Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Upgrade Your Home with these Stylish Ikea Furniture Hacks

Today it's all about updating your home... on a budget! One of the best ways to take your home to the next level while on a budget is to invest in inexpensive items that can be reimagined, upgraded, or "hacked" to reveal a new and more stylish decorative feature for your home.  We all know that Ikea has amazing prices, so let's explore just what you can create with ikea furniture as a base.  Here are 9 fab "Ikea hacks" for beautifying your home.  

1. Linen Fabric Covered Trysil Chest
You can find the "Trysil Chest" here for only $79.99.

Purchase the Ikea "Vittsjo" Shelving Unit for $79.00. 

All you'll need is the "Malm" Bedframe (price varies depending on bedframe color and size) and these great oak planks from Stickwood with adhesive strips already attached. 

This DIY uses the Ikea "Rast" drawer chest, which is only $39.99 and a great stencil.

This modern desk uses the Ikea "Lack" Coffee Table for $44.99 as its base and replaces the legs with a chic-er, more modern hairpin selection. 

This easy DIY features the "Malm" 3-Drawer Chest for $79.99 at Ikea and attachable overlays from company My O'verlays.

7. DIY Rope Mirror - Inspired by Restoration Hardware
This DIY uses the Ikea "Grundtal" mirror for only $39.99.

This faux card catalog is created using the "Hemnes" Shoe Cabinet sold for $99.99.

This stunning DIY uses the "Hemnes" 3 Drawer Dresser for $149.99.

10. Painted Floating "Ivar" Cabinet 
The Ikea Ivar cabinet is sold in natural pine, but with a bit of creativity you can create a custom piece of furniture for your home with a hand-painted design. The Ivar cabinet is $80 at Ikea and this home owner has clustered four of them for this custom look.

Which of these 10 fab Ikea hacks would you try?

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