We all love it, that huge, lovely, ever so affordable home decor heaven where you can get things that look cool and update your home, for a fraction of the cost. Yes, we mean Ikea. Want to take your Ikea finds to a whole new level? Find out how these amazing DIY’ers turned their Ikea furniture and other finds into ever so creative, totally awesome, incredibly doable Ikea hacks and tutorials. If you don’t have an Ikea near you, keep in mind you can do these projects with similar items from discount stores, or you can look for Ikea products on Craigslist! Update: IKEA products are now sold on Amazon!




Sarah at ‘Pretty Providence‘ made this DIY Ikea hack desk under $60! Read all about Ikea hacks at their very creative blog!


Our next project is from ‘Ikea Hackers‘. This DIY Expedit Ikea hack/ kitchen storage unit needed some tweaking…they added some cool doors to cut down the clutter. Looks very cool!



Ikea Hacks


From ‘Apartment Therapy‘… have you seen how cheap the Ikea Lack tables are? They used two Lack tables and a butcher block top to create a DIY Ikea kitchen island, and yes, they tell you how they did it!


Find out how to make both versions of this DIY banquette seating from ‘Melodrama‘, a brilliant Ikea hack made from Expedit shelving!



So simple, but so cool! ‘Triple Max Tons‘ created this Ikea hack mid-century coffee table from a(very inexpensive) Lack table, and changing to mid-century legs!

Ikea Hack - DIY Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Triple Max Tons 1e


‘Ordning’ stainless steel breadbox Ikea hack to a modern mailbox, from ‘Ikeahackers‘. Quick tutorial for this simple project!



Matsutake‘ has an easy step by step with before and after photos for turning a simple Ikea table into this really chic desk… they spent just $5 over the cost of the basic table!



If you’re looking for a simple Ikea hack, this DIY Ikea dresser was dressed up with gold for a bit of glamour…Let’s face it, we don’t usually think of glamour and Ikea in the same thought, do we? Easy… from ‘Smitten Studio‘.



Gotta love’ Ikeahackers‘! This Knuff transformable coffee table was made with magazine file folders! Oh my amazing!



Love this idea from Brady Bunch Remodel of  putting two Kardemumma series planter pots end to end for a nice mid century look. A very inexpensive Ikea hack solution for a expensive look! Get the details here.



Last, but not the least of all this Ikea hack coolness… From ‘The Painted Hive‘, this step by step tutorial for a DIY apothecary box is pure genius! Those are so expensive any other way, and this looks totally legit! (Are you allowed to use that word if your over the age of 20?) Gotta. Do. This! Oh… did I mention? Less than $20!

IKEA Drawers After

Did you love all these creative IKEA hacks? Which one was your favorite? If you enjoyed these, you might also like our post on 10 easy storage hacks! Or try our post on Dollar Store DIY! Want to save this for later? Pin this image so you don’t forget where to find it!

Image Credits: Pretty Providence, Ikea Hackers, Apartment Therapy, Melodrama , Triple Max Tons, Ikeahackers, Matsutake, Smitten Studio, Ikeahackers, Brady Bunch Remodel, Painted Hive




  1. Patrice April 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Love that you combined all of this in one post! Thanks so much.

  2. Lynn April 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    WOW some great ideas !! Really love the table from magazine file boxes !!

    1. Kathy Woodard September 23, 2014 at 8:43 am

      I LOVE your desk, thx for such a great project Sarah!

  3. Leesha March 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Can anyone tell me how your IKEA banquette seating bench hack has held up? I really want to do this project but my husband is concerned with weight limit as the EXPEDIT shelving was not intended to bear weight. Thanks!!

  4. CJ Hunter April 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these hacks. They are wonderful!


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