DIY IKEA, or how to make the standard – unique

I can’t believe what some people are able to do with some of IKEA classics. If you’re up to it, try this out; some of the projects aren’t that difficult (more time-consuming and nerve-racking) but SO amazing! All of them have been found on the IKEA hacker blog.

  • Malma mirrors made into wall art

From this:

IKEA Malma mirror

IKEA Malma mirror

To this:

Malma mirrors made into wall art

Malma mirrors made into wall art

  • (Broken) Emmabo rocking chair into stylish deck lounge chair

From this:

(Broken) IKEA Emmabo chair

(Broken) IKEA Emmabo chair

To this:

Stylish Emmabo deck chairs

Stylish Emmabo deck chairs

  • Now this is really simple but so stylish! Lack / Vika Fintorp chic entry way / hall table

From this:

IKEA Lack wall shelf

IKEA Lack wall shelf

To this:

Chic and sexy entry way table

Chic and sexy entry way table

  • How ’bout this really simple but prettily customized set of Malm tables aka TV bench?

From this:

IKEA malm bedside table

IKEA malm bedside table

To this:

Malm twin TV bench with grass :)

Malm twin TV bench with grassūüôā

  • And one for the arty types out there: A heavenly wall art / tree mural done with scrappings of IKEA fabrics:

From this:

IKEA fabric scrappings

IKEA fabric scrappings

To this:

Tree mural made from IKEA fabrics

Tree mural made from IKEA fabrics

  • Finally, the best in my opinion: Retro FIRA jewelry cabinet …AND… a shabby chic bedside table

From this:

IKEA Fira mini chest of drawers

IKEA Fira mini chest of drawers

To this…

Fira retro jewelry cabinet

Fira retro jewelry cabinet

To this!! The Absolutely Gorgeous shabby chic bedside or side table is a smashing HIT! Congratulatins on imagination and craftiness!

Shabby chic Fira bedside table

Shabby chic Fira bedside table

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5 responses to “DIY IKEA, or how to make the standard – unique

  1. wow, i LOVE the deck chairs!!

    **looking at some old furniture in my apartment, visualing salvage/restore projects**

  2. I am really regretting getting rid of those mirrors. My husband had several of them but never hung them. He ended up getting rid of them when we moved. Bummer!

  3. samnangp, 2 berries – I sooo understand. I’m also thinking about all the things I have thrown out… and trying to think how to reuse the hideous bedroom set we’ve got from a friend and what to do with it!

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