If you love the look of custom-made pieces but can't afford high-end prices, Ikea is your designer go-to. Be inspired by these clever furniture hacks and discover how easy it is to give an everyday piece a one-of-a-kind new look.
Ikea hack 1
Kristi Murphy gave an Ikea Stockholm sideboard a mid-century modern makeover by adding gold hairpin legs and a bold geometric design. She used gold foil tape to hack the credenza. Get the DIY tutorial here.
Ikea hack 2
In this tutorial, bloggers Alice & Lois have taken a plain Ikea Skogsta wooden bench and transformed it with mudcloth upholstery into a customised piece. The Skogsta bench is no longer available at Ikea, but you could use the Norraker bench in white birch for a Scandinavian look. All you need for this DIY is foam, padding and a staple gun.
Ikea hack 3
In this hack, the designers from Avenue Design Studio have transformed an Ikea Besta cabinet into a built-in reading nook and storage space. The highly-customised space was created using multiplex plywood and leather handles. You can find similar leather handles from Made Measure in Australia.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
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