IKEA hacks: a round up

30th August 2012

So with zero time to take any half-decent photos of my IKEA goods (+ the subsequent room re-arranging) that I brought home the other night, and a bunch of projects that are half-way finished, I’m left without much to post about today. I have no free time over the next few days to get my act together, so a full update and photos of all of my living and dining room tweaking is just going to have to wait until next week. This is a “bag blogger who doesn’t have any pre-written posts for when life gets crazy and there is no time” moment. Whoops.

Anyway I was sort of on an IKEA theme yesterday and popped on over to Pinterest just now and found a bunch of fun new IKEA hacks that I hadn’t seen before. Don’t you just love these? They are a great way to add a personal touch and make the piece your own (which is especially great with IKEA stuff that so many people have).

This asian-inspired hack from Design Manifesto. Love the black laquer look with the gold hardware. So swank.

I’m dying over this metal chandelier. So gorgeous. From Ikea Hackers.

Making over Mr. Karlstad into a mid-century dude. Love that tufting. From Our Mid Century.

This fun super graphic orange painted rug. I have yet to try this painted rug thing, but people all over blog-land have been doing it and they look great. Spotted on Charm Home Design.

I’m digging this Restoration Hardware inspired rope mirror. So chic and looks great against the blue (sort of a nautical theme going on there). Seen on Apartment Therapy.

This kid’s dresser is darling. Those numbered drawers in a vintage-y typography totally float my boat. From IKEA Hackers.

This rustic kitchen cart looks like it’s a real-deal vintage piece. Can’t believe it started out as that knotty pine. Check it out on Apartment Therapy.

Aren’t people creative? I love what people dream up and do with those IKEA pieces. Got any favourites of your own? Done any hacking yourself?

I’ll be back next week with the scoop on my new purchases and a look at our ever-evolving living and dining rooms. Have a fab long weekend, guys!! XO.

  • http://livefromb5.blogspot.com Melanie

    I did just recently finish a hack of my own! I made a corner shelf unit from 4 Lack side tables. I wrote about it here with instructions!
    http://livefromb5.blogspot.ca/2012/08/former-lack-to-corner-shelf-hack.html

    • gemma

      Nice one, Melanie!! I’ve never seen the tables turned into a shelf like that. Perfect for that corner!!

      xo,
      gemma

  • http://notahousebutahome.blogspot.com Emily-Jane @ Not A House, But A Home

    I’m loving that vintage-looking bar cart! I love the way they branded it on top. Looks great. I would never have thought that was Ikea… some people are just so creative!

  • http://www.how2home.wordpress.com how2home

    LOVE the last photo of the kitchen cart! Totally my cup of tea! Great round ups :)