Who doesn't love a bit of Ikea customisation? Here are our top six off-the-shelf Ikea pieces to make your own, via clever creative bloggers and DIY-ers.
1. BESTA Mid-Century Modern Cabinet
Add a luxe Mid Century Modern feel to your room without the price tag. The secret ingredient? The faux wood grain contact paper added on the sliding doors. Check out the detailed tutorial by Jonathan at Petite Apartment.
BESTA shelf unit, €65, IKEA
Fibreboard (for the sliding doors)
A piece of plywood (for the platform)
Faux wood grain contact paper
2. VITTSJO Marble Top Laptop Table
This one is perfect for the DIY newcomer. The Vittsjo laptop table's minimalist look and tiny price tag has made it into a DIY hack favourite (it also makes an incredible retro drink trolley).
To create this easy-as-pie marble look table check out the tutorial by Syl and Sam.
VITTSJO Laptop Table, IKEA, €40
Marble contact paper
Small hand towel
3. BJURSTA Upholstered Bench
To get from a basic bench to an upholstered beauty like this, you will need to roll up the sleeves as it is a bit more complex. But the instruction guide by Style Me Pretty breaks the process down into easy step by steps. And the end result will feel all the more sweeter.
BJURSTA bench, €80, IKEA
1.8m printed fabric
16.5m of piping cord
1.8m white cotton fabric
5cm thick foam sheet
Hot glue gun & sticks
4. STOCKHOLM Rug-turned-Pouf
A fabulous floor pouffe can add heaps to any room decor. Though they usually come with a hefty price tag. This DIY hack from Style Me Pretty shows what magic a bit of scissors and thread can do.
STOCKHOLM rug, €200, IKEA
Foam bead filler
5. HEMNES Dip-Dyed Nightstand
Check out the tutorial from Twin Stripe for a seriously easy make over to a plain sideboard. You’ll need:
6. RAST Asian-inspired Drawers
The Rast is a classic ikea piece and at €25 it takes absolutely no heartbreak to trial and error DIY tricks on - which is what makes it is so popular for upcycling.
This Asian-inspired update is actually a lot easier to recreate than it looks thanks to Design Manifest's tutorial.