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41 Borderline Genius Ikea Hacks Anyone Can do ...

By Neecey

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 🖼🛏😍

Table of contents:

  1. Cutting board storage
  2. Nightstand
  3. Wrapping paper store
  4. Bathroom storage
  5. Book shelves
  6. Cat house
  7. Storage kitty litter box
  8. Herb garden
  9. Diy bench
  10. Wall cabinet
  11. Kid's closet
  12. Shelf
  13. Rolling cabinet
  14. Toy car storage
  15. Bedside shelf
  16. Mudroom lockers
  17. Earring holder
  18. Cloud lampshade
  19. Cat tree
  20. Diy kitchen booth ikea hack
  21. Cloud shelves
  22. Kiddie closet
  23. Diy bed frame
  24. Faux library card catalog console
  25. A bar cart
  26. Rolling desk
  27. Small wardrobe
  28. Cat tree
  29. Console table
  30. Upholstered ottomans
  31. Corner shelf
  32. Baby storage
  33. Room divider
  34. A gorgeous faux marble desk
  35. Copper lighting
  36. A long media stand
  37. A stylish mirror accent
  38. Another herb garden
  39. Beachy lamps
  40. For your modern nursery
  41. Wooden stikwood headboard

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.

2 Nightstand

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.

12 Shelf

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?

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