Transforming IKEA Furniture

Just when you thought IKEA was for college students and young couples, some bloggers and DIY enthusiasts are transforming their basic furniture into stunning, one of a kind design. It all starts will a little bit of imagination. IKEA furniture is great because it’s inexpensive, and can be fixed up to look like a million bucks for just a little out of pocket expense. There are actually entire websites devoted to upcycling IKEA furniture like Ikea Hackers. You can transform bookshelves, dressers, and even light fixtures with all sorts of additional trimmings like paint and accessories. Here are some of our favorite examples:

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This sleek and stunning greek key design started out as a very simple white IKEA dresser. The owners painted it a gorgeous Tiffany blue but outlined it in gold. Don’t be fooled by the intricate Greek design. It’s simply made up of a few cuts of wood that were carefully measured, painted, and glued into place.{found on TimmyTheWienerDog}.

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This cozy upholstered bench started out as an IKEA bookcase. It has a nice, sturdy shape and chunky boxes for storage, so this DIY enthusiast envisioned it on its side. They simply added chrome legs and a cozy upholstered top to create a one of a kind bench. It now has ample room for baskets and other types of storage.{found on Ikea Hackers}.

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This particular dresser looks nothing like what it first started as, a $35 IKEA Rast Chest that was a light blonde wood tone with very simple, round wooden handles. Initially, it looked as if it belonged in a cabin, not a chic modern home. But, this DIY enthusiast saw through the original design, painted the drawers, stained the outside a darker wood, and added more modern handles. The result, as I’m sure you’d agree, is a gorgeous contemporary piece of furniture for under $50.{found on The Chic Line}.

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These IKEA LACK tables are so light and inexpensive that homeowners have used them for a variety of purposes from side tables to coffee tables to kids play tables. They are simple in design and can easily be added to. This designer decided to adhere bamboo veneer flowers to her tables. This gives them a more custom and expensive look, adding character to the entire room.{found on Crafty Nest}.

So, if you thought that you’re beyond putting IKEA furniture in your home, think again. These designers/or simple homeowners have proven that their furniture is so versatile. You can create any design you can imagine with them!