Show me your Ikea hacks!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just did a bunch of “renovating” to my bathroom doing Ikea hacks!

We have the Ingeborg shower curtain ($12.99), 2 Bekvam spice racks ($2.99 ea.) painted white with one turned upside down to be our “towel rack” for the hand towel, and the Skurar candle dish ($1.99) to put our soap on.

Here the shelves are Ekby Osten ($6.99 ea.) and the brackets are Ekby Bjarnum ($5 for a set of 2). The shelves were a little too small for the brackets, so I put those little foam dot stickers in the inside of the brackets to raise the shelf up a tiny bit and it looks like it’s supposed to be that way (if it’s even noticeable at all). On the shelf is the Skurar candle holder ($1.99) with a little plant from Trader Joes ($1.99). The other stuff on the shelves I already owned. They’re a work in progress so that’s why there’s not really much on them.

The bar underneath the shelves is from Walmart (it was like $10) because I needed it to be exactly 24 inches and Ikea didn’t have one that was. But what is hooked on it is the Bygel wire basket ($2.99) and the Fintorp caddy ($3.99) hung with the Bygel hooks ($0.99 for a pack of 10). Inside the Fintorp caddy are 4 Ingeborg washcloths ($0.99 ea.). The Bygel series has a rail for $2.99, but unfortunately I really needed the 24 inches to hide the spot from a previous towel bar that would’ve have fit the hooks. We rent our apartment so I couldn’t/didn’t want to do too much.

Post # 3
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Wannabee

I bought a basic pine sideboard from Ikea and painted it with Annie sloan chalk paint. Super simple project but I love how it turned out! 

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

JZRC:  I love it! I love my FiestaWare and I think I recognize my stemware in there as well! Great minds!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

PaisleyMedic:  OMG – those spice racks just blew my mind – I need to do that!  Our bathroom is a disaster because we don’t have enough storage, we only have 1 towel rack that’s barely big enough for a bath towel.  Ikea here I come!!

 

Post # 7
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

these are all so great

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JZRC:  that’s such a pretty color

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This isn’t a hack really, but I am a HUGE fan of the floating shelves. We’re using them for extra storage in our kitchen.

Before:

After:

DH made the sideboard from scratch! That butcher block top IS an IKEA hack, actually–it’s made from leftover wood from my very old IKEA bunk bed, no joke.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

GLAMBYLEO:  Where did you get the hardware (specifically the drawer pulls) for this? I looooove the campaign furniture and I’ve seen people do this before but I couldn’t hunt down the parts.

Post # 13
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

DH used Minut pendent lamps to make me a “rain drop” chandelier for over an 8-10ft long dining table he’s building. We just redid this room as prior to this it was cedar plank walls… The light cost under $150 will all the materials.

The wires have since straightened themselves out with time/weight. 

 

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Post # 15
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Blushing bee

 

i did the exact same thing with overlays and mirror

 

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