Who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack? You get to create one-of-a-kind “custom” furniture that looks a lot higher quality than it actually is. Sadly, there is no Ikea in Alaska and they don’t deliver here either, so I’m going to have to wait until this summer when we move to Arizona to start putting all these amazing ideas to use!
I did get lucky and find a couple LACK tables for free on Craigslist because they had some water damage. To see how I transformed these into a small kitchen island, click here.
Here is a roundup of 31 amazingly creative Ikea transformations to give you some ideas of what you can do with basic Ikea products.
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RAST DRESSER HACKS
I’m going to start this list with one of my absolute favorite Ikea hacks. Shonee from Hawthorne and Main transformed this Ikea Rast dresser into a work of art.
Ashley from Cherished Bliss did something really brilliant here and has a full tutorial on how to fake a plank look.
You can see how Rose from What Rose Knows turned a Rast dresser into an apothecary cabinet. Gorgeous!
Leanne from Diva of DIY completely changed a Rast dresser into this stunning map drawer dresser. This piece was even featured on tv! Check out her blog for more details.
Bre from Average But Inspired repurposed her Rast dresser into a drink cart — beautiful and practical!
IKEA KALLAX/EXPEDIT HACKS
Medina at Grillo Designs gave these Kallax cubbies an industrial look. The way she did it is genius.
Shannon from AKA Design added doors with pulls to her Kallax shelves and it looks amazing!
IKEA BILLY BOOKCASE HACKS
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof repurposed a Billy bookcase into this super cute dress-up closet.
IKEA TARVA HACKS
Laura from A Step in the Journey added fabric to the drawers of this Tarva dresser and it looks fantastic!
Anika from Anika’s DIY Life added paint, burlap and knobs from Hobby Lobby to pull off this amazing transformation of a Tarva dresser.
The hardware Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof added really made all the difference on this Tarva dresser turned drink bar.
Ashley from Cherished Bliss shows how to stain a Tarva dresser, and it turned out beautifully!
Shonee from Hawthorne and Main shows how to do this stunning makeover of a Tarva nightstand.
IKEA TABLE AND DESK HACKS
Lauren from the Thinking Closet made some additions to a HOL side table to create the perfect look for this room.
Amanda from Love and Renovations took a basic LATT table and gave it a chic glam upgrade.
MORE IKEA HACKS
Lauren from the Thinking Closet did an amazing job refinishing this Fjell wardrobe.
Medina from Grillo Designs turned a Pax drawer into toy storage that fits under the bed.
Amanda from Love and Renovations added stain to her STENSTORP Kitchen Island and it’s gorgeous!
KC from The Real Thing with the Coake Family shares a tutorial on how to personalize this Ikea dresser.
Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body made some additions to this LACK table and it’s gorgeous!
Anika from Anika’s DIY Life added a beautiful paint color and gold hardware to her Ivar Cabinet.
Just add a few planks to the top of a LACK side table and add some stain and paint to give you a weathered/aged look.