We get a lot of requests to see some of the Ikea hack transformations before and after. It’s always great to see where things start from and where they end up so that you can really see the amazing difference.
We have picked out our favourite Ikea hacks for 11 different pieces of Ikea furniture. While doing this post we realised that even we take for granted just how much of a change you can make with an Ikea hack.
Ikea Kallax Hack Before and After
This is one of our all-time favourite Ikea Kallax hacks. Tonic Living create custom upholstered cushions and created this Kallax bench in collaboration with The Heart and Haven.
The seat cushion is a gorgeous, but simple pinstripe pattern and we don’t know where they got the leather trugs, but they are amazing too!
Ikea Malm Hack Before and After
The Ikea Malm dresser is a great piece of furniture to hack. This hack from Ikeahackers really stood out for the amount of money you could save with it.
They have created a designer kitchen island with wrap over solid wood worktop for relatively little. That’s a worthy Ikea hack if ever I saw one!
Ikea Ivar Hack Before and After
We love the Ikea Ivar because it is such a low cost, simple cabinet that you can do so much with. This awesome hack from Melanie Lissack Interiors uses the Ivar cabinet as a stunning drinks cabinet.
They have painted the whole thing in a turquoise and added a mirror back to the inside. The mid century legs are a brilliant touch!
Ikea Poang Chair Hack Before and After
The Ikea Poang chair is such a popular product, but it can be a bit boring looking.
This hack from How Joyful takes care of that by re-covering the cushions and painting the woodwork frame to create a custom chair for nursing.
Ikea Vittsjo Hack Before and After
It’s strange just how cheap the Vittsjo range is considering what a quality piece of furniture you are getting. Nevertheless you can still improve it.
This great Vittsjo hack from The Pink Dream spray paints the Vittsjo shelf unit in gold to create a gorgeous space for decorative items.
Ikea Hemnes Hack Before and After
The Hemnes dresser is a solid, good looking piece of furniture as it is but you can still transform it into something even better.
This amazing hack from Angela Rose Home creates an incredible modern dresser by replacing the legs and painting the whole thing a matt black. This looks amazing!
Ikea Forhoja Hack Before and After
A trolley is a great thing to have in a kitchen for a variety of reasons and the Ikea Forhoja is a practical choice. It is also a completely blank canvas to create your own look.
That is just what Handmade Weekly have done to create this farmhouse style trolley.
Ikea Billy Hack Before and After
The Billy is iconic and so useful. This stunning hack from Lone Fox adds an element of Bohemia to it with some cane webbing over the doors.
It’s so easy to do and completely transforms the look of the billy bookcase.
Ikea Rast Hack Before and After
The Ikea Rast is one of the most basic pieces of Ikea furniture, but even it can be turned into something beautiful.
This gorgeous nightstand dresser from The Midkiff House is a great example of what you can do. We love the combination of dark stained wood with black handles.
Ikea Besta Hack Before and After
The Ikea Besta is one of our favourite pieces of furniture to hack. It is a simple white box with so many possibilities.
This amazing hack from @lushiouslikehome on Instagram is a great demonstration of what you could achieve with a bit of imagination. They have painted the whole thing black and added gold panels to the door fronts.
Ikea Lack Table Hack Before and After
Ok, so THE most basic piece of furniture from Ikea is the Lack table. But just look at what Paul Tran DIY has done with it!
The addition of some strips of wood in a herringbone pattern turns this simple white side table into something stylish and timeless.
We love seeing the before and after transformations of these Ikea hacks. It’s so inspiring to see that changes that we feel like getting stuck into an Ikea hack ourselves right now.
I think I’ll start with the Lack table!