Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DIY Desk Under $These Ikea hacks will give you more reasons to love your recent furniture haul! Trust me, you’ll get more bang for your buck with these cool ideas.

Ikea Hacks Everyone Needs To Know

Just like you, I love a good Ikea shopping spree. But most of the time, I like switching up the items I buy with a few changes here and there. Not only does it increase a furniture’s function, but it adds a bit of personality as well.

Check out 18 Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces at https://diyprojects.com/amazing-ikea-hacks/

 

1. Industrial Kitchen Island

Industrial Kitchen Island | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Oliver And Rust

Give your kitchen island an industrial feel by painting it in a dark gray color. If you’d like, you can also up its stylish factor by placing a marble top and attaching brass towel holders on the side.

2. Geometric Cork Coasters

Give your coasters a new look by cutting them into hexagon shapes — don’t forget, it’s the shape with 6 sides. Take note of this when you mark your coaster before cutting.

3. Dresser Turned Rolling Desk

Dresser Turned Rolling Desk | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via In My Own Style

Give your Ikea dresser a makeover by turning it into a rolling desk you can use in the bedroom or home office. Don’t forget to hide the drawer glides by attaching a thin piece of wood. If you’d like, you can also hide them using iron-on wood veneers.

4. Gold and Marble Shelves

Glam up an ordinary Ikea shelf by applying gold spray paint and adding a touch of marble. Don’t worry, the marble won’t even cost you that much because it’s simply contact paper stuck onto the shelf.

5. Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Little Green Notebook

Give your Ikea chair a whole new look with the help of a Sharpie. It’s so easy to do. Simply grab your Sharpie and place spots all over your chair. That’s it!

6. Painted Sideboard

Painted Sideboard | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via The Sweet Beast Blog

The trick to having clean paint lines on the sideboard’s legs is to place strips of tape to mark your painting area. Doing so will allow you to paint over the table without worrying about going over the marked space.

7. Laptop Table Turned Bar Cart

Laptop Table Turned Bar Cart | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Style Me Pretty

Turn this laptop table into the bar cart of your hostess dreams. What I love about this project is how it automatically gives you an extra storage compartment — perfect for all those books on mixology and cocktail recipes.

8. Bookshelves Turned Kitchen Storage

Bookshelves Turned Kitchen Storage | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Golden Boys & Me

Would you believe this kitchen storage piece was made with a few bookshelves? Aside from attaching the pieces with some drill work, you can also place a butcher’s block on top. Doing so will keep the shelves packed tightly together.

9. Gold Desk

Gold Desk | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Just Bella

Most of my friends know I’m a little obsessed with gold spray paint. I can’t help it. It instantly makes everything look so stylish! For this project, it’s important to spray the legs first before proceeding with the actual table assembly. That way, you won’t have to worry about the gold paint streaking on the white table top.

10. DIY Desk Under $60

DIY Desk Under $60 | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Pretty Providence

Aside from its price tag, what I love about this DIY desk is how it makes use of 2 bookshelves from Target — another favorite store of mine. Don’t forget to measure where you’ll be placing the bookshelves — it’s best to ensure they’re placed on opposite ends.

11. Improved Cabinet

Improved Cabinet | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Arty Home Studio

Add slim black handles for an improved cabinet for your home. Trust me when I say these handles have saved my nails from breaking countless times.

12. West Elm Inspired Dresser

West Elm Inspired Dresser | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Kristina Lynne

Make your bedroom dresser more luxurious with this West Elm inspired Ikea hack. By the way, don’t forget to stain the wood first and let this dry before applying the white paint.

13. Hanging Organizer

Hanging Organizer | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Ich Designer

Who would’ve thought bed slats could be repurposed as hanging organizers? If you need a bit of help hanging your storage compartments, simply grab an S-hook and place this in between the slats.

14. Side Table Turned Ottoman

Side Table Turned Ottoman | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Interiors By Kenz

Turn an extra side table into an ottoman you can have a guest sit on. By the way, I recommend choosing a foam that’s about 2 inches thick. This way, your ottoman will still be comfortable without being too bouncy.

15. Vase Turned Lamp

Vase Turned Lamp | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Koft Projekt

All you have to do to turn a vase into a lamp is to drill a hole at the bottom of the vase, insert your cable through the hole, connect the lamp base to the cable, and attach the bulb in place at the mouth of the vase.

Tip: Use an adhesive to hold the bulb in place.

16. Cage Light Sconces

Cage Light Sconces | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via Nalle’s House

I’ve always admired the designs of Ikea’s different accessories. Why not put them to good use and show them off by hanging them upside down to make DIY cage light sconces? They’ll definitely make a statement decor item.

17. Clothing Hamper Turned Side Table

Clothing Hamper Turned Side Table | Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces
image via The Clever Bunny

Repurpose an old clothing hamper’s legs into a side table. All you’ll need are the legs, some spray paint, a wooden board cut to the size of your hamper’s legs, and some wood stain. That’s it!

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