28 Clever IKEA Chair hacks

There are lots of ideas in using the Ikea chairs. Sure, the chairs can look different or even can have another function by getting some hacks. There are some ideas of the Ikea chair hacks which can be your inspirations in doing some hacks to your Ikea chairs.

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1. DIY Fabric Decoupaged Office Chair.1 DIY Fabric Decoupaged Office Chair 590x885 Simphome com

The Ikea office chair can be makeover by applying the fabric decoupage. You can simply use the light cotton fabric to cover the surface of the chair. You can place it there by applying glue on the surface. Mod Podge can be one of the ideas.

Then, just cover the surface neatly and trimming the excess of the fabric to let it neat. For the back of the chairs back, it can be repainted in attractive tone.


2 DIY MARBLED IKEA VILMAR CHAIR Simphome comYou can get the new look of your Ikea Vilmar chair by turning the surface of the chair into marble patterns as like in this hack. It can be obtained by applying the marble patterned paper onto the surface.

Besides the chair and the decorative paper, you will need Mod Podge furniture formula, razor blades, a small brush, Mod Podge Squeegee, and also spray polyurethane which is optional. The way is similar to the decoupage, since it only decorates the surface by gluing the decorative paper (in marble pattern) onto the chair surface.


3 IKEA POANG CHAIR RECOVER Simphome comYour Ikea Poang chair can get the better comfort and new look by recovering them. You can make your own cushion and covers to improve its comfort and look. Choose the fabric in attractive patterns and make the cushion. Make it detachable so that you can wash it anytime you need.

4. DIY: DALFRED IKEA Bar Stools Makeover | IKEA Hack.

4 DIY DALFRED IKEA Bar Stools Makeover IKEA Hack Simphome comGetting the better yet new look of Ikea Dalfred bar stool can be easily done by painting some parts of the stools. One of the ideas is repainting the tips of the stool’s legs, the ring, and the chair seat surface. For the seat surface, you need to apply sealer to give better protection.

5. Ikea LATT Hack.

5 Ikea LATT Hack simphome comThe next idea is about the hack for your Ikea Latt. One of the ideas of the hack is by making the cushion with attractive cover for the chairs. You can use patterned canvas fabric, foam, and cardboard. The duct tape will help to get better support. The spray adhesive can be used to secure the cushion onto the seat. Attaching plexiglass onto the table surface is also another inspiring hack idea.

6. DIY Leather Sling Chair IKEA Hack.

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If you have the ikea sling chair or beach chair, you can do a bit hack for the new look. One of the ideas is to replace the sling of the chair to the leather sling. You can cut the leather based on the original sling shape. Then, sew it properly and make it as like the original one.

7. Ikea Hack: Leather Lounge Chair.

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Ikea lounge chair can also get the proper makeover for the new better appearance. What you can do is to make the leather cover for the chair. You can also repaint the frame of the chair into the different colour, for example in the gold tone. Thus, it will look attractive.

8. Ikea Hack – Skruvsta Denim Chair Upcycle.

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Ikea Skruvsta chair can be hacked into the stunning look of the denim office chair. You can simply utilize your old jeans. You will need about four pairs and then cut them up inside the seam of leg for getting the large pieces of fabric. Then, cut and sew them based on the pattern.

9. DIY project: IKEA bedside chair.

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Ikea bedside chair can be such the unique idea. You will need an Ikea ivar, ikea snodd knob, and also ikea tral sconce, wooden box, drawer slide in ten inches long, and wood screws. You need to attach the ikea tral sconce on the back of the chair. Then, install the drawer under the seat including the knob.

10. Recovering the IKEA Tullsta Chair.

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Your Ikea Tullsta Chair can get the new look by recovering it. You can prepare about 4.5 meter of fabric in your favourite patterns or colour. You can use any thick material as like canvas. Make the pattern of the cover first. Then cut and sew the fabric. Make it as neat as possible.

11. Twin IKEA poang hacks.

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Have two Ikea poang chairs will enable you to make the type of the twin poang chair. You can make them to be armless for one side per chair. Then, you also can apply shock absorber. As the result, it gives you the comfort of the twin chair from two Ikea poang chairs.


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Have Ikea Aalto and of course you can make it much more attractive by getting the new tone for your stools. You can simply repaint the seat surface of the stool into your favourite tone, as like mint. You can also let the legs of the stools in its original colour since they are natural yet neutral.

13. Old IKEA chair hack with some nice cushion.

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The simple yet effective way to get the fresh look and also better comfort is by reupholstering the chair. It can also be done to your Ikea poang chair. You can use the foam and patterned fabric as the cover. Then make the pattern based on the shape of the chair.

14. Poang Armrest Extension.

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If you have an Ikea poang chair, you can add its feature for your comfort by adding the armrest extension which will be helpful for holding your gadget or even your breakfast. You will need timber, chisel, Fret G clamp, and also timber stain along with the poang chair. Just arrange them on the arm of the chair.

15. IKEA Poang Chair hack with Slipcover.

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You can make your own slip cover for your Ikea poang chair which then will make your chair looks fresh and more comfortable. You will need about 4 meters of fabric as like canvas, sewing supplies, and Velcro. You can measure the cushion of chair and then make the pattern which is then turn the fabric into the slipcover.

16. IKEA Dining Chair hack Into a Fornasetti Work of Art.

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If you have the old Ikea dining chair, why don’t you do some makeover to make it look different, you can use the fornasetti work as the decoration of the chair. You can use the decoupage method for it but firstly you need to repaint your chair into black. Then do the decoration.

17. IKEA hack chair with some magazine papers.

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Your Ikea chairs which have been old can get its new look in some affordable yet simple way. You can use the old magazine papers or news papers to cover or decorate your chair. As usual you can simply use the decoupage method.

18. IKEA Hack: IKEA’s IVAR and IKEA’s INGO Get a Facelift.

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A facelift for your Ikea Ivar and Ingo is a good idea. Simply, for your Ikea Ivar, you can repaint the frame in the stunning new colour, as like electric blue and add the cushions with the blue patterned cover. Then, for Ikea Ingo, you can stain the legs using the semi transparent stain. You can use Behr in the tone of pinto white.

19. IKEA Dining Room Table Makeover by the craftcrib.

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Ikea dining room table and also the chairs can be turned into the different look. You can simply apply the stain for getting the dark tone onto the surface of the table and also the chairs’ seat surface. Then, for the legs and the rest area repaint them using the white tone.

20. IKEA Dining Room Table Makeover.

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Once again, you can use the decoupage method to decorate or to get the new look of your Ikea chair including the Ikea Nordmyra chair. You can use old map and apply it to the surface of the seat and back of the chair. Then, the result will be completely unique, chairs with map patterns.


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The Ikea marius stool can be turned into a Mongolian lamp stool. You can detach the seat surface and use the seat as a template to make the circle of wooden board and also the foam. Then, you can attach the wood and foam together. Cover the Mongolian lamb cushion cover all over the foam and attach it to the stool leg or frame.

22. IKEA hack Pimp the poang.

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You can pimp your Ikea poang into the totally different look. you can simply repaint the frame of the chair and then you can make the back lower. Then, use the sling to make it look different. That will entirely fresh.


23 DIY Ikea hack GLAMMED UP GOLD STOOLS 625x940 simphome com
The Ikea stools or bar stools can be turned into the glamour look in the golden one. You can simply unscrew the back and seat so that you can easily paint the legs or frame of the chair properly in gold colour. Then, your old chairs will look new and glamorous.

24. IKEA Hack: Photo Frame Chair.

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You can combine your Ikea Nolmyra chair with the two photo frames which have the measurement of 20.25 inches x 24.25 inches for its outside. Then apply it to the sides of the chairs, detach the seat, and repaint the whole frames. Then attach the seat again and get the new look of the chair.

25. Personalized DIY Ottoman Using Jeans and a Wooden Crate.

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You can get your unqiue ottoman from an Ikea Knagglig box. You can simply install the ikea Roll casters as the wheels of the box. You can also paint the box as you want. Then, make the cushions from the foam and also the old jeans as the cushion cover of the ottoman. Now you get the unique ottoman.

26. IKEA Granas Chair hack.

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If you have three old Ikea Granas chairs, then you can turn them into the long bench. You can simply remove the wicker seats and use the metal frames, then, use the long boards to replace the seats so that the three chair frames are united into a bench. Screw and secure them properly.

27. From IKEA poang to Imac Table.

27 From IKEA poang to Imac Table 690x1014 simphome comHaving an old Ikea poang does not mean you are ready to throw it away. You can turn it into an iMac table. What you can do is to get only the wood frame of the chair and remove the others. Turn the front to be the base or surface of the table. Apply the wooden base as the surface of the table, and also the wheels, and the drawer rail. You also can repaint it to get a new look.
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10 Before and After Wooden Chair Makeover Projects
How to refresh a Boring Little Bistro Chair

28. DIY Ikea Hack Cream and Black Club Chairs.

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You can makeover your old Ikea club chairs into the unique cream and black tone. You can simply paint your cover of the chair properly to get the clean cream tone. Then, decorate the edge using the black paracord. You may need about 15 meters of paracord for two chairs. You can install it to the seam areas of the chair. You can sew it for secure. Then, your Ikea chair will look new in cream and black tone.
That’s it.

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Well, let’s face it, when it comes to furniture, a one-style-fits-all design is yet to be invented. We all have our different styles and tastes, which make it imperative to add a little touch of creativity to the most iconic items we either inherit or buy from IKEA.
Here are few ways to transform IKEA bits and pieces into functional and aesthetically pleasing pieces of furniture:
1. DIY Fabric Decoupaged Office Chair
Homework is just about every parent’s responsibility and what better way than to ensure the little one has the best desk for this monumental task. The Decoupaged desk provides an inexpensive way of creating a functional homework desk. All you need is a vintage desk, a pretty fabric, and a little creativity to create a cheap upholstered office chair for the little one.
2. DIY Marbled IKEA Vilmar Chair
One thing we’ll gladly give IKEA is high quality and good price, especially for laminate furniture. IKEA’s Vilmar chairs come with enough hip space age and style at an affordable price to create an affordable chair capable of withstanding the everyday wear and tear. All you need is marble, decorative paper, a small brush, and spray polyurethane, if available, to create this eye-catching Marbled IKEA Vilmar chair.
3. IKEA Poang Chair Recovery
Who would skip a chance to crash on an inviting poang chair in a nursery? The problem is that most rocking versions of poang chairs found at IKEA feel uncomfortable for tall people, especially when trying to get up. This simple poang chair recovery hack will inspire you to go the DIY route to customize your own cheaper and more comfortable chair.
For just $40 a pop, these DALFRED bar stools won’t break the bank but what if they don’t match with your room? Customize them to your taste in this simple hack with Rust-Oleum gold spray paint and little creativity. Remember to give the tops a few coats of clear gloss polyurethane for a perfect gloss finish. It’s a simple hack but the difference is gigantic!
Homework is the bane of scholarship, especially for the young ones. Make it less challenging with a comfy children’s table and chair set. This IKEA LATT set is not only inexpensive but allows endless customization. This simple style is created with padded chevron cushions on the chairs and plexiglass table top. The customized set is quite inviting, especially during homework.
6. DIY Leather Sling Chair IKEA Hack
Who said those plain beach chairs don’t have to look chic? Transform a plain beach chair, readily available at IKEA, to a chic sling-back leather in a few steps and a little Glidden paint. This is for you if you are a die-hard DIY fan. It’s a fun project with a few twists and tweaks.
7. Leather Lounge Chair Hack
Here’s another IKEA hack worth trying. It’s a leather vintage-inspired lounge chair created from a bright IKEA seat. Besides the IKEA chair, you’ll only need a sewing machine, heavy duty thread, scissors, sharpie wide Velcro strip, seam ripper, gold spray paint, time, and dedication to complete this fun hack.
8. Skruysta Denim Chair Upcycle
You probably know those denim addicts who make just about everything including sunglass cases, shoes, and magazine racks with old jeans. You don’t need to be one to enjoy the aesthetic appeal of denim themed furniture. Take this Skruysta denim seat upscaled with old jeans using a little upholstering creativity and the magic of a staple gun.
9. IKEA Bedside Chair
Don’t have enough room for your bedside clutter? Create a simple bedside chair complete with a drawer. It’s a unique way of keeping stuff more organized in your bedroom. This is created from an IKEA Ivar chair, a few tools, and lots of DIY fun.
10. Recovered IKEA Tullsta Chair
This IKEA Tullsta chair is completely re-upholstered at home in an intricate process that took 2 years. It gives you a few ideas about recovering a $200 Tullsta chair from IKEA to make it match your interior décor. And talking of time spent on the project, you don’t need 2 years if you are up to the task.
11. Twin IKEA Poang Hacks
Create a comfortable 2-seater by simply bolting two poangs next to each other. The armrest can be converted into an extra support-leg and the other one holds the shock absorber. Look for a soft shock absorber for maximum comfort. After all, the poang was designed for comfort.
12. Stools in Mint
These old stools are beneficiaries of a complete makeover in shades of mint. Simply sand the stools, add two coats of paint, clear polyurethane, and another coat of sating polyurethane. Mint ombre works fine. The transformation is simply inspiring.
13. Old IKEA Chair Cushion Hack
It’s perfectly normal to inherit all sorts of unwanted stuff from parents or friends. Rather than break their hearts by condemning the inheritance to the basement, make the stuff reusable again. This old IKEA chair is a good example. The owner did a good job of livening up its stained fabric with new cushions. It’s a quick and easy hack if you have basic sewing skills.
14. Poang Armrest Extension
Feeling too lazy to hold your tablet? Create an armrest extension on your poang in a few simple steps. The extension is quite handy for keeping your drink, iPad, notebook, and much more within reach.
15. IKEA Poang Chair With Slipcover
If you are budget-savvy, then you know how affordable the IKEA poang chair is. The problem is that these comfortable seats come in limited colors and patterns. In fact, the only color option you have for the baby’s room is white. Create a unique poang that matches your interiors, and doesn’t look like everyone else’s, with a beautiful ottoman slipcover.
16. Transform an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Piece
Whether you are a Fornasetti fan or not this hack will surely transform your dining area. Simply apply Black Krylon and Fornasetti clip art using adhesive spray and give it a gold finish with two additional coats of polycrylic and you’re good to go. The result: A decoupaged chair with a striking difference.
17. Transform an IKEA Chair With Magazine Papers
This is a simple hack that just about anyone can do. All you are doing is changing the look of a basic IKEA chair by covering it with images from magazine pages using white glue. The glue becomes transparent when it dries. Black and white images or anything with a blue tone works perfectly.
18. Facelift for IKEA’s IVAR and INGO
You can get a budget-friendly IKEA INGO pine table for around $69 and IVAR pine chairs at $25 each and then give them a simple upgrade to suit your style or just to make the set look different from what everyone else has. This simple facelift is achieved using a little paint, 1-inch foam with batting, and commitment to get the work done.
19. IKEA Dining Room Table Makeover
If your dream dining room only exists on glossy pages of magazines, you could always do yourself a favor by upgrading your dining table. Your dream is not enough reason to spend thousands on dining room furniture. Remove the table and chair tops, give them a facelift complete with paint and polyurethane and re-assemble them. It will be hard to convince visitors that the newly decorated dining set was once a cheap IKEA set.
20. Nordmyra Map Hack
Do you have an old Nordmyra living the last of its sorry days in neglect and desolation? Bring it back to life with just a map, glue, varnish, brush and scissors. A good glossy map well ironed to remove creases then glued to the seat before applying two coats varnish easily does the trick.
21. Mongolian Lamb Stool
You’ve probably seen, with a touch of envy, those elegant stools in Mongolian lamb on the Internet, TV, or magazine pages. No need to drool on pictures anymore when you can transform a pink IKEA stool with a white Mongolian lamb cushion. They look great in your girl’s bedroom.
22. Pimping the IKEA Poang
Here’s another practical way of pimping that IKEA poang that you still haven’t figured out how it ended in your home. Simply sand the whole poang, bless it with a walnut finish, and change the midsection to give the fabric more room to hold your weight. The facelift project will not break the bank but the poang will be as good as a new piece of elegant furniture.
23. DIY Glammed Up Gold Stools
Here’s a fine example of the magic of spray paint. Transform plain IKEA counter stools to glam kitchen furniture with a just little spray paint. Simply unscrew the seat and add a few coats of gold spray paint to the erstwhile boring stools to give them a unique look. If you’ve ever tried to buy gold colored stools elsewhere, then you know how this simple hack is a great money saver.
24. Photo Frame Chair
In the age of smartphones and tablets, not many people have much use for those large photo frames that hung in old stately homes. You can even buy them cheaply and use them to create a unique photo frame chair. All you need are two large frames and a simple inexpensive Nolmyra IKEA chair.
25. Customized DIY Wooden Crate and Jeans Ottoman
This rustic but functional wooden crate ottoman not only provides unique and comfortable seating but solves the usual storage problem too. It’s a nifty practical piece that you can easily build using a wooden crate, cushion, old jeans, and caster wheels. You’ll however have a hard time stopping the kids from riding it. They’ll love it.
26. IKEA Granas Chair Hack
Ever thought of turning granas chairs into a strong practical bench? It’s quite easy. Simply join 3 chairs with three 1×6-inch boards with a length of 6 feet. You’ll have a strong functional bench that can sit more than the three chairs did individually. Take it a step further and add a shelf at the bottom of the bench to stash shoes and other items.
27. IKEA Poang Becomes an iMac Table
Still can’t find a good workstation in your living room? Get a cheap IKEA poang chair, remove everything except the wooden crate, get a base to back up your iMac, and add another wooden base complete with drawer rails and wheels. With a final touch of, you’ll have an iMac table that’ll draw hordes of copycat friends to your house.
28. DIY Cream and Black Club Chairs
These look like high-end club chairs but are in fact crafted from cheap Tullsta chairs upgraded with chrome legs and black paracord. You can take it a step further and use gold or brass legs instead of chrome. Club chairs are simple and elegant additions to any room.

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