“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.
2. Vintage spool display
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.
4. Ombré woven storage baskets
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!
6. Trim with pom poms
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.
8. Candy coated lighting
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.)
10. Gold spray display shelf
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.