7 seriously gorgeous Ikea hacks we can all manage to DIY (no, really – it's true) 3 years ago

7 seriously gorgeous Ikea hacks we can all manage to DIY (no, really – it's true)

Oh, Ikea...

I know I am a Scandi and all sorts of biased, but seriously – how can you not love it? What I especially love – and know for a fact that the people at Ikea love too – is that often, it's what you can do with a piece of Ikea furniture – how you can change it, add to it and really make it your own – that is the best thing about the whole Ikea concept.

Enter Ikea hacks – many (many) of which you'll find in the thousands on Pinterest. Crafty men and women across the globe sharing with us just how they have changed up what was once just a standard Ikea buy into something completely unique and amazing. And the best bit? These are most often so easy to do that we can totally steal their ideas and attempt said Ikea hacks for our own homes.

Want some cool and easy-ish projects to add to your to-do list for 2019? Try these:

1. Floating shelves

Yes, it's in German, but guys – just use Google Translate, and these fabulous rustic-looking floating shelves can be yours.

(via Hand Und Fuss)

2. Side table


Spray paint + contact paper, and voila!

(via Suddenly Mama)

3. Hot air balloon lamp

This one goes down in history as the cutest hack we've ever seen. Stickers, beads, and a few well-placed animals make this lantern come to life.

(via Huslig Heter)

4. DIY dipped stools


This is literally done in an hour – and look at just how sweet these little stools are! (PS: How about using them as plant stands?!)

(via Style Me Pretty)

5. Modern mid-century bed

Give your bedroom a western, boho makeover with this bed hack.

(via New Blooming)

6. Mid-century modern sideboard

This looks SO expensive and a bit West Elm-y, we think – and yet can be accomplished with an Ikea sideboard and some metal-coloured tape.

(via Kristi Murphy)

7. Stikwood headboard

Love the farmhouse style? Then you need this shiplap look hack in your life.

(via Sugar & Cloth)