That would have been me with this white bookcase that I’m looking at as we speak. I should say…as I speak, because I’m writing and hopefully you are reading 🙂 I’ve talked about my French Modern Home Office that was done on a tight budget in this REVEAL POST and in the UPDATE POST and I think that you’ll find them interesting. There are lots of tutorials associated with this office for you to learn from…including SEWING to REUPHOLSTERING to even PAINTING A WOOD FLOOR. I hope that you don’t run away too soon and spend some time exploring those posts when you can.
But the pièce de résistance in my direct view and the most useful item in my home office is the bookshelf. It started out life very humdrum and plain and now I think it fits in so nicely and has more pizazz. It was so easy to transform this IKEA BILLY BOOKCASE (“hack”) and I’ve written a DIY complete with power tools HERE. As always, I get the vision and my husband does the power tools and it’s nice having a partnership as we have together.
20 Budget Friendly Ikea Hacks For Your Home
IKEA HACK: CRAFT ROOM WORK TABLE – Kallax
Landee shows how she came up with this Ikea hack craft room table when she was putting together her office/craft room. She totally nailed this project. Her desk has tons of space for storage (any craft-lover will understand how important this is!) and it also looks divine. Check her post and take notes!
IKEA HACK: MID-CENTURY MODERN KALAX – HAWTHORNE AND MAIN
With great detailed photos of each step, Shonee showed the process of this lovely DIY. She shares all of her budget friendly Ikea hacks and tips on how she created her own mid-century style using the already iconic cube storage unit Kallax, from Ikea. Amazing!
IKEA HACK OTTOMAN TUTORIAL – INFARRANTLY CREATIVE
This budget friendy Ikea hack is an easily customizable ottoman it’s every decor-lover dream! Infarrantly Creative has this great DIY tutorial on how to make a personalized ottoman from Ikea in simple steps.
RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL NIGHTSTAND – CHERISHED BLISS
Finding an ideal mix between rustic and industrial style when it comes to bedroom decor can be difficult. Most of the time furniture is either full-on industrial or plain rustic. But that’s when DIY hacks come in handy! Just check out how the lovely Ashley, from Cherished Bliss, turned her basic Ikea Rast Dresser into a dreamy rustic industrial nightstand!
BANQUETTE SEAT KALLAX IKEA HACK – MELO DRAMA
Ikea’s units series Kallax are very popular everywhere and no wonder why. They even have one unit which works great as a banquette seat, but if you don’t want a run-of-the-mill style, take a look at this DIY how to. Krys, the mind behind Melo Drama, shows how to customize this unit into a fabulous and stunning Banquette style seat with a few simple budget friendly Ikea hacks.
IKEA HACK GRID MOODBOARD – THE BEAUTY DOJO
I loved this grid mood board the moment I saw it! Andrea, from The Beauty Dojo, used the BARSÖ Trellis from Ikea in a creative way, spray-painting it white for so it could blend with the wall and let all the little things to stand out on their own.
RAST IKEA HACK – HAWTHORNE AND MAIN
Transforming an already dreamy dresser, Shonee shows us how she made hers a little bit more personal. She added legs, classy knobs and painted on a fabulous geometrical pattern in white that tied this amazing DIY dresser together.
DIY WASHI TAPE CLOCKS – TELL LOVE AND PARTY
I love washi tape just as much as the next person but I was shocked to see how versatile this material can be when it comes to DIY territory. Sara from Tell, Love, and Party created these washi tape clocks and explains how on her post. These look like such a fun accent detail to freshen up any room!
SIMPLE IKEA HACK: NARROW CONSOLE TABLE – HEY LET’S MAKE STUFF
This console table is so simple to make and the result looks like a brand new furniture piece from a high-end store! Cori used a LACK wall shelve and table legs – both from Ikea- and turned them into this elegant (and super practical!) narrow console table. Check the instructions on her post.
IKEA BEDSIDE TABLE HACK – THE LOVELY DRAWER
Teri from The Lovely Drawer gave a simple IKEA side table an easy makeover by using some wood stain in a lovely Rosewood shade and repurposing it as a bedside table. The result is modern yet cozy. Read how she did it, it’s super simple!
DIY CUTTING BOARDS 10 MINUTES IKEA HACK – TELL LOVE AND PARTY
When it comes to kitchen items I just want something functional and cute but these geometrically shaped cutting boards take the “cute” part to a whole new level! Still functional but the modern design and the warm-toned wood, these are just a perfect object to have in your kitchen. Check out the step by step process in the blog Paper and Stich.
IKEA HACK: TRONES SHOE HOLDER FOR PAPER STORAGE – HEY LET’S MAKE STUFF
If you’re trying to give your old shoe holder a new purpose, this is the DIY project tutorial for you! On this post, Cori walks us through the process to turn your show holder into this lovely and practical paper storage unit.
DIY WRAPPED BASKET – TELL LOVE AND PARTY
Give your Ikea baskets a bit of spark by adding some embroidery thread just like Sara shows on her post in great detail and she also gives some cool tips on how to get the best result.
HOW TO CREATE A CONCRETE TABLE LAMP – PAPER AND STITCH BLOG
This little round-shaped lamp with a concrete table is just perfect to brighten up a corner. DIY’ed by the Brittni from Paper and Stich, this cutie gives a subtle yet bold statement to any decor style.
DIY IKEA DESK HACK – LOVELY INDEED
Taking a few hidden little gems from the huge IKEA collection, Chelsea from Lovely Indeed transformed them into a stunning desk. It’s not bulky to the eye so it can blend into most rooms, no matter the overall style.
MY NEW WORKBENCH – SALTBUSH AVENUE
A contemporary workbench made with an Ikea stainless steel underframe and a hardwood panel, I mean, what’s not to love? Head over to Saltbush Avenue and get all the tips on how to make yours.
IKEA HACK: EXPEDIT INTO LONG STORAGE UNIT – HONEYBEAR LANE
Farmhouses are one of the most stunning construction styles ever (en my opinion!) but mix that up with some loft vibes? A dream come true. Heidi from Honeybear Lane shares with us how to make this long storage unit using Ikea hacks. Stunning!
DIY IKEA HACK FLOATING SHELVES COLOR BLOCK – A BUBBLY LIFE
I’m all for white walls and white shelves, it’s a classic look that works great especially when you’re dealing with small rooms but this idea from Lauren, the creative mind behind A Bubbly Life, it’s a fabulous way to add a little touch of sparkle.
DIY GLOBE ACCESSORY WITH IKEA BOWLS – KRISTI MURPHY
This DIY Globe Home Accessory is just too beautiful for words! The wooden globe made with two Ikea bowls and the world map in white it’s unique and striking. Check Kristi Murphy’s blog and check her very detailed step by step to make your own.
HOW TO MAKE GOLD + WHITE STRIPED CANDLES – KRISTI MURPHY
White and gold! I loved this combo since forever and this lovely idea to use it in candles it’s no exception. The golden stripes made with opaque gold tape makes these candles stand out. So classy!
- Ikea Hack: Craft Room Work Table from landeeseelandeedo.com
- IKEA Hack- Mid-Century Modern KALAX from hawthorneandmain.com
- Ikea Hack Ottoman Tutorial from infarrantlycreative.net
- Rustic Industrial Night Stand from cherishedbliss.com
- DIY: Banquette Seat Expedit/kallax Ikea Hack from blog.krysmelo.com
- Ikea Hack Grid Moodboard from thebeautydojo.com
- Rast Ikea Hack from hawthorneandmain.com
- DIY Washi Tape Clocks from tellloveandparty.com
- Ikea Hack Console Table from heyletsmakestuff.com
- Ikea Bedside Table Hack from thelovelydrawer.com
- DIY Cutting Boards 10 Minute Ikea Hack from papernstitchblog.com
- Ikea Hack: Trones Shoe Holder For Paper Storage from heyletsmakestuff.com
- Tell: DIY Wrapped Basket from tellloveandparty.com
- Ikea Hack: How To Create A Concrete Globe Table Lamp For Under $30 from papernstitchblog.com
- DIY Ikea Desk Hack from lovelyindeed.com
- My New Workbench from saltbushavenue.com
- Expedit into Long Storage Unit from honeybearlane.com
- DIY Ikea Hack Floating Shelves Color Block from abubblylife.com
- Make This DIY Globe Accessory With Two Ikea Bowls! from kristimurphy.com
- How To Make Gold + White Striped Candles from kristimurphy.com