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Saturday, 13 October 2012

TOP 10 IKEA HACKS / REVAMPS THAT EVEN YOU CAN DO!!

Happy Weekend Peeps!! How are you all doin' this fair Saturday? Hope you're all well and ready for a fab list of potential project?!?!

This month I wanted to feature HACK's. I'm sure you've all heard of them. "Hacking" something that had one purpose, into something unique -with minimal fuss. I thought I would feature Ikea hacks. Ikea is EVERYWHERE and cheap! These 10 projects are all really cheap to make and, in MY opinion, absolutely gorgeous!! Be sure to check out these different sites to see the tute's and give 'em some love ;-)

So, here it goes!!

 1. Kika Y Luka has morphed a daybed into a gorgeous toddler bed / changing table. The blog is in spanish but the images are so amazing, you won't even notice!!
IKEA DAYBED = CHANGING TABLE & TODDLER BED IN ONE

2. Katie @ On The Banks Of Squaw Creek has updated her son's dresser with simple Ikea spice racks to make this beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece. You have to check out her tutorial, and her house....its amazing!!
 
IKEA SPICE RACKS + DRESSER = LIBRARY!

3. One of my favorite sites for Ikea related projects is Ikea Hackers. Jules has been blogging about Ikea hacks for years, and the projects uploaded by people on to the site are RIDICULOUSLY fab. Check it out!  This is a simple but beautiful project. All it takes is a cheap light fitting and Mod Podge *any reason to use Mod Podge and I'm in*

CHEAP IKEA LIGHT + MOD PODGE = INSTANT COLOUR


4. Katie @ Matsutake has by far the most popular pin for Ikea hacks in Pinterest. I'm totally not surprised! Who wouldn't want this in their home office????

CHEAP IKEA WOOD TABLE TURNED GORGEOUS


 5. Alternative uses for the classic RIBBA frame. I was back in Ikea Hackers for these two posts. One is an awesome display case for Lego Mini Figures (which I will be making for Mr. Tooter) and the second is a super cool display for Hot Wheels cars. Either choice would make a perfect addition to any little boys room!


LEGO MINI FIGURE DISPLAY IN SQUARE RIBBA FRAME



HOT WHEELS DISPLAY IN RIBBA FRAME

6. Nicole at Chic Cheap Nursery makes me want another baby with her beautiful forest themed nursery. To top it off, she has made her own changing table from an Expedit small storage piece. Can you tell this is Ikea?? I can't! Looks uber expensive!!

EXPEDIT CHANGING TABLE CHIC

 7. Wall Fry has children's room decor down to an art. This Malm dresser from Ikea has been revamped into a beautiful kids piece. Think of all the ways you can do this in your home?? What gorgeous fabric do you have in your stash?? 
MALM DRESSER WITH FABRIC DRAWERS
 8. This is mine! I thought I would sneak one of my own hacks in here. I made this for a good friend out of a Ribba frame, Ikea square mirror and some zebra tissue paper (and of course my trusty Mod Podge!). Soooooooo simple, give it a go!

RIBBA FRAME + MOD PODGE = CUSTOM MIRROR
9. Nikki @ The Ambitious Procrastinator has taken on what looks like an amazing transformation of Ikea cabinet doors with stencils and stain. You have got to see what she does here. Beautiful.

IKEA CABINET DOOR + STAIN

10. Finally, everyone's fav Ikea hack = The LACK HACK!! Here are 3 of my favorites.

LACK GOES GLAM WITH STUDS

LACK WITH MOLDING

LACK IN TO TEA PARTY TABLE

Well, that was my list of Ikea loveliness. Who's off to Ikea to get inspired??

Have a great weekend peeps xxx

27 comments:

  1. I love the book shelves on the side of the dresser. What a cute idea and saving of space. People are incredibly creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great roundup - I too, adore that desk and need to make a trip now to Ikea!

    Visiting from I Heart Naptime... Rhonda @home.made.

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  3. I'm always fascinated by IKEA hacks - I used to read the blog you reference. Looks like I have to bookmark it again! The stencils on the cabinets and that light are my favorites. Amazing.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    Best,
    Claudia

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  4. Very cool. I had never heard of "hacking" in that sense-- where have I been??

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  5. I love these IKEA hacks. I am a lover of all things IKEA and these just make their stuff more awesome. Visiting your from the Polkadot Pretties linky party. Come over and check we out too!

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  6. Love this!! Following now!
    Iris
    http://nkmommy.blogspot.de/

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  7. Great hacks!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  8. This is great! I love the happy Malm dresser. Have a nice week. Regula

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  9. Those are so great and creative! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Petites Passions. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. Love a great IKEA hack!!! You picked some absolute winners. I really like the one by Nikki... I would love to have that sitting in my home! Clicking to follow you!!! Make it a wonderful week... jules from blesid thrifter

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  11. Wow, these are so inspiring. I often think "IKEA is great, but their stuff is often so boring." I need to remind myself that it can be altered!

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  12. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I've just finished (well almost) a playroom for my daughter.

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  13. Love all of these ideas! Thanks for linking up with us. Totally pinned it and shared. :)

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  14. Those are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I especially like what Nikki did with those cabinet doors and the fabric drawers!

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  15. WOW! Those are some crazy awesome Ikea hacks. I love Ikea Hackers...such an awesome resource.

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  16. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  17. Love these! I need to get closer to an Ikea.

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  18. I have never been to our local Ikea. What wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week.

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  19. WOWZERS! 'So many wonderful ideas! Thank you! I would love to have one of the IKEA sofas with changeable slip covers so I could use one cover for a pattern and make all kinds of sofa covers. We are so very messy! My poor sofa constantly needs cleaning. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  20. Those are great ideas! I especially love the first picture of the toddler daybed/ changing table

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  21. These are all great ideas. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE shopping at Ikea! :)

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  22. Some great projects there!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  23. LOVE THIS and the ideas are running crazy through my head! Thanks for sharing! hugs...

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  24. I love Ikea hack projects. They are the best for hacking. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  25. Traditional Murphy couches didn't exactly fit into the space and they are lavish.Find Pins about murphy bunk ikea on Pinterest.

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