Show me your Ikea hacks!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
546 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
4 posts

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
9557 posts
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 # 5
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

JZRC:  That is freaking adorable!

Post # 6
11890 posts
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
786 posts
Busy bee

these are all so great

Post # 8
1296 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JZRC:  that’s such a pretty color

Post # 10
754 posts
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.



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
148 posts
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
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
144 posts
Blushing bee


i did the exact same thing with overlays and mirror


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