15 Awesome Ikea Hacks For Your Home

15 Awesome Ikea Hacks For Your Home
Carly Jacobs

It’s been on my list for ages to ‘fall in love with Pinterest’. It’s all very When Harry Met Sally of me but I kind of don’t like Pinterest and by forcing myself to spend time with it, I’m hoping it will grow on me like Billy Crystal grew on Meg Ryan… or something to that effect. I’ve started my love affair by searching Pinterest for things that I love – piglets wearing gumboots, miniature domesticated goats, salted caramel anything and Ikea hacks. Here’s today’s haul of awesome Ikea hacks for your home… cancel your weekend plans and order a palette of Malm. We’re getting crafty this weekend!

1. Knuff Coffee Table Hack from Ikea Hackers


 This is easily one of the best Ikea hacks I’ve seen. I mean come on… those are MAGAZINE HOLDERS!!! Brilliant.

2. Mid-Century Coffee Table from Triple Max Tons


 I get so annoyed when people changed the legs on tables and it looks awesome and I didn’t think of it myself.

3. Dipped Stool Bedside Table from Yesterday’s Sweetheart


Perfect. Although if this was MY bedside table I would definitely knock those flowers on myself in my sleep.

4. Customised Expedit Side Table from Vicky’s Home 


I’m a sucker for a customised surface and this one looks super easy to do.

5. Planter Box from A Pumpkin and Princess


 I love it plants are in things they aren’t supposed to be in. Like shoes, tea cups and wooden boxes from Ikea. Isn’t it the best???

6. Wine Holder Herb Garden from Curbly 


 Do you see what I mean? Wine bottle holders! I’m totally starting a tumblr called Plants in Unexpected Vessels.

7. Customised Expedit Storage Seat from Krys Melo


I will never, ever make this because it looks scary and I live in a one bedroom flat but how cool is it?

8. Ikea Drawers Makeover from  Smitten Studio Online 


 Next time I’m in a vintage store and I see all those beautiful antique drawer knobs I’m going to buy them and replace all the drawer knobs in my house.

9. Customised Ikea Table Hack from Matsutake Blog


I love a simple little addition to a basic Ikea table.

10. Mirror and Vintage Belt DIY from Ikea Hackers 


I really love this and I definitely want to make it – perfect for an office don’t think for midday make-up touch ups?

11. Floating Shelf Hack from Unalibreria 


I can’t even talk about this one it’s SO COOL! The instructions are in Swedish (I think…) but it looks pretty self explanatory and cheap.

12. $60 Desk Hack from Pretty Providence


This would be perfect for a kids desk or an at home office. Hidden storage is the bomb.

13. Glam Malm Makeover from Amanda Carol Interiors


This one has been doing the rounds for years but I love it. Perfect way to dress up your Malm.

14. Dipped Side Table Hack from The Sweet Beast


I don’t know if dipped stuff is still cool but I love this little side table hack. I also love that colour… I’m really feeling peachy apricots now.

15. Fancy Malm Hack from Marcus Design Inc


 Another fancy way to dress up a Malm. I’m going to go nuts and border ALL THE THINGS WITH GOLD!
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Do you have any DIY plans for this weekend? Have you ever DIYed an Ikea product?

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  1. Hailz 8 years ago

    I love pinterest! Too many hours wasted browsing and pinning. I’m about to move into a new apartment and will need to furnish it – so this is awesome timing! If only Canberra’s Ikea wasn’t still a year away.. trip to Sydney it is! 🙂


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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      I heard the Canberra Ikea rumours! I’m so excited! It’s actually the best thing ever. I live really close to Ikea in Melbourne… we actually went there tonight! I’ve followed you on Pinterest too!

  2. Vanessa 8 years ago

    Awesome ideas here and it’s a yes to dipping anything in peach paint from me! x

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      I just bought peach nail polish… I’ve gone to the dark side!

  3. Christine 8 years ago

    My two girls encouraged me to create a pinterest account ages ago – but I have only recently started to get into it. It is a great source of information for a gazillion things. Also, I am not quite sure of the rules – I just search for and pin things I like – not sure about the etiquette for comments or credits. So many social media platforms to try to understand! x

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      It automatically credits if you’re only re-pinning! I’m experimenting with it at the moment – it’s a scary beast!

  4. Mel @ House of Powell 8 years ago

    I LOVE Pinterest! It’s so easy to get lost in there for a while.

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      I think it’s because I don’t quite understand it… I don’t get the difference between likes and re-pins? I’ll get there eventually!

  5. Alyson 8 years ago

    I love Pinterest…it’s Twitter I don’t get – info overload! http://www.pinterest.com/alysonhill/

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      I totally struggle with Twitter… I find people are a bit meaner on Twitter. I like my Facebook page – everyone is lovely there!

  6. Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie 8 years ago

    I’ve just started to get back into pinterest too! It can be awesome for inspiration although at the moment it just seems to be flooded with pumpkin flavoured things from Americans, but that will pass!

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      Oh totally! Everything is pumpkin spice flavoured… I just don’t like pumpkin that much!

  7. Nadine 8 years ago

    I freakin’ LOVE Pinterest. I’ve been on it for yeeeears, since back in the days when you had to be invited to join. I’m here: http://www.pinterest.com/nadinea/

  8. Kathryn 8 years ago

    OMG the stripes with the expediet just makes me want to have that in my house.

  9. Clara 8 years ago

    The black and white expedit storage seat and the black and gold malm chest… LOVE LOVE! My pinterest is here: http://www.pinterest.com/blisslifestylec xx

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