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Custom IKEA "Hacks"

Like many interior design enthusiasts out there, I love heading down to Ikea and wandering around the massive space like a kid in a candy store. When you're looking to change up your decor seasonally or purchase furniture without shelling out thousands of dollars, Ikea comes in pretty handy. There is certainly a range of items and range of quality when it come to buying products there, so shopping around is necessary. I find that Ikea has some great textiles available and their Hemnes line is beautiful! However, what I'm noticing on Pinterest and other design blogs are that more and more homeowners are posting their own DIY custom Ikea handy-work. Not only is it fun to see what people have come up with, but boy is a lot of it easy to do!

Coffee Table Hack

Take for example this awesome coffee table redo. Not only does it feature a standard Hemnes coffee table (my favorite line of Ikea products), it also ends with a reclaimed barn board esthetic. City Farmhouse has an incredible post on how to add the 'wow' factor to this standard piece of furniture all by yourself.  Check out this step-by-step tutorial walking you through this before and after...

CITY FARMHOUSE TUTORIAL

Bookshelf Hack

The next idea (that my amazing friend Andrea found) is a tutorial on turning ordinary Ikea bookshelves into custom-looking built-ins. If you've ever hired anyone to build built-in anything, you know it costs an arm and a leg. So I'm definitely trying this one! 

It all starts with the Billy Collection of shelving from Ikea. Essentially, you would measure out your space and configure the book shelve units that work best for that particular room. After you've figured out that part of the project, you can follow these step-by-step instructions from The Accent Piece...

THE ACCENT PIECE TUTORIAL

Dresser Hack

The last sample Ikea hack I found comes directly from the Ikea Livet Hemma site. It was featured in one of their newsletters and seems to be a fool-proof project! Start by purchasing the Tarva 5-drawer dresser for $99, pick a color swatch that you love with five shades on it, and get your paint brush ready. With a little patience and some elbow grease, here are the results you'll reap...

IKEA LIVET HEMMA DIY BLOG
I hope this post gave you some ideas for turning standard furniture pieces into custom delights with some pretty simple steps. It has certainly reminded me that custom doesn't have to be costly and that it can also be fun! Enjoy and happy customizing... :)

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