Room Candy

April 15, 2013

Room Candy's Top IKEA Hacks!

We live on an Island (which we LOVE)...  but shopping Victoria can be difficult at times. We all, at one time or another pile into pick up trucks and vans and head over on the ferry to Vancouver to access stores like IKEA ,
 Restoration Hardware , Crate and Barrel , CB2 , West Elm...
3 different friends - completely unrelated (including Stacey) were on the loose this weekend at IKEA. That got me thinking of A: what I "need" (read: want) and B: how can I  upcycle an IKEA piece into something different?!

The answer is that I really  "need" nothing (nor another project!) so my friend order list was disappointingly small. We all accept and even <3 IKEA - standard living essentials! 
But many of us do wish to make IKEA pieces uniquely ours....
 thus the IKEA HACK has evolved! 

Here's some ( of millions ) of the hacks that have caught my eye. Try one and show us!

 The custom BILLY built-in hack :
Always a favourite because it functions, costs barely anything and looks super rich.
BILLY bookcases together with some molding... Nice!

Ikea hacks- billy bookshelves

Restoration Hardware rope mirror inspired  GRUNDTAL hack:

I have 2 faux RH rope mirrors bought from Homesense for $60 & $80 each, but this GRUNDTAL hack is great and even more budget friendly ( $30) !!

              Rope mirrors

Ikea hacks rope mirror

                                                                Apartment Therapy

EASY! EXPEDIT old wood box hack:

Ikea hack- expedit shelf cube with old wood

EXPEDIT  shelf box covered and glued with any reclaimed wood and a cool pull...DONE!

Wow..creative people...<3 your ingenuity! Look at this INGO ($69!) table hack:

                                             Some dowling glue and 1x2. Brilliant update .

Ikea hack-ingo table update

More shelving...the sky is the limit here because its just SPRAY PAINT!!!

 VITTSJO hack:

Ikea hack- vittsjo shelving refresh with paint

RAST 3 drawer chest transformed! ( $35 unfinished)

Ikea hack-rast chest makeover


Paint + Campaign style pulls and flat brass corners COMPLETELY change the look of these dressers!

Also O'verlays is a unique decorative fretwork panel that is glued onto any flat drawer surface . Tons of designs to choose from . Cool!

Overlays for ikea hacks

 BEKVAM kitchen cart  hack:

Ikea hack- bekvam kitchen cart  -bathroom vanity makeover

                                                                           Love this...
             I need a new sink and vanity in my micro bathroom at our cabin....hmmmm?!!!

DALSELV bed -----> headboard hack: 
Honestly using these easy steps you could do this update with pretty much any headboard configuration. 
Trim top corner bit. 
fibre board cut to fit headboard frame attach with screws
spray glue layer of dense foam
cover and staple with FAB fabric !! 
Ikea hack- dalselv headboard redo

ERSLEY 100% cotton painted rug hack:

 latex paint and tape.....YES YOU CAN!!


Ikea hacks- painted Ersley rug

Enjoy! Tell us your IKEA stories :)

Happy Hacking!


PS...if you need IKEA delivered to Victoria give Rosie at Add2Cart a call ! 
great service - small cost!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Room Candy. A collection of great ideas/projects here. I just need to quit my day job so that I can get started.