3 Genius IKEA Hacks

IKEA is known for their minimal, simple designs but you won’t believe what some paint, tools and creativity can do to transform these pieces into luxe decor elements. Wanted to share a few of my all-time favorite IKEA hacks that I’ve done, these unexpected ideas are easy AND affordable!

1. Woven Cane Storage Bookcase

This is one of my all-time favorite IKEA hacks! I received so many DM’s from followers asking me to recreate this and while this project was more of a challenge- it turned out AMAZING! The total cost of the project was around $290, which is a fraction of the cost other retailers sell similar pieces at. I created this bookcase using the IKEA Billy Bookcase, Billy Bookcase Glass Doors, woven cane and some adhesive/glue. You can watch the full tutorial below:

2. Embossed Wood Dresser

I love a dresser up-cycle and this hack using the IKEA Tarva dresser is one of my faves! Prior to making this piece, I had picked up a huge roll of vintage wallpaper at a local Goodwill. I knew I had to make a larger scale project with the embossed Parisian inspired wallpaper. Using Modge Podge, I applied the wallpaper to the drawer fronts, painted the entire dresser and added some new hardware. I was obsessed with the final outcome! I loved seeing so many of my followers recreate this piece and tag me in their photos on IG! Watch the full tutorial below:

3. Color Blocked Mini Bar

For this project, I used the IKEA Ivar cabinet as the base for my piece. I found some really cool wood table legs on Amazon and once the cabinet was assembled, I added the legs. I took my favorite wood stain and stained two thirds of the cabinet. Because I wanted to give the piece a color blocked effect, I painted the bottom half + legs a dark navy blue color. I added some gold hardware, which finished the piece perfectly!! You can watch the full tutorial below:

I love the DIY-friendly nature of IKEA products, you can really transform so many of their simple pieces into your own. The possibilities are endless!