45 IKEA Makeover Products

IKEA? The company has gradually emerged as one of the top names in the market when it comes to providing household items that embody quality and style. While IKEA has a massive array of products at your disposal, you can implement a bit of creativity in crafting interesting items for decorating your house.

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1. DIY light with IKEA Frack bathroom mirror.

DIY light with IKEA Frack bathroom mirrorWire the socket, check to see it has a hole for the cord to come out (barring the bottom hole), and put the socket back together. Screw the adapter nut on tight, gather the cord, and affix the light socket.

After this is done, thread the cord through the back of the Frack hardware, between the wall plate and the supporting rod. Wire the plug, and hang it up – your light is ready.

2. DIY herb garden with IKEA Vurm wine rack.
DIY herb garden with IKEA Vurm wine rack Simphome comCreate a 1-inch coating by dipping the bottom of each glass into the latex paint. Dry carefully on wax paper for 3 hours (move them around so they don’t get stuck). Paint a layer of Clear Chalkboard Coating on the painted area of glass.

Add another coat when the first one dries, and leave overnight. Fill with half the glass with rocks, put the herb in them without damaging roots, and mount it horizontally on the wall. Put the plants in the open spaces in the Vurm. (image by

3. DIY globe accessory with two IKEA bowls.
3. DIY globe accessory with two IKEA bowls.Adjoin the bowls, draw continents, apply 2 to 3 coats, and let one coat dry before applying the next. Don’t forget to paint inside the rim where continents are shown to diminish seam between the bowls.

4. DIY tabletop.
4. DIY tabletop.Create your own tabletop with 4 Knuff magazine files, a Frosta stool, and Nasum basket. With a bit of contact adhesive, masking tape, colorless varnish and acrylic paint, you can let loose your creativity! The instructions are simple and you can get it done quickly.

5. Add extra space.
5. Add extra space

Screwing Knuff magazine files inside of kitchen cupboards incorporates space to store bulky items like chopping boards, cleaning products, etc. You can also fix Bekvam spice racks inside of your food cupboard doors or install a Variera shelf.

6. Succulent planter box.
6. Succulent planter boxThe best part about succulents is that they don’t pose risks of fire hazards. Use Dragan bamboo boxes to plant succulents. You can use Borrby lanterns by getting rid of the tea lights too. Make sure the soil is filled half way.

7. DIY Desktop.
7. DIY DesktopWhy invest money in buying a brand-new desk, when your PS 2014 wardrobe already has an excellent alternative? The height of the shelf can be adjusted to be used as a desk. It has a wire grating for conveniently hanging office accessories.

8. DIY Candlestick.
8. DIY CandlestickStock up on a few Kryddig spice mills, stick a candle onto the top, and transform them into attractive candlestick holders. It will look amazing as on your dining room table as you host elaborate dinners or have an intimate time with your special someone.

9. Bookshelf and Ceilingscape Made From Toy Bins.
9. Bookshelf and Ceilingscape Made From Toy BinsCut open storage boxes at the bottom, fix them to the wall, and alternate with closed boxes having LED lighting inside – your library is done! For the ceiling, fix smaller boxes over adhesive strips of LEDs.

10. Floor Poufs.
10. Floor PoufsRegardless of your sewing skills, you can turn a floor mat into a pouf. All you need to know is how to stitch in a straight line, and you get a lovely floor pouf without spending loads of money.


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11. Transformable Coffee Table.
11. Transformable Coffee TableSince the KNUFF magazine file has 2 pieces with one being inside of the other, you can use it to change the shape of the table as per convenience. Secure using a liquid nail and screw your artist stool or a FROSTA stool and SNUDDA Lazy Susan underneath.

12. Double it! Malm console becomes a bigger table.
12 Double it Malm console becomes a bigger table via simphomeA long slim console table can become a larger one accommodating 10 people, if you use the spare legs and desk of the second Malm and join to the legs and desk respectively to the already built up table, by screwing the hinges tightly.

13. Himmeli mobile for the nursery.
13. Himmeli mobile for the nurseryJoin straws to create a 3D hexagonal model, which acts as a mobile for your children’s nursery. This is undoubtedly a little complex, and requires patience. You can spray paint them for a metallic look that is very eye-catching.

14. Double multi-position Tingby Coffee table.
14. Double multi-position Tingby Coffee tableFollow the IKEA instructions carefully and work on the first table before starting on the second. When you open the latter, make sure you take out 3 of the wheels and screw them under each foot. Glue 6 small FIXA protections under the top so the table slides softly without damaging top of the table below.

15.IKEA HACK: Couch Caddy.
15.IKEA HACK: Couch Caddy.The ultimate space for relaxing while watching a movie and sipping a refreshing beverage, or indulging in some quiet reading. A Couch Daddy can be made from a Toga place mat and Njuta slippers!

16.Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table.
16.Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table.To make the chair, use the Tolsby picture frame and one Blanda Matt bowl. The other is to be used to create the table, along with chopsticks as legs. Isn’t retro doll furniture adorable to look at?

17.Yarnbombing Station.
Yarnbombing Station Simphome comUse Variera plastic bag dispensers to create a knitting station, by attaching them to the wall of your craft room. Dispensing yarn has never been so easy!

18.Get into the hot seat.
18.Ikea Poang with heated seatingUse the Ikea Poang with heated seating and extend the headrest as per your comfort level. Now you don’t need to feel the cold sensation of leather anymore!

19.Gunnern bathroom cabinet hack.
19.Gunnern bathroom cabinet hackCombine two Gunnern cabinets side by side into a single large storage option. This is an excellent space saver, especially for those with limited room.

20. IKEA Ultralight Backpacking pack.
20. IKEA Ultralight Backpacking packThe idea is simple – to reduce the overall weight of your backpack. The front, back and bottom are all from one piece, giving a smoother seamless looks once finished. The padding of waist belt and shoulder straps were sourced from a SeaWorld wetsuit, wrapped in fabric. Components like webbing, straps, etc. Were then sewed to the IKEA bag. It is waterproof thanks to the rolltop clip system.


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Use IKEA’s Svarta model and top them off with Vitaminer Bil duvet sets. For a cleaner room, use Grundtal knife racks as they can be used to hold toys. In fact, you can organize anything made with metal or magnets via these racks. Legos and Mega Bloks can be kept in numbered Kusiner bins.

22. IKEA Spare Rib Holder.
22. IKEA Spare Rib HolderScrew the upstanding pins on provided threads and remove rubbers fixed to the underside of the scissor mechanism. Alternatively, you can use the Ribhalter as a spacer for larger roasts.

23. Jewelry Organizer.
23. Jewelry Organizer
Pin a Variera shelf insert to a wall and decorate as a jewelry holder after you screw it into place.

24. DIY Jewelry Organizer With Ikea Utensil Holder.
24. DIY Jewelry Organizer With Ikea Utensil Holder
If you don’t wish to have holes in your wall, opt for an IKEA ORDNING kitchen utensil rack for a jewelry holder. Put in some plastic hooks for hanging necklaces, while double earrings can be hung from the holes.

25. Add a lamp to the inside of a Moleg storage stool.
25. Add a lamp to the inside of a Moleg storage stoolCreate a night-lamp or nightstand by installing a small lamp inside the Moleg storage tool. The base can be easily removed so the cord doesn’t get tangled. Keep books, magazines, or diaries on the top if your wish.

26. Hot Air Balloon Decoration.
26. Hot Air Balloon DecorationWant to have your very own hot air balloon decoration at home? All you need to do is combine a Väte lamp with a tea cup from the Duktig set! It takes little time to create a cute hot air balloon.

27. DIY Cat Box Cabinet.
27. DIY Cat Box CabinetGive your feline buddy privacy for their “doing their business”. Use a 2-compartment Besta shelf unit for this purpose. It has a poop zone, storage drawer for keeping food and litter in, doorway, litter mat, and a tiny kitty door.

28. The old Akurum.
28. The old Akurum.If you are moving to a different house and disposing of furniture or simply upgrading your kitchen, don’t throw away the AKURUM kitchen cabinets yet, because they can be converted into a gorgeous loft bed with den. The bonus is you can get sufficient underloft storage space as well.

29. Slim Mid-Century Laptop Desk.
29. Slim Mid-Century Laptop DeskGet the boards cut at the Home Depot, and go through the instructions to pre-stain and stain the boards. Use a brad nailer to attach the boards to the shelf, while drilling hair pin legs to the bottom.

30. Sneaky Ekby Alex tool cabinets.
30. Sneaky Ekby Alex tool cabinetsTwo BESTA floor-to-ceiling shelf units and Ekby Alex drawer units have been combined to maximize storage space so you can fit in as many items as needed in a single cabinet.


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31. Kallax Drawer Conversion.
31. Kallax Drawer ConversionOften we aren’t happy with the type of storage space provided. The KALLAX drawer conversion consists of elaborate instructions to be followed if you wish to tweak the drawers to suit your requirements.

32. Insert a Heat trivet into the bottom of a lampshade.
32. Insert a Heat trivet into the bottom of a lampshadeRemove the metal pieces inside the lampshade with your Dremel tool. Stick cork trivet into the lampshade, it fits perfectly into what would be the top of your lampshade and will be the bottom of your storage container/basket. And that’s it. 5 minutes may be an exaggeration, it probably only takes two!

33. IKEA Closet Doors into Workstation with Monitor Hutch.
33. IKEA Closet Doors into Workstation with Monitor HutchUse Besta Tofta doors for this purposes. Cut 3 of them long ways down, and fasten the uncut one to the Linnmon table top. Add 4 adjustable table legs from IKEA in each corner. Use one of the strips from the doors and cut for the shelf where you would place the monitors. Add an LED strip underneath and use remaining strips of closet doors to build the hutch or monitor housing.

Now that we have given you loads of ideas, start jotting down the ones that appeal to you and get Cracking! Or if you’re still unsure Check this video

Next, I am going to give you second intro of this list.

The Swedish furniture maker IKEA is known for bringing such concepts as simplicity, affordability and ease of use. IKEA’s products are known for their simple design and clean lines, relatively cheap price, and straightforward construction. Being simple products, they often feature interchangeable functionalities.

For instance, an IKEA coffee table can often be used as a nightstand. This kind of versatility is actually not the only feature that makes IKEA products highly adaptable and useful. If you take a look at 10 organizing ideas inspired by IKEA below, you will know that there are actually many great things that you can actually do with your affordable furniture and décor. Enough with the second intro and let’s start the final countdown.

34.The multi functional IKEA plastic dispenser
34 The multifunctional IKEA plastic dispenser via SimphomeIKEA fans must already be familiar with its VARIERA bag dispenser. As a tall container, it can actually be used not only for dispensing plastic bags, but also for storing various tall items, such as brooms, rolled papers and umbrellas.

35.Transform a pair of IKEA RAST chests into a handy computer desk.
35 Transform a pair of IKEA RAST chests into a handy computer desk via simphomeIKEA RAST chest houses three drawers that can be reliable storage units for all of your documents and office tools. Its top surface is also flat and able to support anything with perfect stability. Put two IKEA RAST chests side by side and leave a gap between them that is sufficient enough for a legroom and a place to store your chair. Lastly, connect both chests by lying a painted plywood plank on their top. The result is a sleek and fully functional desk that you can use for various office purposes.

36.Use IKEA RAST nightstand for storing towels.
36 Use IKEA RAST nightstand for storing towels via simphomeWe have mentioned earlier how you can re-purpose IKEA’s nightstand for other purposes. One of the best ideas would be using the nightstand in your bathroom for storing towels. The wide gap just under the counter is so versatile that you can use it for various purposes other than storing bedroom stuff.

Towels can easily fit that space, so using the nightstand for storing your towels is definitely a smart idea. This furniture piece only costs somewhere around $15, so it will definitely become one of the cheapest towel storage unit that you can have at home.

37.You can use IKEA’s Sultan Lade slats as wall storage.
37 You can use IKEAs Sultan Lade slats as wall storage via simphomeThe wooden slats are normally used to support your mattress; however, if you think that they are too sleek and too beautiful to be concealed forever under the mattress, take them out and show them off on your wall. With ropes and a little modification, you can transform them into handy wall storage comparable to a pegboard. You can hang plants, cooking utensils, office stuff, wall decorations, and anything imaginable.

38.Build a platform bed with under-bed storage using IKEA cabinets.
38 Build a platform bed with under bed storage using IKEA cabinets via simphomeIKEA cabinets have flat top that you can handily use as bed platform. If you wish to have a bed with ample under-bed storage, you can lay a bed platform on an IKEA cabinet surround and provide access to the platform using cabinet stairs. With your ingenuity and a number of IKEA cabinets ready, you will create an amazing platform bed with ample storage underneath it.

39.Build a sleek and versatile kitchen island using IKEA BILLY bookcases.
39 Build a sleek and versatile kitchen island using IKEA BILLY bookcases via simphomeIKEA’s low BILLY bookcases includes a number of empty space that might be too much for storing only books. So, if you have excess bookcases in your library, move them to your kitchen and put them side by side. You can then lay strong and durable plank on their top to create a handy kitchen island’s countertop. You can still store some books in the now transformed cabinets, especially if you love reading while eating or cooking, but you have ample storage space to store your kitchen’s paraphernalia.

40.Use IKEA’s picture ledge to expand your vanity’s storage.
40 Use IKEA picture ledge to expand your vanity storage via simphomeIf your vanity leaves a certain amount of empty space between its sink and its mirror, you can make use of that space by installing IKEA’s picture ledge there. The ledge is originally used as a wall shelf for putting photo frames, but if you know how to use it efficiently, you can use it to expand your vanity’s storage. The additional ledge can be used to store grooming equipment, toiletries or—according to its original function—the photos of someone that you want to see when you groom yourself. It is also possible to install the ledge above the mirror for aesthetic reason or if there is not enough space beneath the mirror to install it.


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41.IKEA’s picture ledges can also be used as fancy shelves for books.
41 IKEA picture ledges can also be used as fancy shelves for books via simphomeThere are many imaginable things that you can do with IKEA’s picture ledges, one of which is using them as floating bookshelf. Install several layers of picture ledges on your wall and arrange their placement vertically. The ledges will be transformed into cute-looking bookshelf that doesn’t occupy too much space on your floor. It is an excellent storage solution especially if you are dealing with small room.

42.Exploit IKEA’s headboard for storage purpose.
42 Exploit IKEA headboard for storage purpose via simphomeIKEA’s MENDAL headboard will eliminate the need of using nightstand. The headboard consists of numerous layers of thin horizontal bars with grooves where you can install your shelves. The headboard already provides you with more than enough storage space that nightstand often cannot offer.
42 Exploit IKEA headboard for storage purpose 2 via simphome
If you think that one headboard is not enough, you can stack two headboard vertically to expand the storage.

43.Various uses of IKEA BEKVAM step stool
43 Various uses of IKEA BEKVAM step stool via simphomeIKEA BEKVAM step stool actually has many alternative functions. If you can explore them, you can make this small furniture the most versatile IKEA furniture you ever have. The step stool can be transformed into a nightstand with the top step is usable for putting table lamp and the lower step for books and the like. It can also be transformed into a craft table for your children because it already includes integrated seat and table. There are many other alternative functions of this step stool, including as youngsters’ TV table, bathroom organizer, etc.

44. IKEA chair hacks


Here, I am giving you more than a dozens IKEA chair modifications that will upgrade your IKEA furniture and perhaps interior decor to a new level. (I hope). Check it out and give your opinion using comment box available under the post. See you there

45. IKEA table makeovers

Featured IKEA Table makeover - IKEA RISSNA Table makeover
Featured IKEA Table Makeover

Another list that will drag your IKEA table and Interior aura to a new height. It comes with a video that I think you’ll love – I assume – not really sure ATM. These ideas are mostly cheap but that is of course depends on your financial perspective. Check them out or check these sidetable makeovers (that also include IKEA) while your brain is still warm thinking about IKEA products and until we meet again sometime in the future.

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