Friday, December 28, 2012

More of My Favorite Ikea Hacks...

I woke up this morning still thinking about Ikea hacks and some projects of my own.  I had so much fun looking at other hacks and adding to my inspiration board that I decided to keep the party going today!

Let's start with side tables...

Erin at Clementine and Olive Lifestyle blog was in love with this Clayton Grey Bungalow 5 Table below

The only problem was that it cost $455.  She decided to purchase two Ikea lack tables at $7 a piece and added some nail head trim...

As you can see, she took apart one of the tables and used the top as a bottom base shelf for her new table.  Creative, simple, doable and it works!

For a brand new etagere you could spend upwards of $1200 (you may get lucky and find a vintage one in a thrift store or Craigslist), but take a look at what Ana Antunes did with her Ikea Vittsjo Shelving Unit

VITTSJÖ Shelving unit IKEA Tempered glass and metal. Hardwearing materials that give an open, airy feel.

These units run at about $70.  She painted them gold and the result is so elegant and pretty

If this is not the look you are going for, you can paint these shelves any color that makes sense.  Maybe navy or a mint green, orange, fuschia or yellow...

colorful vittsjo shelving

I never would have imagined using Ikea rugs to update a rundown stairway but Casey at Loft and Cottage used an Ikea Hessum Rug (runs about $24) to create a stair runner

HESSUM Rug, flatwoven IKEA Easy to clean; shake, vacuum or rinse. Latex backing keeps the mat firmly in place.

Loft & Cottage create this clever IKEA hack stair runner

Here's another cool idea from Sarah Fisher at Matters of Style blog.  Sarah took an Ikea Malm Table  and upholstered it...

MALM Occasional table IKEA Includes casters for easy mobility. You can sit comfortably while reading, eating or working in bed.
upholstering an IKEA Malm table

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Ebony, keep the ideas coming, I really like this and the results are awesome, what great work and it's easy to. Love the Blog it gives me such fresh ideas for my space.