16 Ikea DIY Projects That'll Inspire You to Renovate and Elevate Your Space
Ikea is one of the best one-stop shops to furnish a space on a budget. The retailer has some pretty fabulous furniture that is not only space-saving, but also easy to makeover with your own two hands. Whether you're second guessing your purchase decision or are ready for an upgrade, these colorful and creative Ikea DIY hacks will save the day (and your bank account). Plus, there's nothing more satisfying than cheering "I made that!" after someone compliments your "new" furniture. Grab your tools and paint brushes, and get ready to renovate, innovate, and elevate your Ikea furniture to new heights!
Shiplap Hemnes Bookcase
Turn a boring white bookcase into a rustic, farmhouse statement piece with this easy shiplap DIY. Not only will shiplap bring depth and dimension to your space, but the added wood will provide the case with a more sturdy base to hold your decor.
Ikea Bryggja Dresser With Rattan Drawers
Dressers and storage organizers with unique prints or colors can be hard to come by, or expensive. Which is why adding a rattan aesthetic to the Ikea Bryggja drawers you already have is the perfect solution. Plus, you can opt for multiple prints or change out the colors whenever you feel like it.
Ikea Skogsta Wooden Leather Bench
Whether it's in the entryway or bedroom, benches can serve as a catch-all for your belongings. It's arguably one of the most underrated pieces of furniture in the house, and this hack gives Ikea's Skogsta bench a glow-up with caramel-colored woven leather.
Hanging Pannå Placemat Planters
All you need is a hammer, hot glue, and metal groomers to turn your unused Pannå Ikea placemats into hanging planters! We bet your guests will be dying to know where you found these retro garden accessories.
Fluted Ikea Bestå Sideboard
After spotting a fluted sideboard online, this blogger knew she just had to have one — but not for over $1,000. So instead she bought Ikea's Bestå sideboard storage unit, half round moulding, and wood filler and made it herself for half the cost. This DIY fluted sideboard can used for storage or even as an oversized TV unit.
Ikea Bestå Burs Midcentury Makeover
If you've had your eyes set on Ikea's Bestå Burs high gloss TV unit, but still feel like its a bit too "blah" for your space, bookmark this midcentury TV stand project! Restyling the low-level TV console with your preferred hardware is a fun way to accent the piece while also giving it a personal touch of you.
Floating Ikea Eket Cabinet Vanity
Not only are floating vanities less bulky than traditional ones, but the extra storage space below can be a life saver for those furnishing smaller spaces. Transform your vanity with this Ikea Eket floating cabinets DIY, complete with a wood tabletop with a matte finish.
Remolded Ikea Tarva Chest
There's nothing like a statement piece of furniture. This remodeled Ikea Tarva chest was upgraded with a fresh coat of bubblegum pink paint and brass hardware. It's a micro, inexpensive DIY project that'll enhance your space.
Ikea Ivar Cabinet Bar Cart
Bar carts are all fun and games until you bump into one and cause glass and alcohol to fall to the ground. To avoid this, keep your bartending ware, liquor, and glasses safely tucked away in an Ikea IVAR cabinet-turned-bar cart.
Ikea Color Block Bestå Cabinets
Spray painting your Ikea Bestå cabinets is a great way to incorporate a new color or pattern into your space without having to buy a new cabinetry. If you're feeling extra adventurous, use stencils and cut outs to give it a geometric design.
Faux Living Coffee Table
Hollywood Regency Ikea Sektion Credenza
Sometimes decorative trims and new hardware are all what cabinets need to look high-quality. This blogger built her Hollywood regency credenza using upper cabinets and cabinet doors from Ikea's Sektion section. To top it all off, she also added plywood to create a customized decorative trim.
Ikea Bestå Frame Rattan TV Stand
For the DIYers who like a challenge: this eccentric rattan TV stand is made from a variety of Ikea products. It's 100 precent customizable, but it's also going to require a lot more patience and extra steps. Unlike Sugar and Cloth's previous rattan drawer DIY, this project has you select Ikea cabinet frames and doors of your choosing. Once it's all done, you'll have a true one-of-kind entertainment unit.
Midcentury Modern Ikea Malm Dresser
This blogger restored her old Ikea Malm six-drawer chest with her favorite midcentury modern fretwork design from O'verlays. Between the newly replaced knobs, fretwork, and white paint, this two-tone embellished dresser looks like it was just purchased.
Ikea Bestå Cabinet Floating Credenza
Why waste sacred floor space on a furniture piece that can be mounted? This floating credenza DIY that uses white Ikea Bestå cabinets and Aspen wood can be
on any level along the wall. If you like what you see, you can always expand!