for the carrier bag store.
4 Bathroom Storage
Spice racks are going to appear in a few Ikea hacks. Here they make useful bathroom racks for all your toiletries.
5 Book Shelves
And here they are again as book shelves in a children's bedroom.
6 Cat House
I was surprised by how many Ikea hacks there are for cats.
7 Storage Kitty Litter Box
Another cat-themed project using an Ikea storage hamper.
8 Herb Garden
What a great way to use an Ikea wine rack.
9 DIY Bench
If there's one furniture item that is more versatile than you ever imagined, it's the bookcase. Ikea hacks using bookcases make the most of the products "Billy" and Expedit.
10 Wall Cabinet
This involves fixing a storage cube unit to the wall and giving it a fancy top surface.
11 Kid's Closet
A brilliant use for the Expedit bookcase.
Fix some wooden magazine holders to a shelf/piece of wood, stain or paint and you've got a nifty storage unit.
13 Rolling Cabinet
Another change up for the Expedit.
14 Toy Car Storage
This uses the "Grundtal" magnetic knife rack.
15 Bedside Shelf
Not got any room for a bedside cabinet? Use a magazine rack as a shelf.
16 Mudroom Lockers
Adjustable shelves in Ikea bookcases means this is a cinch.
17 Earring Holder
Craft webbing and the 99c frame makes this one of the cheapest Ikea hacks.
18 Cloud Lampshade
With the "Varmluft" lampshade it's just a few steps to produce a floating cloud.
19 Cat Tree
Ok, so not so much of a hack as merely a clever placement of shelves - but it's a cute idea.
20 DIY Kitchen Booth Ikea Hack
Another brilliant transformation of an Expedit bookcase.
21 Cloud Shelves
Paint the cloud and fix a length of Ribba picture edge for the shelf.
22 Kiddie Closet
Put various bits of Ikea furniture together for a customized and clever closet.
23 DIY Bed Frame
Ok - hands up! Who guessed that one of the Ikea hacks would be a bed made from bookcases?
24 Faux Library Card Catalog Console
"Hemnes" shoe cabinet looks stylish in a hallway as a console unit.
25 A Bar Cart
The addition of a bottom shelf and castors turns a table into a bar cart.
26 Rolling Desk
You need some good DIY skills to transform a "Tarva" dresser into a really useful desk unit.
27 Small Wardrobe
Yes, it's the Expedit again. This time it combines with "Lekman" boxes to make a clever wardrobe for a kid's room.
28 Cat Tree
There's obviously something about Ikea furniture and cats!
29 Console Table
Turn the "Ekby Alex" shelf into a console with storage with the addition of some hairpin legs.
30 Upholstered Ottomans
Get your sewing machine out to turn a "Lack" table into an ottoman.
31 Corner Shelf
Four Lack tables each with a leg cut off make an attractive corner unit.
32 Baby Storage
A great use for the "Raskog" cart.
33 Room Divider
Four "Ikvar" side units, some piano hinges and some fabric and hey presto!
34 A Gorgeous Faux Marble Desk
Transform a regular Ikea Trestle desk to a chic desk by covering the top with marble-printed contact paper. Love!
35 Copper Lighting
Metallic lighting is all the rage right now! Use copper spray paint on Ikea's Ottava pendant lights to achieve this amazingly simple yet fab look!
36 A Long Media Stand
This is particularly useful if you have loads of DVDs, old CDs, records, books, and other things lying around that you just can't part with. Just buy Ikea's kitchen cabinets, set them on the floor, add a top surface and voila!
37 A Stylish Mirror Accent
All you need is a round mirror from Ikea and some faux leather belts to create this unique accent for your home. I love the touch of green!
38 Another Herb Garden
Take Ikea's ORE shower curtain, FINTORP pots, GRUNDTAL S hooks, and some spray paint, and what do you have? A quirky, modern herb garden!
39 Beachy Lamps
Aren't these adorable? All you have to do is tie driftwood around IKEA’s HEMMA or JANUARI lamp bases.
40 For Your Modern Nursery
Transform Ikea's Tarva dresser into this stunner with some soft green paint and a set of brass bar pulls.
41 Wooden Stikwood Headboard
The IKEA Malm bed frame can be revamped into this headboard by using a little Stikwood adhesive and some wood panels. Gorgeous!
Ikea hacks are a good place to start testing your DIY skills. (Although some might say you need some in the beginning to assemble some of their items in the first place ^_^.) Are you inspired to get DIY-ing?