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9 Favorite IKEA Hacks


Don’t you love finding IKEA hacks that are wildly functional and extremely good-looking!?

Kudos to this group of nine handy people changing things up. I hope I grow up to be just like you.

ikea tarva smitten studio


Smitten Studio’s tarva dresser

The Pax free-standing wardrobe hacks are most excellent. I’ve seen them painted black with brass hardware and now Jenna Sue built those in to make a pantry in her custom kitchen reno. Makes you feel excited to put the dishes away.

ikea pax pantry jenna sue

Jenna Sue Design Pax Pantry

There’s something about painting metal mint green that makes it instantly fabulous.

ikea style me pretty bar cart

Style Me Pretty bar cart

The Charming Nest blog is putting Hemnes to work in all kinds of situations. Some carpentry skills will take you and Hemnes a long way. I really, really want to make my own beefed up Hemnes sideboard. Get me some reproduction latches and sash pulls and some crown molding and we’re in business.

ikea charming nest sideboard

The Charming Nest Hemnes sideboard

The Nesters did it again, this time with the Hemnes TV stand molded in to mudroom storage.

ikea charming nest mudroom

The Charming Nest Hemnes mudroom storage

ikea hemnes media built ins

Hemnes media built-ins

Want the built-in, library look? (The appropriate answer is always yes to this question) Folks are using the affordable Billy system to make all kinds of built-ins, over door frames and windows.

ikea makerista billy built ins

Makerista Billy built-ins

ikea oliver and rust kitchen island

Oliver and Rust’s Bekvam Kitchen Cart

Some marbleized paper and a sweet brass knob tricked out the simple, white Hemnes night stand.

ikea vault files night stand

The Vault Files Hemnes nightstand

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3 Responses
  • Betsy
    April 15, 2015

    Love this roundup. I’m real tempted to try out that bar cart project cause it just looks so easy. But, I’m really drawn to all the fun built-in options with the Billy.

    • Sarah
      April 20, 2015

      The Billy built-ins are really interesting so are the kitchen islands b/c they are solid pine as are most of the Hemnes pieces. A good friend of mine did a Rast hack with the ring pulls that was circling around the internet for a while and she said the Rast just fell apart and she hated it b/c she spent a lot of time doing the hack.

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