Ten Easy Ikea Hacks - Before & After

Here are some super easy Ikea "hacks" mostly involving paint...  It really is amazing what a coat of paint can do for a piece of furniture!  Click on the headings for more information!




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WHITE
AQUA

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Tjusig Hat Rack & Gorm Shelves as Laundry Storage


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and another version


Abundans Hanging Pot Rack & Tertial Lamp
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Lamplig Cutting Board as Industrial Side Table

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Hope you enjoyed my Ikea journey through the years!

Have a happy week!


With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!

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57 comments:

  1. VOCÊ TRANSFORMAR TODOS EM PEÇAS MUITO CUTE,PARABÉNS.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

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  2. Those are some beautiful pieces of furniture, more so with a wee bit of paint! Love the bookshelves, for whatever reason I have always loved bookshelves, must be something about books and reading! Happy New Year my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  3. So many beautiful before and afters. I love the sideboard.

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  4. I love Ikea for so many reasons! People are shocked to come into our very-traditionally decorated old house and find that there is so much Ikea here. One day, I will have to share our 'built-in' library shelves in our home office, aka, Billy bookshelves with a CD rack hack ... or my double Expedit wall unit in the sewing room ... etc., etc. Lunch as Ikea is pretty good, too. :)

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  5. I really enjoy all your makeovers, but I especially like the aqua pantry and the sideboard. Thank you for always sharing with us.

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  6. ....aaaand now I want to go to IKEA... Loves me a good IKEA hack!

    Happy New Year, Anne!

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  7. These are such great makeovers Anne. I agree totally that paint can really change a piece of furniture!

    Cynthia

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  8. The transformations are amazing. One of the thing I don't like with Ikea is that throughout the world, people end up with the same furniture: you proved me wrong! You added so much personality to each piece.

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  9. These are really beautiful, Anne. I am on the lookout for the perfect little footstool to use with my computer and desk area, and I like yours!

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  10. Ohh, I have an ikea storage tower that I wanted to paint but felt a little squirrelly about, well you have just liberated me!! I also have a puong chair in blue, but not for long. Great hacks, Anne. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  11. You are the Ikea Hack Master!…My favorite is the Aqua wardrobe you use as a pantry…love how you put the chalkboard paint on it…Great projects Anne!!

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  12. What wonderful, creative transformations! It makes me wish we had an Ikea! (The closest one is 2 hrs away and I never get there)
    Susan

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  13. omg Anne you are the official BESTEST IKEA HACKER, lol...I also have that dresser in my guest room.

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  14. You are awesome girl! I cannot wait until I get to the decorating part of my renovation. I know where most of my inspiration is coming from! Linked to you today by the way.

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  15. They all look so good Anne!! I really liked the pantry colour and the chalkboard, that kitchen cart is super cute & fun, and you would never know that sideboard is Ikea after you made it over, nice job!!

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  16. Wow - you are a master of the Ikea hack!! I think my fave might have to be that amazing pantry!!

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  17. What great ideas. That Markor bookcase hack and the cutting board are pretty amazing. What a difference a coat of paint can make.

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  18. Smart updates! I've been debating using Ikea cabinetry to hack into a custom wardrobe for our bedroom. Still trying to price out our options, but I've seen some great inspiration on Pinterest.

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  19. SO much better than the originals! Love that children's wardrobe to pantry makeover the most!

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  20. Anne, you are amazing. All of these makeovers are so great, and you've made each of them even more useful than it started out. laurie

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  21. OMG! I love this post. I need to do something with our white Ikea book shelves. You've given me inspiration.

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  22. They are all great transformations, but my favorite is the pantry with the chalkboard doors. I keep thinking I would like to do a chalkboard on our pantry door.

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  23. It really is about thinking outside the box, isn't it! I love the idea of the desk lighting from IKEA serving the same chic look that you see in magazines with those similar lights coming out from the wall over a bookcase or anywhere. Great ideas!!

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  24. You did such a great job, Anne, with ALL the pieces! It's hard to tell that they were from IKEA. I love how the turquoise cabinet turned out!

    And I love IKEA's Bekham because it is so versatile;) I hacked that one too.

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  25. This is great!! I"m pinning this so I can try some of these!

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  26. the only thing better
    than Ikea
    is an Ikea hack

    and i love the way
    you've customized your pieces

    especially that pantry
    and little side table

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded
    which i've brought back for 2014

    Alison
    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

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  27. You did a great job transforming the pieces from Ikea and breathing new life into them! Very nice!!
    Mary Alice

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  28. Wow - you have hacked many of the same pieces I have! Fun to see how someone takes the same piece of furniture and interprets it in a different way!

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  29. These are awesome, Anne! I love a good IKEA hack! (or 10!) Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  30. I love seeing what just a simple can of paint can do... I am not very creative in this area so it's always great when I can get ideas from others on how to beautify my house.

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    1. Thank you! so glad I could inspire!

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  31. Anne I LOVE these befores and afters! Kitchen cart is my favorite. Oh wait. I also love the sideboard. But then I really love the double transformation of the wardrobe....ah. I think every single one is beautiful!!!

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  32. Wow, it really is amazing what a bit of paint can do! Love the childs wardrobe made into a pantry with the chalkboard!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. Anne you are the Ikea hack queen! What an awesome group of projects. I'm featuring you in this week's Power of Paint Party. Thanks for linking up!

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  34. Hi Anne,

    It sure is amazing what a coat of paint will do! I can't believe all the projects you completed. I love your bench and French stool.

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  35. Anne.
    Every single one of these transformations are amazing. You need your own TV show. Wow how wonderful the magic you did with some paint. Just beautiful.
    Kris

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  36. Those are all really great, Anne!

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  37. It is amazing what you can do with a simple, inexpensive piece of furniture.

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  38. I love Ikea!! All of your Ikea hacks are amazing! You rock Anne - you are so clever!! Show us more in 2014!

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  39. I love Ikea and I love this list! It is the top Friday Favorites feature tonight at I'm Not a Trophy Wife. Please grab a button for your sidebar or a social media shout out is always appreciated! Thanks Anne! Please link up something new tonight too! laura

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  40. Wow, tons of creative ideas! I really love the wardrobes! Just stopping by to pin this, and let you know I featured it on my blog today; thanks for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!

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  41. You were the most clicked link at Creativity Unleashed last week! Thanks so much for sharing and featuring you tomorrow morning at One Project Closer (The Better Half)!

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  42. These are all so amazing and impressive my friend! You are PURE Talent!!! hugs...

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  43. You're the Queen of hacking Anne !!!
    I did the same thing with that pot rack once - and may have to do it again because the ceilings here won't accommodate one -
    LOVING the wardrobe as a pantry - brilliant!!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  44. You know you're an increadible Ikea hacker when you have 10 fabulous ones that you've done yourself! You rock Anne! Thanks for linking it up!

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  45. The cutting board for a table top...genius!

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