11 IKEA hacks for the crafty home

“I need to go to IKEA, let’s make a weekend of it!” We got it bad! Our partners can confirm this quote is not an exaggeration but instead an accurate indication of how much time we’re willing to spend in the store. In our defence, they do put the clocks back, dim the lights (so inviting) and the beds are crazy comfy – why would anyone want to leave? And even when you are ready to go the only way out is by following the arrows past all the pretty. Be advised: never stray from the path or you’ll never get to make these crafty IKEA hacks for the home…

1. Woolly cupboard

We’re rather fond of Pip’s crafty cupboard. This revamp using Annie Sloan ‘Pure White’ Chalk Paint™ and neon door knobs is at the very top of our DIY list followed swiftly by more granny blankets and a trip to the yarn shop *air punch* – sweet! Get the DIY and find something similar like the HEMNES glass door cabinet at IKEA.

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2. Vintage spool display

Arrange your vintage spool collection in simple wire baskets like these guys at Home Barn. While they’re sold out at Home Barn, you’ll find something similar at IKEA to display your treasures in.

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3. Extra kitchen storage

Nikoo turned this IKEA kitchen trolley into extra kitchen storage space all while giving us a way to show off the vintage crockery hidden in the cupboards.

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4. Ombré woven storage baskets

Quick trip to IKEA (be strong, you’ve got this!) then a quick DIY by Pear Mama? Let’s do this!

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5. Painted curtain poles

Super styler, Selina Lake knows how to put a room together. Get ideas over on her blog – and there’s no trip to IKEA required – use what you have at home!

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6. Trim with pom poms

Then fancy up your curtains with Beckham and Belle’s hang-it-already sewing pattern. Gold star for everyone who makes this (and contributes to #worldpomination)!

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7. Wallpaper bedside table

Finally a cool way to put those wallpaper samples to good use. This Little Street shows us how to turn an IKEA step stool into a quirky beside table with a lick of paint and that bold wallpaper we’ve been too chicken to stick to the wall. Baby steps.

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8. Candy coated lighting

How do they get their homes looking so… vintage? It’s the pastel touch! Spray cans at the ready, these inexpensive pendants are likely to be the only hack you need to achieve 70s-chic.

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9. Go potty

How awesome do these 70s pots look on the kitchen wall? You don’t have to have a wood panel wall for this look to work either. White walls with neon hooks is a bright alternative. Get hooks here. (Remember to save a kitchen drawer for the lids.)

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10. Gold spray display shelf

Glitter and the Girls knew she had to have a gold display cabinet in her home and she knew just how to get it. From this to this – GEEnius!

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11. Desk organiser hack

Freshen up your desk with this hack by Cappello a Bomnbetta who shows us how using our favourite fat quarters can give desk organisers a totally different look. Get the DIY here and find the organiser here.

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